Jul 24

Halt was du hast [Hold what thou hast] (Revelation 3:11,15) – Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), coloured a...

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), coloured aquatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler after a lost painting by Louis Michael Schneider (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 3:11,15 [German]

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.


Halt, was du hast, TWV 8:9, composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)


Performed by Magdeburg Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir Magdeburg

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SATB/SATB choir, [basso continuo] – Level 3. Motet. Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Edited by Paul Horn. Arranged by Paul Horn. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Halt, was du hast. Sacred, Motets; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Occasions: Mourning, Death; Use during church year: End of the church year. Full score. With Language: German/English. TVWV 8:9. Duration 7 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3911200).

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Jul 03

Nigra sum [I am black] (Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a) – Pablo Casals

The Black Madonna of Tindari, sporting the inc...

The Black Madonna of Tindari, sporting the incsription NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA. Tindari Madonna Bruna: restoration work in the 1990s found a medieval statue with later additions. Nigra sum sed formosa , meaning “I am black but beautiful” (from the Song of Songs, 1:5), is inscribed round a newer base. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;


Nigra sum (1943), composed by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


Performed by The Georgia Boy Choir

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Jun 19

My beloved spake (Song of Solomon 2:10-13,16) – Henry Purcell

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-13,16

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.


My beloved spake, Z.28, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by The English Concert · Trevor Pinnock · Simon Preston · Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Edward J. Dent. Music Sales America. Baroque, Choral. 24 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290447. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14022476).

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May 29

Selig sind die Toten [Blessed are the dead] (Revelation 14:13) – Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Ch...

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Christoph Spetner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 14:13

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.


Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391 (1648), composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Vox Luminis

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SSATTB choir/basso continuo ad libitum – Level 3. Motet no. 23 from “Geistliche Chormusik 1648”. Composed by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Wilhelm Kamlah. This edition: Urtext edition. Stapled. Sacred. Choral score. SWV 391. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA523).

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