Oct 09

Beati estis [Blessed are you] (Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23) – Peter Philips


Beatitudes-sermon-on-mount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23 [Latin]

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Beati estis, composed by Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)

Performed by Middelburgs Chamber Choir


SATB/SATB choir and organ. Composed by Peter Philips (1560-1628). Choral. Octavo. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.Y99).


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Oct 02

Duo Seraphim (Isaiah 6:2-3; 1 John 5:7) – Rihards Dubra

English: God surrounded by seraphim. From the ...

English: God surrounded by seraphim. From the Petites Heures de Jean de Berry, a 14th-century illuminated manuscript. Courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France: http://www.bnf.fr/enluminures/manuscrits/man9/i6_0094.htm Category:Illuminated manuscript images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 6:2-3; 1 John 5:7 [Latin]

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Duo Seraphim (2005), composed by Rihards Dubra (b. 1964)

Performed by Bayerischer Landesjugendchor


SSAAAATBB choir. Composed by Rihards Dubra. Sheet Music. Composed 2005. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Musica Baltica (PE.MB0408).


Sep 18

Ach, Herr, strafe mich nicht [Oh, Lord, do not punish me] (Psalm 6:1-10) – Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), hand-colored aquatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler, after a lost painting by Louis Michael Schneider, 1750.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), hand-colored aquatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler, after a lost painting by Louis Michael Schneider, 1750.

Psalm 6:1-10

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Ach, Herr, strafe mich nicht, composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Performed by Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble



Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). This edition: urtext, paperback. Baroque. 44 pages. Published by Deutscher Verlag fur Musik (BR.DV-9501).


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Sep 11

Cast me not away (Psalm 51:11,12,17,8) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Prayer of David, psalm 51

Prayer of David, psalm 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 51:11,12,17,8

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Cast me not away (1848), composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

Performed by The Choir of Lincoln College (Oxford), conductor Christopher Eastwood


MP3: Cast me not away


Choral (SATB). Anthems from the Psalms for Mixed Voice Choirs. Edited by Barry Rose. Music Sales America. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV040062. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021854).


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