Jun 17

Teach me, O Lord (Psalm 119:33-38) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 119:33-38

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.


Teach me, O Lord, composed by William Byrd (1539/1540-1623)


Performed by Guilford Cathedral Choir, directed by Barry Rose

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Jun 11

In convertendo Dominus [When the Lord turned (the captivity of Zion)] (Psalm 126:1-6) – Jean-Philippe Rameau

 

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Jacques Aved, 1728

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Jacques Aved, 1728

Psalm 126:1-6 [Latin]

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.


In convertendo Dominus, RCT 14, composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)


Performed by The Centuries Choir and Orchestra, direction, Bruno Procopio

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May 28

The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11) – William Boyce

 

William Boyce, composer

William Boyce, composer

Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


The heavens declare the glory of God (published 1790), composed by William Boyce (1711-1779)

Performed by Guildford Cathedral Choir, Gavin Williams (organ), directed by Barry Rose

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May 20

O clap your hands (Psalm 47:1-9b) – Orlando Gibbons

 

English: Interior of the Church of St Peter & ...

English: Interior of the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Old Bolingbroke “Sing ye praises with understanding”, which is from Psalm 47:7 Carved into the organ surround. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 47:1-9b

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.


O clap your hands, first performed in 1622 and composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


Performed by Quire Cleveland

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