Jul 20

Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen [How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? Forever?] (Psalm 13:1-6) – Johannes Brahms

 

Brahms in 1853

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Psalm 13:1-6 [German]

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen for female voices, Op. 27, composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). First performed, with Brahms conducting, in St Peter’s Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859; published 1864. Additional information here.

Performed by the University of Illinois’ Women’s Glee Club
Directed by Dr. Andrea Solya
Chris Holman, Organ

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Psalm 13 (Lord, how long wilt thou forget me and forsake me?). Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For Strings version: SSA Choir, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass. G-Moll (G minor). German title: Der 13.Psalm. Psalms, German; Psalms. Level 2. Part: cello/double bass. Language: German/English. Composed 1859. Op. 27. 4 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4018214).

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Jul 13

Der 2. Psalm: Warum toben die Heiden [Why do the nations rage] (Psalm 2:1-12) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

 

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait by Edward Magnus 1846 Deutsch: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Portrait von Edward Magnus 1846 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 2:1-12 [German]

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Warum toben die Heiden from Drei Psalmen (1843), composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

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Mendelssohn: Drei Psalmen op. 78 composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by David Brodbeck. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Drei Psalmen op. 78. Sacred, Motets; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Occasions: Psalms. Full score. Composed 1843/44. 88 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4012500)

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May 25

Membra Jesu nostri [The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus] (Nahum 1:15a; Isaiah 66:12b; Zachariah 13:6a; Song of Solomon 2:13b,14a; 1 Peter 2:2-3; Song of Solomon 4:9a; Psalm 31:16) – Dietrich Buxtehude

 

Jesus on the cross on the Stone Bridge in Píse...

Jesus on the cross on the Stone Bridge in Písek, Czech Republic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nahum 1:15a; Isaiah 66:12b; Zachariah 13:6a; Song of Solomon 2:13b,14a; 1 Peter 2:2-3; Song of Solomon 4:9a; Psalm 31:16 [Latin]

15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

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.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

Plus additional text by Arnulf of Louvain (c. 1200 –1250)

Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75, composed in 1680 by Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

 

Performed by Bach Consort (Moscow)

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Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Thomas Schlage. For Choir SSATB, 2 Violins, Violin, 5 Viola da gamba (2 Violin, Violin, 2 Viola da gamba), Basso Continuo. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately – see item CA.3601300. Oratorios; Lent and Passiontide. Vocal score. Language: Latin. BuxWV 75. 80 pages. Duration 63 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3601303). 

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May 11

Misericordias Domini [the mercies of the Lord] (Psalm 89:1) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Mozart, about 1780. Detail of Mozart family po...

Mozart, about 1780. Detail of Mozart family portrait by Johann Nepomuk della Croce (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 89:1 [Latin]

1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Misericordias Domini, K. 222 (1775), composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


Performed by Orquesta provincial de Granada y Coro Omnes populi de Moril

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Misericordias Domini (Offertorium). By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Robert Munster. Arranged by Eberhard Kraus. For SATB Choir, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello/Bassoon/Contrabass, Organ. This edition: Paperbound. D-Moll (D minor). Stuttgart Urtext Edition. Score available separately – see item CA.4004000. Psalms, Latin, Lent and Passiontide, Easter and Eastertide, Praise and thanks. Vocal score. Language: Latin. Composed 1775. KV 222 (205a). 16 pages. Duration 7 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4004003) 

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