Mar 18

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – Sir Charles V. Stanford

 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


The Lord is my shepherd (1886) composed by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford / directed by Edward Higginbottom

FREE SHEET MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

 

Mar 11

I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122:1-3,6,7) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 122:1-3,6,7

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.


I was glad when they said unto me, anthem for the Peace of Ryswick and the opening of St Paul’s Cathedral, 2 December 1697, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford

 

Mar 04

Ecce Homo! [Behold the man!] (John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22) – Guillaume Bouzignac

 

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22 [Latin]

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


Ecce Homo! motet from Tours, Bibliothèque Centrale Municipale, Ms. 168, fol. 107v. composed by Guillaume Bouzignac (1587-1643)


Performed by Les Arts Florissants ft. Les Pages de la Chapelle, conducted by William Christie

 

Feb 25

Viri Galilaei [Ye men of Galilee] (Acts 1:10-11) – Patrick Gowers

Jesus' ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Acts 1:10-11 [Latin]

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[plus additional music text, not scripture quotations]


Viri Galilaei, composed by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) in 1987 for the Consecration of the Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day 1988


Performed by The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge, organist James Southall and director Samuel Hayes