Apr 29

Let the people praise Thee, O God (Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2) – William Mathias

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Ro...

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Road, Whitland William Mathias – famous musician – 1934-1992 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.


Let the people praise Thee, O God, composed by William Mathias (1934-1992) for the July 1981 royal wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer

Performed by Atlanta Master Chorale, conductor Dr. Eric Nelson, organist Jonathan Easter

 

Apr 15

Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) – Sir William Walton

 

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

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

Song of Solomon 8:6a,7a

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.


Set me as a seal upon thine heart (1938), composed by Sir William Walton (1902-1983)


Performed by LUUMS Chamber Choir

 

Apr 08

In Exitu Israel [When Israel came out of Egypt] (Psalm 114:1-3) – Samuel Wesley

English: Samuel Wesley

English: Samuel Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Psalm 114:1-3 [Latin]

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.


In Exitu Israel, composed by Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)


Performed by Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge · Geoffrey Webber

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Apr 01

Weib, was weinest du? [Woman, why are you crying?] (John 20:13,15-17) – Heinrich Schütz

 

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

John 20:13,15-17 [German]

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.


Weib, was weinest du? SWV 443, composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Cappella Augustana & Matteo Messori

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