Apr 26

And the glory of the Lord, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:5) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:5

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

And the glory of the Lord (Chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And the glory of the Lord starts at approximately 8:15]
Performed by the Westchester Oratorio Society

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Apr 25

Every valley, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:4) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:4

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Ev’ry valley (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Ev’ry valley starts at approximately 5:00]
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Apr 24

Comfort ye, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:1-3) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel’s autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:1-3

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Comfort ye (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Comfort ye starts at approximately 2:32]
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Apr 23

Pater noster [Our Father] (Matthew 6:9-13) – Franz Liszt

 

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Matthew 6:9-13 [Latin]

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Pater noster (1866, from Christus) by Franz Liszt (1811-1888)


Performed by Monteverdichor Würzburg, with conductor Matthias Beckert at the Neubaukirche, Würzburg, Germany

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Edited by David Friddle. SATB choir/orchestra. Urtext edition. Latin. Duration 175′. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag

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