Apr 25

Every valley, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:4) – 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 40:4

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]
Performed by the Westchester Oratorio Society

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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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]
Performed by the Westchester Oratorio Society

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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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Apr 21

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – John Rutter

 

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd's psalm. (Image via 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.

3  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 (1976, from Requiem) by John Rutter (b. 1945)


Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg with conductor Matthias Beckert in the Augustinerkirche

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MP3: The Lord is my shepherd; Cambridge Singers

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For SATB choir and organ / ensemble / orchestra. Mixed Voices. 12 pages. Duration 5′. Published by Oxford University Press

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