Apr 11

When David heard (2 Samuel 18:33) – Thomas Tomkins


David Mourns the Death of Absalom (2Sam. 18:33...

David Mourns the Death of Absalom (2Sam. 18:33) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 Samuel 18:33

33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

When David heard (1622) by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Performed by Primus 8 from Östersund Sweden

Performed by Stile Antico


MP3: Tomkins: When David Heard; The Choir of Clare College, Timothy Brown / Heritage


For SAATB Choir (Mixed Voices). Lent. Choral. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd.


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Apr 10

Blessed be the God and Father (1 Peter 1:3-5,15,17,22-25a) – Samuel S. Wesley


Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Peter 1:3-5,15,17,22-25a

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Blessed be the God and Father (1834) by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

Performed by Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London, in Grote of Eusebiuskerk (Great or Eusebius Church), Arnhem, Netherlands (1988)


MP3: Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father, performed by Magdalen College Choir & John Harper; From the Album The English Anthem Anthology, Volume I (1540-1870)


For SATB, Organ Accompaniment. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.


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Apr 08

Dum transisset sabbatum (I) [When the sabbath was past] (Mark 16:1-2) – John Taverner


Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene by John Rogers Herbert (via Wikipedia)

Mark 16:1-2 [Latin]

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Dum transisset sabbatum (1530-40) by John Taverner (1490-1545)


MP3: Taverner: Music For Our Lady And Divine Office; Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Director Stephen Darlington / Nimbus Records


For SATBarB choir a cappella. Liturgical Use: Easter Sunday. Text: Latin. Choral. Vocal score. Duration ca. 6 minutes. Published by Notre Dame Choir Editions

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Apr 07

Die sieben letzten worte unseres erlösers am Kreuze [The seven last words of Christ on the cross], Part I: Vater, vergib ihnen [Father, forgive them] (Luke 23:34) – Joseph Haydn

Fred Holland Day: Die sieben letzten Worte Chr...

Fred Holland Day: Die sieben letzten Worte Christi (The Last Seven Words of Christ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 23:34 [German] plus additional text

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Vater, vergib ihnen from Die Sieben Letzten Worte Unseres Erlösers Am Kreuze (1796) by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Performed by Chamber Choir of Smolny Cathedrale, Orchestra of Hermitage


MP3: Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei


Arranged by M Massey. SATB. Choral Large Works. 84 pages. G. Schirmer.


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