Jul 02

Suscepimus Deus – Justitia – Magnus Dominus (Psalm 48:9-10,1) – William Byrd

Detail of an 18th-century posthumous engraving of William Byrd by Gerard Vandergucht, after Niccolò Haym.

Detail of an 18th-century posthumous engraving of William Byrd by Gerard Vandergucht, after Niccolò Haym.

Psalm 48:9-10,1 [Latin]

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.


Suscepimus Deus – Justitia – Magnus Dominus, from 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 1 – by William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick, Dir. Andrew Carwood

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Jun 25

Christus resurgens [Christ raised from the dead] (Romans 6:9-10; 4:25) – Peter Philips

 

The score of Philips' Cantiones Sacrae (1613)

The score of Philips’ Cantiones Sacrae (1613 edition)

Romans 6:9-10; 4:25 [Latin]

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.


Christus resurgensfrom Cantiones sacrae quinis vocibus, no. 16 (1612) – by Peter Philips (1560-1628)

Performed by The Tudor Consort, Peter Walls

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Jun 18

Ego sum panis vivus [I am that bread of life] (John 6:48-50) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

 

Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

John 6:48-50 [Latin]

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.


Ego sum panis vivus (1587) in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 9 – by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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Jun 11

O altitudo divitiarum [O the height of riches] (Romans 11:33-36) – Giaches de Wert

 

Campanile of Santa Barbara, at the Ducal Palace in Mantua: Wert was choir director here from 1565 until 1592.

Campanile of Santa Barbara, at the Ducal Palace in Mantua: Wert was choir director here from 1565 until 1592.

Romans 11:33-36 [Latin]

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.


O altitudo divitiarum (1581) from Modulationum cum sex vocibus liber primus, no. 3

Performed by Stile Antico

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