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Jeremiah 14:17-22

17 Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.

19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

21 Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

 Let mine eyes run down with tears (c. 1682), by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Henry Purcell, Let mine eyes run down with tears, Kamerkoor Venus -1/1

Performed by Kamerkoor Venus in the Pieterskerk Utrecht, Netherlands


MP3: Let Mine Eyes Run Down With Tears / Henry Purcell / Choir of New College, Oxford / Meridian


English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press



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Hubert Parry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 122:1-3,6-7

1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

 I was glad (1902) by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

The processional piece at the start of the marriage ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey on Friday April 29, 2011

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge


MP3: Parry: I was glad / Edward Higginbottom, The Choir of New College, Oxford / Heritage


For Double SATB Choir, Organ Accompaniment (SSATTB). Music Sales America. Romantic, Sacred, 20th Century. 12 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. 


Choral Public Domain Library

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Photoportrait of Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 39:12-13 [Latin]

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Exaudi orationem meam, from Symphony of Psalms (1930) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms (1/3): I. Exaudi orationem meam, Domine

Performed by Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Glee Club conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada at Yale University, Woolsey Hall in New Haven CT


MP3: Symphony of Psalms / Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky / CBS Records Masterworks


Edited by Soulima Stravinsky. Vocal Score. BH Large Choral. 40 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes


The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence (chapter on Stravinsky)

Audio of first recording of work, in 1931, with Stravinsky conducting Orchestre des Concerts Straram, Alexis Vlassoff Chorus


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Dieric Bouts – Prophet Elijah in the Desert – WGA03015 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 24:13 [German – though oratorio premiered in English]

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Wer bis an das Ende beharrt [He that shall endure to the end] (chorus) from Elias [Elijah] (1846) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Elijah: He that shall endure

Performed by Seattle Pro Musica under the direction of the Karen P. Thomas


MP3: He that shall endure to the end / Robert Shaw & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Telarc


For SATB & double SATB quartet solos, SATB choir and piano (SATB). Choral Large Works. Oratorio. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Vocal score. Choral notation and piano reduction. 198 pages. G. Schirmer #ED43. Published by G. Schirmer


Choral Public Domain Library


Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers (chapter on Mendelssohn)

The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence (chapter on Mendelssohn)

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