Mar 19

Exaltabo te Domine (Psalm 30:1-2) – Alessandro Scarlatti

Scarlatti as a young man.

Scarlatti as a young man.

Psalm 30:1-2 [Latin]

1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.


Exaltabo te Domine by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Offertory for Ash Wednesday & Pentecost XI

Performed by Cappella Musicale Corradiana

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Feb 06

Vox clamantis in deserto [The voice of one crying in the wilderness] (Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23; Isaiah 40:3) – Juan Esquivel

St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665, by Mattia Preti

St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665, by Mattia Preti

Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23; Isaiah 40:3 [Latin]

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.


Vox clamantis in deserto, by Juan Esquivel (c. 1560 – after 1625)

Performed by the Choristers of the Schola Cantorum of Tewkesbury Abbey, with The Gesualdo Six

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Feb 05

Herzlich lieb hab’ich dich, o Herr (Psalm 18:1-6) – Heinrich Schütz

 

Heinrich Schütz by Christoph Spätner, c. 1660 (Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University)

Heinrich Schütz by Christoph Spätner, c. 1660 (Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University)

Psalm 18:1-6 [Written and sung in German]

1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.


Herzlich lieb hab’ich dich, o Herr, SWV 348, from Symphoniae sacrae II (1647), Op. 10, by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672).

Performed by Cappella Augustana

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Jul 10

Derelinquit impius [Let the wicked forsake his way] (Isaiah 55:7) – Thomas Tallis

Russian icon of the Prophet Isaiah, 18th century (iconostasis of Transfiguration Church, Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia)

Russian icon of the Prophet Isaiah, 18th century

Isaiah 55:7 [Written and sung in Latin]

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.


Derelinquit impius, no. 13, from Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575) – by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Performed by Alamire

 

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