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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May 29

Non vos relinquam orphanos [I will not leave you orphans] (John 14:18; 16:22) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd

William Byrd

John 14:18; 16:22 (Latin)

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.


Non vos relinquam orphanos (1607) from Gradualia II, no. 37, by William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543 – 1623)

Performed by St. Bartholomew’s Choir (New York), Paolo Bordignon, Organist and Choirmaster

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Jun 17

Teach me, O Lord (Psalm 119:33-38) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 119:33-38

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.


Teach me, O Lord, composed by William Byrd (1539/1540-1623)


Performed by Guilford Cathedral Choir, directed by Barry Rose

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Dec 10

Ecce Virgo concipiet [The virgin will conceive] (Isaiah 7:14) – William Byrd

 

The Annunciation by Eustache Le Sueur, an example of 17th-century Marian art. The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary her pregnancy with Jesus

The Annunciation by Eustache Le Sueur. The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary her pregnancy with Jesus. Image via Wikipedia

Isaiah 7:14 [Latin]

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


Ecce Virgo concipiet, from Gradualia, ac cantiones sacræ… Liber primus (2nd edition, 1610), vol.1 no.15. composed by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

 


Performed by Chorus Salvatoris

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