Orlande de Lassus (1535-1594), composer
Orlande de Lassus (1535-1594), composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 26:38 [Latin]

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Tristis est anima mea (1579) by Orlande de Lassus (a.k.a. Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassus, or Roland Delattre, 1532 [possibly 1530] -1594)

07 Tristis est anima mea (Roland de Lassus)

Performed by the Ensemble Versus, chamber choir based in Brno, Czech Republic

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Edited by Jan Bank. For SATTB choir. Sacred: Holy week. Motet. Full score. Text Language: Latin. 4 pages. Published by Annie Bank Edition

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English composer 1583 - 1625
English composer  Orlando Gibbons 1583 – 1625 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adapted from Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:38

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

Hosanna to the Son of David (year unknown) by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Voices of Ascension - Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David

Performed by Voices of Ascension

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The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems by Christopher Morris. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. 34 anthems. Vocal score. 360 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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Matthew 21:9b, adapted

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

 Hosanna to the Son of David (year unknown) by Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

King's College Choir - Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)

Performed by King’s College Choir

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Arranged by Edmund H. Fellowes; John Morehen. For SSATBB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 1.5′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop
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John 3:16-17 [Jesus, to Nicodemus:]

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

God so loved the world, from The Crucifixion (1887) by John Stainer (1840-1901)

God So Loved the World - Stainer - Tenebrae conducted by Nigel Short

Performed by Tenebrae Choir

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SATB. Published by G. Schirmer

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