Feb 12

Arise, my love (Song of Solomon 2:10-14) – Stephen Paulus

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter ...

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-14

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Arise, my love, composed by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) to mark the retirement of Joseph Flummerfelt from Westminster Choir College in 2004

Performed by Northwest Tower Choir


MP3: Arise, my love 



Jun 07

Song of Ruth (Ruth 1:16-17) – David Childs

Ruth by Antonio Cortina Farinós

Ruth by Antonio Cortina Farinós (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ruth 1:16-17

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Song of Ruth, composed by David Childs (b. 1969) and first performed January 2004

Performed by The Stetson University Women’s Chorale
Conductor Andrew Larson



Composed by David N. Childs. Concert, General. Octavo. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-539)