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)

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Jul 31

Cry aloud and spare not (Isaiah 55:1; 58:1-3) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 55:1; 58:1-3

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.


Cry aloud and spare not,1683 verse anthem composed by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge · Academy of St. Martin in the Fields · Sir David Willcocks

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