Nov 02

Audivi vocem [I heard a voice] (Jeremiah 40:10, Matthew 25:6) – Thomas Tallis

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I heard a voice coming from heaven: Come, all ye most wise virgins, store up oil in your vessels, until the bridegroom cometh. A cry goes up at midnight: Behold, the bridegroom cometh.

Source of text:
Jeremiah 40:10, Matthew 25:6

10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Audivi vocem, motet composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)


Performed by New York Polyphony

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Audivi Vocem / From the Album Tudor City / New York Polyphony / Avie Records

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A Tallis Anthology composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Edited by John Milsom. Arranged by Milsom. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Sacred. Choral Collection. 128 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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Jul 29

Let mine eyes run down with tears (Jeremiah 14:17-22) – Henry Purcell

 

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Jeremiah 14:17-22

17 Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.

19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

21 Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

 Let mine eyes run down with tears (c. 1682), by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Kamerkoor Venus in the Pieterskerk Utrecht, Netherlands

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MP3: Let Mine Eyes Run Down With Tears / Henry Purcell / Choir of New College, Oxford / Meridian

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English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

 

 

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