Apr 22

Burial Service (John 11:25-26, Job 19:25-27, 1 Timothy 6:7, Job 1:21, Job 14:1-2, Revelation 14:13) – William Croft

John 11:25-26; Job 19:25-27a; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21b; Job 14:1-2; Revelation 14:13 plus additional text from Book of Common Prayer: The Order for the Burial of the Dead

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Raising of Lazarus by Jesus

Raising of Lazarus by Jesus (Image via Wikipedia)

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Burial Service (year unknown) by William Croft (1678-1727)


Performed by [unknown]


Performed by Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Mark Husey, Choirmaster [First 7 of the 10 verses sung]

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MP3 ALBUM: Burial Service and more from Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts – Funeral Music from 16th and 17th Century England; The Choir of Christ’s College

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Burial Sentences. Arranged by Bruce Wood. For SATB choir, a cappella. Duration 6′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Choral Public Domain Library

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Apr 09

If ye love me keep my commandments (John 14:15-17) – Thomas Tallis

 

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 14:15-17a

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

If ye love me (1565) by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)


Performed by Richard Berkeley’s New Chamber Orchestra Choir in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Warsaw


Performed by Synergy Brass Quintet in Sils, Switzerland

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MP3: Robert Shaw & Robert Shaw Festival Singers


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Arranged by Peter Le huray. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 4 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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Choral Public Domain Library

 

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Mar 30

God so loved the world (John 3:16-17) – John Stainer

 

Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop

Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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)


Performed by Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir

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BBC Singers, Leith Hill Festival Singers


Stainer: The Crucifixion / Chandos

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SATB. Published by G. Schirmer

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In Sing Unto God! by Ruth Heller, via Google Books

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