Jun 18

Ego sum panis vivus [I am that bread of life] (John 6:48-50) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

 

Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

Early third century depiction of eucharistic bread and fish, Catacomb of San Callisto, Rome.

John 6:48-50 [Latin]

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.


Ego sum panis vivus (1587) in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 9 – by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

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Jun 11

O altitudo divitiarum [O the height of riches] (Romans 11:33-36) – Giaches de Wert

 

Campanile of Santa Barbara, at the Ducal Palace in Mantua: Wert was choir director here from 1565 until 1592.

Campanile of Santa Barbara, at the Ducal Palace in Mantua: Wert was choir director here from 1565 until 1592.

Romans 11:33-36 [Latin]

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.


O altitudo divitiarum (1581) from Modulationum cum sex vocibus liber primus, no. 3

Performed by Stile Antico

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Jun 04

Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes [When the day of Pentecost was fully come] (Acts 2:1-2, John 20:19) – Tomás Luis de Victoria

 

Pentecost by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Pentecost by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Acts 2:1-2, John 20:19 [Latin]

1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.


Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

First published: 1572 in Motecta I, no. 16

Performed by Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone

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May 29

Non vos relinquam orphanos [I will not leave you orphans] (John 14:18; 16:22) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd

William Byrd

John 14:18; 16:22 (Latin)

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.


Non vos relinquam orphanos (1607) from Gradualia II, no. 37, by William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543 – 1623)

Performed by St. Bartholomew’s Choir (New York), Paolo Bordignon, Organist and Choirmaster

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