Jun 25

Bendita Sabedoria (Blessed Wisdom) – (Proverbs 1:20, 20:15, 4:7, 24:5, 3:13; Psalm 90:12) – Heitor Villa-Lobos

Português: O compositor brasileiro Heitor Vila...

Português: O compositor brasileiro Heitor Vila-Lobos (1887-1959). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Proverbs 1:20, 20:15, 4:7, 24:5, 3:13; Psalm 90:12 [Portuguese]

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets

15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Bendita Sabedoria (1958), composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

I. Sapientia foris praedicat

II. Vas pretiosum

III. Principium sapientiae

IV. Vir sapiens

V. Beatus homo

VI. Dexteram tuam

Choir: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Conductor: Marcus Creed


Jul 06

Ab aeterno ordinata sum [I was set up from everlasting] (Proverbs 8:23-31) – Claudio Monteverdi


Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), composer - (Im...

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), composer – (Image of full painting) – (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Proverbs 8:23-31 [Latin]

23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Ab aeterno ordinata sum (published in Selva morale e spirituale, 1640), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Mottetto a voce sola in basso di Claudio Monteverdi
Pienza – Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta – 20 luglio 2013
Basso – Roberto Locci
Violoncello – Riccardo Dalla Noce
Clavicembalo – Lorenzo Donati


MP3: Ab aeterno ordinata sum / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers


Choral Public Domain Library

Oct 13

Let thine heart (Proverbs 3:1-12) – Owain Park


English: Trust in the Lord. with all thine hea...

Trust in the Lord. with all thine heart, and lean not into thine own understanding. Pass under this sign whenever you enter St John’s Church Hall, Knypersley, Staffordshire, Great Britain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Proverbs 3:1-12

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Let thine heart (2010 or 2011) by Owain Park (b. 1993)

Performed by the Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir, conducted by Joy Hill, with Daniel Moult, piano, and Eleanor Ruth Tinlin, oboe.
This anthem was written for the King James Bible Composition Awards 2011, and was a finalist, appearing on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ in June 2011.

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