Nov 14

Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110:1-7) – Claudio Monteverdi

 

Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Psalm 110:1-7 [Latin]

1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.


Dixit Dominus from Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, SV 206 (1610), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Les Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

FREE SHEET MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

Nov 13

Deus in Adjutorium (Psalm 70:1) – Claudio Monteverdi

 

Vespro della Beata Vergine

Vespro della Beata Vergine

Psalm 70:1 [Latin]

1 Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.


Deus in Adjutorium from Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, SV 206 (1610), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Les Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

FREE SHEET MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

Jul 15

If the Lord had not helped me (Psalm 94:17-19, 22) – Edward Bairstow

Psalm 94:17-19, 22

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.


If the Lord had not helped me, composed by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Mar 03

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – Lennox Berkeley

Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880

Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880

Psalm 23:1-6

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


The Lord Is My Shepherd, Op.91 No.1, composed in 1975 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)


Performed by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, directed by Colin Walsh