17. July 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Isaac Watts: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
(W. Walker’s Southern Harmony), 1835
arr. Virgil Thomson, 1965
CHOIR:
Soprano: Ellen Roche, Kristen Donovan
Alto: John Wiecking, Lauren Campbell
Tenor: David Arbury, David Travis
Bass: Ryan Lewis, Patrick Walders

17. July 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday @ Noon Music

Down in the Valley to Pray
Sondahl and Hawkins

(Not sure about the visuals … you might just want to listen.)

Orlando Gibbons: Drop, Drop Slow Tears
Banchieri Singers

I should give credit, too, to the poet:

Phineas Fletcher (1580–1650)

A Litany

DROP, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet
Which brought from Heaven
The news and Prince of Peace:
Cease not, wet eyes, 5
His mercy to entreat;
To cry for vengeance
Sin doth never cease.
In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears; 10
Nor let His eye
See sin, but through my tears.