Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien (opening section)
The Marian Consort

Naked came I out of my mother‘s womb, naked shall I return. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. Lord God, Father in heaven, have mercy upon us! Christ is my life and to die is gain. Look, this is the Lamb of God, which carries the sin of the world. Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon us!

Byrd: Domine, praestolamur
The Marian Consort

Domine, praestolamur adventum tuum, ut cito venias, et dissolvas jugum captivitatem nostrae. Veni, Domine, noli tardare, relaxa facinora plebi tuae, et libera populum tuum.
O Lord, we await thy coming, that thou comest quickly and dissolvest the bonds of our captivity. Come, O Lord, and tarry not: forgive the misdeeds of thy servants, and deliver thy people.

The Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery
Caroline Halls, soprano
Sarah Anne Champion, alto
Rory McCleery, alto, director
Will Wright, tenor
Jon Stainsby, bass

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Purcell: Thou Knows Lord the Secrets of Our Hearts
Les Arts Florissants; Paul Agnew, Director

Giovanni Croce: Buccinate in Neomenia Tuba

Blow the trumpet when the moon is new, at the sign of your solemn feast day. Alleluia.
With a voice of rejoicing, with the sound of the trumpet, rejoice in the Lord our help. Alleluia.

Let us rejoice/Rejoice in God with strings and organ, with drum and in chorus.
Sing and rejoice and sing psalms as well as you know how.

A Facebook post by pianist Martin Hybler brought this YouTube video to my attention.


Vilém Veverka TRIOplus

Vilém Veverka – Oboe solo
Martin Hybler – Piano Nord
Ond?ej Štajnochr – Double bass
Tomáš Hobzek – Drums

Composed by Martin Hybler

Camera: Julian Veverica
Sound engineer: Ond?ej Urban
Executive producer: Vilém Veverka

… and Happy New Year!

Stephen Paulus; Pilgrim’s Hymn
The Minnesota State University Mankato Chamber Singers; Elizabeth Cherland, Conductor

Pilgrims’ Hymn (Lyrics by Michael Dennis Browne)

Even before we call on Your name
To ask You, O God,
When we seek for the words to glorify You,
You hear our prayer;
Unceasing love, O unceasing love,
Surpassing all we know.

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

Even with darkness sealing us in,
We breathe Your name,
And through all the days that follow so fast,
We trust in You;
Endless Your grace, O endless Your grace,
Beyond all mortal dream.

Both now and forever,
And unto ages and ages,