21. April 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Evening Music

William Billings, Easter Anthem
Hastings College Choir; Dr. Fritz Mountford, Conductor

21. April 2019 · Comments Off on Hallelujah! · Categories: Easter, Sunday Music Special

For all who celebrate, I wish you a wonderful and blessed Easter. He is Risen!

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Royal Chorale Society; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra;

21. April 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Morning Music

David Bednall: Easter Alleluia
Ely Cathedral Choir

01. April 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Morning Music

Pawel Bebenek: Na Zmartwychwstanie Panskie (On the Resurrection of the Lord)
Violin: Anna Klosi?ska, Agata Zajac; Viola: Joanna Adamska; Cello: Marta Furmanek; Clarinet: Tomasz Kaniewski
Schola Ventuno; Conductor: Arkadiusz Kozlowski

I wish I could find a complete translation that makes sense, but here is the beginning:
Christians clap your hands, hallelujah!
Our Lord rose from the dead today, alleluia!

14. April 2017 · Comments Off on For Good Friday · Categories: Easter

Mary,
Listen, hear the cries
the herald the agony,
for the hour is come.

Mary, time will not stand still
for death, and so it is
for your son Jesus.

Remember all the days and months
that led to this calamitous day;
to soften your sorrow,
Mary, remember them all.

For his first steps and his first words
you his mother were always there, heard every cry,
and there is no better school than life itself.
Mary, the time has come.

Mary, Mary…

Mary, I hear them approaching,
they are coming along the road,
there is no more time for memories.

Mary,
they have come to arrest Jesus;
hard though that is,
there is now no hope.

For his first steps and his first words
you his mother were always there, heard every cry,
and there is no better school than life itself.
Mary, the time has come.

When force has defeated reason
one can expect only pain and folly.
The men have come bringing pain and violence.
Mary, nothing will stop them.

Mary, Mary…

14. April 2017 · Comments Off on Father, Into Your Hands · Categories: Easter

Michael Klos: Ojcze, w Twoje rece (Father, into your hands)

Soprano: Katarzyna Firsowicz, Marta Furmanek, El?bieta Gracz, Magdalena Kozlowska
Alto: Anna Groborz, Katarzyna Moskiewicz, Krystyna Potoczna, Agnieszka Wójcik
Tenor: Piotr Frankowski, Piotr Iwa?ski, Marek Nowak
Bas: Maciej Firsowicz, Krzysztof Groborz, Ermanno Martini, Stanislaw Wo?ny
Arkadiusz Kozlowski, Conductor

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

Lord, you take refuge, may I never be put to shame,
save me in your righteousness.
Incline your ear to me,
hurry to save me!

But I trust in the Lord,
I rejoice and am glad your mercy.
Because wejrza?e? my misery,
You understand the anguish of my soul.

How great is your goodness, O Lord,
goodness, which you kept the righteous.
You show her fleeing to you
at the sight of all men.

14. April 2017 · Comments Off on O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden · Categories: Easter

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Matthäus-Passion / BWV 244
Koor en orkest Collegium Vocale Gent
Philipp Herreweghe, dirigent.
uitgevoerd in de Kölner Philharmonie

27. March 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Evening Music

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Royal Choral Society

27. March 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Afternoon Concert · Categories: Easter, Sunday Afternoon Concert

J S Bach: Easter Oratorio
The Graduate Choir NZ and NZ Barok; Terence Maskell, Conductor

27. March 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Morning Music

Tavener: As One Who Has Slept
INTRADA & Peter Philips

As one who has slept the Lord has risen
And rising he saved us. Alleluia