11. April 2020 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Passion Week

For Passion Week:

Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra and Ton Koopman perform a chorale from Bach’s “St. John Passion”.

O help, Christ, Son of God,
through your bitter passion,
that we, being always obedient to you,
might shun all vice,
your death and its cause
consider fruitfully,
so that, although poor and weak,
we might offer you thanksgiving!

10. April 2020 · Comments Off on Sepulto Domino · Categories: Passion Week

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks – dirigent / conductor

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745)
Sepulto Domino from Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta, ZWV 55

Sepulto Domino, signatum est monumentum,
volventes lapidem ad ostium monumenti:
Ponentes milites, qui custodirent illum.
Accendentes principes sacerdotum ad Pilatum, petierunt illum.

After that the Lord was buried, they sealed the sepulchre,
rolling a stone to the door of the sepulchre,
setting a watch to keep Him.
The chief priests came together unto Pilate,
and made that request unto him.

Pochován Pán a zape?et?n jest hrob,
a p?ivalili kámen ke vchodu do hrobu.
Postavili vojáky, kte?í jej st?ežili.
Velekn?ží p?išli k Pilátovi a žádali ho.

*****

Zvuk a hudební režie / Sound engineering and production: Libor Mašek
Video: Tokpa Korlo
Místo / Place: Pražská k?ižovatka (kostel sv. Anny)

10. April 2020 · Comments Off on Crucifixus · Categories: Passion Week

The Choir of Royal Holloway sing the 10-part setting of ‘Crucifixus’ by Antonio Lotti.

I heard VOCES8 sing this a few years back. I have to admit my tears were not at all slow at that time. This song will forever feed my heart and soul.

VOCES8 sings Orlando Gibbons’ setting of the Passiontide hymn ‘Drop, Drop, Slow Tears’ at the VOCES8 Centre in London. The track forms part of the ensemble’s 15th anniversary recording project, ‘After Silence’, and can be found on all digital music platforms. For more information about the album project, visit https://voces8aftersilence.com

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Text
Drop, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet
Which brought from Heaven
The news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet eyes,
His mercy to entreat;
To cry for vengeance
Sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let His eye
See sin, but through my tears.

Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650)

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02. April 2010 · Comments Off on Good Friday · Categories: Passion Week

02. April 2010 · Comments Off on Poulenc Motet · Categories: Passion Week, Videos

Appropriate for today, I think.

Timor et Tremor:

Vinea mea electa:

Tenebrae:

Tristis est anima mea:

01. April 2010 · Comments Off on Music For Maundy Thursday · Categories: Passion Week