Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Armonia Early Music Ensemble; Dr. Ryan Board, Director

Stephen Caracciolo: To Everything There Is A Season
Canto Deo; Jonathan Brown, Director; Harp, Ann Marie Liss; Flute, Mary Anne Chase

Jake Runestad: I Will Lift Mine Eyes
University Singers: University of British Columbia; Graeme Langager, Conductor

René Clausen: Communion
The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Artistic Director; Melissa Morey, French horn, Steve Swanson, Piano, Aaron David Miller, Organ

The text is from The Diary of an Old Soul by George MacDonald.

Here are just a few lines:

My soul breathes only in thy infinite soul;
I breathe, I think, I love, I live but thee.
Oh breathe, oh think,–O Love, live into me;
Unworthy is my life till all divine,
Till thou see in me only what is thine.

There are other lines in MacDonald’s work that just hit my soul. (I don’t fully agree with his theology, but these lines … ahhh …):

Were there but some deep, holy spell, whereby
Always I should remember thee–some mode
Of feeling the pure heat-throb momently
Of the spirit-fire still uttering this I!–
Lord, see thou to it, take thou remembrance’ load:
Only when I bethink me can I cry;
Remember thou, and prick me with love’s goad.

… and …

When I no more can stir my soul to move,
And life is but the ashes of a fire;
When I can but remember that my heart
Once used to live and love, long and aspire,–
Oh, be thou then the first, the one thou art;
Be thou the calling, before all answering love,
And in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire.

Eriks Ešenvalds: Trinity Te Deum
Trinity College Choir; Stephen Layton, Conductor
Sally Price, Harp; Eleanor Kornas, Organ

Vijay Singh: The Lord’s Prayer
Central Washington University Chamber Choir; Gary Weidenaar, Director

Georg Neumark/J. S. Bach: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
Vocal Concert Dresden

Litvinovskij: Sanctus
Blagovest (from Minsk, Belarus)

Victoria: O quam gloriosum
Ensemble Plus Ultra

Bach: Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir; Ton Koopmann, Conductor