Heinrich Schütz: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

From the YouTube page:
VOCES8 sings ‘Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes’ by Heinrich Schütz in the Christuskirche in Recklinghausen, Germany.

1 Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, und die Feste verkündiget seiner Hände Werk.
2 Ein Tag sagt’s dem andern, und eine Nacht tut’s kund der andern.
3 Es ist keine Sprache noch Rede, da man nicht ihre Stimme höre.
4 Und ihr Schall gehet aus in alle Lande, und ihre Rede an der Welt Ende.
Er hat der Sonne eine Hütte in derselben gemacht;
5 und die selbige gehet heraus wie ein Bräutigam aus seiner Kammer
und freuet sich, wie ein Held zu laufen den Weg.
6 Sie gehet auf an einem Ende des Himmels und läuft um bis wieder an das selbige Ende, und bleibt nichts vor ihrer Hitz’ verborgen.

Ehre sei dem Vater, und dem Sohn und auch dem Heil’gen Geiste,
wie es war im Anfang, jetzt und immerdar und von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another.
3 There is neither speech nor language: but their voices are heard among them.
4 Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.
5 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun:
which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As is was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
The King’s Singers

Urmas Sisask: Sanctus-Benedictus
National Taiwan University Chorus; Fang-Pei Tracy Lien, Conductor

Mårten Jansson: Pie Jesu
VOCES8, Apollo5, VOCES8 Foundation Choir; Barnaby Smith, Conductor

Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied (arr. Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
Octopus Symphony Chorus & Le Concert d’Anvers; Bart Van Reyn Conductor

Do not be sorrowful or regretful;
Be calm, as God has ordained,
and thus my will shall be content.

What do you want to worry about from day to day?
There is One who stands above all
who gives you, too, what is yours.

Only be steadfast in all you do,
stand firm; what God has decided,
that is and must be the best.

Antonio Lotti: Miserere Mei
UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Alexandra Grabarchuk, Conductor

16. August 2022 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Sorry, folks, but I do believe my writing days may be over. They have, in fact, been over for probably five years or so. I keep thinking I’ll get “it” (whatever that is!) back, but it hasn’t happened and so all you get here are YouTube videos that I enjoy. Sunday Morning Music continues. But that’s about it.

Maybe next month the writing bug will hit …?

Naw. Doubtful!

But hey … enjoy some children singing. I’m sorry to say the majority of my students say they never sing. They, in fact, look horrified when I ask if they sing. I urge them to give it a go, but I’m not sure many have tried. So these kiddos just make my heart happy!

When I was growing up my family sang. The Happy Birthday song was sung in four part harmony. We sang in the car. We sang at church. One of my brothers and I sang while making mud pies.

We need more singing in this world.

J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn (My soul doth magnify the Lord) BWV 324
Netherlands Bach Society
Young Bach Fellows
Netherlands Bach Society
Bethany Shepherd, soprano
Oscar Verhaar, alto
Jasper Dijkstra, tenor
Jaap van der Wel, bass
Carlos Leal, cello
David Westcombe, traverso
Masako Awaji, organ/harpsichord

J. S. Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude BWV 147
VOCES8; Nick Deutsch, Oboe; Alexander Hamilton, Organ

I found this so lovely, so I’m sharing it … just because!

Victor C. Johnson: Stars I Shall Find
Text by Sarah Teasdale
The Singing Statesmen (University of Wisconsin); Dr. Christopher G. McKinley, Director

The text is here. (I’m not sure if it’s still under copyright or not, so I won’t print it here.)