January 16, 2011

Dieric Bouts the Elder, Ecce Agnus Dei, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, 1462-64

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world [NRSV, John 1:29]!

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes 
Second Sunday after Epiphany

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Both motets for Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday, as well as the Mass setting, are compositions of Hans Leo Hassler.  Scroll down to read about Hassler and listen to some of his music.

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Hans Leo Hassler  (c.1564 – 1612)

Han Leo Hassler in Wikipedia (read).     [BNQ] 

Hassler in Bach-Cantatas (read).

Listen online to Hassler:

Cantate Domino

Cantate Domino, canticum novum: cantate Domino omnis terra.          
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.           
Cantate Domino, et benedicite nomini eius: annuntiate de die in diem salutare eius.
Sing to the Lord, and bless his name: announce his salvation from day to day.
Annuntiate inter gentes gloriam eius, in omnibus populis mirabilia eius.
Announce among the nations his glory, and his wonders to all peoples.

Click to go to 17 versions (playlist) of Hans Leo Hassler, Cantate Domino, on YouTube.

Verbum Caro Factum Est

Verbum caro factum est 
The word was made flesh
et habitavit in nobis 
and lived among us
et vidimus gloriam eius
and we saw his glory
quasi unigeniti a Patreas 
of the only Son of the Father
plenum gratiae et veritatis.
full of grace and truth.

Domchor Fulda / Jugendkathedralchor Fulda, Franz-Peter Huber, conducting [YouTube]

Dixit Maria

Dixit Maria ad angelum:                                                           
Mary said to the Angel:                                              
Ecce ancilla Domini,                                                                    
Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord,
fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.                                           
be it done to me, according to your word.

King College Symphonic Choir (Bristol, Tennessee) (listen)

Click to go to 10 versions (playlist) of Hans Leo Hassler, Dixit Maria, on YouTube.

Missa super Dixit Maria 

Ensemble vocal européen, Philippe Herreweghe, conducting:  


Bach Cantatas for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Lutheran Church Year.

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Hieronymus Bosch, Marriage Feast at Cana, Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1475-80