Franz Tunder: Nisi Dominus
TENET and Spiritus Collective
1. Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.
Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
2. It is vain for you to rise before light,
rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow.
When he shall give sleep to his beloved,
3. behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.
4. As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that have been shaken.
5. Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them;
he shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, and now and always,
and to ages of ages. Amen.
August Kühnel: Herr Jesus Christ, du höchstes Gut (Lord Jesus Christ, thou highest good)
Petr Wagner, viola da gamba; Adam Viktora, organ
(This is a longer Sunday @ Noon, but maybe sitting and listening to something for 15 minutes isn’t all that bad, eh?)
Claudio Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus
The Green Mountain Project; Music Director Scott Metcalfe and Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf)
From Psalm 110
(English translation from Douay-version)
The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.
The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.
With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.
The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: he shall crush the heads in the land of the many.
He shall drink of the torrent in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.