Sunday musical offering

April 5, 2020

The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili, set to music by Christopher Tin. This performance by the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, the Celebration Chorus, and KwaZulu-Natal Youth Chorus is conducted by the composer.


Happy birthday, Joseph

March 31, 2020

In honor of the birthday of Franz Joseph Haydn ((1732-1809), here is “Awake the harp” from The Creation.


Sunday musical offering

March 29, 2020

Through all the world below
God is seen all around;
Search hills and valleys through,
There He’s found.
The growing of the corn,
The lily and the thorn,
The pleasant and forlorn,
All declare God is there.
In meadows dressed in green, God is seen.

See springing waters rise,
Fountains flow, rivers run;
The mist that veils the sky
Hides the sun.
Then down the rain doth pour,
The ocean it doth roar
And beat upon the shore,
And all praise, in their ways,
The God who ne’er declines His designs.

The sun with all his rays
Speaks of God as he flies;
The comet in her blaze,
“God!” she cries.
The shining of the stars,
The moon when she appears,
His awful name declare;
See them fly through the sky,
And join the solemn sound all around.


Sunday musical offering

March 22, 2020

May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark; 

May you always hear even in your hour of sorrow
The gentle singing of the lark; 

When times are hard may hardness never
Turn your heart to stone; 

May you always remember when the shadows fall
You do not walk alone. 


Sunday musical offering

March 15, 2020

Hark, I hear the harps eternal
Ringing on the farther shore,
As I near those swollen waters
With their deep and solemn roar.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the Lamb!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I AM!

And my soul, though stained with sorrow,
Fading as the light of day,
Passes swiftly o’er those waters,
To the city far away.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the Lamb!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I AM!

Souls have crossed before me, saintly,
To that land of perfect rest;
And I hear them singing faintly
In the mansions of the blest.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the Lamb!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I AM!


Sunday musical offering

March 8, 2020


Happy birthday, Antonio

March 4, 2020

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) composed this mandolin concerto in 1725, while he was serving as violin master and composer-in-residence at an orphanage in Venice. It’s performed here by mandolinist Avi Avital and the ensemble Arte Mandolinistica.


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