Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017


Happy birthday, Christina

December 5, 2017

Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1830, the youngest child of Frances and Gabriele Rossetti. Christina began writing stories and poetry at a very young age and continued to do so throughout her life. Today she is best remembered as the author of “In the Bleak Midwinter,” which has been set to music by many composers. Here it is in an arrangement by Alice Parker of the choral setting by Gustav Holst, sung by the Washington Master Chorale. 


Musical offering for the first Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017

The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks,
When beauty gilds the eastern hills,
And life to joy awakes.

Not as of old a little child
To bear, and fight, and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

O brighter than the rising morn
When He victorious rose,
And left the lonesome place of death,
Despite the rage of foes.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And earth’s dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
The day that e’er shall last.

And let the endless bliss begin,
By weary saints foretold,
When right shall triumph over wrong,
And truth shall be extolled.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And light and beauty brings;
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,
Come quickly, King of kings!


Sunday musical offering

November 26, 2017

Hinneh mah tov umah naʿiym sheveth aḥiym gam yaḥadh.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. (Psalm 133:1)


Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017


Sunday musical offering

November 19, 2017

Beati quorum via integra est, qui ambulant in lege Domini.

Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.


Sunday musical offering

November 12, 2017


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