Lent Music & Open to Me the Doors of Repentance

Posted by T’Oober Annette Toob, who writes:

Open To Me the Doors of Repentance: A beautiful prayer sung during Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church (Ledkovsky) http://www.svspress.com/rejoice-hymns… Music from the CD: Rejoice! Hymns to The Virgin Mary sung by St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary Male Chorale, Crestwood, NY

Annette merits accolades for her T’Oob handle alone.


Henry Purcell & Thou Knowest & Funeral March & Lenten Music

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, by Henry Purcell (1659-1695): “Thou Knowest, Lord” and Funeral March.

The March is famously in the soundtrack of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. (Sunday music that is in the movies of Kubrick is getting to be a thing around here.) Choir of Clare College Cambridge directed by Timothy Brown, and the Baroque Brass of London.

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
shut not thy merciful ears unto our pray’rs;
but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty.
O holy and most merciful Saviour,
thou most worthy Judge eternal,
suffer us not, at our last hour,
for any pains of death, to fall away from thee.