Funky Gospel provided by Lucy “Sister Soul” Rodgers on 45 vinyl (One Way label, date unknown).
Gloria from Haydn’s Missa Brevis in B-flat major (also known as Missa Brevis of Saint John of God, and Little Organ Mass). Performers are unidentified.
The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, with music by Angelika, from Benedictions (2006).
I will raise me up.
“If I Give My Soul” by Billy Joe Shaver, sung by Johnny Cash on American Outtakes (1999).
“Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus,” Medeski, Martin and Wood, Shack-man (1996).
John Medeski (organ, keyboards), Billy Martin (drums), Chris Wood (bass, guitar).
Sergei Rchmaninoff, “Blazhen Muzh” (Blessed is the man) from Verspers, sung by Tenebrae Choir, directed by Nigel Short.
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.
The Lord knows the way of the righteous, and the way of the wicked will perish.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling.
Blessed is he who puts his trust in Him.
Arise, Lord, save me, my God.
The Lord is the savior of the people of His blessing.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and forever more. Amen.
Alleluia. Glory to You, God.
First, we present Steeleye Span, the great folk rock band that often gets mixed up with Steely Dan, from their 35th anniversary tour (2004).
Gaudete, Gaudete, Christus est natus
Ex Maria Virgine, Gaudete!
Rejoice, Rejoice, Christ is born
of the Virgin Mary, Rejoice!
I assume that lead vocalist is still Maddy Prior. I used to have a bit of a crush on her. Anyway, this is their original recording of “Gaudete” from Chrysalis (1972).
Tempus adest gratiae
Hoc quod optabamus,
The hour of grace which we seek is here.
We offer with devotion our songs of gladness.
Next, the hymn is sung by Choir on the Stairs. I got the feeling I’m going to be revisiting this group for Sunday selections. Great accoustics to match great singing:
Deus homo factus est,
Mundus renovatus est,
A Christo regnante.
God is made man, a thing of wonder.
The world is renewed by Christ’s reign.
Next up, the kids choir Libera sings it:
Undelux est orta
Light has arisen. Salvation is come,
Bursting the gates of death.
And finally, we bring you the Mediaeval Baebes:
Ergo nostra contio
Psallat jam in lustro,
Salus Regi nostro.
Our congregation lustily rejoices now,
Giving blessing to God, our Saviour and King.
“Dominus Vobiscum” performed by The Chamber Choir Eesti Projekt, directed by Anne Liis-Treimann.
Dominus vobiscum…. et cum spiritu tuo
The Lord be with you, and with your spirit