Lenten Music 2021

Feb.17  “With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh” St. Patrick Presbyterian Church 

Feb.18  “Psalm 51”    The Sons of Korah

Feb 19  “Hear My Prayer O Lord” Purcell Voces8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Q33UL7ugc

Feb.20   “Lord, I Want to Be Like Jesus”             Fernando Ortega

Feb.21  “What Wondrous Love Is This”   St. Olaf Choir

Feb.22 “Out of the Depths” The Genevans

Feb.23 “The Corinthian Song”     Sam Robson       Beautiful and remarkable!

Feb.24  “A Poor Wayfaring Stranger”         Sam Robson         Gorgeous!  Eternal perspective.

Feb.25   “Jesus Paid It All”   Fernando Ortega    Beautiful arrangement of this tune.

Bonuses: “Jesus Paid It All”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfUNU-sPwbQ   Celtic Worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5L8qtDR60     Choral Arrangement

Feb.26 “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”  Kristin and Keith Getty

Feb.27   “The God of Abraham Praise”      Grace Community Church Congregation

Feb.28  “I’d Rather Have Jesus”     Alison Krauss

Mar.1 “The Omnipotence”    Schubert       Hour of Power Choir

Mar.2 “Benedictus”    Karl Jenkins      7:40 minutes

Mar.3  “Phos Hilaron”     Owain Park          The Gesualdo Six

Mar.4 “Cornerstone”   Shawn Kirchner      Loma Linda Academy

Mar.5  “Holy, Holy, Holy is God the Lord”  No. 35 from  Elijah Oratorio  Mendelssohn

Mar. 6  “Behold, God the Lord Passed By”     from  Elijah     St. Olaf Chapel Choir


Mar. 7  “And Can It Be?”   Brits hymn sing

Mar.8  “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”      BuPyeong Methodist Church, The 74th Anniversary Service Immanuel Symphony Orchestra United Choir

Mar.9 “The Sign of the Son”  Simon Khorolskiy   in Russian with English translation

Mar.10 “Miserere Mei, Deus”    Tenebrae Choir      Exquisite!!!!!!    Psalm 51

Mar.11   “Agnus Dei”         Vlaams Radiokoor   (It wouldn’t be Lent without hearing this glorious setting aof a confessional prayer at least once!    “Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.”)

March 12  “Have Thine Own Way Lord”     Fountain Valley Academy


“Have Thine Own Way Lord”   Philippine Madrigal Singers (in Italy)

Mar. 13  “Behold, People Have Walked in Great Darkness”    Philippe Sly, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra

Mar. 14   “God So Loved the World”    Te Deum Chamber Choir 

Mar.15  “How Firm A Foundation”   First Plymouth Church Lincoln, Nebraska

Mar.16 “Hear My Prayer, O Lord”      Purcell       Voces8     

Mar. 17 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”  BuPyeong Methodist Church  S.Korean


“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”      Glorious Philharmonic Choir (African)

Mar. 18  “Saints Bound for Heaven”   Missouri State University Chorale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onObQOmUWws

Bonus: “Goin Home”  Dvorak   Sissel            When we all get to Zion!

Mar. 19  “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven”   Douglas Marshall et al.



“Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven, 800 voice choir

Mar. 20 “O Nata Lux” Morten Lauridsen,  Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Paul Salamunovich, conductor. This is one movement of a larger piece, Lux Aeterna. The piece was premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 1997. 

Mar. 21  “Hallelujah, What A Savior”           Gaither Vocal Band

Mar.22 “The Lord is an Everlasting God”     St. Olaf Choir

Mar.23  “Avinu Malkeinu”    Park Avenue Synagogue New York   Azi Schwartz Cantor

Mar. 24 “Walk as Children of Light”  St. Olaf College Choir

Mar. 25  “May the Mind of Christ My Savior”   Jake Armerding

Mar.26   “Christus Factus Est”   Gregorian Chant   note how the direction of the melody is affected by the text (particularly “exalted”)    The text is easy to follow.

Mar. 27  “Jesus Shall Reign”      Grace Community

Mar.28 Palm Sunday “Ride On King Jesus”  Moses Hogan Singers


“Ride on King Jesus”  Jessye Norman

“Hosanna to the Song of David”    Cambridge Singers

Mar. 29 “The Blind Man Stood on the Road and Cried”       Josh White     Don’t miss it!

Mar.30 “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions”    Gramophone Chorus   Ghana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNvIRc-7c9o     from Messiah

Mar.31 “Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted” Fernando Ortega  and Quintessence Ensemble

Bonus: “What Wondrous Love Is This”    Chelsea Moon and Franz Brothers

Apr.1  “Ubi Caritas”  Paul Mealor    Composer Mealor appears during the applause.

“Ubi Caritas”   Ola Gjeilo  Central Washington Chamber Choir with the composer on piano.

Apr.2 “All We Like Sheep” from Messiah   Robert Shaw Chorale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g799LFGqiv8  Note the “joy” of the disobedient, frolicking sheep and the contrast of “and the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Handel got it and Shaw understood it.


“O Sacred Head Now Wounded” Fernando Ortega

Apr.3  “Messiah” Part II    Rivertree Singers & Friends Choral Festival


Apr.4 “Hallelujah Chorus”  Sir Colin Davishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_nJ11BgTE

“Hallelujah Chorus”    Robert Shaw

Note the difference in the conductor’s interpretation of this very familiar piece. In the first one, Sir Colin Davis is more leisurely enjoying the piece as we’ve heard it a thousand times. In contrast, Mr. Shaw has a fresh drive in the piece and has some slight stretches in phrasing at key times. Mr. Shaw is letting the music portray the text, “hallelujah!” I’m sorry it’s a visually fuzzy recording, but this rendition is one of the best I’ve ever heard.

“I Know the My Redeemer Liveth” Sylvia McNair     Sung by a believer.

“Worthy is the Lamb”     Robert Shaw

“Messiah” part 3  Octopus Symphony Chorus


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