The Voices of the Psalms

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Program: #09-46, Air Date: 11/09/09

Another of the remarkable projects by the Schola Hungarica; this time, the most ancient reconstructable Psalm settings are married to Psalm chorales set by Bach. NOTE: The Voices of the Psalms is another of the remarkable projects by the Schola Hungarica; this time, the most ancient reconstructable Psalm settings are married to Psalm chorales set by Johann Sebastian Bach. All of the music on this program is performed by the Schola Hungarica conducted by Lázló Dobszay and Janka Szendrei. The recording is on the Hungaroton label and is CD # HCD 32316. All chant is Gregorian unless otherwise noted as Ambrosian. For a complete list of past recordings by the Schola Hungarica, check the play list "A Hungarian Christmas," #07-49.

  1. Cantabo Domine ("I will sing unto the name of the Lord") 
  2. Misere mihi Domine, Ambrosian responsory ("Be merciful unto me, O Lord")
  3. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 305 (BC F55) (Ps. 50--"Have mercy upon me, O God")
  4. Adoremus Deum, invitatory (Ps. 94--"Let is worship before the Lord")
  5. De profundis clamavi, tractus in mode 8 (Liber Usualis No. 499, GR 75) (Ps. 129--"Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee")
  6. In tribulatione mea, Ambrosian responsorium in baptisterio (Ps. 56--"I am set for tribulations")
  7. BACH: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 267 (BC F17) (Ps. 136--"By the waters of Babylon we sat in distress")
  8. Alleluia: In exitu Israel (Ps. 113--"When Israel went out of Egypt")
  9. Canite in initio, Ambrosian responsory (Ps. 80--"Blow the trumpet on the day of the new moon")
  10. BACH: Es woll' uns Gott genädig sein (I), chorale setting for 4 voices , BWV 311 (BC F66.1) (Ps. 66--"May God be gracious to us")
  11. Dominus illuminacio mea, introit in mode 2 (Ps. 26--"The Lord is my light and my salvation")
  12. Bonum est Confiteri, gradual (Ps. 91--"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord")
  13. Vidi aquam (Ps. 76--"The waters saw Thee, O God")
  14. Dicant nunc qui redempti, responsory (Ps.106--"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so")
  15. Jubilate Deo (1st Version) (Ps. 65--"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands")
  16. Adjuva nos Deus, Ambrosian responsory (Ps. 78--Help us, O God of our salvation")
  17. BACH: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), chorale prelude for organ á 4 (Clavier-Übung III/19), BWV 687 (BC K19)  (Ps. 129--"Out of the depths I have cried unto Thee")
  18. Adjuva me Deus, Ambrosian responsory (Ps. 118 & 27--"Hold thou me up, O God")
  19. BACH: Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 257 (BC F212.2) (Ps. 123--"If the Lord were not on our side")
  20. Deus, Deus meus, respice in me, tractus (Ps. 121--"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?")
  21. Canticum novum, Ambrosian antiphon (Ps. 143--"I will sing a new song unto thee, O Lord")
  22. Ad te de luce, Ambrosian Psalm with antiphons  (Ps. 62--"Early will I seek thee, O God")
  23. Mane oratio mea, Ambrosian responsory (Ps. 87--("In the morning shalt my prayer prevent thee, O Lord")
  24. BACH: Wo Gott zum Haus nicht gibt sein' Gunst (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 438 (BC F213) (Ps. 126--"Unless the Lord blesses this house")
  25. Exsurge Domine (Ps. 9--"Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail")
  26. BACH: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (I), chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 389 (BC F153.1) (Ps. 102--"Praise the lord, O my soul")

Composer Info

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

CD Info

CD # HCD 32316