Scripture Passages Set to Classical Music - Associated Dates
Created by bibleasmusic on Oct 10, 2009
Last updated: 10/17/10 at 10:32 AM
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“Set to music in 1981 for performance during the memorial service for Edward Chapman”
Premiere performance at the Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, MA, by the Collegiate Chorale directed by Robert Shaw
Exodus 15:21, 4 | “Sing ye to the Lord” by Edward Bairstow composed in 1911 and “full anthem for Easter” appeared in The Musical Times on this date (Google books embed appears at link)
August 9, 1902: Psalm 122:1-3,6-7 | “I was glad” by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. “I was glad” was written by Parry for the crowning of King Edward VII in Westminster Abbey on August 9, 1902. It was revised for George V in 1911.
Deuteronomy 4:7, 9 | “Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk” (”Where is such a nation”) by Johannes Brahms, Opus 109, is composed between 1888-1889, and published in 1890
The Crucifixion was first sung…at the series of special Lenten Thursday services at St Marylebone Parish Church (in London) on 24 February 1887
Premiered on August 26, 1846, at the Birmingham Festival, the composer conducting
January 1, 1838: Psalm 42:1 | “Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser” (trans. “As the hart panteth after the water brooks” or “As the deer”) by Felix Mendelssohn.
Mendelssohn recast some parts of it in December, and premiered it on New Year’s Day, 1838, with Clara Novello as the solo soprano and Mendelssohn himself conducting.
Joseph Haydn's "The Creation"--incl. "The Heavens are Telling"--was rehearsed before a full audience on April 29, 1798. The first public performance the next day was a private affair, but hundreds of people crowded into the street around the Schwarzenberg Palace to hear this eagerly anticipated work (Source: Wikipedia)
Contemporary research suggests this as the day for which Mozart composed his Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K 339)
Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741 and finished on September 12, 1741. “The first performance took place at the New Music Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742.”
Zadok the Priest is one of four anthems composed by Handel for the coronation of George II, which took place on October 11, 1727
Original draft of the Magnificat in D major, BWV 243, performed on Christmas Day 1723 with two other pieces
Hear my prayer, O Lord was discovered in an album written in Purcell’s own hand and dated 1682.
Geistliche Chor-Music 1648 (Sacred Choral Music). This collection of 29 motets, including “Es ist erschienen die heilsame Gnade Gottes,” was published in 1648.
Allegri’s masterpiece was written sometime before 1638 for the annual celebration of the matins during Holy Week
Only when all was in order did [Monteverdi] compose the [Selva morale e spirituale] dedication, dating it May 1, 1641 — several months later than the printing of the title page which had already been completed with the original date of 1640.
Several sources note that "Beatus vir" was probably composed in 1630 (or c. 1630)
2 Samuel 18:33 | “When David Heard” by Thomas Tomkins is published in Tomkins' Songs