August 4, 2020

Praising God in “Ordinary Time”

By Chaplain Mike During the part of the Christian Year that some call “Ordinary Time,” we sometimes miss special celebratory aspects of worship that take place during the more festive seasons. For example, the music. One way I have found to fill this gap is to listen year round to J.S. Bach’s cantatas. Bach wrote […]

Music for Holy Week VIII—Easter Sunday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Hallelujah,” from Handel’s Messiah. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Tenebrae Choir, conducted by Sir Colin Davis. He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Music for Holy Week VII—Holy Saturday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Pie Jesu,” from Requiem, by John Rutter. Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg, conductor Matthias Beckert. Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem Blessed Lord Jesus, grant them rest.

Music for Holy Week VI—Good Friday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. (Translation below) “Es Ist Vollbracht!” (It Is Finished), from the St. John Passion, by J.S. Bach. Performed by Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt Jesus Es ist vollbracht! It is accomplished! Alto Solo: Es ist vollbracht! It is accomplished ! O Trost vor die gekränkten Seelen! […]

Music for Holy Week V—Holy Thursday

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “I Am the Bread of Life,” performed by John Michael Talbot.

Music for Holy Week IV

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “The Power of the Cross,” performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Music for Holy Week III

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Why,” performed by Michael Card.

Music for Holy Week II

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Worthy Is the Lamb,” performed by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Music for Holy Week I

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. Performed by Karl Richter, Münchener Bach Orchestra and Choir. From St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, by Johann Sebastian Bach