Song of the Day for March 29 – April 4, 2021: Holy Week

Monday Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie  (4:27)

Tuesday Domine Deus – from Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor (2:40) with soloists Diana Damrau and Elīna Garanča

Lord God, King of Heaven,
God the Father Almighty.
Lord only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.

Wednesday Et incarnatus estMozart Great Mass in C Minor – (8:28) I’ve offered different parts of this amazing work. This recording from the 70s was one of my first loves.

Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto,
ex Maria virgine; et homo factus est.
By the power of the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate
from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

Maundy Thursday Ubi Caritas et Amor – Morten Lauridsen – Donald Brinegar Singers (7:19)

Latin textEnglish translation
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur:
Ne nos mente dividamur, caveamus.
Cessent iurgia maligna, cessent lites.
Et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus,
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus:
Gaudium quod est immensum, atque probum,
Saecula per infinita saeculorum. Amen.
Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one.
Let us exult, and in Him be joyful.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love each other
(and Him).
Where charity and love are, there God is.
Therefore, whensoever we are gathered as one:
Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let strife give way.
And in the midst of us be Christ our God.
Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see, Gloriously,
Thy countenance, O Christ our God:
A joy which is immense, and also approved:
Through infinite ages of ages. Amen

Good Friday Were You There? – Victor Trent Cook, from Three Mo’ Tenors  (4:42)

Holy Saturday Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber – The Dale Warland Singers (8:42)

Easter Sunday Happy Easter!

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth – from Handel’s Messiah – Eileen Farrell, soprano

You Can’t Beat God Giving – Billy Preston (4:07)