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J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171


Performed by Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Am Neujahrstage (On New Year’s Day), Op. 79, No. 2

Lord, God, you are our refuge for evermore.
You are our God from age to age, from before the mountains were made,
and the lands and the world were created. Hallelujah!
                    Psalm 90: 1-2

Performed by Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius


Sven-David Sandström (1942-2019)

Singet dem Herrn: I

Sing unto the Lord a new song,
and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him.
Let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his name in the dance,
let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
                    Psalm 149: 1-3

Performed by Swedish Radio Choir, conducted by Peter Dijkstra


Jonathan Dove (b.1959)

The Passing of the Year

The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun
Answer July
Hot sun, cool fire
Ah! Sun-flower
Adieu, Farewell earth’s bliss
Ring out, wild bells


Performed by VOCES8


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Fantasia in C Minor (“Choral Fantasy”), Op. 80

Background and Translation

Performed by Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Robert Levin, piano, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner