Sunday, April 24, 2011

Heinrich Schütz's Alleluja! Lobet den Herren, Performed by La Chapelle Rhénane, Directed by Benoît Haller

Happy Easter Sunday! Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia! Psalm 150 provides the text for the above:
    Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum,
    lobet ihn in der Feste seiner Macht.
    Lobet ihn in seinen Taten,
    lobet ihn in seiner großen Herrlichkeit.
    Lobet ihn mit Posaunen,
    lobet ihn mit Psaltern und Harfen.
    Lobet ihn mit Pauken und Reigen,
    lobet ihn mit Saiten und Pfeifen.
    Lobet ihn mit hellen Cymbalen,
    lobet ihn mit wohl klingenden Cymbalen.
    Alles was Athem hat, lobe den Herrn. Alleluja!

    Praise the Lord!
    Praise God in His sanctuary;
    Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
    Praise Him for His mighty acts;
    Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
    Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
    Praise Him with the lute and harp!
    Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
    Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
    Praise Him with loud cymbals;
    Praise Him with crashing cymbals!
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Hardcore punk and jam bands were what I listened to back in the '80s, and the above rivals anything I heard back then in terms of power and intensity. Pump up the volume and enjoy. The sackbut section is especially tight.

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