Appendix 3: For Further Listening

This book will continue to grow and expand, another advantage of its digital-first format. Yet even so, not every work that could theoretically be included will be. Encyclopedic works provide brief information about many more works than a textbook can. For those who wish to explore further, here are some of the works that are not included in this book—at least not yet. Listing them here may not be especially useful, but it should, if nothing else, convey a sense of just how much music is related to the Bible and encourage you to not end your exploration of it with this book but rather treat this book as an invitation into a world whose surface you’ve barely scratched. Since other sources provide lists that are either alphabetical or chronological, this one seeks to place side by side works with similar textual or thematic content or that conversely provide interesting contrasts. Any arrangement—alphabetical, chronological, by religious background of composer, by text(s) set—offers an organizational system optimal to some needs while being inconvenient for others. Eventually, it would be wonderful to have an interactive database of music related to the Bible, where all the information can be rearranged with a click or two. Perhaps some reader of this book will be inspired to create that. Perhaps one day I will find the time to do it. Until then, hopefully what is provided here will still be useful, if only in leading to the discovery of new music.

In short, if you are looking for music by a particular composer or from a particular era, other resources already exist that will connect you with what you are looking for, and in this digital format, you can search and find names and words easily. The aim here is to provide a gateway to what the book you have been reading has hopefully led you to seek—namely, a journey of discovery that will keep bringing new and unexpected things your way.

Genesis (Including but Not Limited to Creation)

Jean-Francois Laseur, La mort d’Adam

Franz Baur, Genesis—Die Schöpfung; Amartema—Der Sündenfall

Thomas Adès, In Seven Days

Vicente Barrientos Yepez, Creationem

Charles Wuorinen, Genesis

Larry Alan Smith, Symphony no. 2, “Genesis/Antietam”

Genesis, “In the Beginning”

Gabriel Fauré, “La chanson d’Ève,” op. 95

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, The Apple Tree, Act I: The Diary of Adam and Eve

Xavier Montsalvatge, El Arca de Noé

Oscar Navarro, El Arca de Noe

Ludolf Nielsen, Babelstårnet (Tower of Babel), op. 35

Elinor Remick Warren, Abram in Egypt

Igor Stravinsky, The Flood; Abraham and Isaac

Franz Schubert, Hagar’s Lament

Jesús Guridi, Lamento e imprecación de Agar

Eric Zeisl, Jacob and Rachel

Darius Milhaud, Reves de Jacob, op. 294

Krzysztof Penderecki, The Dream of Jacob

Robert Starer, Joseph and His Brothers; Va’ahavta

Richard Strauss, Josephslegende, op. 63

The prologue to the Gospel of John draws on language from Genesis and has been set to music:

Anne Dudley, The Testimony of John

Alexander Campkin, True Light (also Miserere Mei)

Gabriel Jackson, In the Beginning Was the Word

Knut Nystedt, The Word Became Flesh, op. 162

Enjott Schneider, In Principio Erat Verbum


Giacomo Meyerbeer, Psalm 86, Psalm 124

Louis Lewandowski, Psalms 16, 21, 23, 25, 36, 37, 39, 42–43, 46, 51, 62, 67, 84, 85, 90, 100, 103 (Enosh, vv. 15–17), 121, 130, 134, 150

Julius Chajes, Psalm 134; The 142nd Psalm

Isadore Freed, Psalm 8

Salomon Sulzer, Psalm 133

Bonia Shur, Psalm 23

Herbert Fromm, Psalm 23; Grant Us Peace; also Song of Miriam (and many other works)

Ben-Zion Orgad, Mizmorim; Hallel

Yehezkel Braun, Hallel Service

Srul Irving Glick, Psalm Trilogy

Darius Milhaud, 3 Psalms of David, op. 339

Karl Weigl, Psalm 71; also Symphony no. 5, “Apocalyptic”

Hans Schanderl, Psalm 90

Nicola LeFanu, Verses from Psalm 90

Alfred Rose, Psalm 92

Eric Zeisl, Requiem Ebraico

Leo Rosenbluth, Psalm 93

Miriam Gideon, Adonai Malakh (Psalm 93); Psalm 128

Yehudi Wyner, Shiru Ladonai (Psalm 96)

Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Herman David Koppel, 3 Psalms, op. 48; Two Psalms, op. 55; Two Biblical Psalms, op. 59; also Five Biblical Songs, op. 46; Four Old Testament Songs, op. 49; Three Songs on Psalm 142, the Song of Songs and Psalm 100

Abraham Kaplan, Psalms of Abraham

Betty Olivero, Lo Ira Ra; Bakashot; Tehilim

Aharon Harlap, Psalm 120; Psalm 122; Three Psalms; Shiru L’Adonai

Jean Berger, Psalm 23, “The Lord to Me a Shepherd Is”

Heinrich Schalit, Psalm 23: The 23rd Psalm

Maurice Jacobson, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Martin Kalmanoff, The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Avner Dorman, Psalm 67

Robert Strassburg, Psalm 117

Greg Knauf, Psalm 117 “Laudate Dominum omnes gentes”

Ioseb Bardanashvili, Psalm 121

Leon Algazi, 3 Chants Hebraiques Traditionnels (No. 3 “Versets du Psaume 144”)

Jack Gottlieb, Shout for Joy; Psalmistry

Gershon Kingsley, Jazz Psalms

Aaron Copland, Four Motets

J. Klein, Psalm 150 (from Hear O Israel)

Samuel Adler, Psalm 23; A Psalm Trilogy

Robert Starer, Psalms of Woe and Joy; Two Sacred Songs; A Psalm of David (13th Psalm); others

Abraham Kaplan, Glorious

Artemy Vedel, By the Rivers of Babylon

Sergei Taneyev, On the Reading of a Psalm (based on Psalm 50)

Viktor Kalinnikov, Blazhen Muzh

Anatoly Lyadov, Perelozheniya iz obikhoda—no. 9, “Khvalite Gospoda s nebes”

Alexander Zemlinsky, Psalm 13, op. 24

Mary Montgomery Koppel, Psalm 13

Alexander Arkhangelsky, Psalm 141

Alexander Grechaninov, “Kvalite Boga” (Praise the Lord), Cantata for mixed chorus and orchestra, op. 65

Vladimir Fainer, Accedite ad eum (Psalm 33:6)

Alan Hovhaness, Symphony no. 12, op. 188: Psalm 23 “The Lord Is My Shepherd”; Make Haste, op. 86; Out of the Depths, op. 142, no. 3; Psalm 130 “Cantate Domino,” op. 385; Psalm 143, “Hear My Prayer, O Lord,” op. 149; and others

Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Din Psalmii lui David

Sofia Gubaidulina, Jauchzt vor Gott; De Profundis

John Tavener, Psalm 121

Dinos Constantinides, Concerto of Psalms (inspired by Psalms 19, 130, and 150)

Daniel Selichius, Opus novum

William Byrd, Laudibus in sanctis (Psalm 150); Hear My Prayer O Lord; O Lord Rebuke Me Not; Haver Mercy Upon Me O God; Teach Me O Lord; I Will Give Laud

Orlando di Lassus, Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Genevan Psalter (Psalms 1, 2, 6, 7, 24, 25, 27, 36, 47, 77, 90, 96, 98, 112, 135, 137, 141, and 150)

Kaspar Förster, Benedicam Dominum

Peter Philips, Ascendit Deus

Alberik Mazak, Psalms 109–12, 116

W. A. Mozart, Laudate Dominum K. 339

Nicolas Bernier, Laudate Dominum quoniam; Miserere Mei Deus

Franz Schubert, Psalm 23, op. 132, D. 706

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger, 3 Psalmen op. 40

Franz Liszt, Psalms 13, 18, 125, 129, and 137

George Palmer, 3 Psalms

Théodore Dubois, Cantate Domino

Imant Raminsh, Cantate Domino

Joseph Vella, Salm 89, op. 43

Marty Haugen, Psalms 16, 23, 66, and 136

Jean Martinon, Psaume CXXXVI (Chant des captifs), op. 33

Ali Ufki (Wojciech Bobowski), Genevan Psalter: Psalms 2 and 6

Philipp Dulichius, Motets

Andrzej Hakenberger, Pelplin Tablature

Louis Bourgeois, Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire, “Psalm 42” (from Pseaumes Octantetrois de David, mis en rime Françoise par Clément Marot et Théodore de Bèze)

Claude Goudimel, Psalms (40, 137)

Claude Le Jeune, O Dieu, je n’ay Dieu fors que toy, “Psalm 63”; Du fons de ma pensee, “Psalm 130”

Paschal de l’Estocart, Reveillez vous chacun fidele, “Psalm 33”; Estans assis aux rives aqua-tiques, “Psalm 137”

Nicolas Vallet, Psalm 8

Melchior Franck, Laetatus sum (Psalm 121)

Crato Bütner, Psalm 113 (Laudate Pueri Dominum); Psalm 147

Leonhard Paminger, Domine, ne in furore tuo (Psalm 38); In exitu Israel de Aegypto (Psalm 114/115); Psalm 110

Johann Gottlieb Naumann, Psalms 96 and 103

Michael Praetorius, Das ist mir lieb, “Psalm 116”

Heinrich Schütz, Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, op. 2, SWV 22–47; Der 100. Psalm, SWV 36

Henry Lawes, Psalm VIII

Orlando Gibbons, “O Clap Your Hands” (Psalm XLVII); “O Lord in Thy Wrath” (Psalm 6:1–4); “Lift Up Your Heads” (Psalm 24); Psalm 47

John Mundy, Sing Joyfully

Constantijn Huygens, Pathodia Sacra et Profana

David Moritz Michael, Der 103te Psalm

Humfrey Pelham, O Give Thanks unto the Lord; O Lord My God; By the Waters of Babylon; also Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

George Frideric Handel, Coronation Anthems (Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened; The King Shall Rejoice)

Hermann Goetz, Psalm 137

Noel Edison, Psalm 121; Psalm 137

Kurt Thomas, Psalm 137, op. 4

Philip James, By the Waters of Babylon

Havergal Brian, By the Waters of Babylon

Robert Ross, Song of Exile

Healey Willan, O Praise the Lord (various psalms plus verses from Habakkuk)

Adrian Batten, O Praise the Lord (Psalm 117:1–2)

Charles Hylton Stewart, Psalm 23; Psalm 80

David Willcocks, Psalm 131

John Henry Maunder, “Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem

Edward Elgar, Give unto the Lord (Psalm XXIX), op. 74; Psalm 48, op. 67; Psalm 68

Charles Villiers Stanford, Psalms 147, 148, and 150

Hubert Parry, I Was Glad When They Said unto Me, op. 51; Psalm LXXXIV; Psalm 122

Howells, Behold, O God Our Defender; God Is Gone up with a Merry Noise; Like as the Hart; Requiem (incorporates Psalms 23 and 121)

Lennox Berkeley, The Lord Is My Shepherd, op. 91, no. 1

Philip Stopford, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Will Todd, Psalm 23, “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (4th movement of his Te Deum)

Howard Goodall, The Lord Is My Shepherd; O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem / Rogate pacem (Psalm 122)

Richard Elfyn Jones, Psalm 46

Louise Talma, Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (from Voices of Peace)

Leo Sowerby, Psalm 122; Psalm 130

Ina Boyle, Seven Psalms; Wilt Not Thou, O God, Go Forth with Our Hosts?; He That Hath Eternal Being; “Blessed Be the Lord, for He Hath Showed Me His Marvelous Kindness

Howard Hanson, The 150th Psalm

Carson Cooman, Psalm 29, op. 643; Ps. 104, op. 659; Ps. 118, op. 658; Mercy and Truth, op. 938

Conrad Susa, The God of Love My Shepherd Is

Bruce Neswick, I Will Set His Dominion in the Sea; Hearken to My Voice, O Lord, When I Call

Carl Nielsen, Three Motets

Rihards Dubra, Domine Dominus noster

Jaakko Mantyjarvi, I Was Glad

Gottfrid Berg, Huru ljuvliga aro icke dina boningar (How amiable are thy tabernacles); Om de yttersta tingen: no. 2; Lar oss betanka huru fa vara dagar aro (So teach us to number our days)

Daniel Pinkham, Jubilee and Psalm; Miserere Mei Deus; Psalm Set, Psalm 24; others

Gwyneth Walker, Psalm 23

David Matthews, Psalm 23 (The Lord Is My Shepherd), op. 90

Richard Yardumian, Symphony no. 2, “Psalms”

César Franck, Psalm 150

Felix Mendelssohn, Psalms 2, 22, 42, 43, 114, and 115

Nicolai Otto, Psalm 31, “Herr, auf dich traue ich”; Psalm 97, “Der Herr ist Konig”

Anton Bruckner, Psalms 112, 114, and 150

Zoltan Kodaly, Geneva Psalms 50, 114, 121, and 150; Psalmus Hungaricus, op. 13

Dan Forrest, Jubilate Deo

Florent Schmitt, Psalm XLVII, op. 38

E. J. Moeran, “Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem”

Charles Martin Loeffler, By the Rivers of Babylon, op. 3

Emile Goué, Psalm XIII, Psalm CXXIII

Eric Delamarter, Psalms 46, 68, 80, and 104; also The Testimony of John

Arthur Honegger, Mimaamaquim

Joachim Raff, Psalm 130: De Profundis

Marcel Dupré, De Profundis, op. 18

Heinrich Kaminski, Psalm 130 (Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir)

Henry Wallford Davies, Psalm 130: De Profundis; also Lift Up Your Hearts, op. 20; The Temple; Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Virgil Thomson, De Profundis

Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski, De Profundis

Łukasz Urbaniak, De Profundis

Raminta Serksnyte, De Profundis

Philippe Chamouard, De Profundis

Martin Bruce, De Profundis (also Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis)

Miłosz Bembinow, Beatus vir…

Romuald Twardowski, Chwalitie Imia Gospodnie; Chwali, dusze moja, Gospoda

Józef Świder, Laudate pueri; Deus in adiutorium; Laudate Dominum; Dixit Dominus; Beati omnes (Psalm 127)

Michał Zieliński, Laudate Dominum

Andrzej Bielerzewski, Cantate Domino canticum novum

Pawel Łukaszewski, Two Funeral Psalms

Philippe Hersant, Psalm 130, “Aus tiefer Not”

Ernest Bloch, Prelude and 2 Psalms (114 and 137)

Max Reger, Psalm 100, op. 106

Pauls Dambis, Psalm 19, Psalm 22, and Psalm 121

Kristina Arakelyan, You Know Me

Sven-David Sandström, Psalm 139, “Oh Lord, You Have Searched Me”

Evelyn Simpson-Currenton, My Soul Hath Refuge in Thee “Psalm 91”

Marga Richter, Psalm 91

Jacob Druckman, Psalm 93

Jean Langlais, Psalm 111, “Beatus vir”

Charles Ives, Psalms 14, 24, 25, 42, 54, 67, 90, 100, 135, and 150

Pavel Haas, Psalm 29, op. 12

Fartein Valen, Salme 121

Margaret Meachem, Lift Thine Eyes unto the Mountains

Bruce Babcock, Be Still

Arvo Pärt, Peace upon You, Jerusalem; Psalom

Virpi Leppänen, Kiittäkää Herran nimeä (Praise ye the name of the Lord)

Sisask Urmas, “Laudate Dominum” from Gloria Patris

Krzysztof Penderecki, Aus den Psalmen Davids

Philip Glass, Psalm 126; “Hymn” from Akhenaten (includes Psalm 104)

Benjamin Britten, Psalm 150

John Sanders, Psalm 150

Colin Mawby, Psalm 150

Virgil Thomson, 3 Antiphonal Psalms; also 5 Phrases from the Song of Solomon

George Rochberg, 3 Psalms

Robin Orr, Songs of Zion

Ēriks Ešenvalds, Psalm 67

Paul Creston, Psalm 23

Randall Thompson, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Allen Pote, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Bo Holten, Psalms 23 and 104

Daniel Asia, Psalm 30

Kenneth Leighton, Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates

Gregory Zduniak, Psalm 96: Today Is Born Our Savior

Pamela Decker, Psalm 102, Psalm 139

Karel Boleslav Jirák, Psalm 23 for Chorus and Orchestra

Imant Raminsh, Psalms 23 and 121

Daniel Manneke, Psalm 121

David Briggs, Psalm 121

Henry Cowell, Psalm 121; Psalm VIII; Psalm 34

Leevi Madetoja, Psalm 121

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Psalm 23, Psalm 130

Whitman Brown, Psalm 23

Bobby McFerrin, Psalm 23

David Goodenough, Psalm 133

Bruce Babcock, Be Still

Vytautas Miškinis, Dilexi, Laudate pueri Dominum, Exultate Deo, Thoughts of Psalms

Stanislaw Szczycinski, Missa de Angelis: Psalm 91, also Pater Noster

Pawel Łukaszewski, Psalmus 120, Psalmus 129

Wolfram Wagner, Ad te, Domine: Psalm 27 for Soli, Choir and Orchestra

Michael John Trotta, The Lord Is My Shepherd; Psalm 145; Psalm 150; also Set Me as a Seal

Paul Gibson, Lauda Anima Mea; Psalm 121 (My Help Comes from the Lord); also My Sister, My Bride

Jack Beeson, 3 Settings from the Bay Psalm Book

Ross Lee Finney, Pilgrim Psalms

Ned Rorem, 2 Psalms and a Proverb; Praise the Lord, O My Soul

Michael Ostrzyga, Deus in adjutorium (Psalm 70); Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109); Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147)

Enjott Schneider, Das ist mine Freude (Psalm 73:28)

Toivo Tulev, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt; also Magnificat

Uroš Krek, Salmo LXII

Javier Busto, Laudate pueri (Psalm 112)

Sebastian Schwab, Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126)

David Dzubay, Cantate Domino (Psalm 98)

Mordecai Sandberg, Psalm 130

Robin Estrada, Cæli enarrant

Deborah Pritchard, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes unto the Hills

Grace Mary Williams, Two Psalms; Psalm 150

George T. Walker, Psalm 96, Psalm 117

Bruce Mahin, Whitman Psalms

John Cage, Apartment House 1776

Iša Krejčí, Little Funeral Music for Alto, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, and Piano to Texts of the Psalms and František Halas’s Poem “Old Women” (1933; rewritten 1936); Trio for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano with a song for a female voice to the text of a psalm

Dubrovay László, A halál félelmei (Circumdederunt me)

Kurt Estermann, digression: memoria

Frank La Rocca, I Will Lift Mine Eyes

Goffredo Petrassi, Psalm IX

Vesa Erkkila, Minun sieluni halajaa sinua

Tomas Peire Serrate, Confitebor Tibi Domine

Robert Vuichard, Psaume Huictisme de Clement Marot

Michael Hurd, Praise Ye the Lord; O Come Let Us Sing unto the Lord

Don Walker, Psalms 8, 26, 96, 100, 121, 133, and 134; also Magnificat

Elsa Barraine, Deuxième Prélude et Fugue (based on a Jewish Psalm melody)

Ivan Moody, Evloghise (Psalm 134:3)

James Cohn, 5 Psalm Dances, op. 50; 4 Psalms for Women’s Chorus and Piano, op. 20

Ralph Vaughan Williams, O Clap Your Hands

John Rutter, O Clap Your Hands; Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge; O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me Out; Wells Jubilate; Psalmfest; Psalm 150

Delvyn Case, Psalms of Ascent; Psalm 150 for Unaccompanied Flute; Psalm 133 (all instrumental)

Judith Lang Zaimont, My Heart within Me Is Desolate (Psalm 143:4); Psalm 23; also Ashes Are the Bread I Eat (from Lamentations)

Joelle Wallach, Beside the Still Waters (Psalm 23); Psalm 126; Shir Hamaalot; V’Shamru; also V’erastich li l’olam (a Biblical Love Song from Hosea)

Josh Rodriguez, Sondea (Psalm 139)

Joseph Jones, Psalm 33

Bobby Ge, A Mere Breath (Psalm 39)

Michel Klein, Ura (Psalm 57)

Jee Seo, Deus Misereatur (Psalm 67:1–2)

Phil Keaggy, Psalm 121

Chris Tomlin, Psalm 100

Grace Semler Baldridge, Psalm 102

Louise B. Calixte, Psalm 69

Luc Van Hove, Psalm 22

Jonny Greenwood, Psalm 22 (from The Power of the Dog soundtrack)

Jessi Colter, The Psalms

Moses and the Exodus

C. P. E. Bach, Die Israeliten in der Wuste

Franz Schubert, Miriam’s Song of Triumph

Hubert Parry, Long Since in Egypt’s Plenteous Lands</p

Thomas Linley, The Song of Moses

Anton Rubinstein, Moses

Max Bruch, Moses, op. 67

Herman David Koppel, Moses, op. 76

Darius Milhaud, Moise, op. 219, “Opus americanum no. 2”

Stefan Wolpe, The Man from Midian Suite

Also related: Franz Waxman, Joshua

Song of Songs

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Song of Songs

Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Ego flos campi

Thomas Morley, O Amica Mea

Emmanuel Chabrier, La Sulamite

Paul von Klenau, Sulamith

Percy Grainger, Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, King Solomon’s Espousals

Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur, Le Cantique des Cantiques

Patrick Burgan, Cantique des Cantiques

Patrick Hawes, Song of Songs

Lazare Saminsky, Second Hebrew Song Cycle, op. 13: The Song of Songs

Herman David Koppel, Four Love Songs from the Canticles of Solomon

Rued Langgaard, From the Song of Solomon, BVN 381

Sid Robinovich, Song of Songs

Jorge Liderman, The Song of Songs

Nicola LeFanu, Il Cantico dei Cantici II

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Flos Campi Suite

Benjamin Britten, My Beloved Is Mine

Stephen Paulus, Arise My Love

David Bednall, Rise Up, My Love

Peter Hope, Song of Solomon

Stephen Danker, Song of Solomon (Symphony no. 3)

Jonathan Leshnoff, Song of Songs

Zdeněk Lukáš, Písně Šalomounovy

Pablo Casals, Nigra Sum

Sebastian Schwab, Nigra Sum

Healey Willan, Rise Up, My Love

Carson Cooman, The Rose of Sharon; Rise Up, My Love

James Rolfe, Garden; O That You Would Kiss Me

William Walton, Set Me as a Seal upon Thy Heart

Max Helfman, Set Me as a Seal; The Voice of My Beloved

Nico Muhly, Set Me as a Seal

Rene Clausen, Set Me as a Seal

Naji Hakim, Set Me as a Seal upon Your Heart

Anatolijus Šenderovas, Simeni kahotam al libecha

Vytautas Miškinis, In lectulo meo

A. C. Kostić, Pesma nd Pesmama

Ella Milch-Sheriff, Dark Am I but Lovely

Sergei Slonimsky, Solomon’s Song of Songs; also David’s Psalms

Forrest Pierce, The Twelve Kisses

Granville Bantock, The Song of Songs

John La Montaine, Songs of the Rose of Sharon; Fragments from the Song of Songs

Wisdom Literature

Darius Milhaud, Cantate des proverbes

Wolfram Wagner, Proverbia

Leo Kraft, A Proverb of Solomon

James Rolfe, Four Anthems for Four Seasons; Under the Sun

John Rutter, To Every Thing There Is a Season

Steven Winteregg, Reflections on Quoheleth

Stefan Węgłowski, Kohelet

Paul Patterson, Ecclesiastes (from Requiem, op. 19)

Anatoly Korolev, Ecclesiast

Ernst Toch, Vanity of Vanities

Granville Bantock, Vanity of Vanities

Chris Thile, Ecclesiastes 2:24

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Hiob

C. Hubert Parry, Job

Philip Sawyers, Songs of Loss and Regret no. 7, from the Wisdom of Solomon

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Job—a Masque for Dancing

Petr Eben, Hiob

Luigi Dallapiccola, Job

Simon Khorolskiy, Искупитель мой жив (My Redeemer lives)


Alexander Glazunov, Introduction and Dance of Salome

Akira Ifukube, Salome (Ballet)

Florent Schmitt, La Tragedie de Salome; also Danse d’Abisag for Orchestra, op. 75

Jules Massenet, Hérodiade

Joseph Achron, Danse de Salome

Matthias Pintscher, Hérodiade-Fragmente

Mel Bonis, Salomé

Madame Edwarda, Salomé

Samuel, Saul, David, and Bathsheba

Lucio San Pedro, Samuel

G. F. Handel, Saul

Modest Mussorgsky, Tsar Saul

Egil Hovland, Job, Suite for Organ, op. 79

Ján Levoslav Bella, Saul und David, op. 7

Nicolas Gombert, Lugebat David Absalon

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Le danze del Re David

Arthur Honegger, Le Roi David

Aharon Harlap, David and Goliath

Ståle Kleiberg, David and Bathsheba

Kirmo Lintinen, David and Bathsheba

David Barlow, David and Bathsheba

Eyal Bitton, King David

Tim Rice, King David

Randall Thompson, Last Words of David

Stephen Melillo, David

William Billings, David’s Lamentation

Ottorino Respighi, Belkis Queen of Sheba


Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah

Malcolm Lipkin, Naboth’s Vineyard

Rihards Dubra (and Jacobus Handl), Duo Seraphim

Edward Elgar, The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me

Michael Horvit, The Prophecy of Amos; God Is with Us; You Shall Love the Lord Your God

Jonathan Dove, Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars

Marga Richter, Seek Him

Johan Helmich Roman, Vid Begrafning (“De, som redeliga för sig vandrat hafva”)

John Stainer, I Saw the Lord

Matthew Martin, I Saw the Lord

Lori Laitman, And I Will Bring Them

Michael Scherperel, Et introibunt in speluncas petrarum

Johannes Sigl, Refugium II

Rudolf Tobias, Des Jona Sendung

Charles Villiers Stanford, For Lo, I Raise Up

Hugo Cole, Jonah

Max Stern, Behold, the Days Come: Cantatas on Biblical Prophecies

Bob Dylan, All along the Watchtower

Miloslav Kabeláč, Symphony no. 8, op. 54 “Antiphons” (Text from Daniel)

The Nativity

John La Montaine, Erode the Greate, a Pageant Opera in 2 Acts, op. 40

Paul Hindemith, Das Marienleben, op. 27

Gabriel Pierné, Les enfants à Bethléem

Duke Ellington, Three Black Kings

Mark Smythe, Alleluia

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Cristóbal de Morales, Magnificat (Octavi toni)

Orlando di Lassus, Magnificat tertii toni, Magnificat octavi toni

Michael Praetorius, Magnificat per omnes versus super ut re mi fa sol la

Jehan Titelouze, Magnificat (too many to list!)

Thomas Morley, Thomas Tomkins, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Fifth Service)

Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Fauxbourdons)

Nicolas Gombert, Magnificat primi toni

Claudio Merulo, Magnificat primi toni, Magnificat del secondo tono, Magnificat dell’ottavo tono

Marcin Mielczewski, Magnificat primi toni a 12

Marcin Józef Żebrowski, Magnificat; also Rorate Coeli

Christopher Tye, Magnificat, Nunc dimittis; also Peccavimus; Omnes Gentes; other works

Isfrid Kayser, Magnificat

Robert White, Magnificat

Francois Couperin, Magnificat

Antonio Vivaldi, Magnificat

C. P. E. Bach, Magnificat

J. S. Bach, Magnificat in D Major BWV 243

Ruth Watson Henderson, Magnificat

Sisask Urmas, Magnificat

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Magnificat

Vladimír Godár, Magnificat

Н Богодаєва, Величит душа моя Господа (My soul magnifies the Lord)

John Wood, Magnificat in G

Basil Harwood, Magnificat in A Flat

Wolfram Buchenberg, Magnificat

Joep Franssens, Magnificat

Peter Benoit, Magnificat

James Burton, Magnificat

Forrest Pierce, Magnificat

Michael Kurth, Magnificat

Damijan Mocnik, Magnificat

Goffredo Petrassi, Magnificat for Soprano, Chorus, and Orchestra

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, A Simple Magnificat

Paul Chihara, Magnificat

Giles Swayne, Magnificat I, op. 33

Francis Jackson, Magnificat in G

Kim André Arnesen, Magnificat

Sydney Watson, Service in E: Magnificat

Matthew Martin, A Rose Magnificat

Charles-Francois Gounod, An Evening Service

Orlando Gibbons, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Second Service; Short Service)

William Child, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Charles Wood, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F, “Collegium Regale”

John Henry Maunder, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C, D, and G

John Ireland, Evening Service (Two: in C and F), Benedictus

Jeremy Filsell, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from “Windsor Service”

Richard Pantcheff, Evening Service in D Major, “The Whitchurch Canticles”; St. Paul’s Service; Evening Canticles, “Aedes Christi”

Julian Anderson, Evening Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)

Ben Parry, Ely Canticles

Alastair Borthwick, Advent Canticles

Herbert Sumsion, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (in A, D, and Three in G)

Bernard Rose, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Elisabeth Lutyens, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Ruth Biggs, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Caleb Burhans, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Michael Tippett, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis “Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense”

Ēriks Ešenvalds, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

James Whitbourn, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, “Collegium Regale”; also Alleluia jubilate; There Is No Speech or Language

David Ashley White, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Wayne Marshall, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C Major

Hugh Benham, Evening Service in G Major

John Tavener, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis “Collegium Regale”

Paul Patterson, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, op. 59

Robert J. Powell, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

John Høybye, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Judith Bingham, Edington Service

Philip Wilby, The Knaresborough Service

Harold Thalange, Glasgow Fauxbourdons

Tim Knight, Unison Canticles; Evening Canticles; also Ave Maria; Rise Up, My Love; Beati Mortui; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Naji Hakim, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis

Adrienne Albert, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis

James MacMillan, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis

Peter Klatzow, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Cantique de Siméon

Josquin des Prez, Nunc Dimittis

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Nunc Dimittis

Gustav Holst, Nunc Dimittis

Herbert Howells, Nunc Dimittis

Pawel Łukaszewski, Nunc Dimittis

Peter Tiefenbach, Nunc Dimittis

Hreiðar Ingi, Nunc Dimittis

Sigurður Sævarsson, Nunc Dimittis

Arvo Pärt, Nunc Dimittis

John Ashton Thomas, Nunc Dimittis

Sarah MacDonald, Nunc Dimittis

Jane Marshall, Song of Simeon “Nunc Dimittis”

Christian Forshaw, Nunc Dimittis

Artemy Vedel, Lord Now Lettest Thou…

Our Father

Jacobus Gallus (Handl), Pater Noster

Robert Stone, The Lord’s Prayer (earliest setting in English)

Leonhard Paminger, Pater Noster

Gioseffo Zarlino, Pater Noster, Ave Maria

Tomás Luis de Victoria, Pater Noster

Cristóbal de Morales, Pater Noster

Josquin des Prez, Pater Noster

Guillaume de Machaut, Messe de Notre Dame: Pater Noster

Heinrich Schütz, Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel

Herwig Reiter, Vater unser

Nicolai Otto, Pater Noster, Op 33

Albert Hay Malotte, The Lord’s Prayer

John Caldwell, The Lord’s Prayer

Gabriel Jackson, The Lord’s Prayer

Bernard Rose, The Lord’s Prayer

Charles-Francois Gounod, Pater Noster

Joseph Bonnet, Pater Noster, op. 8, no. 1

Franz Liszt, Pater Noster; also Ave Maria; Via Crucis

Ferenc Farkas, Pater Noster

Albert de Klerk, Pater Noster

Giuseppi Verdi, Pater Noster

Maurice Durufle, Notre Pere

John Tavener, The Lord’s Prayer; Notre Pere

Ernst Krenek, 5 Prayers, op. 97

Felicia Donceanu, Rugăciunea Domnească

John Ireland, Communion Service in C Major: Pater Noster (in English)

Leonard Bernstein, Mass: The Lord’s Prayer

Thomas Bloch, Missa Cantate: Pater Noster

Alan Hovhaness, The Lord’s Prayer, Op 35

Andrejs Jurjāns, The Lord’s Prayer

Arvo Pärt, Vater unser

Günter Raphael, “Vater unser” Choralkantate op. 58; also Psalm 27 “Der Herr ist mein Licht”; Psalm 104 “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele” op. 29; Psalm 126 op. 56 Nr. 1; Aus den Klageliedern Jeremias op. 56 Nr. 2; Kor, op. 63

Pekka Kostiainen, Pater Noster

Michael Bojesen, Pater Noster

Dan Locklair, Pater Noster

Arnold Strals (recorded by Sister Janet Mead), The Lord’s Prayer

Marcin Gumiela, Pater Noster

Naji Hakim, Pater Noster

Leoš Jánaček, Otce nas (The Lord’s Prayer), JW IV/29

Igor Stravinsky, Otche Nash

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Lord’s Prayer

Valentin Silvestrov, Otche Nash (from Diptych)

Apostol Nikolaev-Stroumsky, Отче на́шъ (Otche Nash)

Nicolai Kedrov, Отче на́шъ (Otche Nash)

Peter Dinev, Отче на́шъ (Otche Nash)

Dobri Khristov, Otche Nash no. 2

Alfred Schnittke, 3 Sacred Hymns, no. 3. Otche nash

D. Ljubojevic, Oče naš

Minta Aleksinački, Oče naš (Lord’s Prayer); also Psalm 139

Dimitri Tchesnokov, Pater Noster

Richard Einhorn, Voices of Light: Pater Noster (with film)

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Herran rukous (The Lord’s Prayer)

Peter Maxwell Davies, The Lord’s Prayer

Toby Young, The Lord’s Prayer

Michael G. Cunningham, The Lord’s Prayer, op. 6d

Hugh Benham, The Lord’s Prayer

Daron Hagen, “Our Father” (Second Movement of Little Prayers

Frode Fjellheim, Pater Noster

Rebecca Lundberg, Pater Noster

Anúna (Michael McGlynn), Pater Noster

The Life and Death of Jesus

Philip Stopford, Hosanna to the Son of David

C. P. E. Bach, 30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752: no. 29; Jesus in Gethsemane

Michael Berkeley, Gethsemane Fragment (instrumental)

Hjalmar Borgström, Jesus in Gethsemane, op. 14 (instrumental)

Volker David Kirchner, Gethsemani; also Schibboleth

Teizo Matsumura, To the Night of Gethsemane (instrumental)

Bert Breit, Meditationen

Simon Vincent, Meditations on Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane; Stations of the Cross

Gottfried August Homilius, So gehst du nun (St. Mark Passion)

Charles Wood, St. Mark Passion

Reinhard Keiser, Markuspassion

Kurt Thomas, Passionmusik nach den Evangelisten Markus, op. 7

Adolf Brunner, Passionsgeschichte nach dem Evangelisten Markus

Lorenzo Perosi, La passione di Cristo secondo San Marco; Le 7 Parole di N.S. Gesu Cristo sulla Croce; also La Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo; Tu es Petrus; O Padre nostro

Osvaldo Golijov, St. Mark Passion

Théodore Dubois, Seven Last Words of Christ

Patrick Burgan, Seven Last Words of Christ

Daniel Pinkham, Saint Mark Passion; The Last Seven Words of Christ

Paul Carr, Seven Last Words from the Cross

Knut Nystedt, Jesu sieben Worte, op. 171

Enjott Schneider, Sieben letzte Worte Jesu; also Organ Concerto no. 2: Hiob; Three Biblical Stories; Crucifixus; Salome; others

Johannes Heroldt, Historia Des Leidens Und Sterbens Unsers Herrn Und Heilands Jesu Christi aus dem H. Evangelisten Mattheo mit sechs Stimmen/p>

Johann Heinrich Rolle, St. Matthew Passion

Philip Wilby, An English Passion according to Saint Matthew

Norbert Rousseau, Mattheuspassie
Hans Peter Türk, Siebenbürgische Passionmusik

Georg Philipp Telemann, Lukas Passion 1728; Der Tod Jesu

Heinrich Schütz, Lukas-Passion, Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross

Otto Malling, Der Tod und die Auferstehung Christi, op. 54; Die sieben Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze, op. 81; Aus dem Leben Christi, op. 63; Die Geburt Christi, op. 48; Die heilige Jungfrau, op. 70; Die heiligen drei Könige, op. 84; Paulus, op. 78; Nachklänge aus Davids Psalmen, op. 89

Rudolf Mauersberger, Passionsmusik nach dem Lukasevangelium

Calliope Tsoupaki, St. Luke’s Passion

Kjell-Mork Karlsen, St. Luke Passion; St. John Passion; Markuspasjon; Orthodox St. Matthew Passion

Teodoro Clinio, Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem

Johann Friedrich Fasch, Passio Jesu Christi

Sofia Gubaidulina, Johannes-Passion and Johannes-Ostern

Guido Mancusi, Johannespassion

Frédéric Ledroit, La Passion du Christ selon Saint Jean

Carl Heinrich Graun, Der Tod Jesu

Hugo Distler, Choral-Passion, op. 7

Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Der Sterbende Heiland

Robert Kyr, The Passion according to 4 Evangelists

Peter Breiner, The Story (Oratorio)

Hermann Reutter, Die Passion in 9 Inventionen, op. 25

Bohuslav Martinu, Greek Passion

Tan Dun, Water Passion

Torbjorn Dyrud, Out of Darkness

Adolphus Hailstork, Crucifixion

Frank Martin, Golgotha; Polyptyque, Six images de la Passion du Christ

Richard Danielpour, The Passion of Yeshua

Anton Schweitzer, Die Auferstehung Christi

John Ireland, Greater Love Hath No Man

Francis Poulenc, Tenebrae factae sunt

Harrison Birtwistle, The Last Supper

Patrick Hadley, A Lenten Cantata

Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac, Страснa седмица (Strasna sedmica = Passion Week)

Franz Haydn, Seven Last Words of Our Redeemer on the Cross

Michael Finnissey, Dum transisset Sabbatum

Judith Bingham, Jesum quaeritis Nazarenum; also “Prelude and Voluntary” (inspired by the Emmaus Road story)

Carman Moore, Gethsemane Park

Arvo Pärt, The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar

Alessandro Stradella, San Giovanni Battista

Helge Burggrabe, Jehoschua (Rotes Oratorium)

Martin Emslie, Omega and Alpha

Thomas Tallis, If Ye Love Me

Paul Mealor, If Ye Love Me; also Ave Maria; De Profundis; Jubilate Deo; The Beatitudes; The Lord Bless You and Keep You; The Selwyn Service; All Wisdom Cometh from the Lord

Benjamin Britten, Cantata misericordium, op. 69

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus (as well the original folk song)

Hugo Alfvén, Den forlorade sonen (The Prodigal Son) Suite

Keith Green, Prodigal Son Suite, Road to Jericho, The Sheep and the Goats

Kurt Atterberg, De Favitska Jungfrurna, op. 17 “The Wise and Foolish Virgins”

Jazeps Vitols, Jezus pie akas (Jesus by the Well)

Bruce Springsteen, Jesus Was an Only Son

Christopher Wright, The Bread of Life; Hymn of Salvation; also Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Song of Praise

E. J. Moeran, Blessed Are Those Servants

Philip Stopford, In My Father’s House; also Ave Maria

Vladimir Ivanovich Martynov, The Beatitudes

Damijan Mocnik, Blagri (Beatitudes)

Zoltan Kodaly, Jezus es a Kufarok

John Stainer, God So Loved the World

Will Todd, God So Loved the World; Passion Music

Francis Pott, Christus

Arthur Bliss, Mary of Magdala

Patrick Burgan, Noli me tangere

Graham Ross, Ascendo ad Patrem meum

Mason Bates, “Sirens” (5th movement, from the Book of Matthew)

Omerror Dawson (Arr. Mervyn Warren), Come unto Me

James Lee III, Stones and Bread

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Kiusaukset

Alemdar Karamanov, Cycle of Symphonies 11–14 “Accomplished” (and many others)


Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Oratorium nach den Bildern der Bibel

Antonín Dvořák, Biblical Songs

David Monrad Johansen, Fem Bibelske Sanger, op. 25

Johan Kvandal, 3 Solokantater for sang og orgel

Charles Tournemire, Symphony no. 6, op. 48, “Bible”

Anthony Milner, The Water and the Fire

Margaret Allison Bonds, Scripture Reading

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Vigilia

James Lentini, Three Sacred Meditations

Johan Franco, Seven Biblical Sketches

Bruno Bjelinski, Drei biblische Legenden (for Trumpet and Piano)

Dave Brubeck, The Commandments; The Gates of Justice

Kåre Kolberg, Hakena´anit (The Canaanite Woman)

Robert White, Lamentations a 5

Edward Bairstow, The Lamentation

Ernst Krenek, Lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ, op. 93

Peter-Anthony Togni, Lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ

Pablo Casals, O vos omnes

Rene Clausen, O vos omnes

G. F. Handel, Belshazzar, HWV 61; Judas Maccabeus

Jean Sibelius, Belshazzar’s Feast (Belsazars gastabud), op. 5

William Walton, Belshazzar’s Feast

Giuseppi Verdi, Nabucco

John Knowles Paine, St. Peter, op. 20

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Paulus

George Dyson, St. Paul’s Voyage to Melita

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Paul, Apostle of Christ

Naji Hakim, Saul de Tarse (Oratorio)

Egil Hovland, Saul, op. 74

Sulo Salonen, 22 evankelimotettia; Ala pelkaa, Maria; Frukta icke, Maria

Jacobus Vaet, Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus

Joseph Samson, Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus

Paul Creston, Corinthians XIII

Vincent Persichetti, Love

Richard Rodney Bennett, These Three

Joni Mitchell, Love

Andreas Raselius, Stephanus

Harvey Schmidt, Philemon

Harold Thalange, All These Died in Faith

Kurt Weill, The Eternal Road

Jacob Druckman, Vox Humana

Antonio Caldara, Motets

Sylvie Bodorová, Juda Maccabeus

Patrick Gowers, Viri Galilaei

Gabriel Jackson, In All His Works

Ralph Vaughan Williams, “O Man Greatly Beloved” from Dona Nobis Pacem; Sancta Civitas; Benedicite

Anton Bruckner, Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Edward Elgar, Ecce Sacerdos Magnus; The Apostles; The Kingdom

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men—versions by Edmund Rubbra, Roberta Bitgood, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi

Anthony Pitts, Seven Letters

Herbert Howells, Blessed Are the Dead

James Whitbourn, He Carried Me Away in the Spirit; Pure River of Water of Life

Daniel Pinkham, Revelation Motets

Pierre Henry, L’apocalypse de Jean

Marcin Gumiela, Apocalypse

Knut Nystedt, Apocalypsis Joannis, op. 155

Kjell-Mork Karlsen, Apenbarings-Meditasjoner (Meditations on Revelation), op. 155

Boris Arapov, Revelation of St. John the Theologian

Poul Ruders, Thus Saw Saint John

Edgar Bainton, And I Saw a New Heaven

Julian Wachner, Behold the Tabernacle of God

Patrick Hawes, Revelation

Cristian Bence-Muk, Apocalipsa

Reginald Haber, Holy, Holy, Holy

Paulin Michael Mills, Thou Art Worthy

Adrian Howard and Pat Turner, Salvation Belongs to Our God

Simon Khorolskiy, Знамение Сына (The Sign of the Son)

The list could go on…


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