Performed in February 1968 at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford by
The Schola Cantorum of Oxford, conducted by John Byrt.
Play the whole performance below, or select individual movements further down.
|MOVEMENT||Text (English)||Text (Latin)|
|1. Chorus||The Lord said unto my Lord:
Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy foot-stool.
|Dixit Dominus Domino meo:
Sede a dextris meis, donec ponam inimicos tuos scabellum pedum tuorum.
|The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion:
be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.
| Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion:
dominare in medio inimicorum tuorum.
|In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship.
The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
| Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae splendoribus sanctorum.
Ex utero ante luciferum genui te.
|4. Chorus||The Lord swore, and will not repent:||Juravit Dominus et non paenitebit eum:|
|5. Chorus||Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech.||Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech.|
|6. Soloists and chorus||The Lord upon thy right hand,
shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.
| Dominus a dextris tuis
confregit in die irae suae reges.
|7. Chorus||He shall judge the nations,
fill the places with destruction, and shatter the skulls in the land of the many.
| Judicabit in nationibus
Implebit ruinas, conquassabit capita in terra multorum.
|8. Soprano duet and chorus||He shall drink of the brook in the way,
therefore shall he lift up his head.
| De torrente in via bibet,
propterea exaltabit caput.
|9. Chorus||Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now; and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
| Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.