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“Avenge me, O God, and plead my cause against an unkind nation. From a man of deceit and injustice rescue me”.

Sentiments worthy of Behrouz Boochani expressed in psalms by Sweelinck, Scheidt, Vecchi, Claude Le Jeune (the only composer to have set all 150!) and Gavin Bryars (his affecting Lord, I cry unto thee). The centrepiece is a miniature oratorio from Handel, the second of his Chandos Anthems (In the Lord put I my trust).

 

PROGRAM

Introduction by Christopher Clark

Plainchant according to the Church of Rome, psalm 58

Sigmund Hemmel (c. 1520–1564), psalm 82, Deus stetit in synagoga

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck  (1562–1621), psalm 36, Du malin le meschant vouloir

Claude LeJeune  (c. 1530–1600), psalm 40, Apres avoir constamment attendu

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), psalm 9, In the Lord put I my trust

Scottish metrical psalm, psalm 17, O Lord give ear to my just cause

Andrea Gabrieli  (c. 1533–1585), psalm 7, Domine Deus meus

Guglielmo Arnoni (c. 1570–1630), psalm 26, Judica me, Domine

Orazio Vecchi (1550–1605), psalm 143, Velociter exaudi me

Gavin Bryars (b. 1943), psalm 141

Jan van Dijk (1918–2016), psalm 109

Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654), psalm 43, Richte mich, Gott, und führe

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