October 31, 2021

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 31 (Year B)

This week, Sing For Joy features both festive stir-your-heart hymnody for Reformation Sunday, as well as melt-your-heart serenity in music that honors the love commandments. Festivity and serenity: an unusual but welcome combination. I hope you'll join us.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Deuteronomy 6:1-9
  • (PS) Psalm 119:1-8
  • (2R) Hebrews 9:11-14
  • (G) Mark 12:28-34

A Mighty Fortress is Our God (EIN FESTE BURG)Martin Luther / Martin Luther, lyricist / John Rutter, arranger (ALT)
The Cambridge Singers / The City of London Sinfonia, ensemble / John Scott, accompanist / John Rutter
(CD) Sing, Ye Heavens / COLLEGIUM RECORDS / COLCD 126
© 2000 Collegium Records, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37064, USA

Psalm 46Martin Luther (ALT)
The Choir of Winchester Cathedral / David Dunnett, accompanist / David Hill
(CD) Hymns and Psalms from Winchester / HERALD AV PRODUCTIONS / HAVPCD 185
© 1995 Herald AV Productions, The Studio, 29 Alfred Road, Farnam, Surrey, GU9 8ND, England

Cantata 80: Ein Feste Burg: Chorale - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress) (EIN FESTE BURG)Martin Luther / Martin Luther, lyricist / Johann Sebastian Bach, arranger (ALT)
St. Olaf Cantorei: Northfield, MN / James E. Bobb
(CD) Sing For Joy Archives / ST. OLAF COLLEGE / Not For Resale
© St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Thee Will I LoveKenneth Jennings / Johann Scheffler, lyricist / Catherine Winkworth, translator (G)
The National Lutheran Choir: Minneapolis, MN / Larry L. Fleming
© National Lutheran Choir Recordings, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 302, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, USA

Three Motets: Beati Quorum Via, Op. 38, No. 3Charles Villiers Stanford (PS)
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
(CD) A New Heaven / DECCA CLASSICS / 1795732
© 2009 Decca Classics, 4 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG, United Kingdom