The God Who Sings

Some suggested Scriptural music - both traditional and contemporary.

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Traditional music:

  • Creation Oratorio – Joseph Haydn – Based on the book of Genesis
  • Juditha Triumphans Oratorio – Vivaldi – Based on the book of Judith
  • Canticum Canticorum cycle of motets – Palestrina – Based on the Song of Songs
  • Biblical Songs cycle (Opus 99) Dvorak – Based on the Psalms
  • Miserere – Allegri (Tallis Scholars version) – Based on Psalm 51
  • The Messiah – Handel – Based on the Old/New Testaments
  • The Magnificat – Schubert – Mary’s Magnificat Song
  • Christ on the Mount of Olives – Beethoven – Luke’s account of Jesus’ last night
  • The Seven Last Songs – Haydn – Jesus’ 7 last words before death
  • St Matthew Passion Oratorio – J.S. Bach – Based on Matthew’s Gospel
  • The Stabat Mater – Pergolesi – The Virgin Mary at the Cross
  • The Apostles Oratorio – Elgar – The Story of the Apostles
  • Gregorian Chant – youtube.com

Contemporary music: