Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
soprano Melissa Simmons
mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo
tenor Michael Bodnyk
baritone Jamal Sarikoki
organist Sam Nelson
We are pleased to introduce two choral works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - The Lord is My Strength, and Now Late on the Sabbath Day - thanks to a grant from the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. These may very well be the first recordings of these two pieces. You can learn more about Coleridge-Taylor by watching our mini-documentary about his life.
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of God.
(Psalm 118: 14, 17)
O Lord of all, with us abide
in this, our joyful Easter-tide;
from ev'ry weapon death can wield
thine own redeemed forever shield.
All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored:
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.
Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified. He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Matthew 28: 1-9, 19-20