Religious themes: Parables of Jesus
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 20:12:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: parable compilation
Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for parables which have
been set to music. Below is a compilation of responses:
Ralph Vaughan Williams " Diverus and Lazarus"
The Pharisee and the Publican, one of the Schuetz "Kleine geistliche
Suggest you check out the English-translated smaller vocal works of Heinrich
Schuetz, as published by Concordia, St. Louis. There are several wonderful
things for small choir and soloists based on well-known parables
John Horman's "The Good Samaritan."
There is a gospel song (sung by Geo Beverly Shea) "The Ninety and Nine" re:
the parable of the lost sheep.
CATALOG OF CHORAL MUSIC ARRANGED IN BIBLICAL ORDER by James Laster published
by Scarecrow Press. A new edition was released last Summer; below are ideas
from the old edition:
Parable of the Sower, Berger, SATB, Carl Fischer CM 7810
Song of the Mustard Seed, Hopson, U, GIA G-2239
You Wicked Servant, Bender, 3 equal voices, Concordia, 98-2085
Zion Hxrt die Wxchter singen, Buxtehude, TB, ECS 538
Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers, Gumpelzhaimer, SATB, Concordia 98-1469
Wake, Awake for night is Flying, Nicolai, various voicings, Concordia
The Good Samaritan (from Two Parables), McAfee, SATB, General Music (whoever
At the Time of the Banquet, Krapf, U, Concordia 98-1977
Father Abraham, Have Mercy upon Me, Krapf, U, Concordia 98-1976
The Pharisee and the Publican, Schutz, SATB - TB soli, G Schirmer 7473
Two Men Betook Themselves to Pray in the Temple, Schutz, SATB - SA soli,
There's a version of the Good Samaritan in the New Century Hymnal -- Hymn 541
They Asked Who's my Neighbor. Jan Wesson 1981.
M.A. Charpentier: Filius Prodigus (OUP)
Britten: Cantata Misericordium (Boosey) (Parable of the Good Samaritan)
Clerembault: Histoire de la Femme Adultere (Heritage/Roger Dean/Lorenz)
Poor Man Lazarus, Jester Hairston
Jesus Spracht zum dem blinden(1612) (Jesus said to the blind man) by Melchior
Vulpius (1570-1615) [Concordia 98-1027 - may be out of print]
Feeding of the 5000-Jesus Fed the Hungry Thousands--Hal Hopson, unison voices
(children) Hope Pub.
Dives and Lazarus-Poor Man Lazarus--arr. Parker or Shaw/Parker SATB voices
Pharisee and the publican-The Pharisee and the Publican--Schutz SATB voices
and 2 soloists, G. Schirmer
(Kodaly's "Jesus and the Traders" (not really a parable, but a good piece).
On a related track is The Beatitudes, by Arvo Paert -- pretty challenging,