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Religious themes: Parables of Jesus

Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 20:12:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: GregSchee(a)
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.

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
they are/were)
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,
Concordia 98-1569

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
(adults) Lawson-Gould

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,
on February 18, 2007 10:00pm
Jesus Said To The Blind Man is not out of print. And it's 2007, ten years later. It's a brilliant piece.