Johannes Brahms: Requiem

UC Davis University and Alumni Choruses, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Thomas conducting present Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsche Requiem at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis with Tamara Matthews, soprano and David Arnold, baritone Series: Mondavi Center Presents [4/2009] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 16257]

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Author super1fluity (1 month)
Brahms’ knowledge of scripture was extensive. This incredible text is based
Solely on Old and New Testaments (in English)
Matthew 5:4...
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN; for they shall be comforted

Psalm 126:5,6...
They that sow seeds in tears shall reap with joy. He that goeth forth and
weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
bring his harvest with him!!!

1 Peter 1:24...
FOR ALL FLESH IS AS THE GRASS, and the glory of man, as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away!

James 5:7...
So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, for the coming of the Lord. You
see how the farmer must wait for the precious harvest of the land, being
patient while it is watered by the rains of spring and fall

1 Peter 1:25...
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.!!!

Isaiah 35:10...
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and
everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and
sorrow and sighing shall flee away !!!

Psalm 39:4-7...
TEACH ME OH LORD, how brief my time on earth will be, Remind me that my
days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.
My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just
a moment to you. Human existence is but a breath.
We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We
heap up wealth for someone else to spend.
And so Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you !!!

Wisdom of Solomon 3:1...
But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no
torment touch them !!!

Psalm 84:1,2,4...
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart
and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.

John 16:22...
AND NOW YE THEREFORE HAVE SORROW; but I will see you again, and your heart
shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Ecclesiastes 51:27...
Ye see how for a little while I labor and toil, yet have I found much rest.

Isaiah 66:13...
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.

Hebrews 13:14...
FOR HERE HAVE WE NO CONTINUING CITY, but we seek one to come.

1 Corinthians 15:51,52,54,55...
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
. . . then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory !!!
O death, where is they sting? O grave, where is they victory !!!

Revelation 4:11...
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou
hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 14:13...
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD from henceforth: Yea, saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow

Author Debbie Edwards (4 months)
Definition of Requiem
1) A Roman Catholic Mass
a. A mass for a deceased person.
b. A musical composition for such a mass.

2. A hymn, composition, or service for the dead.

Why pray or give a service for the dead if there is no God Sachmo ?

You are clueless. Your comments are contrived through your ignorant
perceptions, to support your self serving ideology.

It's arrogance. 

Author Mark Muzzio (3 months)
Looking fwd to choir practice

Author שושי מבשלים גורמה לייט (5 months)
God is there whether we believe in it, accept it or not. One who has
doubts should only open ones eyes and look around. There's a magnificent
cosmic system who created all this. It is working and flowing harmonically
every day and every minute. It has nothing to do with religion. Religion
is the making of human beings. You can keep it or ignore it. It's essence
is just a set of rules to keep you more focused, more close to yourself and
to the cosmic system. All the rest is additions of human needs of ego.
The pure essence of religion is to make you a better person. All the rest
is just not that.

Life is better and easier if we stick to the cosmic rules, learn them and
understand how we can flow with them. This is called living with God.

And really, it has nothing to do with religion. 

Author michael wiltgen (1 month)
Religious music, or not. for god, or not. Who cares beautiful music is a
product of the human condition (emotion experience talent etc) and its
absolutely beautiful that a group of people with who knows what beliefs can
come together and create this awesomeness.

Author Geoff Dahl (9 months)
Some days mortality enters our personal circles to remind us how vulnerable
and special our lives are.

Author John Arrington Woodward (2 years)

Author Rutcut Catrat (1 year)
It was there all along...

Author Kenny Piaskowski (1 year)
The Sacrifice--the Offering. Both maybe at oncr.

Author Classical music (9 months)

Author Hong Hung (1 year)
UC Davis University and Alumni Choruses, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra,
Jeffrey Thomas conducting present Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsche Requiem at
the Mondavi Center at UC Davis with Tamara Matthews, soprano and David
Arnold, baritone

Author Carmen Guzman (1 year)
#brahms #ucdavis

Author Fritz Maisenbacher (6 months)
Just how I am wondering how you dare to listen to this music and this text
without believing in it .... in one word : what are you doing here ?

Author 2468HOTROD (1 year)
I once had an album with the Philadelphia Orchestra directed by Eugene
Ormandy and the Morman Tabernacle Choir performing this beautiful music.
God how I miss those old albums. They recorded some awesome classical music
back in the 70's and 80's together.

Author colton cornwell (8 months)

Author giuseppe disantomonte (1 year)
Meglio Mozart!

Author Javier Corona Vázquez (7 months)
¡¡¡EXCELENTE!!! GRACIAS UCtelevision

Author belpberg1 (1 year)
I have the CD with Kiri te Kanawa, a beautiful voice too:)

Author Willem van Boxtel (6 months)
Even though we cannot prove God doesn't exist, we can't prove he does
exist, eitther. It is, indeed, a matter of faith. Therefore, I am neither
an atheïst nor a Christian (or follower of any other religion). It's true
that many composers of the Baroque days were inspired by their faith, but
only because of their historic surroundings.

Author FateOfUrd (6 months)
The sense of words is to be missunderstood I guess. Words make sense for
every individual, there is not one reason for a word, there a different

Author Fritz Maisenbacher (6 months)
Poor fool . Ignorance and pride . The perfect moron of our modern times .

Author Fritz Maisenbacher (6 months)
If Brahms didn't believe in the text he used , YOU are not believing in the
text you wrote .... end of story .

Author στεβη φακ γεα (1 year)
if you call this troll,you are a fool;)

Author timb27 (6 months)
In my opinion I think the decision to not title this Johannes Brahms: A
German Requiem illustrates the devastating effect that the 68 year
defamation campaign against the German people has had on Americans
especially. Obviously this is just speculation and some would say a comment
like this is pure paranoia, so to each his own. Also, if you want the
definitive version I would recommend checking this out.

Author Willem van Boxtel (6 months)
I'm not saying I mind music to be made about Gods or Heavens, not at all!

Author Bakjam Gai (1 year)
ching chong ling long ping pong

Author dagadbm (10 months)
watch?v=dJelOS-fjrY nope.jpg

Author bersa888 (7 months)
Einstein's god was the god of Spinoza, of many scientists and philosophers,
a transcendent idea of the cosmos, of the mystery beyond the grandeour of
nature, "a superior reasoning power" (his own words), and he stated several
times that he wanted nothing to do with the god of the Bible. What are YOU
talking about...?

Author Johann Contra-Thunder (7 months)
Do you call the human sacrifice of the Aztecs and the slaughter of
Christians by Pagan Rome "religious"? If so, I'm sure you are right that
more people have suffered more from "religion" than WWI or WWII. I myself
call anti-theism a religious belief, as there is no scientific evidence for
it. There is vast and ancient philosophical and scientific evidence for
God, though, and you are calling your ancestors fools by denying His

Author Joao Carvalho (9 months)

Author Mário Rodrigues (6 months)
Ignorance and ego in both sides of the talk, LISTEN the music. Atheist or
not you can clearly identify and appreciate the influence of religion in
this and other amazing, powerful and beautiful pieces. Religion is and
always will be a source of great inspiration, either for prejudice,
genocide or amazing human feats. To be human is to believe and follow
something higher than us, a pop star like Michael Jackson, an athlete like
Michael Jordan or a religious character like Jesus Christ. LISTEN

Author antonpetrovichkoch (6 months)
I am merely enjoying the music of a fairly agnostic composer, which was
inspired by the death of real people, rather than by the death of a
Biblical being. The text he uses in his Requiem concentrates on the solace
to people, not on the eternal nature of Christ or something. His use of the
Bible is more cultural than existential. What makes you think Brahms
believed the text he used?

Author Eduardo David Mendoza Yesca (1 year)
Sencillamente Hermoso.

Author powerjavelin (10 months)
I meant baritone. That guy needs to find a new line of work.

Author Johann Contra-Thunder (7 months)
Of course, I do not say technology or science are evil. But they do tend to
make us proud. Power corrupts men now as it ever has corrupted them. We
play with fire, and laugh at those who tell us we will burn our hands.

Author Lukasz Szafera (5 months)
Thank You.

Author MrCatneko (11 months)

Author bersa888 (7 months)
As far as "God" more probable than evolution (which is a fact, whether you
deny it or not), is like saying real magic is more probable than a damn
good trick. Again, please, truly and throughly inform yourself on the
subject of evolution, and disregard Creationists' tales of magic
intervention. Evolution has been proven over and over and it gets stronger
by the day (unless you are not reading about it). No such luck for "God did
it" ;-) None.

Author SatchmoSings (6 months)
We lost our need for God, not because of two atomic bombs but with the
discovery of microbes and germ theory. You're no learner, let alone a
free-thinker. A free-thinker accepts a true idea irresepective of its

Author wahtf koth (9 months)

Author FateOfUrd (6 months)
So who decides what is the right place for who? I can't listen to a
"requiem" because I don't belive in christianity? Even if I'm into this
music, I mustn't hear it?

Author belpberg1 (1 year)
In German? Bravo. I sang this some years ago, the most touching melodies
and texts I ever have heard. Its a beautiful performance and huge choir.

Author jwaacks (10 months)
I love that part where they all tune in their intstruments at 00:23-00:46.
I don't play any instrument and know fairly little about classical music,
but my parents used to drag me to operas and ballets as a kid and I always
thought it was boring as hell, until the moment I heard that sound and knew
that something exciting was going to happen on the stage. Now I actually
rather enjoy classical arts.

Author Tommyfazz (6 months)
I exist despite the non-existence of god; I enjoy living in a godless
world- yipee!

Author FScott Fitzgerald (1 year)
Beautiful work and much appreciated. God would be well pleased and for
those that don't believe God is real, that's obviously your option. For me,
I'd rather be on the side of believing rather than taking a chance of
finding out I was wrong and paying the consequences. Music is an extremely
important part of life and pieces like this enrich your self-worth.

Author Willem van Boxtel (6 months)
I am no atheïst, far from it. I conclude that in the light of their
historic surroundings (which included religion being one of the most
imporant affairs in life, in state matters and personal questions),
composers used to compose religious music. Current "classical" composers
don't write religious music as much as the Baroque masters did.

Author SatchmoSings (6 months)
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation
and is but a reflection of human frailty. I am a deeply religious
nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion. True religion is
real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and
righteousness I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and
punishes evil.

Author Fritz Maisenbacher (6 months)
I do not see any transgression .

Author bersa888 (7 months)
Living in 2013, using computers, driving cars, flyting on planes, trusting
doctors and medicine, talking on cellphones from across the world, while at
the same time believing in any god IS schizofrenic behavior. Anyhow, I was
just responding the the claim that Einstein believed in a god. The word
"God" carries too many - counteless - connotations to be able to use it
unequivocably anyway. Dont' worry about it :-)

Author Eduardo Martinez (11 months)
727,487 views... and none dislike :O

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