August 30, 2009

Unknown, Christ the Bridegroom and the Church His Bride, from Petrus Comestor, Bible historiale, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1372

My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away (NRSV, Song of Solomon 2:10).”


10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 636 [Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Ave Maria
[text] [Proulx: listen], [attributed] Jacob Arcadelt (1505-68)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis [Ely: listen], Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

Motet: Father, we thank thee,
William Albright (1944-98)

Postlude: Pi├Ęce d’orgue / Fantasia in G, BWV 572 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Psalm Prelude: Lo, the poor man crieth [Walker: listen] Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Introit: I give you a new commandment [text], Peter Aston (b. 1938)

Preces and Responses: Alan Ridout (1934-96)

Psalm: 115 (Lloyd)

Magnificat: In c minor,
George Dyson (1883-1964)

Nunc Dimittis: In D major, R. Walker Robson

Anthem: My eyes for beauty pine [text] [Christ Church Oxford: listen; Queen's: listen] Herbert Howells

Postlude: Introduction and Passacaglia in d [Knupp: listen], Max Reger (1783-1916)