February 1, 2015

Master of the Life of the Virgin, The Presentation, National Gallery, London, 1460-75

Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed [NRSV, Luke 2:34].

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Setting: Mass for Five Voices [listen], William Byrd (1540-1623)

Introit: Senex puerum portabat [text] [Lancelot:YouTube], William Byrd
Motet: Hodie beata virgo [text] [Rose: YouTube],William Byrd)
Postlude:  A light to lighten [Berg:YouTube], Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Ordinaire : Missa sine nomine, Lodovico Viadana, (1560-1627)

Introït : Senex puerum portabat [texte] [Lancelot : YouTube], William Byrd (1540-1623)

Motet: Hodie beata virgo [texte] [Rose : YouTube],William Byrd

Postlude : Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV 76 [Foccroulle : musicMe], Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin / In peace and joy I now depart, BWV 616 [text] [Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Hail, gladdening light [King's: text/YouTube], Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Preces and Responses: Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Psalm: 84 (T. Tertius Noble)

Canticles: Collegium Regale, Charles Wood

Anthem: When to the temple Mary went [text] [St. Edmundsbury: YouTube],  Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)

Postlude:  Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf /Lord God, now open wide Thy Heav'n, BWV 617 (text) [Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) after the Nunc Dimittis.