May 10, 2009

Rembrandt van Rijn, Baptism of the Eunuch, Museum Catherijne Convent, Utrecht, 1626
As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?" (NRSV, Acts 8:36)."

The Fifth Sunday of Easter [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Le Banquet céleste [listen:
Weir], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: Kyrie eleison,
John Burge (b. 1961)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis du Banquet céleste, John Burge

Motet: O King, to whom all things do live [
text] [listen], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Postlude: Toccata Francese,
Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter (b. 1936)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: A Little Invocation, Thomas Hyde (b. 1978)

Introit: The Throne of God [
text], Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Preces and Responses:
Jonathan Wild (b. 1969)

Psalm: 45, (Wedd)

Donald Hunt (b. 1985)

Anthem: A Song to the Lamb [t
ext], Patrick Wedd

Postlude: Chimera,
Matthew Martin (b. 1976)