September 28, 2008

Filippino Lippi, Moses Brings forth Water out of the Rock, National Gallery, London, c. 1511

"I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink." Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel (NRSV, Exodus 17:6)).'"

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Octet

Toccata Cromatica per L'Elevazione (
listen) from Messa della Domenica, Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) [BNQ]

Regina Caeli,
Francesco Soriano (c.1548-1621)

Mass Setting:
Missa sopra "l'aria della Monica" (
listen) Girolamo Frescobaldi

Ego sum panis vivus (
text), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) [BNQ]

Toccata quinta sopra i pedali e senza (
listen), Girolamo Frescobaldi

4:00 pm Evensong (St. Michael and All Angels)
The Cathedral Singers Octet

Les Anges from La Nativité du Seigneur (
listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) [BNQ]

Duo Seraphim (
text), Juan Esquivel Barahona (1563-1614)

Preces and Responses:
Guilford Cathedral,
Andrew Millington (b. 1952)Psalm: 8 (Crotch)

watch & listen), Buxtehude, Dietrich (1637-1707) [BNQ]

Nunc Dimittis:
A Light of revelation,
Johann Walter (1496-1570)

Duo Seraphim (
text & listen), from Vespro della Beata Vergine, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) [BNQ]

Frank Ferko (b. 1950)

September 21, 2008

Master of the Manne, The Gathering of the Manna, Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai, 1470

"I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the LORD your God (NRSV, Exodus 16:12).'"
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Our Father (
listen), BuxWV 219, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) [BNQ]

Introit: Exultate justi (
text & listen), Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627) [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Missa de Beata Virgine,
Gregor Aichinger (1564-1628)

Motet: O Sacrum Convivium (
text), Giovanni Croce (1557-1609) [BNQ]

Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in C (
listen), Georg Böhm (1661-1733) [BNQ]

4:00 pm Evensong (St. Matthew)
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Werde Munter, BWV 147 (
listen & watch), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ]

Introit: Holy is the true light,
William Harris (1883-1973)

Preces and Responses: Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

Psalm: 112 (Alcock)

Canticles: Service in G, Herbert Sumsion

Anthem: O King all glorious (
listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968) [BNQ]

Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545 (
listen), Johann Sebastian Bach

September 14, 2008

Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Brazen Serpent, Cappella Sistina, 1511

So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live(NRSV, Numbers 21:9).

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Holy Cross Day [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Vexilla regis,
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) [BNQ]

Introit: Crux fidelis (
listen), John of Portugal (1603-56)

Mass Setting: Missa "Sine nomine,"
Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627)

Motet: Crux fidelis,
Jacob Clement (1510-56)

Postlude: Vexilla regis,
Healey Willan (1880-1968) [BNQ]

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Vexilla regis,
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) [BNQ]

Introit: The Almond Tree (
text), Alan Ridout (1934-96) [BNQ]

Preces and Responses:
Martin Neary (b. 1940) [BNQ]

Psalm: 118 (Thalben-Ball)

Canticles: Canterbury Cathedral, Alan Ridout

Anthem: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (
text & listen), Elizabeth Poston (1905-87)

Postlude: Vexilla regis,
Flor Peeters (1903-1986) [BNQ]

September 7, 2008

Dieric Bouts the Elder, The Feast of the Passover, Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven, 1464-67

They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (NRSV, Exodus 12:8).

The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante religioso from Sonata No. 4 (
listen), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)[BNQ]

Introit: Jubilate Deo (
text), Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Missa octavi toni,
Orlande de Lassus

Motet: Domine, exaudi orationem meam (ps. 102) (
text), Orlande de Lassus

Postlude: Allegro con brio from Sonata No. 4 (
listen), Felix Mendelssohn

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Fantazia of foure parts (
listen), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) [BNQ]

Introit: Come, Holy Ghost (
text), Orlando Gibbons

Preces and Responses:
Orlando Gibbons

Psalm: 26 (Gibbons)

Magnificat: Short Service (
listen), Orlando Gibbons

Nunc dimittis: Short Service (
listen), Orlando Gibbons

Responses, Lord's Prayer, Collects: John Barnard (17th cent.)

Anthem: See, see, the Word is incarnate (
text & listen), Orlando Gibbons

Postlude: Fantasie for a double organ (
listen), Orlando Gibbons