October 26, 2008

Luca Signorelli, Moses Saying Farewell (detail), Cappella Sistina, Vatican, 1812-13

He was unequaled for all the signs and wonders that the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel (NRSV, Deuteronomy 34:11-12).

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Men's Voices

Prelude: Plainte (listen) from Suite brève, Jean Langlais (1907-1991) [BNQ]

Introit: Da pacem, Domine (text) (Tone 1)

Mass Setting: Missa "In simplicitate," (listen to Credo), Jean Langlais

Motet: Sanctificavit Moyses (text) (Tone 5)

Postlude: Grands Jeux (listen) from Suite brève, Jean Langlais

4:00 pm Evensong
Men's Voices

Prelude: Thème et variations (listen), Jean Langlais (1907-1991) [BNQ]

Introit: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling (text & listen), Herbert Howells (1892-1983) [BNQ]

Preces and Responses: George Guest (1924-2002)

Canticles: Service in A, Basil Harwood (1859-1949)

Anthem: My eyes for beauty pines (text & listen), Herbert Howells

Postlude: Dialogues sur les mixtures (listen), Jean Langlais

October 19, 2008

Joachim Wtewael, The Tribute Money, private collection, 1616

"Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's (NRSV, Matthew 22:21b)."

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Trebles and Women's Voices

Prelude: Offertoire from Dix Pièces (virtual organ), Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Introit: Confitemini Domino, Allesandro Costantini (1581-1657)

Mass Setting: Messe brève,
Léo Delibes (1836-91) [BNQ]

Motet: O Salutaris Hostia,
Léo Delibes

Toccata in b from Dix Pièces (
listen), Eugène Gigout

4:00 pm Evensong
Women's Voices

Prelude: Preludio sine nomine from Six Pieces, Herbert Howells (1893-1983)

Introit: The Lord is my strength (Israel in Egypt) (
text & listen), G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Preces and Responses: David Terry

Psalm: 114 (tonus pelegrinus)

Canticles: Canticles in D, Herbert Howells
Anthem: Deus canticum novum, Giovanni Matteo Asola (1532-1609)

Postlude: Rhapsody #1 in D-flat (
listen), Herbert Howells

October 12, 2008

Alexander Master, Leper Giving Thanks, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1430

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan (NRSV, Luke 17:15-16).

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Nun danket alle Gott (listen), BWV 657, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ]

Introit: Laudate nomen Domini (text), Christopher Tye (1505-72) [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Short Communion, Adrian Batten (1591-1637

Motet: Thou visitest the earth (text), Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Postlude: Final (Deuxième Suite), Leon Boëllmann (1862-97)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Voluntary in G, John Blow (1649-1708) [BNQ]

Introit: Thou visitest the earth (text), Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-69)

Canticles: Short Service, John Blow

Anthem: A Carol of beauty (text), Arthur Warrell (1900-70)

Postlude: Voluntary for double organ, John Blow

October 5, 2008

Philippe de Champaigne, Moses with the Ten Commandments, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1648

When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid and trembled and stood at a distance,and said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die."(NRSV, Exodus 20:18-19).'"

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Trebles and Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Canzona (Méditation) Op. 62, No.2,
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Introit: Oculi Omnium (
text & listen), Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Mass Setting: Communion in G,
Clifford Harker (1912-1999)

Motet: Panis angelicus (
text & listen), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Postlude: Sortie, Op. 62, No. 3,
Marcel Dupré

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Thema mit Variationen,
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) [BNQ]

Introit: Verleih uns Frieden (listen) , Felix Mendelssohn

Preces and Responses:
Harrison Oxley (b. 1933)

Canticles: Service in F,
George Dyson (1883-1964) [BNQ]

Anthem: Geistliches Lied, (listen),
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) [BNQ

Postlude: Allegro in d,
Felix Mendelssohn