November 30, 2008

Alexander Master, Christ Teaching his Disciples about the Last Things, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Hague, 1430

Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (NRSV, Mark 13:30-31).'

The First Sunday of Advent

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Sleepers awake [listen], BWV 645, Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) [BNQ] [NML] [CML]

Introit: Advent Prose [listen & text], Plainsong mode 1

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis 2 for Advent, Healey Willan (1880-1968) [NML] [CML]

Motet: Rorate caeli [text], Francisco Guerrero (1527-99)
Postlude: Sleepers awake, Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927) [NML] [CML]

4:00 pm A Procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Conditor Alme Siderum [NML], Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) [BNQ] [NML] [CML]

Introit: The Advent Prose [
listen & text], Plainsong Mode 1

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 112, 113 (Tones 7.5, 5.2)

Magnificat: Tone 2.1

Nunc Dimittis: Tone 3.5

Anthem: Salus aeterna [text] Mode 7

Postlude: Conditor Alme Siderum [Midi ], Jean Titelouze (1563-1633) [NML]