March 22, 2009

William Blake, Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1800-03

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 Fourth Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Choir of the Church of St. James the Apostle; Scott Bradford, director of music; Conrad Gold, assistant

Prelude: Andante (Kibbie: listen), from Trio Sonata No. 4, BWV 528, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Domine, convertere (text) (New College: CML) (D.E.U.M: YouTube), Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Mass Setting: Missa Sancti Pauli, Stanley Vann (b.1910)

Motet: O Salutaris Hostia (text), Ilaria Zuccaro (b.1980)

Postlude: Praeludium in c (Kibbie: listen) (Varnus: YouTube), BWV 546, Johann Sebastian Bach

In place of evensong there is a Lenten service of music and meditation led by the Dean and accompanied by Patrick Wedd performing music of:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Kyrie, BWV 669 (Kibbie: listen); Christe, BWV 670 (Kibbie: listen); Kyrie, BWV 671 (Kibbie: listen); Kyrie, BWV 672: (Kibbie: listen); Christe, BWV 673 (Kibbie: listen); Kyrie, BWV 674: listen ); Aus Tiefer Not, BWV 686 (Kibbie: listen); Aus Tiefer Not, BWV 687 (Kibbie: listen)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47): Organ Sonata No. 3 in a,
Op. 65 (Vernet - Con moto maestoso:
listen; Andante tranquillo: listen)

The Trebles and Cathedral Singers are at the Church of St. James the Apostle for Morning Prayer at 11:00 am.

Prelude: Psalm Prelude “The meek shall inherit the earth” (Cleobury:
listen), Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Choral Meditation: Almighty and everlasting God (
text & listen), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Canticle: Benedicite in G (
text), Francis Jackson (b.1917)

Anthem: Lo! God is here! (
text), Philip Moore (b.1943)

Postlude: Toccata in b (Drury: NML) from Toccata, Chorale and Fugue, Op. 16, Francis Jackson