August 9, 2009

Michiel van der Borch, Absalom's Death, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332

The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son (NRSV, 2 Samuel 18:33)!"

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Partita “O God, unseen,” Healey Willan

Introit: Christ, whose glory fills the skies [text],
Keith Bissell (1912-92)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis 3, Keith Bissell

Motet: Very bread, good shepherd, tend us [Mary Magdalene:text & listen], Healey Willan

Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in b, Healey Willan

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Aria and Fugue [Wedd:
NML] (info), Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: Hail, gladdening light [Mary Magdalene:text & listen], Healey Willan

Preces and Responses: plainsong

Psalm: 46 (Tone 5.1)

Magnificat: Tone 8.1, fauxbourdons, Healey Willan

Nunc Dimittis: Tone 3.1, fauxbourdons, Healey Willan

Anthem: O King, to whom all things do live [text] [Mary Magdalene:listen], Healey Willan

Postlude: Chorale and Fugue, Healey Willan