September 27, 2009

Andrea del Castagno, Queen Esther, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, c.1450

Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have won your favor, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me -- that is my petition -- and the lives of my people -- that is my request
(NRSV, Esther 7:3)."

10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Meditation [Kane: YouTube], Peter Hurford (b. 1930)

Introit: I will thank thee
, O Lord [text], Daniel Purcell (1660-1717)

Mass Setting: Service in F, Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

Motet: O almighty God [text], George Bancrofte (fl. 1600)

Exurgat Deus, Peter Hurford

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante in F, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

O for a closer walk with God [text] [Winchester: CML] (info), Charles Villiers Stanford

Preces and Responses: Bryan Kelly (b. 1934)

Psalm: 19 (Turle, Noble)

Canticles: Service in A,
Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

Anthem: The God of Peace
[text], Richard Lloyd (b. 1933)

Fantasia and Toccata [Drury: NML] (info), Charles Villiers Stanford

September 20, 2009

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Hundred Guilder Print, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, c.1647-49

"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me (NRSV, Mark 9:37)."

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Intermezzo from Petite Suite [Sadler: listen; NML] (info), Gerald Bales(1919-2002)

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

Mass Setting: Mass of St. Thomas, Derek Holman (b. 1931)

Motet: Thee we adore, Derek Holman

Postlude: Finale from Petite Suite [Sadler: listen; NML] (info), Gerald Bales

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Meditation, Barrie Cabena (b. 1933)

Introit: Hail, gladdening light [text] [Mary Magdalene: listen], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Preces and Responses: “Lac Macdonald,” Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Psalm: 16 (Walmisley)

Canticles: Service in f,
Derek Holman (b. 1931)

Anthem: Before the ending of the day [text], Healey Willan

Sonata Giojoso, Barrie Cabena

September 13, 2009

Alexander Master, Peter confessing Jesus to be the Christ, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c.1430

He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah
(NRSV, Mark 8:29)."

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Sehr langsam from Organ Sonata No. 1 [de Vries: listen], Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Introit: Kyrie eleison [text], Robin Davies (b. 1975)

Mass Setting: Missa ex machina, Robin Davies

Motet: Cibavit nos [text], Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Postlude: Phantasie from Organ Sonata No. 1, [de Vries: listen], Paul Hindemith

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Vexilla regis, Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Introit: Crux fidelis [text] [Pro cantione antiqua: listen], John of Portugal (1603-56)

Preces and Responses: Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Psalm: 46 (Luther)

Canticles: Robin Davies
(b. 1975)

Anthem: Crux fidelis,
Jacob Clemens non Papa (1500-56)

Vexilla regis, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

September 6, 2009

Germain-Jean Drouais, Christ and the Caananite Woman (detail), Louvre, Paris, 1784

Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. (NRSV, Mark 7:26).

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Liebster Jesu, BWV 633 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: God is living, God is here [text], Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis 3, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Motet: Come, I pray thee [text], W. H. Anderson (1882-1955)

Postlude: “Dorian” Toccata in d, BWV 538 [de Groen: YouTube; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Cornet Voluntary in e, Op. 7 No. 7 [Marlow: listen], John Stanley (1712-86)

Introit: O praise the Lord, Adrian Batten (1591-1637)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 113, 117 (Tones 5.2, 6)

Magnificat: Octavi Toni
[Capella Sancti Michaelis: listen], Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)

Nunc dimittis: Tone 1.4

Anthem: O Lord, the maker of all thing [text], English Anonymous, 16th cent.

Postlude: Voluntary in D, Op. 6 No.6 [Marlow: listen], John Stanley