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