October 11, 2009

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Corn Harvest (detail), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1565

You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you (NRSV, Joel 2:26).

Thanksgiving Sunday [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Pastorale [Blyth: listen], Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

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

Mass Setting: Missa Sine Nomine [Vartolo: listen] [Fasolis: listen], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Motet: Psalm 67, Philip Benson

Postlude: Festive March "Nun Danket" from 66 Choralimprovisationen, op. 65 [Flagius: NML] (info), Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Pastorale from Deuxième Suite pour orgue, opus 27 [van der Steen: listen], Léon Böellmann (1862-97)

Introit: For the beauty of the earth, Andrew Carter (b. 1939)

Preces and Responses: James Wallace (b. 1959)

Psalm: 67 (Bairstow)

Canticles: Service in E-flat, Charles Wood

Anthem: Fear not, O land [text], William Harris (1883-1973)

Postlude: Pastorale [Crozier: listen], Peter Racine Fricker (1920-90)