November 29, 2009

Nicholas Bataille and Hennequin de Bruges, New Jerusalem from the Apocalypse Tapestry, Angers, c.1570

In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety [NRSV, Jeremiah 33:16].

The First Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: VariationsVeni Emmanuel [Holman: listen], Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Introit: Jesus comes [text], Donald James

Mass Setting: Missa in Adventu, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Motet: Never weather-beaten sail [text], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Postlude: RhapsodyLo, he comes,” William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

4:00 pm A Procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent
The Cathedral Choirs with Diocesan Choristers

Preludes: VariationsVeni Emmanuel [Holman: listen], Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
A Lovely Rose is Blooming [Rübsam:
listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) [BNQ]

Responsory: I look from afar [text],
Patrick Wedd (b.1948) [BNQ]

Antiphon: O Emmanuel [text/listen]

Carol: Never weather-beatan sail [
text], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Antiphon: O Radix Jesse [text/listen]

Carols: Lo, how a rose e’er blooming [
text] [Cambridge Singers: listen], Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) [BNQ], arr. Phil Mattson
Jesus Christ the apple tree [
text], Somerset folk song

Antiphon: O Sapientia [text/listen]

Carol: Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme [Thomas:
text/listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Antiphon: O Virgo virginum [text]

Antiphon: O Oriens [text/listen]

Carol: People, look east
text] [listen], French traditional, arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)[BNQ]

Antiphon: O Rex Gentium [text/listen]

Carol: Christ is the world’s true light [text], Walter Kendall Stanton (1891-1978)

Postlude: Helmsley (Lo, he comes with clouds descending) from Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op. 72,
Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)