November 15, 2009

Alexander Master, Jesus Teaching his Disciples the Last Things, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1430

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come
(NRSV, Mark 13:7)."

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Rhosymedre [Longhurst: listen], Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Introit: O Taste and See [Canterbury: text/listen;Trinity College, Melbourne: YouTube], Ralph Vaughan Williams

Mass Setting: Service in G, Clifford Harker (1912-99)

Motet: I sat down under his shadow
[Cambridge Singers: text/listen; National Lutheran Choir: YouTube], Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Postlude: Paean for organ [Jackson: listen], Kenneth Leighton (1929-88)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: A substantial verse, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Introit: Teach me Thy Way, O Lord [text] [Oratory Singers: YouTube], William Fox (d.1759)

Preces and Responses: Thomas Morley (1557-1603)

Psalm: 119 (Richards, Goss)

Canticles: Short Service, Thomas Morley

Anthem: In manus tuas
[Cambridge Singers: text/listen], John Sheppard (1515-1558)

Postlude: In Nomine [Carl Smith: NML] (info), Thomas Tomkins