December 6, 2009

St. John the Baptist, Moscow School, State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin, 1560s

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me [NRSV, Malachi 3:1a].

Second Sunday of Advent [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Trebles and Women's Voices

Prelude: Sleepers Wake, BWV 645 [Alain: YouTube; de Groen: YouTube; Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Jesus Christ the apple tree [text], Somerset folk song, arr. Bullard

Mass Setting: Messe basse [American Boychoir: listen; Cambridge Singers: listen], Gabriel Fauré (1825-1924)

Motet: Lo, how a rose e’er blooming [text] [Cambridge Singers: listen], Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), arr. Phil Mattson

Postlude: Sleepers Wake, Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)

4:00 pm Advent Service of Readings and Organ Music

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, Bwv 659 [Alain: YouTube; Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube]; Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Trio super Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660 [Kibbie:
listen; Bryndorf: YouTube; Stockmeier: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, Bwv 661 [Isoir: YouTube; Kibbie: listen; Stockmeier: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV 559, BWV 660, BWV 661 [Rogg: YouTube]

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 [Alain: listen; de Groen: listen; Kibbie:listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Desseins éternels from La Nativité du Seigneur [Latry/Weir/Gerstein: listen], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Wachet auf, Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)

Variations “Veni Emmanuel” [Holman: listen], Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

6:00 pm Eucharist of Remembrance on the 20th anniversary of the Massacre at the École Polytechnique

Women of the Cathedral Singers and Concerto Della Donna, Iwan Edwards, director

How blessed are you faithful souls, Op. 122, No. 6 [Sonnleitner:
listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Ubi caritas [
text], Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)

When I am afraid [
text], Michael Bojesen (b. 1960)

Ave Maria [
text], Allan Bevan (b. 1951)

Heaven Somewhere
[text], Spiritual, arr. Stephen Hatfield (b. 1956)

Force et agilité des corps glorieux from Les Corps glorieux [Latry:
listen; Bate: listen; Weir: listen], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)