January 24, 2010

Gustave Doré, Ezra Reading the Law, 1865

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up [NRSV, Nehemiah 8:5].

Third Sunday after Epiphany [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Aria from Pastorale in F, BWV 590 [Kibbie: listen; Richter: YouTube; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Wake us, Lord, and hasten, BWV 22 (mvt 5) [text/listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass Setting: Mass in D, Walter MacNutt (1910-96)

Motet: Sicut Cervus [text/listen], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Postlude: Prelude and fugue in d, BWV 539 [Kibbie:
listen; Leistra: YouTube; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Canzonetta, Op. 78, No. 2 [Lawford: NML](info), William Mathias (1934-92)

Introit: A new commandment [text], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Preces and Responses:
Bryan Kelly (b. 1934)

Psalm: 102 (Wesley, Davy)

Canticles: Salisbury Service, Richard Shephard

Anthem: The Secret of Christ
text] Richard Shephard

Postlude: Toccata Giocosa, Op. 36, No. 2 [Oblander: listen], William Mathias