February 17, 2010

Rembrandt van Rijn, Beggars receiving alms at the door of a house, etching, 1648

if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday [NRSV, Isaiah 58:10].

Ash Wednesday [Comments]

7:30 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Mass Setting: Mass for five voices [Winchester: YouTube], William Byrd (1540-1623)

Motet: Peccantem me quotidie [
text], Claudio Merulo (1533-1604)

Postlude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß? / O World, bewail thy grievous fall [listen], BWV 622, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)