February 21, 2010

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Temptation on the Mountain, Frick Collection, New York, 1308-11.

Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world [NRSV, Luke 4:5].

First Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: 'Forty Days and Forty Nights,' BWV 745 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Peccantem me quotidie [listen], Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53)

Mass Setting: Missa brevis No. 5 in F sharp minor [Bell: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

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

Postlude: Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 562 [Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Miserere [Foster: listen], William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

Introit: Wilt thou forgive [text], John Schiavone (b. 1947)

Preces and Responses: Thomas Morley (1557/58-1602)

Psalm: 36 (Barnby, Battishill)

Canticles: Short Service, Thomas Morley

Anthem: O Lord, in thy wrath
[Clare/Tudor/King's: text/listen], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Fantasia in C, [Neswick: listen; Fagius: NML] (info), William Byrd