March 7, 2010

James Tissot, The Fig Tree without Fruit, Brooklyn Museum, 19th cent.

Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none [NRSV, Luke 13:6]."

The Third Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Men's Voices

Prelude: Choral dorien [listen], Jehan Alain (1911-40)

Introit: The Lent Prose [text/listen], Plainsong mode 5

Mass Setting: Missa XVII pro Dominicis Adventus et Quadragesimae [St. Benedict: listen], Plainsong

Motet: Ad te levavi oculos meos / To Thee have I lifted up my eyes [St. Benedict's: text/listen], Plainsong mode 8

Postlude: Litanies [Marie-Claire Alain: listen], Jehan Alain

4:00 pm Evensong
Men's Voices

Prelude: Pastorale [Crozier: listen], Peter Racine Fricker (1920-90)

Introit: Thy mercy, Jehovah [text], Benedetto Marcello, (1686-1739)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 36 (Tone 2.1)

Canticles: Service in D,
Herbert Howells (1893-1983)

Anthem: To thee, O Lord my God [text], Benedetto Marcello

Postlude: Saraband in modo elegiaico, Herbert Howells