March 28-April 4, 2010: Passion (Palm) Sunday through Easter

Giotto di Bondone, The Entry into Jerusalem, Cappella Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06

As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven [NRSV, Luke 19:37-38]!"

April 5: Passion (Palm) Sunday [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Choirs

Mass Setting: Missa in passione Christi, Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

Introit: Hosianna dem Sohne Davids [text], Bartholomäus Gesius (1560-1613)

Ride On [text], Grayston "Bill" Ives (b.1948)

Motet: Were you there
[text], arr. Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Postlude: All glory, laud and honour, Raymond Daveluy
(b. 1926)

4:00 PM Evensong

The Cathedral Singers

Vexilla regis, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Hosanna to the Son of David [text], Arthur Hutchings (1906-89)

Preces and Responses:
John Sanders (1933-2003)

Service in d, Thomas Walmisley (1814-56)

Anthem: Solus ad victimam [Christ Church Oxford: text/YouTube
], Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Jésus accepte la souffrance (Jesus accepts suffering) from La Nativité du Seigneur [Weir: listen], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Giotto di Bondone, Judas' Betrayal, Cappella Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06

Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve; 4he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers of the temple police about how he might betray him to them [NRSV, Luke 22:3-4].

March 19: Wednesday of Holy Week

7:30 pm Choral Tenebrae

The Cathedral Singers

Psalms: Plainsong

Responsory: Eram quasi agnus innocens [Christophers: text/listen], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Responsory: Seniores populi [Christophers: text/listen],
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Responsory: Astiterunt reges [Christophers: text/listen],
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Benedictus: [King's Singers: text/listen]
, Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

Giotto di Bondone, Last Supper, Cappella Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06

When the Lord Jesus had given thanks, he broke the bread and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me [NRSV, 1 Corinthinians 11:24]."

April 9:
Maundy Thursday [Comments]

7:30 pm Choral Eucharist of the Institution

The Cathedral Singers

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

Mass Setting: Missa Tantum ergo, Patrick Wedd, (b. 1948)

Anthem: Ubi caritas [Silos: text/listen], Plainsong

Motet: Tantum ergo [text/listen], Maurice Duruflé (1902-86)

Giotto di Bondone, Crucifixion, Cappella Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06

When Jesus had received the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. [NRSV, John 19:30].

April 10: Good Friday

12 noon Family Service

12:45 pm Music and Meditation

The Cathedral Singers

Motets: Drop, drop slow tears [text/listen], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Eram quasi agnus innocens [Christophers: text/listen], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Drop, drop slow tears [text/listen], Orlando Gibbons

Seniores populi [Christophers: text/listen],Tomás Luis de Victoria

The Sorrows of Mary [text], Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936)

Drop, drop slow tears [text/listen], William Walton (1902-83)

Astiterunt reges [Christophers:
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Miserere mei, Domine [
text & listen ], Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)

1:45 pm The Liturgy of Good Friday
The Cathedral Singers

The St. John Passion [Renaissance Singers:
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1532-1594)

Reproaches [St. Thomas: text/YouTube]
, Tomás Luis de Victoria

5:00 pm The Seven Last Words of Christ

String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 51, Hob. III/50-56 [Julliard:
] Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Quatuor Claudel-Canimex.

Giotto di Bondone, Resurrection (detail), Cappella Srovegni, Padua, 1304-06

‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen [NRSV, Luke 24:5b].

April 11:
Holy Saturday [Comments]

7:30 pm The Great Vigil of Easter, with the Lighting of the New Fire, the Blessing of the Paschal Candle and the First Eucharist of Easter
The Cathedral Singers

Vigil: Exultet [
text] [Fr. Tim Hepburn: listen]

Responsories and Psalms: Plainsong

Mass setting: Missa in resurrectione Domini, Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605)

Motets: Surrexit Christus hodie [Arcadelt:
text/listen], Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Alleluia, Christus surrexit [St. Joseph's: text/listen], Felice Anerio (1560-1614)

Postlude: Carillon-sortie [Rothfuß: YouTube], Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Giotto di Bondone, Resurrection, Cappella Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God [NRSV,John 20:17].'"

April 4: Easter Sunday[Comments]

10:00 am Procession and Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Choirs and Brass Ensemble

Prelude: Gloria in Excelsis, Missa à 12 (Sacrae Symphoniae, 1597) [Negri:YouTube], Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612)

Mass Setting: Missa brevis, Op. 64[Wells:
listen], William Mathias (1934-92)

Motets: Surrexit Christus Hodie
text/YouTube], Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Now the Green Blade Rises[CounTéBas: text/YouTube ], arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

This Joyful Eastertide [Cambridge Singers: text/listen], arr. Charles Wood(1866-1926)

Postlude: Grand Choeur in D [Rothfuß:
YouTube], Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

4:00 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Sarabande for the Morning of Easter [Webster: listen], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Introit: Surrexit Christus Hodie
text/YouTube], Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Preces and Responses: Kenneth Leighton (1929-88)

The Easter Anthems:
Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Magnificat: Deutsches Magnificat,SWV 49 [text/listen], Heinrich Schütz(1585-1672)

Nunc dimittis: (Lumen ad revelationem…),
Johann Walter(1496-1570)

Anthem: Singet dem Herrn à 8 [Dresdner Kreuzchor:
text/YouTube],Heinrich Schütz

La Résurrection du Christ
from Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement [Latry:
YouTube], Olivier Messiaen(1908-1992)

March 21, 2010

Master of Jean Rollin II, The Supper at Bethany: Mary anoints Christ's feet, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Hague, 1455

"Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor [NRSV, John 12:3]?"

Fifth Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Toccata quarta per l'elevazione [Tamminga: YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Introit: Adoramus te, Christe [Doulce Mémoire: text/YouTube], Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Mass Setting: Messa à 4 [Akadêmia Ensemble: YouTube], Claudio Monteverdi

Motet: Christe, te Adoramus, [Rutter: text/YouTube], Claudio Monteverdi

Postlude: Toccata quinta sopra i pedali, e senza [Oliviera: YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Alla Sarabanda [listen] Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Introit: View me, Lord [Trinity Boys Choir: text/YouTube], Richard Lloyd (b. 1933)

Preces and Responses: Barry Ferguson (b. 1942)

Psalm: Psalm: 142 (Timms)

Canticles: “for Verses,” John Heath
(d. 1668)

Anthem: Thay are happy
[text], John Joubert (b. 1927)

Postlude: Rhosymedre [Clafin: listen], Ralph Vaughan Williams

March 14, 2010

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, c. 1642

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him [NRSV, Luke 15:20].

Fourth Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Trebles' and Women's Voices

Prelude: Prelude to “They walk alone,” Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Introit: Adoramus te, Christe [text; Dresdener Kapellknaben: YouTube], Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)

Mass Setting: Missa brevis in D, Op. 63 [listen], Benjamin Britten

Motet: Close in my breast [text/listen], David Lord (b. 1944)

Postlude: Prelude and fugue on a theme of Vittoria [sic][Farrington: listen], Benjamin Britten

4:00 pm Evensong
Women's Voices

Prelude: Interlude, David Lord (b. 1944)

Introit: Close in my breast [text/listen], David Lord

Preces and Responses: “for Treble Voices,” David Terry (b. 1975)

Psalm: 32 (Jones)

Canticles: St. David’s Service,
Simon Lole (b. 1957)

Anthem: Memento salutis auctor [Carwood: YouTube], William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

Postlude: Prelude for organ, John McCabe (b. 1939)

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