May 23, 2010

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting [NRSV, Acts 2:1-2].

Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Gloria in excelsis Deo [Westminster Cathedral: YouTube] from the Mass setting: Messe Solennelle [Westminster Cathedral: YouTube], Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Motet:Holy Spirit, ever dwelling [text], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Postlude: Final from Symphonie No. 1 [Van Oosten: YouTube], Louis Vierne

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: HymnusVeni Creator Spiritus [Marks: listen], Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)


Come, Holy Ghost [text], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Preces and Responses: Orlando Gibbons

Psalm: 104 (Wesley)

[King's College: listen], Orlando Gibbons

Nunc dimittis: [King's College: listen], Orlando Gibbons

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, Collects: John Barnard (17th cent.)

So God loved the world [text] [St. John's, Cambridge: NML] (info), Orlando Gibbons

Postlude: HymnusVeni Creator Spiritus [Marks: listen] (cont.), Joseph Ahrens