November 7, 2010

Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about ten kilometres north of Arras. The Memorial does more than mark the site of the engagement that Canadians were to remember with more pride than any other operation of the First World War. It stands as a tribute to all who served their country...

In the time of their visitation they will shine forth,and will run like sparks through the stubble [Wisdom of Solomon 3:7].

November 7, 2010

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Combined Choirs

Prelude: O Wie Selig Seid Ihr Doch, Ihr Frommen (Blessed are you faithful souls), Op. 122, No. 6 [Lagacé: YouTube], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Introit: In the Midst of Life, Russian Chant

Mass Setting: Service in G, Clifford Harper (1912-99)

Motet: Requiem aeternam [Gloria Dei Cantores: text/listen], Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)

Postlude: Fantasy on "St Anne," [Dobey: listen Charles H. H. Parry (1848-1918)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Subtilité des corps glorieux from Les corps glorieux [Byram: listen], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: In manus tuas [Tallis: listen], John Sheppard (1515-60)

Preces and Responses: [Trinity: Preces; Responses], Richard Ayleward (1626-69) 

Canticles: Short Service, Richard Ayleward

Anthem: In pace, in idipsum dormiam [text] [Maryland: YouTube], John Sheppard

Postlude: Prelude on Vulpius [Greene: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)