December 19, 2010

Georges de la Tour, Dream of St. Joseph, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, c.1640

An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit
[NRSV, Matthew 1:20b].

December 19, 2010

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers 

Prelude: Magnificat, BWV 648 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Dixit Maria [Ammersee: YouTube], Hans Leo  Hassler (1564-1612)

Mass Setting: Missa Dixit Maria [text] [Herreweghe: YouTube], Hans Leo  Hassler

Motet: Ne timeas Maria [text] [Hill: listen], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Postlude: Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733 [Kibbie: listen] Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
Prelude: Comfort ye my people, Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Introit: Never weather-beaten sail [text] [Conspirare: 50-second clip], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Preces and Responses: Paul Spicer (b. 1952)

Psalm: 111 (Wedd)

Canticles: Wells Service, Malcolm Archer (1952) 

Anthem: Creator of the stars of night, Malcolm Archer

Postlude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [Jongepier: listen], Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)