December 24-25-26, 2010

 Unknown Catalan Master, Nativity, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1200-50

December 24, 2010
11:00 pm A Festival of Lessons and Carols
for Christmas Eve
The Cathedral Singers

VoluntaryNoël en dialogue [Baumont: listen], Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)

Introit: Christ was born [text]Piae Cantiones (1582)

Carols: Benedicamus Domino [text], Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Now may we singen [text], Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)

Quem pastores laudavere [text [Canterbury: YouTube] 14th century, arr. Praetorius, Vaughan Williams, Wedd

The Holly and the Ivy [text]  [Winchester: YouTube], Trad. English, arr. Richard Lloyd (b. 1933)

Annunciation Carol [text] [Canto Deo: YouTube], Robert W. Lehman (b. 1960)
O magnum mysterium [text], Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)

The Shepherd’s  Carol [text]  Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Hodie Christus natus est [text] [Roanoke: YouTube] Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Voluntary: Vom Himmel hoch [Lucas: YouTube], Garth Edmundson (1900-71)

Salvador Dali, Jesu Nativitas, Biblia Sacra, 1964-67

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth (NRSV, John 1:14).

December 24, 2010
Nativity of the Lord III [Comments]

11:00 pm: Procession, Blessing of the Crib and Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Vom Himmel hoch, Walter Pelz (b. 1926)

All my heart this night rejoices [text] [Rutter: listen], Johann Ebeling (1620[37]- 1666[76])

Mass Setting:
Missa Puer qui natus est nobis, Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)

Motets: The Holly and the Ivy [text] [Winchester: YouTube], Trad. English, arr. Richard Lloyd (b. 1933)

O magnum mysterium [text], Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)

Hodie Christus natus est [text] [Roanoke: YouTube] Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Postlude: Toccata from Symphonie No. 5 [Alain: listen], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

William Blake, The Annunciation to the Shepherds, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, 1809

Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified [NRSV, Luke 2:9].

December 25, 2010
Nativity of the Lord I [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Trebles

Prelude: Sussex Carol, Russell Schulz-Widmar
(b. 1944)

Introit: Sussex Carol [text] [7 videos: YouTube], arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 

Mass Setting: Carol Mass, Rupert Lang (b. 1948) 

Motet: Love came down at Christmas [text] [King's: YouTube], R. O. Morris (1886-1948) 

Postlude: Noël étranger [Baumont: listen],  Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) 

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, The Return from Egypt, Musée du Louvre, Paris 
"Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child's life are dead [NRSV, Matthew 2:20]."

December 26, 2010
First Sunday after Christmas [Comments] 

9:00 am Said Eucharist 

Prelude: Whence is this goodly fragrance from Six Interludes on Christmas Carols, William Lloyd Webber (1914-82) 

Postlude: Good King Wenceslaus from Six Interludes on Christmas Carols [Watts: listen], William Lloyd Webber 

There is no evensong this Sunday afternoon.