December 24-25, 2011

Jacques Daret, The Nativity, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 1434-35

December 24, 2011
Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

4:00 pm: A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 751 [Stella: YouTube], 608  [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)                              

Glory to the Christ Child  [Cleobury: text/listen], Alan Bullard (b. 1946)

There is no rose [text/YouTube], Alan Smith (b. 1962)

Pilgrim Jesus [text/Wells: clip], Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Sweet was the song [text], Mark Sirett  (b. 1952)

Hillside Carol [text], Alan Bullard (b. 1947)

I saw three ships [text/Stairwell: YouTube], arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)

The virgin Mary had a baby boy [text/Providence:YouTube], arr. Stephen Hatfield (b. 1956)

Surge illuminare [text/Tallis:YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Postlude: In dulci jubiloBWV 729 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach 

Fra Angelico, Nativity, Convento di San Marco, Florence, c.1440

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, 2011 
Nativity of the Lord III [Comments]

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

Prelude: Noël en dialogue [Bardon:musicMe], Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)

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

Mass setting: Missa Nativitatis, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Communion motets: There is no rose [text/YouTube], Alan Smith (b. 1962)

I saw three ships [text/Stairwell: YouTube], arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)

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

Taddeo Gaddi, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Santa Croce, Florence, 1328-30

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, 2011
Nativity of the Lord I [Comments] 

10:00 am Family Eucharist

The Cathedral Trebles

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

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

Postlude: Noël suisse [Bardon:musicMe], Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) 

There is no evensong on Christmas afternoon.

December 18, 2011

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth [NRSV, Luke 1:26]

Fourth Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: How the World Longs / Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mass Setting: Messa super Dixit Maria [Herreweghe: YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Introit: Ecce concipies [text], Jacob Handl (1550-91)

Motet: Dixit Maria [text/listen], Hans Leo Hassler

Postlude: How the World Longs / Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland [Koepke: YouTube], Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Es ist ein' Ros’ [info/listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Introit: Venez, divin Messie
[Jobin: text/YouTube], French 16th cent.

Preces and Responses: Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Psalm: 84 (Noble)

Canticles: Short Service, Thomas Morley

Anthem: People, look east [text] [listen], French traditional

Postlude: Es ist ein’ Ros,' JosephAhrens (1904-97)

December 11, 2011

Hieronymous Bosch, St. John in the Wilderness, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, 1489-99

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John [NRSV, John 1:6].

Third Sunday 0f Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Women of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Wachet auf, BWV 645 [Alain:YouTube;de Groen: YouTube; Kibbie: listen],Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mass Setting: Messe modale [Elements: BNQ; BM(info), Jehan Alain (1911-40)

Introit: Confitemini Domino [text/YouTube], Alessandro Costantini (1581-1657)

Motet: Lo, how a rose [info/listen], German; arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Postlude: Wachet aufJoseph Ahrens (1904-97)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Women of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandCome, Saviour of the nations, BWV 659 [Kibbie:listen],  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Gaudete in Domino semper [Vianini: text/YouTube], Plainsong, Tone 1

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

13, 14  (Tones 3.4, 4.6)

Service in c [Lichfield: YouTube], George Dyson (1883-1964)

Nunc dimittis: Service in D, R. Walker Robson (1877-?)

Lo, how a rose [info/listen], German; arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [Jean-Luc Ho: YouTube], Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-97)

December 4, 2011

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, John the Baptist Preaching, Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo, 1732-33

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins [NRSV, Mark 1:4].

Second Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Men of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Comfort, comfort ye my peopleGerald Near (b. 1942)

Mass Setting: Missa adventus et quadragesimae  [Grootens: BNQBM(info)Petr Eben (1929-2007)

Introit: The Advent Prose [text/listen], Plainsong, Mode 1

Motet: De caelo veniet [Anderson: text/listen], Jacob Handl (1550-91)

Postlude: Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandCome, Saviour of the nations, BWV 661 [Kibbie: listen],  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Men of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Verset 1: Conditor Alme Siderum [Préfontaine: BNQ; BM(info)Jean Titelouze (1563-1633)

Introit:  Rorate caeli desuper [text/listen], Plainsong, tone 1                                          

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 98, 99 (Tones 1.2, 4.4)

Magnificat: Tone 1.5(solemn)

Nunc dimittis: Tone 3.1

Anthem: Populus Sion [Text/YouTube], Tone 7

Postlude: Versets 3 &5: Conditor Alme Siderum [PréfontaineBNQ; BM(info)Jean Titelouze

November 27, 2011

Annibale Carracci, Isaiah, Musée du Louvre, Paris

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence-- [NRSV, Isaiah 64:1]

First Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Variations on an Advent Tune (O come, Emmanuel) [Holman: listen]Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Mass Setting: Missa in Adventu, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Introit: Machet die Tore weit [text/listen], Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612/12-75)

Motet: Never weather-beaten sail [text], Richard Shephard (b.1949)

Postlude: Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur from Symphonie-Passion [Beaupérin: YouTube], Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)  

Christmas Rose

A procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent
Sunday, November 27, 2011, at 4:00 pm

Es ist ein' ros’, James Woodman (b. 1957)
Es ist ein' ros’ [info/listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Advent Responsory: I look from afar [text], Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

O Antiphons [information], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

O quickly come [text/listen], Antony Pitts (b. 1969)

Machet die Tore weit, [text/listen], Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612-75)      

Lo, how a rose [info/listen], trad.; harm. Praetorius; arr. Phil Mattson

Zion, at thy shining gates [text]
, Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge (1566), arr. George Guest (1924-2002)

Nova! Nova! [text/listen], Bob Chilcott  (b. 1955)

Dixit Maria [text/listen], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

This is the record of John [text/listen]Orlando Gibbons

People, look east [text] [YouTube], French, arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

Never weather-beaten sail [text]
, Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Gaudete omnes et laetamini [text], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Fantasy: Lo, he comes, Kenneth Leighton (1929-88)


November 20, 2011

Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, 5th cent.

 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. [NRSV, Ezekiel 34:15].

The Reign of Christ / Dedication Festival [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Adagio from Organ Symphony No. 5 [Hagel: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis, Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)

Introit: Exsultate Deo [Corboz: text/YouTube], Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Motet: Laudate Dominum [text/YouTube], Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

Motet: In Nomine Jesu [text/YouTube], Jacob Handl (1550-91)

Postlude: Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 [Watanabe: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor 

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Benedictus [YouTube], William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

If ye love me [text], Peter Aston (b. 1938)

Preces and Responses: 
Peter Aston

99 (Elvey)

Canticles: St. Andrew's Service, Peter Aston

Anthem: Antiphon
Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Diversion for MixturesFrancis Jackson (b. 1917)

November 13, 2011

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Parable of the Talents, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1652

Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours [NRSV, Matthew 25:24-25].'

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante cantabile from Organ Symphony No. 4 [Mayeur: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Mass Setting: Mass for Four Voices [Tallis: YouTube], William Byrd (1543-1623)

Introit: O praise the Lord [Buchholz: text/YouTube], Adrian Batten (1591-1637)                                         

Motet: Ave verum corpus [Rutter: text/listen],                                                      Richard Dering (1580-1630)

Postlude: Finale from Organ Symphony No. 4 [Bish: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor

4:00 pm Evensong
The Choir of Saint James the Apostle
Scott Bradford, director

Prelude: Fugue 3 on the name of BACH [Lücker: YouTube], Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Introit: Justorum animae [Sano: text/YouTube], Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Preces and Responses: 
Bernard Rose (1916-96)

116, 117 (Buck) 

Collegium Regale [Bachmann: YouTube], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Nunc dimittis: Collegium Regale [Bachmann: YouTube], Herbert Howells

Anthem: Bring us, O Lord God [Byram-Wigfield: text/YouTube], William Harris (1883-1973)

Prelude and Fugue in b, BWV 544 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

It is with the greatest pleasure and gratitude that we welcome Scott Bradford and his singers from the Church of St James the Apostle, as well as organist Mark McDonald. The Cathedral Singers are at l’Oratoire St-Joseph this afternoon helping celebrate 40 years of Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogue.