February 27, 2011

Attributed to Giotto di Bondone, Sermon to the Birds, Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, 1297-99

"Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they [NRSV, Mathew 6:26]?"

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Pastorale [Biggs: listen], Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Introit:  Almighty and everlasting God [St. John's: text/YouTube], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)                                       

Mass Setting: English Mass, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Motet: Ave verum corpus [text] [Tallis: YouTube], William Byrd (1543-1623) 

Postlude: Sortie in E, Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 663 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: O nata lux [Tallis: text/YouTube], Thomas Tallis (1505-85)
Preces and Responses: John Holmes (d. 1629)
Psalm:  81 (Ley, Wesley)

Service for Five Voices,
William Byrd (1543-1623)

: Sing joyfully [text] [Musica Sacra: YouTube], William Byrd

Toccata in b [Alain: YouTube], Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)