March 9, 2011

El Greco, St. Francis and Brother Leo Meditating on Death, National Gallery, of Canada, Ottawa, 1600-02

Remember, you are dust and unto dust you shall return [Ash Wednesday liturgy].

7:30 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Mass Setting: Missa brevis, Op. 84 [Texas:NML] (info), Vincent Persichetti (1915-87)

Psalm: Miserere mei Deus (ps. 51) [text/listen], Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)

Motet: Wilt Thou forgive [text], John Schiavone (b. 1947)

Postlude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß? / O world, confess your grievous sin, BWV 622 [Kibbie: listen],  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)