April 20-24, 2011

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pact with Judas, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I betray him to you?’ They paid him thirty pieces of silver [NRSV, Mathew 26:14-15].

April 20: Wednesday of Holy Week
7:30 pm Choral Tenebrae

The Cathedral Singers

Psalms: Plainsong

In Monte Oliveti [text/listen], Marc'Antonio Ingegneri (1535/36-92)

Improperium [text/listen], Orlande de Lassus (1530/32-94)

O vos omnes [info/text] Jachet de Mantua (1483 - c.1559)

Benedictus: [King's Singers: text/listen]
, Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Last Supper, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

When the Lord Jesus had given thanks, he broke the bread and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me [NRSV, 1 Corinthinians 11:24]."

April 21:
Maundy Thursday [Comments]

7:30 pm Choral Eucharist: Liturgy of the Lord's Supper

The Cathedral Singers

Le Banquet céleste [Alain: YouTube], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: A New Commandment [text], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Mass Setting: Missa Pange Lingua, Patrick Wedd, (b. 1948)

Motet: Pange Lingua [text/listen] Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Crucifixion, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

When Jesus had received the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. [NRSV, John 19:30].

April 22: Good Friday

12 noon Children's Way of the Cross

1:00 pm Music and Meditation

The Cathedral Singers 

Motets: Timor et Tremor [text/listen], Orlande de Lassus (1532-94) 

Crucifixus [text/listen], Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) 

We adore you, O Christ [text/listen], Richard Proulx (1937-2010) 

Christus factus est [text/listen], Anton Bruckner (1824-96) 

Stabat Mater [text/listen], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-94) 

Christus factus est [text/listen], Felice Anerio (1560-1614)

Miserere mei, Domine [text/listen ], Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) 

2:00 pm The Liturgy of Good Friday
The Cathedral Singers

The St John Passion [Renaissance Singers:
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1532-1594)

Reproaches [text/listen]
, Tomás Luis de Victoria

Motet: Agnus Dei [Connecticut: text/YouTube], Thomas Morley (1557/58-1602)

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Three Marys at the Tomb, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified [NRSV, Luke Matthew 28:5].

April 23:
Holy Saturday [Comments]

7:30 pm The Great Vigil of Easter, with the Lighting of the New Fire, the Blessing of the Paschal Candle and the First Eucharist of Easter
The Cathedral Singers

Vigil: Exultet [
text] [Fr. Tim Hepburn: listen]

Responsories and Psalms: Plainsong

Go down Moses [text/listen], Traditional

Sanctus: Anonymous Worcester, 14th cent.
Alle-psallite cum-luya  [text/listen], Anon. English 14th cent.

Perspice Christicola [text/listen], Anon. English 14th cent.

Fugue on O filii et filiae [Kuhlmann:listen], Jean Langlais (1907-91)

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Appearance to Mary Magdalene, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God [NRSV,John 20:17].'"

April 24: Easter Sunday[Comments]

10:00 am Procession and Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Choirs and Brass Ensemble

Mass Setting: Missa Octava, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Jubilate in C [text/listen], Benjamin Britten (1913-76)

Surrexit Christus Hodie [Arcadelt: text/YouTube], Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Now the Green Blade Rises [CounTéBas: text/YouTube ], arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

This Joyful Eastertide [Cambridge Singers: text/listen], arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Lied to the Sun, Flor Peeters

4:00 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Sarabande for the Morning of Easter [Webster: listen], Herbert Howells (1892-1983) 

Introit: Jubilate in C [text/listen], Benjamin Britten (1913-76)

Preces and Responses: Paul Halley (b. 1952)

Psalm: 114, 150 (Tonus Peregrinus, Stanford)

Canticles: Chichester Service [Rochester: YouTube], William Walton (1902-83)

Rejoice in the Lamb [text/listen Benjamin Britten

La Résurrection du Christ
from Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement [Latry:
YouTube], Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)