May 29, 2011

 Raphael, Paul in Athens, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, 1514-15

Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way [NRSV, Acts 17:22]."

Sixth Sunday of Easter [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: O Holy Spirit, enter in (Wie schön leuchtet) [Moore: Pipedreams], Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) 

Mass Setting: Short Communion, Adrian Batten (c.1591-c.1637) 

Introit: If ye love me [text/listen], Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) 

Motet: If ye love me [text], Henry John Gauntlet (1805-1876) 

Postlude: Toccata and Fugue in C [listen], Johann Pachelbel

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Voluntary in d for double organ, John Blow (1649-1708)

Introit: Let thy merciful ears, O Lord
[text/listen], Thomas Mudd (1560-1632)

Preces and Responses:
[Trinity: Preces; Responses], Richard Ayleward (1626-69)

Psalm: 63 (Boyce)

Canticles: Short Service,
John Blow

  Almighty, God, which hast me brought [text], Thomas Ford (1580-1648)

Voluntary in C, John Barrett (1674-1735)

May 22, 2011

Raphael, Christ in Glory, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1519-20

"Look," Stephen said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God [NRSV, Acts 7:56]!"

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Mass Setting:  Missa Tertia [St. Clement's: listen], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) 

Prelude: Aria from A Fugal Trilogy [Wedd: NML] (info), Healey Willan (1880-1968) 

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

Motet: Ave maris stella [King's: text/YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler

Postlude: Good Christians all, rejoice and sing [listen], Healey Willan

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Fantasy in a [Taylor: NML] (info), Thomas Tallis (1505-85)

O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit [text/listen], Thomas Tallis 

Preces and Responses: "Festal," Thomas Tallis

Psalm: 85 (Tallis)

Canticles: Short Service "Dorian Service"
[Dixon: NML]
(info), Thomas Tallis

Anthem: All people that on earth do dwell
[TCUPS: text/YouTube], Thomas Tallis

Postlude: Lesson "Two parts in one"
[Taylor: NML]
(info), Thomas Tallis

May 15, 2011

Christ the Good Shepherd, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, 1st-3rd cent.

I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture [NRSV, John 10:9].

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Mass Setting: Missa Phrygia [Auckland: YouTube], Pompeo Cannicciari (1670-1744)

Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr / Glory to God [Sluys: NML] (info), Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Introit: The Lord my Shepherd is [text], Thomas Firth (late 18th cent.) 

Motet: Brother James’ Air [text] [Yorkminster Baptist: NML] (info), arr. Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

Postlude: Praeludium in d [Brock: Pipedreams], Georg Böhm

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Christ lag in Todesbanden / Christ lay in the bonds of death [Bergwerff: listen],  Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt / The Lord is my Shepherd [text] [YouTube], Heinrich Schütz (1582-1672)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

23  (Goss)
Deutsches Magnificat / German Magnificat, SWV 426 [Energeia: YouTube], Heinrich Schütz

Nunc dimittis: Tone 3.5

Anthem: Der Herr ist mein Hirt / The Lord is my Shepherd [text] [Maria Laach: YouTube], Bernhard Klein (1793-1832)

Vater unser im Himmelreich / Our Father in Heaven [van Beek: listen], Georg Böhm

May 8, 2011

Salvador Dali, Et cognoverunt eum in fractione panis, Biblia Sacra, 1964-67 

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.  Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight [NRSV, Luke 24: 30-31].

Third Sunday of Easter [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Allegretto in E-flat, Op. 101, No. 3, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Introit:  Regina caeli [text/listen] Francesco Soriano  (1549-1621)

Mass Setting: Missa Sine nomine, Lodovico da Viadana (1560-1627)

Motet: Regina caeli [Hauts: text/YouTube], Gregor Aichinger (1564-1628)

Postlude: Allegro in G, Op. 101, No. 2, [Osborn: Pipedreams] Charles Villiers Stanford

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante tranquillo in F, Op. 101, No. 4, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

The Easter Song of Praise [text], Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Preces and Responses:
Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)

Psalm: 119, parts 5, 6 (Richards, Goss)

Canticles: Service in C, C.Hylton Stewart (1884-1932) 

Anthem: Now the green blade riseth, [text] [Ely: YouTube], French, arr. Simon Lindley (b. 1948) 

Postlude: Allegretto in F, Op. 101, No. 1, Charles Villiers Stanford

May 1, 2011

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Jesus appears behind locked doors, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you [NRSV, John 20:19]."

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Octet

Prelude on "Richmond," Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: Jubilate Deo [text/listen], Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)  

Mass Setting: Missa super La, la, maistre Pierre, Orlande de Lassus

Motet: Scio enim [text], Orlande de Lassus

Postlude: Prelude on "O filii et filiae," Healey Willan (1880-1968)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers Octet

Prelude:  Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' [listen] Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau (1663-1712)

Christ the Lord is risen again, Richard Shephard (b. 1949) 

Preces and Responses: Richard Lehman (b. 1960) 

Psalm: 113 (Alcock)

Canticles: Service in F, Peter Aston (b. 1938) 

Anthem: Dum transisset [text/listen], Robert Johnson (1583-1634) 

Postlude: Choral alleluiatique No. 2 from L'orgue mystique: Cycle après la Pentecôte, suites Nos. 26-51 for organ, Op. 57 : Office 43 (17th Sunday after Pentecost) [listen],  Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)