July 31, 2011

Eugène Delacroix, Jacob wrestling with the angel (detail), Saint-Sulpice, Paris, 1857-61

Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak [NRSV, Genesis 32:24].

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: I Larghetto from Organ Concerto 13 [Koopman: YouTube], George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Mass Setting: Service in G, Sydney Watson (1903-91)

Introit: Christ, whose glory fills the skies [St. Barnabas: text/YouTube], Keith Bissell (1912-92)

Motet: Come, I pray thee [text], W. H. Anderson (1882-1955)

Postlude: Jacob and the Angel, Alan Ridout (1934-96)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Récit de tierce en taille [listen], Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

Lord, we beseech thee [dwsChorale: text/YouTube], Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

34, tone 5.3

Tone 8.1, fauxbourdons, Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Nunc dimittis: Tone 5.1, fauxbourdons, Thomas Morley 

Laudate nomen Domini [St. Marien: text/YouTube], Christopher Tye (1505-73)                                                      

Offertoire sur les grands jeux [listen], Nicolas de Grigny