August 28, 2011

Michiel van der Borch, Moses and the Burning Bush, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332 

Then the Lord said, "Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground [NRSV, Exodus 3:5]."

Third Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers; Rachelle Choi, assistant organist

Prelude: Fugue in C major [listen], Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Mass Setting: Messa a Quattro Voci, Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)

Introit: Cantate Domino [SCL: text / YouTube], Giuseppe Pitoni (1657-1743)

Motet: Lord, I trust thee [Vox Amabilis: text/ YouTubeGeorge Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Postlude:  Toccata in C major [listen], J. Pachelbel

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers; Rachelle Choi, assistant organist

Prelude: Fugue in g minor [listen], Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Cantate Domino [SCL: text / YouTube], Giuseppe Pitoni (1657-1743)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 114 (Tonus Peregrinus)

Tone 2.1, fauxbourdons [Walbrook: listen], Carolus Andreas (16th cent.) 

Nunc dimittis: Tone 8.1, fauxbourdons [Walbrook: listen], Carolus Andreas 

Anthem: O Lord, the maker of all thing [Worcester: text/YouTube], William Mundy (1530-91) 

Postlude: Toccata in g minor [listen], J. Pachelbel

August 21, 2011

Edward Burne-Jones, The Finding of Moses, Tate Collection, 1879

When she opened the basket, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said [NRSV, Exodus 2:6].

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Herr Christ der einig Gottes Sohn, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Mass Setting: Missa Quatuor Vocum [Allessandrini: NML] (info) Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757

Introit: Ad te Domine [Corboz: text / YouTube], Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Motet: Justitiae Domini [Coro Roma: text / YouTube], Alessandro Scarlatti

Postlude: Toccata in g, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Voluntary in G, John Blow (1649-1708)

Introit: O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace [LMCourse: text/YouTube], Christopher Tye (1505-72) 

Preces and Responses: Harrison Oxley (1933-2009) 

Psalm: 112, 113 (Alcock, Macfarren) 

Canticles: Dorian Service, John Blow 

Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris [text/8 versions], Thomas Morley (1577-1602) 

Postlude: Voluntary for double organ in D, John Blow

August 14, 2011

Salvador Dali, Ecce Virgo Concipiet, Biblia Sacra, 1964-67

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel [NRSV, Isaiah 7:14].

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Ave Maris Stella, from Ten Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Hymns, Op. 75, Flor Peeters (1903-86) 

Mass Setting: Missa VIII De Angelis [Heiligenkreuz: listen], Plainsong 10th c.

Introit: Ave Maria [text] [Westminster Cathedral: listen], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Motet: Ave Maria [text] [King's Singers: YouTube], Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Postlude: Toccata and Hymn, Op. 28, "Ave Maris Stella" [Bewig: YouTube], Flor Peeters

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Ave Maris Stella from LeTombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38, [Keeley: NML] (info), Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Ave Maris Stella: organ verses [Albitzler: YouTube] Jean Titelouze (1563-1633)

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 149 (Tone 3.5)

Tone 5.1, organ verses: Livre d’orgue de Montréal (1724) [Gilbert: listen]

Nunc dimittis: Tone 1.4

Anthem: Ave Maris Stella from 15 Versets sur les Vêpres de la Vièrge, Op. 18 [Fano: YouTube], Marcel Dupré

While the king sitteth at his table from
15 Versets sur les Vêpres de la Vièrge, Op. 18 [Hancock; NML] (info), Marcel Dupré

August 7, 2011

Lluís Borrassà, St. Peter walking on the water, San Pedro, Tarrasa,1411-13

Jesus said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus [NRSV, Matthew 14:29].

10:30 am Choral Eucharist
Adults from the Montreal Boys' Choir Course

Prelude: Vater unser [listen], Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Mass Setting: Missa Inter Vestibulum, Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)

Introit: Kyrie eleison, Francisco Guerrero

Offertory Motet: Ave Maria [Tallis: text/listen], Francisco Guerrero

Communion Motet: Inter Vestibulum [text], Francisco Guerrero

Postlude: Praeludium in E  [de Wolff: listen], Vincent Lübeck (1656-1740)

4:00 pm Evensong
Montreal Boys' Choir Course 

Prelude: In Nomine for two to play [Koopman: NML]  (info), Nicolas Carleton  (c. 1570-1630)

Introit: O Praise the Lord
[text] Adrian Batten (1591-1637)

Versicles and Responses: Thomas Tomkins

Psalm 119: Lucerna pedibus meis, William Boyce

Psalm 19 Cæli enarrant, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Canticles: The Great Service [Tallis: NML] (info), William Byrd

Anthem: Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom [text] [Summerly: NML] (info), Thomas Tomkins

 Postlude: A Fancy for two to play [Koopman: NML]  (info),Thomas Tomkins