September 25, 2011

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Wedding, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, c. 1567

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son [NRSV, Matthew 22:2].

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Brother James' Air [Murray: listen], Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

Introit: Rejoice in the Lord alway [text], Anonymous English, 16th cent.

Motet: Ego sum panis vivus [text], Juan de Esquivel (1560-1625)

Postlude: Prelude in C, BuxWV 138 [Krummacher: YouTube], Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Magnificat primi toni, versets 1-2 [Nelson: YouTube], Heinrich Scheidemann (1596-1663)

Introit: Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt / The Lord is my Shepherd, SWV 120 [text] [YouTube], Heinrich Schütz (1582-1672)
Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-69)

Psalm: 149 (Woodward)

Magnificat: Deutsches Magnificat / German Magnificat, SWV 426 [Energeia:
YouTube], Heinrich Schütz

Nunc dimittis: Tertii toni, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (1525/26-94)

Cantate Domino, SWV 81 [text]  [Norrington: YouTube], Heinrich Schütz                  

Magnificat primi toni, versets 3-4 [Nelson: YouTube], Heinrich Scheidemann

September 18, 2011

The Master of the Manna, The Gathering of the Manna, Museé de la Chartreuse, Douai, 1470

When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’* For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat [NRSV, Exodus 16:15].

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Récit en taille [Guibray: listen], Louis-Antoine Dornel (c. 1685-1765)

Mass Setting: Missa quarti toni, Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)

Introit: Exsultate justi [Adoremus: text/YouTube], Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627)

Motet: Christus factus est [Westminster Cathedral: text/YouTube], Felice Anerio (1560-1614)

Postlude: Grand jeu [Guibray: listenLouis-Antoine Dornel

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Pazienza [Barber: We7], Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

Introit: Oculi omnium [Crown: text/YouTube], Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Preces and Responses:
James Wallace (b. 1959)

Psalm: 34 (Parratt, Hollins)

Canticles: Service in E-flat, Charles Wood

Anthem: O thou, the central orb
text/musicMe], Charles Wood

Postlude: Dolcezza
We7], Percy Whitlock

September 11, 2011

Edward Poynter, Miriam, Dalziel's Bible Gallery, Tate Collections, 1864

And Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea [NRSV, Exodus 15:21]."

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Variations “Wondrous Love”  [Reed: listen]Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Mass Setting: Gloucester Service, Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Introit: Rejoice to God [text], Adam Gumpelzhaimer (1559-1625)

Motet: To everything there is a season [text], Alfred Fedak (b. 1953)

Postlude: Carillon from 24 Pièces, [Whitlock: YouTubeLouis Vierne (1870-1937)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Voluntary in A [Pienaar: YouTube], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Introit: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem [Wells: text/YouTube], Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Preces and Responses: Orlando Gibbons

Psalm: 145, vv 16-22, Orlando Gibbons

Canticles: Fourth ServiceAdrian Batten (1591-1637)

Responses: John Barnard (17th cent.)

Anthem: Glorious and powerful God [Red Byrd: text/YouTube], Orlando Gibbons

Postlude: Voluntary for a Double Organ [Pienaar: YouTube], Orlando Gibbons

September 4, 2011

Dieric Bouts the Elder, Passover, Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven, 1464-67

They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs [NRSV, Exodus 12:8].

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers; Rachelle Choi, Assistant Organist

Prelude: Récit de nazard from Suite du deuxième ton [Alain: YouTube], Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis 2 [Bell: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: Kyrie Eleison  [Bell: YouTube], Healey Willan

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

Postlude: Caprice sur les grands jeux from Suite du deuxième ton [Alain: YouTube], L.-N. Clérambault

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers; Rachelle Choi, Assistant Organist 

Prelude: : Antienne, dans le mode phrygien eccsiastique, No. 9 [Doeselaar: listen], Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Thou knowest, Lord [King: text / YouTube], Henry Purcell (1659-95)

Preces and Responses: plainsong
Psalm: 103 (tone 8.2)Magnificat: Tone 3.1, fauxbourdons, Vincenzo Ruffo (1508-87)

Nunc dimittis: Tone 3.4, fauxbourdons, Vincenzo Ruffo

Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake [text / listen], Richard Farrant (1530-80)

Postlude: Scherzo, No. 8 [Pálúr: YouTube], by E. Gigout