November 27, 2011

Annibale Carracci, Isaiah, Musée du Louvre, Paris

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence-- [NRSV, Isaiah 64:1]

First Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Variations on an Advent Tune (O come, Emmanuel) [Holman: listen]Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Mass Setting: Missa in Adventu, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

Introit: Machet die Tore weit [text/listen], Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612/12-75)

Motet: Never weather-beaten sail [text], Richard Shephard (b.1949)

Postlude: Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur from Symphonie-Passion [Beaupérin: YouTube], Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)  

Christmas Rose

A procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent
Sunday, November 27, 2011, at 4:00 pm

Es ist ein' ros’, James Woodman (b. 1957)
Es ist ein' ros’ [info/listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Advent Responsory: I look from afar [text], Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)

O Antiphons [information], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

O quickly come [text/listen], Antony Pitts (b. 1969)

Machet die Tore weit, [text/listen], Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612-75)      

Lo, how a rose [info/listen], trad.; harm. Praetorius; arr. Phil Mattson

Zion, at thy shining gates [text]
, Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge (1566), arr. George Guest (1924-2002)

Nova! Nova! [text/listen], Bob Chilcott  (b. 1955)

Dixit Maria [text/listen], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

This is the record of John [text/listen]Orlando Gibbons

People, look east [text] [YouTube], French, arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

Never weather-beaten sail [text]
, Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Gaudete omnes et laetamini [text], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Fantasy: Lo, he comes, Kenneth Leighton (1929-88)


November 20, 2011

Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, 5th cent.

 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. [NRSV, Ezekiel 34:15].

The Reign of Christ / Dedication Festival [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Adagio from Organ Symphony No. 5 [Hagel: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis, Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)

Introit: Exsultate Deo [Corboz: text/YouTube], Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Motet: Laudate Dominum [text/YouTube], Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

Motet: In Nomine Jesu [text/YouTube], Jacob Handl (1550-91)

Postlude: Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 [Watanabe: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor 

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Benedictus [YouTube], William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

If ye love me [text], Peter Aston (b. 1938)

Preces and Responses: 
Peter Aston

99 (Elvey)

Canticles: St. Andrew's Service, Peter Aston

Anthem: Antiphon
Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Diversion for MixturesFrancis Jackson (b. 1917)

November 13, 2011

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Parable of the Talents, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1652

Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours [NRSV, Matthew 25:24-25].'

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante cantabile from Organ Symphony No. 4 [Mayeur: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Mass Setting: Mass for Four Voices [Tallis: YouTube], William Byrd (1543-1623)

Introit: O praise the Lord [Buchholz: text/YouTube], Adrian Batten (1591-1637)                                         

Motet: Ave verum corpus [Rutter: text/listen],                                                      Richard Dering (1580-1630)

Postlude: Finale from Organ Symphony No. 4 [Bish: YouTube], Charles-Marie Widor

4:00 pm Evensong
The Choir of Saint James the Apostle
Scott Bradford, director

Prelude: Fugue 3 on the name of BACH [Lücker: YouTube], Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Introit: Justorum animae [Sano: text/YouTube], Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Preces and Responses: 
Bernard Rose (1916-96)

116, 117 (Buck) 

Collegium Regale [Bachmann: YouTube], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Nunc dimittis: Collegium Regale [Bachmann: YouTube], Herbert Howells

Anthem: Bring us, O Lord God [Byram-Wigfield: text/YouTube], William Harris (1883-1973)

Prelude and Fugue in b, BWV 544 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

It is with the greatest pleasure and gratitude that we welcome Scott Bradford and his singers from the Church of St James the Apostle, as well as organist Mark McDonald. The Cathedral Singers are at l’Oratoire St-Joseph this afternoon helping celebrate 40 years of Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogue.

November 6, 2011

Juan de Flandes, The Raising of Lazarus, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live [NRSV, John 11:25]."

All Souls / Remembrance Day

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Intrada, op. 100a [Kiviniemi: YouTube], Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Mass Setting: Requiem, op. 48 [text/listen]Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Requiem and Kyrie

Pie Jesu



Agnus Dei


In Paradisum

Postlude: Fantasia "O God our help" C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Praeludium in G, op. 37, No 2 [Rose: listen], Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

O quam gloriosum [text], Luca Marenzio(1560-99)

Preces and Responses: 
Richard Shephard 

(b. 1949)

121 (Walford Davies)

Salisbury Service, Richard Shephard

O quam gloriosum [text[YouTube], Jacob Vaet (1529-67)

Fuga in G, op. 37, No 2 [Rose: listen], Felix Mendelssohn