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)