January 29, 2012

James Tissot, Man with an unclean spirit in the synagogue, 1886-96

Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit [NRSV, Mark 1:23].

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Vater unser [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mass Setting: Mass of St. ThomasRobert Fleming (1921-76)

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

Gloria: from the Carillon Mass, Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Motet: Let thy merciful ears, O Lord [text/listen],Thomas Mudd (1560-1632) 

Motet:  Father, we thank thee [text] [Foster: BNQ; BM]   (info),  William Albright (1944-98)

Postlude: Fugue in G, BWV 577 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Allegro risoluto (Plymouth Suite) [Rosso: YouTube], Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

Introit: Expectans expectavi
[Harper: text/YouTube], Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Preces and Responses: 
Dresden,” JohnSanders (b. 1933)

8 (Crotch)

Collegium Regale, Charles Wood

Evening Hymn [text] [St. Paul's: YouTube], H.Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

Postlude:  Salix
 (Plymouth Suite) [Rosso: YouTube], Percy Whitlock

January 22, 2012

Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Calling of Peter and Andrew, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1308-11

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea--for they were fishermen [NRSV, Mark 1:16].

Third Sunday after Epiphany [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Alla Sarabanda [YouTube], Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)

Mass Setting: Service in FHerbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

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

Motet: Ave Maria [text/YouTube], Jacob Arcadelt (1505-68)

Postlude: Allegro con spirito in B-flat, [Todd: listen], Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Lantana (Plymouth Suite) [Hunt: BNQ; BM (info), Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

Introit:  O Lord, Thou seest
[text], Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Preces and Responses:  
Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

23 (Thalben-Ball)

Canticles: Service in A
Herbert Sumsion 

Anthem:  Thou wilt keep them
[text], Herbert Sumsion

Postlude: Toccata (Plymouth Suite) [Piglione: YouTube], Percy Whitlock

January 15, 2012

James Tissot, Nathaniel under the Fig Tree, Brooklyn Museum, 1886-94

Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you [NRSV, John 1:48]."

2nd Sunday after Epiphany [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Praeludium G-Dur, Op. 37,2 [Hurford: musicMeFelix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Mass Setting: Messa a quattro voci a cappellaGiovanni Antonio Grossi (1615-84) 

Introit: I will thank thee, O Lord [text], Daniel Purcell (1664-1717)

Motet: Ave verum corpus [text], Robert Lucas de Pearsall (1795-1856)

Postlude: Fuge E-Moll [Fagius: BNQ, BM] (info)  , Felix Mendelssohn

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Fuge “Vater Unser” (Sonata 6) [Hurford: musicMe], Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

O gladsome light [text] [Rutter: BNQ, BM
(info) Louis Bourgeois (1510-61)

Preces and Responses:  
Ben Parry (b. 1965)

114 (Tonus Peregrinus)

Service in F, Alan Ridout (1934-96)

Anthem:  King of glory, King of peace [text], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. William Harris (1883-1973)                                          

Chorale and variations “Vater Unser” (Sonata 6)  [Hurford: musicMe], Felix Mendelssohn                         


January 8, 2012

Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of the Lord, National Gallery, London, 1450s

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan [NRSV, Mark 1:9].

The Baptism of the Lord [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam / Christ, our Lord, came to the Jordan, BWV 684  [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mass Setting: Missa Noe, Noe, Jacob Arcadelt (1510-68)

Introit: Surge illuminare [text], Francesco Corteccia  (1502-71)

Motet: Tribus miraculis [St. David's: text/listen], Luca Marenzio (1553-99)

Postlude:In dir ist Freude / In thee is gladness, BWV 615 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

Sassetta, Adoration of the Magi, Chigi-Saracini Collection (Monte  dei Paschi), Siena, c. 1435

4:00 pm A Festival of Lessons and Carols For Epiphany
The Cathedral Singers

Organ prelude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV, 223 [Stella: YouTube], Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)


Verbum caro factum est [text/YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler  (1562-1612)

It was a star [text], Howard Skempton (b. 1947)

A Poor Place [text], Patrick Wedd  (b. 1948)

I sat down [text/YouTube], Edward Bairstow  (1874-1946)

Alleluya, a new work [Tower: text/listen], Peter Wishart (1921-84)

Tribus miraculis [St. David's: text/listen], Luca Marenzio (1553-99)

Surge illuminare [text/Tallis:YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Organ postlude: Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternJoseph Ahrens (1904-97)

January 1, 2012

Dieric Bouts the Elder, The Adoration of the Magi, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, 1465

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh [NRSV, Matthew 2:11].

The Epiphany of the Lord [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Octet
Rachelle Choi, Assistant Organist

Prelude: In dulci jubilo [Cleaveland: YouTube], Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Mass Setting: Missa secundaHans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) 

Introit: Ibant Magi [Quartz: text/YouTube], Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)

Motet: Magi videntes stellam [text], Jacob Clemens non Papa  (1510-58)

Postlude: Vom Himmel hoch [Payne: YouTube], Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

No evensong on January 1, 2012