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)