February 26, 2012

Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Temptation of Christ, Frick Collection, New York, 1308-11

He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him [NRSV, Mark 1:13].

First Sunday of Lent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Prelude: Have mercy on me, O Lord God / Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott [Dimmock: listen], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Mass Setting: Mass (1948) [RIAS: YouTube Part I; Part II], Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Introit:  O bone Jesu  [text], Louis Halsey (b. 1929)

Motet: Peccantem me quotidie [Averroes: text/YouTube] Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53)

Postlude: Fantasia Chromatica [listen], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Vater unser [Engels: listen], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Introit: I will was my hands
[text], William Smith (1603-45)

Preces: [YouTube] William Smith

Responses: [YouTube] William Smith

130 Out from the deep,” Robert Tailour (17th century English)

Magnificat: Service for eight voices [Smith: YouTube], Robert Parsons (1530-72)

Nunc dimittis: Service for eight voices  [Smith: YouTube],  Robert Parsons 

Anthem: Laboravi in gemitu meo [text/listen], ThomasMorley (1557-1602)

Vater unser [Engels: listen], Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck