December 2, 2012

Nicholas Bataille and Hennequin de Bruges, New Jerusalem from the Apocalypse Tapestry, Angers, c.1570
In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety [NRSV, Jeremiah 33:16].

The First Sunday of Advent [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Partita “Veni Emmanuel,” James Woodman (b. 1957) 

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis 2 for Advent, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: Rejoice in the Lord Alway [text]
[Robertson:YouTube], Anonymous English (16th cent.)

Motet: Come I pray thee [text], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)

Postlude: Rhapsody “Lo, he comes,” William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

Christmas Rose

A Procession with Lessons and Carols for Advent 
Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 4:00 pm 
The Cathedral Singers(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here) 

Prelude: A Lovely Rose is Blooming," James Woodman (b. 1957)
A Lovely Rose is Blooming" [Ninci: YouTube],      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Introit: Advent Responsory [text], Derek Holman (b. 1931) 

Antiphon: O Emmanuel [text/performances], Healey Willan (1880-1968)                

Carols:  Never weather-beaten Saile [text]  [YouTubeThomas Campion (1567-1620)   
Rejoice in the Lord Alway [text] [Robertson:YouTube], Anonymous English (16th cent.) 

Antiphon: O Radix Jesse [text/performances], Healey Willan               

Carols: People, look east[text
[Deller Consort: NML] (info), French traditional, arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

This is the truth from above [text] [Breda: YouTube], English arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Antiphon: O Virgin of virgins [text/performances], Healey Willan

 Carols: Nova! Nova! [text] [Brown: YouTube], Robert Lehman (b. 1960) 

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

Antiphon: O Oriens [text/performances], Healey Willan 

Carol: Vox dicentis: Clama [text] [ULCC: YouTube] [Sharpe: YouTube], Edward Naylor (1867-1934)

Antiphon: O Rex Gentium [text/performances], Healey Willan 

Carols: Come I pray thee [text], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)

 Wachet auf [text] [Wilson: YouTube],  Michael Praetorius  (1571-1621)

Organ Postlude: Fantasy on HelmsleyWilliam Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

November 25, 2012

Fra Angelico, Christ in Majesty, Cappella di San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto, 1447
I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven [NRSV, Daniel 7:13a].

The Feast of the Reign of Christ 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andantino from Pièces de fantasie, Suite I, Op. 51 [Trajer: YouTube], Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Mass Setting: Missa "Ecce quam bonum" [Ratzinger: BNQ;BM] (info), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Introit: Ecce quam bonum [text/listen], Hans Leo Hassler

Communion Motet: Gustate et videte [text] [Maxim: YouTube], Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)

Postlude: Tu es petra [Weir: musicMe], Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Alleluias sereins from L’Ascension [Trotter: musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

One thing have I desired [text], Richard Kidd (b. 1954)

Preces and Responses:
Douglas Mason (b. 1973)

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Douglas Mason

Anthem: Ut salvetur mundus
[text], Jason Noble (b. 1980)

Postlude: Majest√© du Christ from L’Ascension [Trotter: musicMe], Olivier Messiaen

It is our pleasure to sing the world premiere of Douglas Mason’s recently published Evening Canticles. We are grateful that Mr. Mason has entrusted us with this first performance.