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)

145 (Cooper, Lawes)

Douglas Mason

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

Postlude: Majesté 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.