February 3, 2013

 Rembrandt van Rijn, Simeon and Anna recognize the Lord, Hamburger Kunsthalle, c.1627

At that moment Anna came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem [NRSV, Revelation 21:2].

Candlemas: The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs

Mass Setting: Mass for Five Voices [listen], William Byrd (1540-1623)

Introit: Senex puerum portabat [text] [Lancelot: YouTube], William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

Motet: Hodie beata virgo [text] [Rose: YouTube], William Byrd (1540-1623) 

Postlude: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV 76 [Foccroulle: musicMe], Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

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

Prelude: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 [Kibbie: listen]Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Prayer of the Venerable Bede [text] [Chicago: BNQ; BM] (info), Richard Proulx (b. 1937)

Preces and Responses:
Paul Spicer (b. 1952)                   

Psalm: 84 (Noble)

Canticles: Double Choir in B-flat
C. S.Lang (1891-1971)

Anthem: Christus est stella [text] [Vasari Singers: BNQ, BM] (info), Will Todd (b. 1970)

Postlude: Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach