September 29, 2013

William Blake, Jacob's Ladder, British Museum, London, 1800

And Jacob dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it [NRSV, Genesis 28:12].

Feast of St. Michael and All Angels [Comments] [Choir Notes]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Les Anges from La Nativité du Seigneur (Preston: musicMe), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Setting: Mass of St. ThomasRobert Fleming (1921-76)

Introit: The Throne of God [text], Patrick Wedd (b.1948)

Gloria: Carillon Mass, Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Motet: Behold, the Tabernacle of God [text] [St. John: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Postlude: Festive Toccata [Obetz: listen] Denis Bédard (b.1950)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Angels, Frank Ferko (b. 1950) 

Ordinaire : Messa a quattro voci, Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1622) 

Introït : Voce mea [texte] [Marciana: YouTube], Giovanni Croce (1557-1609)
Motet : O Sacrum convivium [texte/YouTube], Giovanni Croce

Postlude :
Angels, Frank Ferko

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Lento in C [Prelude to "They Walk Alone"] [listen], Benjamin Britten [1913-76]
Introit: A Hymn to the Virgin [text/listen], Benjamin Britten

Preces and Responses: Philip Moore [b. 1943]

Psalm: 20 (Peter Aston)
Anthem: Te Deum in C [text/listen], Benjamin Britten 

Anthem:  Jubilate in C [text/listen], Benjamin Britten

Anthem:  Rejoice in the Lamb [text/listen], Benjamin Britten 

Postlude: Prelude and fugue on a theme of Vittoria [sic][listen], Benjamin Britten