November 1, 2013

 Saints in Heaven, Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Torcello, Venice, 11-12 cent.

But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever--forever and ever [NRSV, Daniel 7:18]."

La Toussaint (All Saints' Day: Friday, November 1, 2013)

12h15 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Ordinaire : Missa "O quam gloriosum" [Summerly: BNQ, BM] (info), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Introït : O quam gloriosum [texte] [Summerly : BNQ, BM] (info), Tomás Luis de Victoria

Motet : O quam gloriosum [texte] [Harmonia : YouTube], Jacob Vaet (1529-67)

Immediately following the Eucharist, Patrick Wedd will perform at the 1980 Wilhelm organ extracts from Olivier Messiaen, Les Corps glorieux:

Subtilité des Corps Glorieux

Les Eaux de la Grâce

Force et agilité des Corps Glorieux

Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux

Le mystère de la Sainte-Trinité

By way of preparation, click to go to a complete performance of Les Corps glorieux by Olivier Latry at the 1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.