December 22, 2013

Georges de la Tour, Dream of St. Joseph, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, c.1640

An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit
[NRSV, Matthew 1:20b].

Fourth Sunday of Advent [Comments] [Choir Notes]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Lo, How a Rose [YouTube], Joseph Ahrens (1904-97) 

Setting: MissaDixit Maria[Herreweghe: YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)

Introit: Dixit Maria [text] [Colorado: listen; 6 videos: YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler
Motet: Ave maris stella [King's: text/YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler

Postlude: Ave maris stella [Bardon: musicMe], Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Es ist ein Ros [YouTube], Joseph Ahrens (1904-97) 

Ordinaire : Missa Dixit Maria [Herreweghe: YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)

Introït : Dixit Maria [texte] [Colorado: écoutez ; 6 videos: YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler

Motet : Ave maris stella [texte] [Cleobury : YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler

Postlude : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, [Kibbie : écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750)

4:00 pm A Festival  of Lessons and Carols for Christmas
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Organ Preludes: In Dulci Jubilo 

BWV 608 [Kibbie: listen; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

BWV 751 [Enz: musicMe], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

BuxWV 197 [Foccroulle: musicMe], Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Joseph Ahrens (1904-1997)

[listen], Jean Langlais (1907-1991) 

Choir Carols: 

Whence is that goodly fragrance? [text] [Mormon: YouTube] French, arr. Patrick Wedd (b. 1948) 

Verbum Patris humanatur [Sequentia: text/YouTube]  [text] [Pitts: BNQ; BM] (info), Anonymous, 12th cent. arr. Antony Pitts (b. 1969) 

Sans Day Carol [Polyphony: text/YouTube], Cornish Carol 

There is no rose [text], George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
A boy was born [text] [listen], Benjamin Britten [1913-76] 

O magnum mysterium [text], Malcolm Archer (b. 1952) 

Cherry tree carol [text]  [King’s: YouTube], English, arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)

 Jesus, Jesus rest your head [text] [YouTube], Appalachian carol, arr. Arthur Warrell (1900-70) 

So said the angel [text], Peter Skellern (b. 1947) 

Hodie Christus natus est [text] [Louis Halsey Singers: musicMe], Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612) 

Organ Postlude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach