March 9, 2014

William Blake, Christ ministered to by angels, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1816-20

Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him [NRSV, Matthew 4:11]. 

First Sunday of Lent  [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Partita “Forty days and forty nights,” BWV 745 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Setting: Missa Aedis Christi [CCC Dublin: BNQ; BM  (info); New College: CML (info)], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Introit: Drop, drop slow tears [text/listen], Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Motet: Drop, drop slow tears [text/listen], William Walton (1902-83)

Fantasia in c, BWV 562 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 690 [Kibbie : écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Ordinaire : Missa Aeterna Christi munera [London : musicMe], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Introït : Adoramus te, Christe [texte] [Cantus : YouTube]
, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Motet : Sicut Cervus [texte/écoutez], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Postlude : Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 691 [Kibbie : écoutez], Johann Sebastien Bach

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

Preludio "Sine nomine" from Six Pieces for Organ [Burchell: CML] (info) [Willis: listen],  Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Introit: Like as the hart
[text], Noel Rawsthorne  (b. 1929)

Preces and Responses: Barry Ferguson (b. 1942)

Psalm: 42, Samuel Wesley

Canticles: St. John's Service
[Nethsingha: BNQ; BM] (info), Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Like as the hart [text] [Christophers: musicMe], Herbert Howells

Postlude: Saraband in modo elegiaco
from Six Pieces for organ [Hereford: listen],
Herbert Howells