January 6, 2015

Sassetta, Adoration of the Magi, Chigi-Saracini Collection (Monte dei Paschi), Siena, c. 1435

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh [NRSV, Matthew 2:11]

Feast of the Epiphany [Choir Notes]
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
12:15 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Quartet

Setting: Missa brevis, No. 4, Corde natus,  Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Introit: How bright appears the morning star [text] [Wiltener: YouTube], Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)

Motet: Magi videntes stellam [text], Clemens non Papa  (1510-58)

On the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6,  immediately following the 12:15 pm Eucharist, Patrick Wedd will perform at the 1980 Wilhelm organ the following programme (Admission free):

Einige canonische Veränderungen über das Wienachtslied “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her”, BWV 769a
       Canon all’ottava
       Canon alla quinta
       Canon alla settima
       Canon per augmentationem
       Canto fermo in canone
[Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Les Mages (La Nativité du Seigneur) [Bate: musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 [Bardon: musicMe], Dietrich Buxtehude(1637-1707)

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern [YouTube], Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)