February 15 and 18, 2015

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Christ leading Peter, James and John to the High Mountain for the Transfiguration,
The Armand Hammer Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1770-80s

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves  [NRSV, Mark 9:2a].

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10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers
Transfiguration Sunday [Choir Notes]
February 15, 2015

Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Deck yourself, my soul), BWV 654, [Koopman:YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Setting: Missa Sine Nomine [listen], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Introit: Alleluia, John Taverner (1480-1545)
Motet: Christus Jesus Splendor Patris [text] [Monaco: BNQ; BM] (info), Luca Marenzio (1553-99)
Postlude: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, op. post. 122, No.5 [chorale text] [Jacob : écoutez], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Ordinaire : Missa Sine Nomine [écoutez], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Introït : Alleluia, John Taverner (1480-1545)

Motet : Christus Jesus Splendor Patris [texte] [Monaco : BNQ ; BM] (info) , Luca Marenzio (1553-99)

Postlude : Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern,  BWV 763 [Kibbie : écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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

Prelude: Majesté du Christ (l’Ascension) [Litaize: YouTube], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: Alleluia, John Taverner (1480-1545)

Preces and Responses: Ian Crabbe (b. 1953)

Psalm: 99 (George Thalben-Ball)

Canticles: Service in G, Ben Parry (b. 1965)

Anthem: Christus Jesus Splendor Patris [text] [Monaco: BNQ; BM] (info), Luca Marenzio (1553-99)

Postlude:  Le Fils, resplendissement de la gloire du Père from Les Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité, No. VI [van der Steen: listen], Olivier Messiaen

El Greco, St. Francis and Brother Leo Meditating on Death, National Gallery, of Canada, Ottawa, 1600-02

Remember, you are dust and unto dust you shall return [Ash Wednesday liturgy].

February 18, 2015

12:15 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Quartet

Setting: Missa brevis No. 2 (for lent) [Bell: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake [Berkeley: text/YouTube], Richard Farrant (1530-80)

Postlude:  Passion Chorale: Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 [Guarino : YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

7:30 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Setting: Missa brevis No. 5 [Bell: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Imposition of Ashes: Miserere [text / listen], Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)

Motet: Hear my prayer, O Lord [text] [Clare: YouTube], Henry Purcell (1659-95)

Postlude: O Mensch, bewein’, BWV 622 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)