February 28, 2016

Alexet Pismenny, The Parable of the Fruitless Fig Tree

The gardener replied, 'Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it.  If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down [NRSV, Luke 13:8-9]."

3rd Sunday of Lent [Choir Notes]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Andante [Kibbie: listen], from Trio Sonata No. 4, BWV 528, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Setting: Missa Caça [St. Clement: listen], Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53)

Introit: Adoramus te, Christe [text] [Cantus:YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)
Motet: Super flumina Babylonis [text] [YouTube], Orlande de Lassus (1530/32-94)
Postlude:  Fantasia in g, BWV 542/1 [Kibbie: listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Kyrie eleison de La Messa della Madonna [YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Ordinaire : Missa Caça [St. Clement : écoutez], Cristóbal de Morales (1500-53)

Introït : Adoramus te, Christe [texte] [Cantus : YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

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

Postlude : Christe eleison de La Messa della Madonna [YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi

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

Prelude: The Perpetual Round [Wolfe: BNQ] (info), Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Introit: Almighty and everlasting God (text & listen), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Preces: [YouTube] William Smith (1603-45)

Responses: [YouTube] William Smith

Psalm: 130, George Garrett

Magnificat: Short Service [Merbecke: YouTube], Orlando Gibbons

Nunc dimittis: Short Service [Merbecke: YouTube], Orlando Gibbons

Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris [text / 11 versions], Thomas Morley (1577-1602)

Postlude:  Ground [Klapprott: YouTube], Thomas Tomkins