February 7, 2016

Transfiguration, Icon of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, 12th cent.
Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray[NRSV, Luke 9:18].

Transfiguration Sunday [Choir Notes]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Octet

Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Deck yourself, my soul), BWV 654, [Koopman:YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Setting: Missa Octo Vocum [BNQ] (info), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Introit: Alleluia, John Taverner (1480-1554)
Motet: Christus Jesus Splendor Patris [text] [Monaco: BNQ; BM] (info), Luca Marenzio (1553-99)
Postlude:  Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol), [musicMe], Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, op. post. 122, No.5 [chorale texte] [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) [Latry: musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: Alleluia, John Taverner (1480-1554)

Preces and Responses: John Holmes (d. 1629)

Psalm: 99, George Thalben-Ball (text)

Magnificat: First Great Service [Smith: YouTube], Robert Parsons (1530-72)

Nunc dimittis: First Great Service [Smith:YouTube], Robert Parsons   

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

Postlude:  Le Fils, Verbe et Lumière (The Son, Word and Light) from Méditations sur le mystère de Sainte Trinité VI (Meditations on the mystery of the Holy Trinity VI) [Latry: musicMe], Olivier Messiaen