March 26-27, 2016

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Three Marys at the Tomb, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified [NRSV, Luke Matthew 28:5].

7:30 pm The Great Vigil of Easter, with the Lighting of the New Fire, the Blessing of the Paschal Candle and the First Eucharist of Easter
The Cathedral Singers

Vigil: Exultet [text/YouTube]

Responsories and Psalms: Plainsong

Go down Moses [text/YouTube], arr. Jonathan Wikeley (b. 1979)

Mass Setting: Worcester Mass, Anon. English, 14th century

Motets: Alle-psallite cum-luya [text/listen], Worcester Fragments, 13th century

Alleluya psallat [text/listen], Worcester Fragments, 13th century

Postlude: Gelobt sei Gott [Tracey: YouTube],  Healey Willan (1880-1968)  


Duccio di Buoninsegna, Appearance to Mary Magdalene, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God[NRSV, John 20:17].'"

10:00 am Procession and Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Choirs and Brass Ensemble

Prelude: Carillon [Rachon: YouTube], Herbert Murrill (1909-52)

Mass Setting: Missa Vitae Novae, Jason Noble (b. 1980)

Introit: Surrexit Christus hodie [Arcadelt: text/listen], Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Motets: Now the Green Blade Rises (Love is come again) [text] [St-Barnabas: YouTube], arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

This Joyful Eastertide [Cambridge Singers: text/listen], arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Postlude: Grand Choeur en Ré [Chapuis: listen], Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Christ ist erstanden (Christ, le Ressuscité), BWV 627 [Kibbie: écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ordinaire : Missa secunda [YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

Introït : Christ ist erstanden (Christ, le Ressuscité), Allemand, v. 1100

Motet : Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ fut captif de la mort), Allemand, 1524

Postlude : Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ fut captif de la mort)
BWV 625 [Kibbie: écoutez; Koopman: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach

4:00 pm Choral Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Saraband for Easter Day [Webster: listen], Herbert Howells (1892-1983)  

Introit: Jubilate in C [text/listen], Benjamin Britten [1913-76]

Preces and Responses:  Bryan Kelly (b. 1934)                   

Psalm: 114, Tonus Peregrinus; 150, Robert Goodenough

Canticles: Oxford Service, Bryan Kelly

Anthem: Rejoice in the Lamb [text/listen], Benjamin Britten

Postlude: St. Asaph Toccata [Bonaventure: YouTube] [BNQ; BM] (info) [Note], Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)