December 24-25, 2016

Master of Flémalle, Nativity, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, 1420

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (NRSV, Luke 2:7).
La Nativité du Seigneur
4:00 pm Family Eucharist with Nativity Pageant

Prelude: Christmas Interludes [YouTube],  William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

Postlude: God rest ye merry, gentlemen [YouTube], William Lloyd Webber

19h00 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : In dulci jubilo, Karl Marr  
Ordinaire : Missa Noe, Noe [YouTube], Jacob Arcadelt (1510-68)

Introït : Chantez à haute voix, Allemand, 14e siècle

Motet : Noe, noe [texte] [YouTube] Jean Mouton (1459-1522)

Postlude : In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 [écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Midnight Mass
11:00 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: What child is this? [YouTube], Richard Purvis (1913-94)  
Setting:  Missa Noe, Noe [YouTube], Jacob Arcadelt (1510-68)

Introit: All my heart this night rejoices [text] [YouTube], Johann Ebeling (1620[37]-1666[76])  
Motet: Noe, noe [text] [YouTube] Jean Mouton (1459-1522)

Motet: Gaudete [text]. [YouTube], Piae Cantiones (1582)

Motet: In dulci jubilo [text] [YouTube], arr. de Pearsall, Gesius, Praetorius, Eccard
Postlude: From heaven high to earth I come [YouTube], Garth Edmundson (1900-71)

Feast of the Nativity of the Lord
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Noël en récit et en taille sur la tierce du positif [musicMe], Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)  

Setting: Missa Nativitatis, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)  
Introit: I saw three ships [text/YouTube], arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)  
Motet: Noe, noe [text] [YouTube] Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
Postlude:  Noël suisse [YouTube], Louis-Claude Daquin

There is no evensong on Christmas afternoon.