March 12, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's

Gustave Doré, Abraham journeying to Canaan,  Doré English Bible, 1866

Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you [NRSV, Genesis 12:1]."

Second Sunday of Lent

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
Men of the Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Adagio from Trio Sonata 1 in E-Flat, BWV 525 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1750)   
Setting: Mass for Three Voices [listen], William Byrd (1540-1623)

Introit: Have mercy on me, O God [text] [YouTube], Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)  
Motet: My voice shalt thou hear [text], Thomas Tomkins
Postlude: Canzona in d, BWV 588 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach    

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude :  Praeludium in B-dur, BWV 866 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1750)   
Ordinaire :  Missa XVII pro Dominicis Adventus et Quadragesimae [écoutez], plain-chant, 11e siècle

Introït :  Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, [texte] [YouTube], plain-chant, ton 4

Motet :  Meditabor in mandatis tuis [texte] [YouTube], Plain-chant, ton 2

Postlude :  Fuga in B-dur [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach   

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

Prelude: Sinfonia from Cantata 156 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1750)   

Introit: Have mercy on me, O God [text] [YouTube], Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Responses: Plainsong

Psalm: 133, 134; Tone 1.1

Magnificat: Quarti toni, Francesco Feroci (1673-1750)

Nunc dimittis: Tone 1.4

Anthem: Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum, [text][musicMe], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)

Postlude: Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1785-1750)