December 24-25, 2017

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

4th Sunday Advent /
La Nativity of our Lord

Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, Convento di San Marco, Florence, 1430s

Then Mary said, "Here am I,
the servant of the Lord;
let it be with me according to your word
[NRSV, Luke 1:38a].
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland,
BWV 659 [YouTube],
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Setting: Missa XVII Adventus et
Quadragesimae  [YouTube],
Plainsong, 11th century  
Introit: Rorate caeli [text] [YouTube],
plainsong, tone 1   
Motet: Alleluia, Veni Domine [text] [YouTube],
Plainsong, tone 3
Postlude: Postlude: How the world longs,
BWV 661 [listen],
Johann Sebastian Bach

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: Whence is that Goodly Fragrance
[YouTube],  Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)

Postlude: Joy to the World
Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)

19h00 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs
de la cathédrale

Prélude :  In dulci jubilo, Karl Marr

Ordinaire : Missa in nativitate,
Giovanni Ottavio Pitoni (1657-1743)

Introït : Chantez à haute voix [texte],
Allemand, 14è siècle             

Motet :  Aube nouvelle [texte],
Johann Schop (1590-1667)

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

Midnight Mass
11:00 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prélude : Première Suite de Noëls
Claude-Benigne Balbastre (1727-99)
Setting: Missa Nativitatis, Patrick Wedd (1948)

Introït : All my heart this night rejoices
[text] [YouTube],
Johann Ebeling (1620[37]-1666[76])  

Motet : O Magnum Mysterium
Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)

Motet: Wexford Carol [text] [YouTube],
Trad. Irish,arr. John Rutter, (b. 1945)

Postlude : From heaven high to earth I come
[YouTube], Garth Edmundson (1900-71)

Christmas Day
Festival Festival Eucharist
10:00 am
The Cathedral Singers   

Prelude: Von Himmel hoch [listen],
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)    
Setting: Missa O magnum mysterium [YouTube],
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)  

Introit: I saw three ships [text/YouTube],
arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)  
Motet: O magnum mysterium [texte] [YouTube],
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Postlude: Von Himmel hoch [listen], Johann Pachelbel