April 2008


 
 Michiel Van Coxcie, Saint Cecilia, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1589

 

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

CHORAL EUCHARIST AND EVENSONG

April 2008

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Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus, The National Gallery of Art, London, 1601-02

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight (NRSV, 24:30-1).

April 6:  The Third Sunday of Easter  [Comments]

 (Clicking on the Sunday or feast day will bring up the appropriate liturgical readings.  The Vanderbilt Lectionary sometimes lists two readings from the Hebrew scriptures.  Christ Church Cathedral always uses the first Hebrew reading, or the reading from Acts, with its appropriate psalm. For an explanation of [Comments] and [BNQ] and where they lead click here.)

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                          The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude:  Christ ist Erstanden, from Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 627, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ] 

Mass Setting:Service in D, Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)  

Introit:  Awake, Thou Wintry Earth, words by Thomas Blackburn (1916-77); music from Cantata 129: Chorale, J.S. Bach.

Motet:  Now the Green Blade Rises(text), French arr. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)  [BNQ]  

Postlude:  Paean, Kenneth Leighton 

4:00 pm Evensong                                                                                        The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude:  Christ ist Erstanden, from Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 627, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ] 

Introit:  This Joyful Eastertide (text), French arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926) [BNQ]  

Preces and Responses:  Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)  

Psalm:114 (Tonus peregrinus)

Anthem:  Most Glorious Lord of Life, William Harris (1883-1973)  

Postlude:  Christ lag in Todesbanden, from Das Orgel-Büchlein, BWV 625, J.S. Bach 

 The Good Shepherd, The Catacombs of St. Calixtus, Rome, 2nd cent. 

April 13: The Fourth Sunday of Easter    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                          The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Prelude on "Brother James' Air", M. Searle Wright(1918-2004) 

Mass Setting:  Missa "Cantabo Domino," Lodovico Viadana (1560-1627) [BNQ]

Introit:  Surrexit pastor bonus, Pietro Vinci (1535/40-84)

Motet:  Ego sum pastor bonus, Costanzo Porta (c.1528-1601)

Postlude:Les Enfants de Dieu from La Nativité du Seigneur (listen), Olivier Messiaen(1908-1992) [BNQ]

4:00 pm Evensong                                                                                        The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  A Verse in Three Parts, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) [BNQ] 

Introit:  The Lord is My Shepherd, Maurice Greene (1696-1755)

Preces and Responses:  Thomas Tomkins

Canticles: Second Service, Thomas Tomkins

Anthem:  My Shepherd is the Living Lord, Thomas Tomkins

Postlude:  Fancy, Thomas Tomkins

 

Bernardo Cavallino, Martyrdom of St. Stephen, Museo del Prado, Madrid 

While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit (NRSV, Acts 7:59)."

April 20:  The Fifth Sunday of Easter    [Comments] 

10:00 am  Choral Eucharist                                                                         The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:Grave and Adagio from Organ Sonata No. 2 in c, Six Organ Sonatas, Op. 65 (listen), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) [BNQ]  

Mass Setting:  Missa Cantate, Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)      

Introit:  Ave regina caelorum, Robert Lehman (b.1960)

Motet:  Lux Aurumque (text & listen)Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)                        

Postlude:  Fuga from Organ Sonata No. 2 in c, Six Organ Sonatas, Op. 65 (listen), Felix Mendelssohn

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Nimrod (adagio) from Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra, Op. 36 ("Enigma")(listen), Edward Elgar (1857-1934) [BNQ]

Introit:  Why seek ye the living (text)? Charles Viliers Stanford (1852-1924) [BNQ]

Preces and Responses:  Paul Spicer (b.1952)

Canticles: Service In C, Charles Villiers Stanford

Anthem:  Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum) (text), Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950) [BNQ]

Postlude:  Le Verbe from La Nativité du Seigneur (listen), Olivier Messiaen(1908-1992) [BNQ] 

 

 
Raffaello Sanzio, St. Paul Preaching in Athens, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1515
 
Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way (NRSV, Acts 15:21)."
 
 

April 27:  The Sixth Sunday of Easter    [Comments] 

10:00 am  Choral Eucharist                                                                         The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude:  Komm, Gott Schopfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 631, from Das Orgel-Büchlein, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ] 

Mass Setting:  Missa Brevis Capella Regalis, Anthony Caesar (b. 1924) 

Introit:  Alleluia, non vos relinquam orphanos (text), Plainsong, mode 1

Motet:  If ye love me (text) (listen), Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) [BNQ]                    

Postlude:  Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651, from The Leipzig Chorales, J.S. Bach

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude:  Verse, Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) [BNQ]    

Introit:  If ye love me (text) (listen), Thomas Tallis (1505-85) 

Preces and Responses:  Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)     

Psalm 122: Robinson

Canticles: Service In C, Stanley Wilson  (1899-1953)

Anthem:  O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit (text), Thomas Tallis 

Postlude:  A Lesson, two parts in one, Thomas Tallis