Fra Angelico, Linaioli Tabernacle (detail), Museo di San Marco, Florence, 1433
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Parable of the Rich Man (detail), Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, 1627
But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God (NRSV, Luke 12:20-21).’
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August 5, 2007: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
Introit: Langlais, Kyrie Eleison
Postlude: Langlais, Fête
Prelude: Frank Ferko (b. 1950), Chaconne from Angels
Preces and Responses: Humphrey Clucas (b.1941)Canticles: Herbert Murrill (1909-1952), Evening Service in E
Abraham counting the stars (Genesis 15:5)on a painting in the Dura-Europos Synagogue from the 3rd century C.E.
Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, ‘as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore (NRSV, Hebrews 11:12).’< xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" namespace="">
August 12, 2007: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
Prelude: Joel Martinson (b. 1960), Andante from Canon Mass Setting: Bob Chilcott (b. 1955), Missa Cantate (2006)
Motet: Chilcott, Pange Lingua (2004)
Prelude: Thomas Hyde (b. 1978), A Little Invocation
Introit: Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), Lux Aurumque (2000)
Responses: Douglas Mason, (1998) Canticles: Nico Muhly (b. 1981), First Service (2004) [BNQ]
Anthem: Patrick Hawes (b. 1958), When Israel was a Child (2005) Postlude: James Woodman (b. 1957), Prelude and Passacaglia from In Festo Pentecostes (1993)
Sarcophagus of the Good Shepherd, Praetexta Catacomb, Rome, c. 390 AD
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might, and come to save us (NRSV, Psalm 80:1-2)!
August 19, 2007: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
Prelude: Diana Burrell (b. 1948), Fragment (2001) Mass Setting: Sir John Tavener (b. 1944), Missa Brevis (2005) [BNQ]
Motet: Andrew Gant (b. 1976), Ave Verum Corpus (2004)
Postlude: Philip Moore (b. 1943), Impromptu (1996)
Prelude: Matthew Martin (b. 1976), Chimera (2006)
Introit: Howard Skempton (b. 1947), Ostende Nobis, Domine (2004)
Preces and Responses: Richard Marlow, (b. 1939), E Quinque Notis (1996) Psalm 85: Patrick Wedd (b. 1948) Canticles: Robin Davies (b. 1975), Jusqu'aux oreilles (2002)
Anthem: Will Todd (b. 1970), Christus est Stella (2000) Postlude: Ad Wammes (b. 1953), Miroir (1989)
Marc Chagall, The Calling of Jeremiah, etching, Franklin Bowles Galleries, New York, 1956
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,
‘Now I have put my words in your mouth (NRSV, Jeremiah 1:9).'
August 26, 2007: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost [Comments]
Prelude: J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Liebster Jesu [BNQ] Mass Setting: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Missa Secunda [BNQ]
Motet: Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), Gustate et Videte
Prelude: John Stanley (1712-86), Voluntary in C
Preces and Responses: Thomas Morley (1557-1603) [BNQ] Canticles: Thomas Morley
Anthem: William Mundy (1530-91), Lord, the Maker of All Things Postlude: John Stanley, Voluntary in C