August 2007





August 2007


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                                                                                                                                     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).’

(Additional music listings for August will be added when available.)

(For an explanation of [BNQ] and where it leads click here.)


August 5, 2007:  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost   [Comments]


10:30 am Choral Eucharist (Note half-hour advance in time.)

The Montreal Boys' Choir Course conducted by David Hill, director of music, St. John's College, University of Cambridge


PreludeMessiaen, Olivier (1908-1992), Les Anges from La Nativité        [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Jean Langlais (1907-1991), Messe solennelle        [BNQ]

Introit:  Langlais, Kyrie Eleison

OffertoryThomas Weelkes (1576-1623), Gloria in Excelsis Deo           [BNQ]

Motet Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Cherubic Hymn         [BNQ]

Postlude:  Langlais, Fête



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Montreal Boys' Choir Course conducted by David Hill, director of music, St. John's College, University of Cambridge


Prelude: Frank Ferko (b. 1950), Chaconne from Angels

Introit: Jacob Handl (1550-91), Duo Seraphim   

Preces and Responses:  Humphrey Clucas (b.1941)

Psalm 8William Crotch (1775-1847)                                                                                   Psalm 103: George Thalben-Ball  (1896-1987)                                                                   

Canticles: Herbert Murrill (1909-1952), Evening Service in E

Anthem: Jonathan Harvey (b. 1939), The Angels          [BNQ]

Postlude:  Jean Langlais (1907-1991), Invocation pour un jour saint        [BNQ]




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]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                  Les Chanteurs JAO 


PreludeJoel Martinson (b. 1960), Andante from Canon                                                      Mass SettingBob Chilcott (b. 1955), Missa Cantate (2006)

Introit:  Chilcott, Kyrie eleison

Motet:  Chilcott, Pange Lingua (2004) 

Postlude:  Chilcott, Sun Dance 


4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

Les Chanteurs JAO 


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]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                     

Les Chanteurs JAO 


Prelude: Diana Burrell (b. 1948), Fragment (2001)                                                               Mass SettingSir John Tavener (b. 1944), Missa Brevis (2005)         [BNQ]

Introit: Tavener, Kyrie Eleison 

Motet Andrew Gant (b. 1976), Ave Verum Corpus (2004)

Postlude Philip Moore (b. 1943), Impromptu (1996)



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

Les Chanteurs JAO 


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]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Liebster Jesu         [BNQ]                                                Mass Setting: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Missa Secunda        [BNQ]

Introit: Hassler, Cantate Domino

Motet Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), Gustate et Videte

Postlude:  J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: John Stanley (1712-86), Voluntary in C

Introit: English Anonymous (c. 1548), Lord, the Maker of All Things

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