Auguste Joseph Truphème (1836-1898):  The Choir Lesson





July 2007


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Giuseppe Angeli: Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1740-55

As Elijah and Elisha continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven (NRSV, 2 Kings 2:13).


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July 1, 2007:  The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]


(In observance of Canada Day all of the choral and organ music for the Eucharist and evensong is the work of Canadian composers.)


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Barrie Cabena (b.1933), Meditation

Mass Setting: Cabena, Mass in the Dorian Mode 

Introit:  Keith Bissell (1912-1992), Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies         Biblio. [BNQ]

Motet:  Ruth Watson Henderson (b.1932), Pater Noster        [BNQ]

Postlude: Cabena, Sonata Giojoso 



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Raymond Daveluy (b.1926), Largo from Sonata 2      [BNQ]

Introit: Jeff Enns, Like as the Hart

Preces and Responses:  Plainsong

Magnificat: Tone VII.6 - Patrick Wedd (b.1948), fauxbourdons      [BNQ]

Nunc Dimittis: Tone I.4 - Wedd, fauxbourdons

Anthem: Healey Willan (1880-1968), O King, All Glorious        [BNQ]

Postlude: Daveluy, Prelude and Fugue




 Illustrator of Speculum humanae salvationis, Cologne: Naaman Dips Himself Seven Times in the Jordan and is Cured, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c.1450


So Naaman went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean (NRSV, 2 Kings 5:14).



July 8, 2007:  The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]


Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the Montreal International Jazz Festival.



10:00 am Choral Eucharist (Jazz Mass)

The Cathedral Singers with the Brian Barlow [jazz] Quartet


Prelude:  Jazz Improvisation

Mass Setting: William Byrd (1540-1623), Mass for Four Voices                                        

       (with a jazz interpretation)        [BNQ]

After the First Reading:  Music for Meditation

Motet: Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Come Sunday        [BNQ]

Postlude: William Holcom (b. 1938), What a Friend We Have in Jesus



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Jean Langlais (1907-1991), Mélodie from Triptyque            [BNQ]

Introit: Louis Bourgeois (1510-1561), O, Gladsome Light

Preces and Responses:  Andrew Millington (b. 1952)

Psalm 20: Peter Aston (b.1938)

Canticles: Aston, Service in F

Anthem: William Harris (1883-1973), Come Down, O Love Divine

Postlude: Langlais, Finale from Triptyque





Vincent Van Gogh: The Good Samaritan after Delacroix, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands 1890



The Samaritan went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him (NRSV, Luke 10:34). 



July 15, 2007:  The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]


Music for choral Eucharist and evensong will be provided by the choir of Downing College, University of Cambridge, under the direction of Benjamin Davis, Senior Organ Scholar.  Mark Browne is the Junior Organ Scholar.


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Choir of Downing College, Cambridge


Prelude:  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Fugue in F, BWV 540         [BNQ]         

Mass Setting: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Missa Brevis                            

                         in D Major, KV 194         [BNQ]                                                                                      Introit: Mozart, Kyrie from the Missa Brevis

Motet: Charles Wood (1866-1926), Expectans, Expectavi

Postlude: Bach, Toccata in F, BWV 540



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Choir of Downing College, Cambridge


Prelude: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), Allegro Serioso from Sonata #1 in f            [BNQ]

Introit: Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950), Evening Hymn (Te Lucis Ante  

            Terminum)         [BNQ]

Responses: Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)

Canticles: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), Service in A        [BNQ]

Anthem: Stanford, For Lo, I Raise Up

Postlude:  MendelssohnAllegro Assai Vivace from Sonata #1 in f     




Maurice Denis:  Martha and Mary, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1896



But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.  Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her (NRSV, Luke 10:41-42).’




July 22, 2007:  The  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost     [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Jean Langlais (1907-91), Mélodie from Triptyque         [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Robert Fleming (1921-76), Mass of St. Thomas         [BNQ] 

Introit:  Fleming, Kyrie Eleison

Motet:  Giovanni Croce (1557-1607), O Sacrum Convivium        [BNQ]

Postlude:  Langlais, Fête



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Jean Langlais (1907-91), Trio from Triptyque         [BNQ]

Introit: Adrian Batten (1691-1737), O Praise the Lord

Preces and Responses:  Richard Ayleward (1626-69)

Canticles: Thomas Morley (1557-1603), Short Service       [BNQ]

Anthem: Batten, When The Lord Turned Again

Postlude: Langlais, Incantation pour un jour saint





SS. Sergius and Bacchus, Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai, 13th century

 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together (ESV, Psalm 133:1)! Frequent prayer of SS. Sergius and Bacchus from their Passion.


Saturday, July 28, 2007:  OutMass


The Revd Canon Joyce Sanchez, chaplain of Integrity Montreal, will preside and                the Right Revd Barry Clarke, bishop of Montreal, will preach.


7:00 pm Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers

Musica Orbium


PreludeNicolas de Grigny (1672-1703), Tierce en taille         [BNQ]

Mass SettingPeter Aston (b. 1938), Mass of All Saints

Introit: Ashton, Kyrie Eleison

Motets: Sir John Tavener (b.1944)The Lord's Prayer  (1993)        [BNQ]                                 Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Pater Noster        [BNQ]

PostludeLouis Vierne (1870-1937), Carillon de Westminster        [BNQ]





 The Insistent Friend from Vie de Jésus Mafa



I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs (NRSV, Luke 11:8).



July 29, 2007:  The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Vater Unser        [BNQ] 

Mass Setting: Charles Wood (1866-1926), Phrygian Mode                                               

Introit:  Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Pater Noster        [BNQ]

Motet: Sir John Tavener (b.1944), The Lord's Prayer        [BNQ]

Postlude:  J.S. Bach, Allegro from the Concerto in a



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers



Prelude: Flor Peeters (1903-1986), Creator Alme Siderum          [BNQ]                             Introit: Adam Drese (1620-1701), Round Me Falls the Night

Preces and Responses: Plainsong

Magnificat:  Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594), Octavi Toni         [BNQ]                                Nunc Dimittis: Tone I.4

Anthem: William Mundy (1530-91), O Lord, the Maker of All Things 

Postlude: Peeters, Jesu Redemptor Omnium