July 2008


Gaudenzio Ferrari, Concert of Angels, Santa Maria della Salute, Saronno, Italy,  1534-36

  

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

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July 2008

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Henri Lindegaard, Those Who Sulk and Those Who Play, from La Bible des contrastes, 2003

'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn (NRSV, Matthew 11:17).'

 

July 6:  The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost  [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, with its appropriate psalm. For an explanation of [Comments] and [BNQ] and where they lead click here.)

 

 Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers with Yannick Rieu (saxophone), Kate Wyatt (piano), Dave Laing (drums) and Adrian Vedady (bass)

Music for Gathering

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

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

Postlude: Improvisation, Donald Hunt (b.1985), assistant organist   

4:00 pm  Jazz Vespers                                                                                 Yannick Rieu (saxophone), Kate Wyatt (piano), Dave Laing (drums) and Adrian Vedady (bass)

 

Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, 1889

 "Listen! A sower went out to sow (NRSV, Matthew 13:3b)."  

 

July 13:  The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
 
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude: Voluntary I in C, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) [BNQ]
 
Introit:  Let thy merciful ears (text & listen), Thomas Mudd (b. 1560)
 
Mass Setting:  Missa Brevis, Andrea Gabrieli (1510-86) [BNQ]
 
Motet:  Lord I trust in thee (text & listen), G.F. Handel
 
Postlude: Andante, Allegro (Organ Concerto 13, “Cuckoo and Nightingale") (listen), G.F. Handel
 
 
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude: : Larghetto (Organ Concerto 13) (listen), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
 
Introit:  O gladsome lightLouis Bourgeois(1510-61)
 
Preces and Responses:  Plainsong        
 
Psalm: 115 (Tone 1.8)
 
Magnificat:  Octavi Toni (listen), Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)   [BNQ]  
 
Nunc dimittis:  Tone 3.5 
 
Anthem: Round me falls the night (text), Adam Drese  (1620-1701)    
 
Postlude:  Allegro (Organ Concerto 13)(listen), G.F. Handel 
 
 

Raffaello Sanzio, Jacob's Dream, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican, 1518-19 

And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it (NRSV, Genesis 28:12).
 
 
July 20:  The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
 
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe SeeleDeck yourself, my soul, BWV 654 (James Kibbie: listen), Johann Sebastian Bach  (1685-1750)
 
Introit:  Ave Maria (Westminster Cathedral: listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria  (1548-1611)
 
Mass Setting:  Missa super Frère Thibault, Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)
 
Motet:  Adoramus te, Christe (listen), Orlande de Lassus 
 
Postlude:  5. Allegro from Concerto in d (after Vivaldi) (James Kibbie: listen ), BWV 596, J.S. Bach
 
 
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude:  Vater Unser in Himmelreich / Our Father, BWV 636 (Peter Hurford: listen), Johann Sebastian Bach   (1685-1750)
 
Introit:  O Lord, the maker of all thing, Anonymous English (c. 1548) 
 
Preces and Responses:  Plainsong
 
Psalm: 103 (Tone 8.2)
Canticles:  Fauxbourdons, Carolus Andreas (16th cent.) 
 
Anthem: O Lord, the maker of all thing (listen), William Mundy (1529-91)
     
Postlude: Fuga sopra il Magnificat (James Kibbie: listen), BWV 733, J.S. Bach 
 
 
  

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Vison of Rachel and Leah, Tate Britain, 1855
 
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel (NRSV, Genesis 29:16).
 
 
July 27:  The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
 
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude: Three Improvisations, Reginald Smith Brindle (1917-2003)
 
Introit: Ave Maria (listen), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)  [BNQ] 
 
Mass Setting: Missa octavi toni, Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)  [BNQ] 
 
Motet: Pater noster (listen), Igor Stravinsky
 
Postlude: Toccata primi toni, Einar Traerup Sark (b. 1921) 
 
 
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude:  Ut queant laxis, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)  [BNQ]   
 
Introit:  Jesus is the brightest light (text) (MIDI), Johann Freylinghausen (1670-1739)
 
Preces and Responses:  Plainsong
 
Psalm: 84, Tone 1.2
 
Magnificat:  Sexti toni, Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)  [BNQ]  
 
Nunc dimittis:  Tone 3.5 
 
Anthem: In manus tuas (text & listen), John Sheppard (c.1515-c.1558)  [BNQ]  
     
Postlude:  Ut queant laxis, Jehan Titelouze  (1563-1633)