June 2007

Henry Larolle: At The Organ, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1887




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Andrei Rublev: The Old Testament Trinity, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, c. 1410

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ . . . and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us (NRSV, Romans 5:1,5).




June 3, 2007:  Trinity Sunday   [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Choir of Trebles and Adults


Prelude:  John Bull (1562-1628), Gloria Tibi, Trinitas

Mass Setting: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612),  Missa Dixit Maria 

Introit:  Hassler, Cantate Domino

Motet:  Pyotr IlychTchaikovsky (1840-93), Hymn to the Trinity

Postlude:  Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), St. Patrick's Breastplate              

                   (Sonata Celtica)



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Choir of Trebles and Adults


Prelude: Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), That Day Is So Holy 

Introit: Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612),  Cantate Domino

Responses:  Richard Ayleward (1626-69)

Canticles: Ayleward, Short Service

Anthem: Pyotr IlychTchaikovsky (1840-93), Hymn to the Trinity

Postlude: Buxtehude, Toccata in F






Alexander Master:  Christ Raises the son of the Widow of Nain, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Hague, 1430


Then Jesus came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, rise (NRSV, Luke 7:14)!" 


June 10, 2007:  The Second Sunday after Pentecost   [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Combined Cathedral Choirs


Prelude:  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren

Mass Setting: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), Missa pro Victoria

Introit:  Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605), Cantabo Domino

Motet:  Robert Lowry (1826-99), Arr. Richard Rogers (1902-79), How Can I Keep from


Postlude:  Buxtehude, Toccata in F



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers Octet


Prelude:  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

Introit: Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), O Nata Lux

Psalm:  William Byrd (1540-1823), Teach Me, O Lord

Responses: Byrd

Canticles: John Sheppard (c.1512-58), Second Service

Anthem: Robert Parsons (1535-72), Ave Maria

Postlude:  Buxtehude, Praeludium in d


Dieric Bouts the Elder: Christ in the House of Simon, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1440s

Jesus said to Simon, "And You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little (NRSV, Luke 7:46-47)."


June 17, 2007:  The Third Sunday after Pentecost   [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Kommt her zu mir, BuxWV, 201

Mass Setting: Arthur Wills (b.1926),  Short Communion Service

Introit:  Antony Baldwin (b.1957), Be Still and Know that I am God

Motet:  Paul Drayton (b.1944), Jesu Dulcis Memoria

Postlude:  Buxtehude, Praeludium in E, BuxWV 141



4:00 pm Choral Evensong

 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich,             

                 BuxWv 202   

Introit: Philip Ledger (b.1937), I will Lift up Mine Eyes

Responses:  Humphrey Clucas (b.1941)

Canticles: Alan Ridout (1934-96), In F

Anthem: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), Abendlied

Postlude:  Buxtehude,  Praeludium in g, BuxWv 149




 Artemisia Gentileschi: The Birth of St. John the Baptist, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1635



Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her (NRSV, Luke 1:57-58).


June 24, 2007:  The Nativity of St. John the Baptist   [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral  Singers


Prelude:  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211(

Mass Setting: Healy Willan(1880-1968) Missa 11 (Sancti Johanni Baptistae)

Introit:  John Tavener (1495-1545), Audivi Media Nocte

Motet:  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Fuit Homo Missus a Deo

Postlude:  BuxtehudePraeludium in g, BuxWv 147



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707),  Von Gott Will Ich Nicht Lassen, BuxWV 220 Introit: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Fuit Homo Missus a Deo      Responses:  Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Canticles: Tomkins, Fifth Service

Anthem: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), This is the Record of John

Postlude:  Buxtehude, Ciacona in e, BuxWv 160