June 2008


 

 

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

CHORAL EUCHARIST AND EVENSONG

June 2008

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Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Deluge, Cappella Sistina, The Vatican, 1508-09
 
 
And the waters swelled on the earth for one hundred fifty days. 
(NRSV, Genesis 7:24).
 
June 1:  The Third 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.)
 
10:00 am  Choral Eucharist                                                                         The Choir of Trebles and Adults
 
Prelude: Adagio e dolce from Trio Sonata No. 3 in d (BWV 527), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ]       
             
Mass Setting:  Mass of St. Thomas, Robert Fleming (1921-1976)  [BNQ] 
 
Introit: Teach me thy way, O Lord (text) (listen), William Fox (d. 1579)
 
Motet:  God is living, God is here (text), Johann Sebastian Bach
 
Postlude: Fugue in g (listen), (BWV 542), Johann Sebastian Bach  
 
4:00 pm  Ordinations to the Diaconate                                                       The Cathedral Singers
 
Prelude: Adagio from Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat (listen)(BWV 525), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ]     
                                    
Motets: Tantum ergo, Ubi caritas and Pater noster (text), Maurice Duruflé (1902-86) [BNQ]
 
Postlude: Fantasia in g (listen) (BWV 542), Johann Sebastian Bach 
 
 
 
 

                        Caravaggio, The Calling of Matthew, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, 1599-1600
 
 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me."  And he got up and followed him (NRSV, Matthew 9:9).
 
 
 

June 8:  The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Combined Choirs

Prelude: Petite Pièce, Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Mass Setting:  Missa Festiva, Flor Peeters (1903-1986) [BNQ]  

Introit: Cantate Domino (text) (listen), Giuseppe Pitoni (1657-1743)

Motet:  The Secret of Christ (text & listen), Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Postlude: Toccata, Op. 104 (listen) Joseph Jongen  

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers Octet

Prelude: Voluntary for my Lady Nevell, William Byrd (1540-1623) [BNQ]

Introit: Laetentur coeli (text), William Byrd

Preces and Responses:  William Byrd

Psalm: 28 (Rex Gloriose) 

Canticles:  Short Service, William Byrd

Anthem:  O quam gloriosum (text), William Byrd

Postlude: Ut re mi fa sol la (listen), William Byrd

 

Rembrandt van Rijn or Jan Victors, Abraham and the Three Angels, The State Hemitage Museum, St. Petersburg, c.1640

 Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them (NRSV, Genesis 18:8a).
 
 
 

June 15:  The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Benedictus, Op. 58, No. 9 (listen), Max Reger, (1873-1916)  [BNQ] 

Mass Setting:   Missa super Dixit Maria (listen ), Hans Leo Hassler  (1564-1612)  [BNQ] 

Introit:  Cantate Domino (text and listen), Hans Leo Hassler  

Motet:   Dixit Maria (text and listen), Hans Leo Hassler

Postlude: Nun freut Euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 755, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  [BNQ] 

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Nun freut Euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 755, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  [BNQ] 

Introit: O nata lux (text) (listen), Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)   [BNQ]

Preces and Responses:  Festive Responses, Thomas Tallis

Psalm:  71, page 71 (after Byrd)

Office Hymn: O gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ, No. 14 (Tallis' Canon - read & listen)

Canticles:  Dorian service (listen), Thomas Tallis

Anthem:  Salvator mundi (text) (listen), Thomas Tallis

Postlude:  Premier choral en mi (listen), César Franck (1822-90)  [BNQ]

 

 

Camille Corot, Hagar in the Wilderness, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1835

 And God heard the voice of the boy; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. (NRSV, Genesis 21:17).
 
 
 

June 22:  The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Romanza ("The White Rock"), prelude on a Welsh folk tune (listen),  Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-58)  [BNQ]

Introit: O taste and see (text & listen), Ralph Vaughan Williams

Mass Setting:  Mass in g (listen), Ralph Vaughan Williams   

Motet: Heart's music (text & listen), Ralph Vaughan Williams

Postlude: Toccata ("St David's Day"), prelude on a Welsh folk tune (listen), Ralph Vaughan Williams 

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Lantana from Plymouth Suite, Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

Introit:  We wait for thy loving kindness, William McKie (1901-84)    

Preces and Responses:  Anthony Piccolo  (b.1953)        

Psalm: 48 (Wolstenholme)

Canticles:  Service in E, Herbert Murill (1909-52)

Anthem:  Seek him that maketh the seven stars, Jonathan Dove (b.1959)   

Postlude:  Toccata from Plymouth Suite (listen), Percy Whitlock 

 

Raffaello Sanzio, The Handing over of the Keys, Victoria and Albert Museum, London,  1515-16

 And Peter said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.  (NRSV, John 21:17b).
 
 
 

June 29:  The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul    [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Aeterna Christi munera, Flor Peeters (1903-1986)  [BNQ] 

Introit:  Tu es Petrus (text), Jacob Clemens Non Papa (1500-58)

Mass Setting: Aeterna Christi munera (listen), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)  [BNQ]       

Motet: Salvator mundi (text), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina   

Postlude: Tu es petra (toccata) from Les Esquisses byzantines (listen), Henri Mulet (1878-1967) [BNQ]

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Aeterna Christi munera, Flor Peeters (1903-1986)  [BNQ] 

Introit:  Tu es Petrus (text), Jacob Clemens Non Papa (1500-58)      

Preces and Responses:  Humphrey Clucas (b.1941)     

Psalm: 97 (Peasgood)

Canticles:  Service in D,  George Dyson (1883-1964) [BNQ] 

Anthem:  Glorious and powerful God (text) (listen),  Charles Viliers Stanford (1852-1924) [BNQ]    

Postlude:  Aeterna Christi munera (listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ]