May 2008


William Holman Hunt, May Morning on Magdalen Tower, National Museums, Liverpool, 1888-90

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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

CHORAL EUCHARIST AND EVENSONG

May 2008

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 Tintoretto, The Ascension (detail), Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice, 1579-81

When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight (NRSV, Acts 1:9).

May 4:  Seventh Sunday of Easter   [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, or the reading from Acts, 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: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père from L'Ascension (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  [BNQ]    

Mass Setting:  Missa brevis, Andrea Gabrieli (1510-86) [BNQ]  

Introit:  O, Rex gloriae (text), Luca Marenzio (c.1553-99) [BNQ]

Motet: Lift up your heads (text), John Amner (1580-1641)

Postlude:  Transports de joie d'un âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne  from L'Ascension (listen), Olivier Messiaen

No evensong this Sunday.  Evening prayer will be said at 4:00 pm.

 

©Iain McKillop: Pentecost - Used by Permission - Website

And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit (NRSV, Acts 2:2-4a)."

 

May 11:  Pentecost    [Comments] 

10:00 am  Choral Eucharist                                                                         The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Les Langues de feu (listen) from La Messe de la Pentecôte, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) [BNQ]                                                                            

Mass Setting:  Missa de Beata Virgine, Gregor Aichinger (1565-1628)

Introit:  Come, Holy Ghost (score), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) [BNQ]  

Motet:  Factus est repente (text), Gregor Aichinger                        

Postlude:  Le Vent de l'espirit (listenfrom La Messe de la Pentecôte, Olivier Messiaen 

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  En taille à 5, Récit de cromorne from Veni, creator Spiritus (listen) , Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703) [BNQ]

Introit:  O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (text), Christopher Tye (1505-72) 

Preces and Responses:  Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811) 

Psalm: 104, part 2 (Wesley)

Canticles: Service in d, Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-56)

Anthem:  Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Come, thou Holy Spirit, come) (text), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) [BNQ]         

Postlude: Dialogue sur les grands jeux from Veni, creator Spiritus (listen), Nicolas de Grigny 

El Greco, The Trinity, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1577

 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (NRSV, Matthew 28:19).

May 18:  Trinity Sunday  [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Cathedral Singers

Prelude:  Gloria tibi, Trinitas, John Bull (1562-1628) [BNQ]

Mass Setting: Missa Caça, Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553)  [BNQ]  

Introit: Cherubic Hymn, No. 7 (text) (listen: part 1; part 2), Dimitri Bortnyansky (1751-1825)

Motet:  Sancta Trinitas (text), Antoine de Févin (c.1470-1511/12)

Postlude: St. Patrick's Breastplate (Sonata Celtica), Charles Viliers Stanford (1852-1924) [BNQ] 

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Pièce en trio, No. 1 (listen) from Le Livre d'orgue, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) [BNQ]

Introit: Cherubic Hymn, No. 7 (text) (listen: part 1; part 2), Dimitri Bortnyansky (1751-1825)

Preces and Responses: Heathcote Statham (1889-1973)

Psalm: 8 (Crotch)

Canticles: St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, Roland E. Martin (b. 1955)

Anthem: Hymn to the Trinity (text), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-93) [BNQ]   

Postlude: Le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité (listen) from Les Corps glorieux, Olivier Messiaen

Maître François, God's Providence, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1475-80

"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith (NRSV, Matthew 6:30)?"

May 25:  The Second Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments] 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude:  Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) (listen), from the GloriaMesse IV, Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)  [BNQ]   

Mass Setting: Missa quatuor vocum, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) [BNQ] 

Introit: Oculi omnium (text) (listen), Charles Wood (1866-1926)  

Motet: Sacerdotes Domini, William Byrd (1540-1623) [BNQ] 

Postlude:   Offertoire sur les grands jeux (listen), Messe IV, Nicolas de Grigny

4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Choir of Trebles and Adults

Prelude: Impromptu, 3ième Suite, Op. 54, No. 2, Pièces de fantasie (listen), Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 

Introit:  Oculi omnium (text) (listen), Charles Wood (1866-1926)  

Preces and Responses: Richard Ayleward (1626-69)  

Psalm:  113 (Macfarren) 

Canticles:  Service in E-flat, Charles Wood 

Anthem:  O Lord that seest (text), Charles Wood    

Postlude: Toccata, 2ième Suite, Op. 53, No. 6, Pièces de fantasie (listen), Louis Vierne