November 2007

Thomas Webster, A Village Choir, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1847




November 2007


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Fra Angelico, Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven (detail), National Gallery, London, 1428-30

(For an explanation of [BNQ] and where it leads click here.)  

 (Clicking on the Sunday or feast day will bring up the appropriate liturgical readings.  The Vanderbilt Lectionary lists two readings from the Hebrew scriptures.  Christ Church Cathedral always uses the first Hebrew reading with its appropriate psalm.)  

'But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom for ever—for ever and ever (NRSV, Daniel 7:18).’  

November 4, 2007:  All Saints Sunday    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Christ, you are the light of day, BWV 1120,                                        

                J.S. Bach (1685-1750)   [BNQ]                                                                              Mass SettingMissa Brevis, Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936)   [BNQ]

Introit:  O quam gloriosum (text), Jacob Vaet (1529-67)                                                      Motet Angeli, archangeli (text), Andrea Gabrieli (1545-1607)   [BNQ]

Postlude:  Prelude in b, BWV 544, J.S. Bach



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

James Johnston is the treble soloist in the Adonai roi.  All of the music from Evensong will be sung at the Wednesday evening fundraiser.


Prelude: Subtilité des corps glorieux from Les corps glorieux,                                          

                Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)       [BNQ]                                                              Introit:  Uruh, hanevel! (Introduction and 1st movement from the Chichester Psalms)

              (text), Leonard Bernstein (1918-90)    [BNQ]                                                           Preces and Responses: Philip Radcliffe (1905-86)                                                            Canticle:  Adonai roi lo ehsar. (2nd movement from the Chichester Psalms) (text)

                  Leonard Bernstein                                                                                   Canticle:  Adonai, lo gavah libi. (3rd movement from the Chichester Psalms) (text)

                  Leonard Bernstein                                                                                  Anthem:   Amazing Grace, John Newton, arr. Ron Smail (b. 1953)                                     Postlude:  Joie et clarté des corps glorieux from Les corps glorieux (listen),                    

                  Olivier Messiaen




Robert Vonnoh, In Flanders Field - Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio, 1890 

Jesus said to Martha, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die (NRSV, John 11:25-26a).'     

                                                                                                                                       November 11, 2007:  All Souls - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed  

                                                        (Remembrance Sunday)    [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers Octet


PreludeBlessed are you, Faithful Souls, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)   [BNQ]            Mass SettingMissa "Bell' Amfitrit' altera," Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)  [BNQ]  

Introit:  Requiem Aeternam (text), Felice Anerio (1560-1594)  

Motet:   Justorum animae (text), Orlande de Lassus 

Postlude:  O God Our Help, C. Hubert Parry (1848-1918)



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers Octet


Prelude:  Liebster Jesu, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)     [BNQ] 

Introit:  Selig sind die Toten (text), Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)         [BNQ]                     Preces and Responses:  For Trebles, John Holmes (fl. 1580-1610)

Canticles: First Service, Robert Parsons (1530-72)    [BNQ]

Anthem:  Into Thy Hands (text), Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)                                           Postlude:  Aeterna Christi Munera, Healey Willan (1880-1968)     [BNQ]        


Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1834



The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust!  They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord (NRSV, Isaiah 65:25).

November 18, 2007:  Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

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


PreludeRécits de cromone séparé en dialogue, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)
Mass SettingMissa Secunda, Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)      [BNQ]

Introit:  Sacerdotes domini (text), William Byrd (1543-1623)     [BNQ]

MotetJesu dulcis memoria (text) (listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1549-1611)    [BNQ]

PostludeDialogue sur les grands jeux, L.-N. Clérambault     [BNQ]



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers


Prelude:  Ein' feste Burg, BWV 720, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)    [BNQ] 

Introit:  We will rejoice in thy salvation, Bernard Rose (1916-96)                                       Preces and Responses:  Craig Phillips (b. 1961)                                                               Canticles:  Service in D, George Dyson (1883-1964)   [BNQ]                                         Anthem:  God is our refuge, Jonathan Harvey (b.1939)       [BNQ]                                      Postlude:  Toccata in b, Francis Jackson (b. 1917) 



 Graham Sutherland, Christ the King, Coventry Cathedral, 1952-62


Then the criminal said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."  He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise (NRSV, Luke 23:43-44)."                                                                                                                                                                                          


November 25, 2007:  The Reign of Christ / Feast of Dedication    [Comments]


10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Choirs


PreludeFughetta "Westminster Abbey,"  P.P. Stearns (b. 1931)
Mass Setting Missa Cantate, Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Introit:  O Sing Joyfully, Adrian Batten (1591-1637)

MotetAll people that on earth do dwell (text), Thomas Tallis (1505-85)       [BNQ]

PostludeTe Deum (listen), Jean Langlais (1907-91)       [BNQ]



4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers Octet


Prelude:  Verset pour la fête de la dédicace, Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)     [BNQ]

Introit:   Glorious and powerful God (text),                                                              

               Charles Viliers Stanford (1852-1924)        [BNQ]                                                    Preces and Responses:  Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)        [BNQ]                Canticles:  Second Service, Orlando Gibbons                                                         Anthem: Glorious and powerful God, Orlando Gibbons                                                  Postlude:  Apparition de l'église éternelle (listen), Olivier Messiaen