October 2007


Luca della Robbia, Cantoria (detail), Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, 1431-38

 CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

CHORAL EUCHARIST AND EVENSONG

October 2007

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1630 

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and there we wept
   when we remembered Zion
(NRSV, Psalm 137:1).

 

 (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.) 

 

October 7, 2007:  Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers

 

PreludeSonata in D, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)          [BNQ]                                   Mass Setting: Missa Quatuor Vocum, Domenico Scarlatti

Introit:  I Will Thank Thee, O Lord, Daniel Purcell (1660-1717)  

MotetThou Visiteth the Earth, Maurice Greene (1696-1755) 

Postlude:  Marche triomphale "Nun Danket," Siegfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933) 

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  Prelude from Triptych, Ian Hare (b. 1949)

Introit:  Thou, O God, Art Praised in Sion, Ian Hare                                                             Preces and Responses:  Richard Ayleward (1629-1708)                                                   Canticles:  Dorian Service, John Blow (1649-1708) 

Anthem:  Fear Not, O Land, William Harris (1883-1973)                                                      Postlude:  Toccata from Triptych, Ian Hare

 

 

 

 

John Bondol, Jesus Healing a Leper, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1372

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan (NRSV, Luke 17:15-16).

 

October 14, 2007:  Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:Adagio e dolce from Sonata No. 3 in d, BWV 527, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)[BNQ]Mass SettingMass of St. Thomas, Robert Fleming(1921-1976)        [BNQ]

Introit:  Come, I Pray Thee, W.H. Anderson (1882-1955) 

Motet Behold the Tabernacle of God, Healey Willan (1880-1968)         [BNQ]

PostludeAllegro from Symphonie No. 6,  Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)        [BNQ]

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  A Verse in Three Parts, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)        [BNQ]

Introit:  Almighty and Everlasting God, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) [BNQ]                     Preces and Responses:  William Byrd (1540-1623)   [BNQ]                                              Canticles:  Third Service, William Byrd

Anthem:   Above the Stars My Saviour Dwells, Thomas Tomkins                                      Postlude:  Fancy, Thomas Tomkins

 

Nicolaes Maes, Old Woman at Prayer (Prayer without End), Rijksmuseum, amsterdam, 1656

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart (NRSV, Luke 18:1). 

October 21, 2007:  Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

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

 

PreludeAmazing Grace, Peter Pindar Stearns (b. 1931)                                                   Mass Setting: Missa Brevis "Capella Regalis," Anthony Caesar (b. 1924)

Introit: Almighty God Which Hast Brought Me (text), Thomas Ford (1580-1648) 

Motet Notre Père, Frank Martin (1890-1974)          [BNQ]

PostludeAlleluia Sing to Jesus, Healey Willan (1880-1968) 

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Choir of Trebles and Adults

 

Prelude: Voluntary in E-flat, James Nares (1715-83) 

Introit:  Almighty God Which Hast Brought Me (text),  Thomas Ford (1580-1648)              Preces and Responses:  Harrison Oxley (b. 1933)                                                            Canticles:  Service in E-flat, Charles Wood (1862-1929) 

Anthem: O, Praise the Lord (text), James Nares                                                                 Postlude:  Voluntary in A, James Nares

 

 

                                                Christian Dare, The Pharisee and the Publican                                         

But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner (NRSV, Luke 18:13)!” 

October 28, 2007:  Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers

 

PreludeBrother James' Air, M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)                                               Mass SettingService in D, Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Introit:  God is living, God is here (text), J.S. Bach (1685-1750)       [BNQ]                        MotetIf ye love me (text), (listen) , Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)        [BNQ]

Postlude:  Fantasia in c, BWV 562, J.S. Bach  

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  Andante in F, Charles Viliers Stanford (1852-1924)      [BNQ]                              Introit:  I will lift up mine eyes, Philip Ledger (b.1937)         [BNQ]                                     Preces and Responses:  York, Philip Moore (b. 1943)                                                       Canticles: Collegium Regale, John Tavener (b.1944)        [BNQ]

Anthem:  The Lord's Prayer, John Tavener                                                                         Postlude: Prelude on "St. Botolph," Gordon Slater (1896-1979)