sept 2/9



Hans Leo Hassler's (1564-1612) Missa super Dixit Maria is the setting for Choral Eucharist on Sunday, September 2, the 14th after Pentecost.  A recording of the Missa super Dixit Maria,  among other works, may be borrowed from the Bibliothèque nationale [BNQ]Click for availability.  Hassler's Cantate Domino is the Introit.  Click to see and hear the prize-winning University of the Philippines Concert Chorus sing Cantate Domino. Hassler's Dixit Maria, which provides the "parody" for the Mass setting is the motet at Communion.  Click to hear Tapestry sing Dixit Maria.  Hassler's Missa Secunda is the setting for Choral Eucharist on Sunday, September 9, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, carried over from August 26.    Click to see and hear the South Dakota Honor Choir sing Hassler's Verbum Caro Factum Est.    Read about Hassler's life and work in Wikipedia.

Donald Hunt, assistant organist, has chosen to play Buxtehude's Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137, for the postlude to Choral Eucharist this Sunday, September 2Listen to to the full Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne, BuxWV 137.  Follow the score and read a commentary during the piece.  (Shockwave required - free download)


Christ Church Cathedral welcomes Scott Bradford to conduct evensong on Sunday, September 2.  Scott is director of music at St. James the Apostle Church on rue Ste-Catherine, Montreal, and is well-known as pianist and collaborator with Nathalie Choquette in her widely-acclaimed "Diva" show which has toured three continents.  For the prelude to evensong, Scott will perform Orlando Gibbons' Fantazia of Foure Parts on the postiv organ; and for the postlude, on the Karl Wilhelm organ, Johann Sebastian Bach's Fugue in g (the Great), BWV 542.


Click to see and hear Hans-André  Stamms play J.S.Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in g (The Great), BWV 542, on the Trost organ in Waltershausen, Germany.  Click to see and hear Aarnoud de Groen play Bach's Fugue in g on the Brink/Vierdag organ of the Bethlehemkerk, The Hague.