September 2007


Andrea Mantegna: Madonna with a Choir of Cherubim, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1485

 CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

CHORAL EUCHARIST AND EVENSONG

September 2007

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Paolo Veronese, Christ in the House of Levi (detail), Gallerie della Accademia, Venice, 1573

On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely (NRSV, Luke 14:1). 

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(Beginning this month, 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.) 

 

September 2, 2007:  Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers

 

PreludeSchmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, Johann Sebastian Bach     

                (1685-150)      [BNQ]                                                                        

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

Motet Dixit Maria, Hans Leo Hassler

PostludePraeludium in C, BuxWV 137, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)      [BNQ]

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

Scott Bradford, director of music, St. James the Apostle Church, Montreal, is guest organist; The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  Fantazia of Foure Parts, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)        [BNQ]

Introit: O Lord, the Maker of all thing, English Anonymous (c. 1548)

Preces and Responses:  Thomas Morley (1557-1603)                                                    Psalm: 71:1-16, Byrd, William (1540-1623)        [BNQ]                                                         Canticles: Short Service, Thomas Morley

Anthem:  O Lord, the Maker of all thing, William Mundy (1530-91)                                 Postlude: Fugue in g (The Great), BWV 542, Johann Sebastian Bach                       

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Alexander Master, Christ heals a woman "bent over;" the parable of the fig tree, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c. 1430

'And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day (NRSV, Luke 13:16)?’

September 9, 2007:  Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                  (Readings from the 13th Sunday)    [Comments]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                                                 The Cathedral Singers

 

PreludeKomm, Heiliger Geist, BuxWV 199, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)      [BNQ]Mass SettingMissa Secunda, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)   [BNQ]

Introit:  Komm, Heiliger Geist, Johann Walther (1469-1570)  

Motet Machet de Tore weit, Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612-75)                                       Postlude:  Praeludium in e, BuxWV 143, Dietrich Buxtehude

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4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude: Ciacona in e, BuxWV 160, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Introit:  Komm, Heiliger Geist, Johann Walther (1496-1570) 

Preces and Responses:  John Reading (c.1645-92)                                                   Magnificat:  Dietrich Buxtehude                                                                                            Nunc Dimittis: Johann Walther (1496-1570)

Anthem:  In te, Domine, speravi, Dietrich Buxtehude                                                           Postlude: Ciacona in c, BuxWV 159, Dietrich Buxtehude

 

 

Domenico Feti, The Parable of the Lost Drachma, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, 1618-20

 '“Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost."  Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents                           (NRSV, Luke 15:9b-10).’

 

 

 

September 16, 2007:  Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

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

 

Prelude:  Gloria tibi, Domine, John Bull (1562-1628)            [BNQ]                            Mass Setting:  Service in D, Kenneth Leighton (1929-88) 

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

Motet:  Gloria tibi, Domine, William Byrd (1540-1623)        [BNQ]                      Postlude:  Paean, Kenneth Leighton   

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Choir of Trebles and Adults

 

Prelude:  Gloria tibi, Domine, Thomas Tallis (1505-85)     [BNQ]

Introit:  Gloria tibi, Domine, William Byrd (1540-1623)        [BNQ]                                       Preces and Responses:  Harrison Oxley (b. 1933)                                                             Psalm: 42, Charles Wesley (1707-88)                                                                 Canticles:  Stanley Wilson (1899-1953) 

Anthem:  My Eyes for Beauty Pine, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)     [BNQ]                 Postlude:  Master Tallis's Testament from Six Pieces, Herbert Howells

 

 

 

 

    Michelangelo Buonarroti, Jeremiah, Vatican, Cappella Sistina, 1511

For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt,
   I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me
(NRSV, Jeremiah 8:21).
 
 

September 23, 2007:  Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

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

 

PreludeAdagio in E, Frank Bridge (1879-1941)                                                                 Mass SettingMissa Brevis #2, Healy Willan (1880-1968)         [BNQ]

Introit:  Oculi Omnium, Charles Wood (1866-1926)  

MotetO Lord that Seest, Charles Wood

PostludeAllegro in B-flat, Frank Bridge 

 

 

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  Prelude, Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Introit:  A Song of Light, David Hurd (b. 1950)                                                                      Preces and Responses:  Kenneth Leighton                                                                        Canticles:  All Saints, Worcester, John McCabe (b. 1939)      [BNQ]

Anthem:  Hymnus Ante Somnum, Jeffrey Lewis (b. 1942)                                                   Postlude:  Passacaglia, Kenneth Leighton

 

 

 

 

Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham, Abbey of St-Pierre, Moissac, Tarn et Garonne, France, 650-850

 

The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side (NRSV, Luke 16:22-23).

 

 

September 30, 2007:  Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost    [Comments]

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

 

Prelude:  Adagio from Sonata No.6 in G Major, BWV 530, J.S. Bach (1685-1750) [BNQ]Mass SettingService in F, Herbert Sumison (1899-1750)

Introit:  Awake, Thou Wintry Earth, BWV 129, No 5, J.S. Bach

MotetJesu, Joy of Our Desiring, BWV, 147, No. 10, J.S.Bach 

PostludeWe All Believe in One God, BWV 680, J.S. Bach

 

 

Rogier van der Weyden, The Last Judgement (detail), Musée de l'Hôtel Dieu, Beaune, France, 1446-52

 

Evensong Music in Observance of Michaelmas, September 29, 2007

 

   

4:00 pm Choral Evensong  

The Cathedral Singers

 

Prelude:  Force at agilité from Les Corps glorieux, Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)    [BNQ]Introit:  Factum est Silentium, Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)                                            Preces and Responses: Dresden, John Sanders (b. 1933)                                               Canticles:  Double Choir in G, Charles Wood (1866-1926) 

Anthem:  Denn Er Hat Seinen Engeln Befohlen, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)   [BNQ]Postlude:  All the Angels Stood around the Throne Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)