August 2008


Louis Weldon Hawkins, Three Fin-de-siècle Ladies Singing Berlioz, private collection





August 2008

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Giovanni Lanfranco, Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, National Gallery of Dublin, 1620-23
And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full (NRSV, Matthew 14:20).
August 3:  The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost  [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, with its appropriate psalm. For an explanation of [Comments] and [BNQ] and where they lead click here.)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                        
Montreal Boys' Choir Course, John Scott conducting
Prelude: Les Enfants de Dieu from La Nativité du Seigneur (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  [BNQ]    
Introit: O guam gloriosum (text & listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 –1611)[BNQ]  
Mass Setting:  Missa O guam gloriosum (listen), Tomás Luis de Victoria 
Offertory Anthem:  The Communion of saints, Paul Edwards (b. 1956)
Communion Anthem:  Holy is the true light (text), Gerald Near (b. 1942)  
Postlude:  All the angels stood around the throne (Blessings), Daniel Pinkham  (1923-2006)  
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       Montreal Boys' Choir Course, John Scott conducting
Prelude:  Subtilité des corps glorieux from Les Corps glorieux (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  [BNQ]    
Introit:  O King all glorious (listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ]   

Preces and Responses:  Paul Spicer (b. 1952)   
Psalm:  11,112,  Patrick Wedd (b.1948) [BNQ]  and Walter Alcock (1861-1947)
Canticles:  St. John's Service, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)  [BNQ] 
Anthems:  The Twelve, William Walton (1902-1983)  [BNQ] 
                         Prayer of the Venerable Bede, Richard Proulx (b. 1937)
Postlude:  Psalm Prelude, Set 2 No. 3 (listen), Herbert Howells 

   Michiel van der Borch, Joseph Being Sold by his Brothers, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332
 When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt (NRSV, Genesis 37:28). 
August 10:  The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                           The JAO Singers
Prelude:  Introitus,  Bengt Hambraeus (1928-2000)   [BNQ] 
Introit:  Kyrie, John Burge (b. 1968)
Mass Setting: Missa brevis du banquet céleste, John Burge; Missa pro organo: in memoriam Olivier Messiaen, Bengt Hambraeus
Credo: Meditatio super canticum Credo, Bengt Hambraeus
Motet:  Meditatio super communione, Bengt Hambraeus
Postlude: Postludium, Bengt Hambraeus
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The JAO Singers
Prelude: Pari intervallo (1981) (listen), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)  [BNQ]    
Introit: The Beatitudes (1991) (text and listen), Arvo Pärt
Preces and Responses:  "Clare College" (1997), Bryan Kelly (b. 1934)
Psalm: 19, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)  [BNQ]
Magnificat: (1989) (text and listen),  Arvo Pärt  
Nunc dimittis: (2001) (text and listen), Arvo Pärt
Anthem: Sieben Magnificat-antiphonen (1991) (text and listen), Arvo Pärt
                                                                                                                                 Postlude: Trivium (1988) (listen), Arvo Pärt 

Peter von Cornelis, The Recognition of Joseph by his Brothers, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1816-17

 "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt". . .  Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck.(NRSV, Genesis 45:4b,14)). 
August 17:  The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                         The JAO Singers
Prelude:  Offrande au Saint Sacrement (Latry: listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)      [BNQ]     
Introit: Kyrie (listen) from the Ritchot Mass (1997), Glenn Buhr (b. 1954)
Mass Setting: Ritchot Mass (listen), Glenn Buhr  
Motet: A New Song (text) (Westminster Cathedral: clip), James MacMillan (b. 1959) 
Postlude: Le Fils, Verbe et Lumière (Latry: listen) from Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité, Olivier Messiaen
No Evensong this Sunday

Pietro Perugino, Christ Giving the Keys to Peter (detail), Cappella sistina, Vatican, 1481-2

August 24:  The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost  [Comments]
10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                                         The Cathedral Singers
Prelude:  Aeterna Christi munera, Flor Peeters (1903-1986)  [BNQ]
Introit: Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Keith Bissell(1912-1992)  [BNQ]  
Mass Setting: Missa brevis 3, Keith Bissell
Motet: Come, I pray thee (text), W.H. Anderson (1882-1955) 
Postlude: Aeterna Christi munera (listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ]   
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers
Prelude: Prière (12 Pièces), Gaston Litaize (1909-91) [BNQ]     
Introit: If ye love me (text & listen), Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)  [BNQ] 
Preces and Responses:  Thomas Tallis
Psalm: 112 (Alcock)
Office Hymn: 14 (Tallis's Canon) (midi)
Magnificat:  Short Service "Dorian" (text & listen), Thomas Tallis
Nunc dimittis:  Short Service "Dorian" (text & listen), Thomas Tallis
Anthem: Euge caeli porta (text & listen), Thomas Tallis
                                                                                                                                 Postlude: Lied (12 Pièces), Gaston Litaize

 Sébastien Bourdon, Moses and the Burning Bush, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1842-45 

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." He said further, "Thus you shall say to the Israelites, 'I AM has sent me to you(NRSV, Exodus 3:14).'" 

10:00 am Choral Eucharist                                                                          The Cathedral Singers
Prelude:  Rhosymedre (listen), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)   [BNQ]
Introit: I beheld her beautiful as a dove (text & listen), Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ] 
Mass Setting: Missa brevis No. 3, Healey Willan
Motet:  Very bread, good shepherd tend us (text & listen), Healey Willan 
Postlude:  Passacaglia and Fugue No. 2, Healey Willan
4:00 pm  Evensong                                                                                       The Cathedral Singers
Prelude:  Prelude on Gibbons' "Song 24,"  Healey Willan (1880-1968)  [BNQ] 
Introit: Hail gladdening light (text & listen),  Healey Willan
Preces and Responses: Plainsong 
Psalm: 114 (tonus peregrinus)
Magnificat:  Tone 2.2, fauxbourdons, Healey Willan
Nunc dimittis: Tone 3.4, fauxbourdons, Healey Willan
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord (text), Healey Willan 
                                                                                                                                 Postlude: Passacaglia and Fugue No. 2, Healey Willan