December 10, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's

The annual sing-along
Handel’s Messiah:
Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday,
December 9, 4:30 pm
Admission free, scores available


El Greco, St. John the Baptist, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, c.1600


Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey [NRSV, Mark 1:6].

The Second Sunday of Advent


10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Sleepers Wake, BWV 645 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Setting:  Missa brevis 2, for Advent [YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)


Introit: Come I pray thee [text] [YouTube], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)   
Motet: Never weather-beaten Saile [text]  [YouTube],  Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
Postlude: “Sleepers wake!” Joseph Ahrens (1904-97)  


12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale


Prélude :  Un rejeton fidèle (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) [écoutez], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)     
Ordinaire :  Missa XVII Adventus et Quadragesimae  [YouTube], Plain-chant


Introït :  Venez, Divin Messie [texte/YouTube], Français, 16e siècle


Motet :  Un rejeton fidèle, [texte], Cologne, 1599


Postlude :  Un rejeton fidèle, Albert Thate (1903-82)


4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)


Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Introit: Come I pray thee [text] [YouTube], W.H. Anderson (1882-1955)


Preces: Plainsong


Psalm: 119, parts 13-14, Tones 4.4,2.1


Magnificat: Antiphon: O Sapientia [text], Tone 2.4


Nunc dimittis: Antiphon: Preserve us [text], Tone 3.5


Anthem: Never weather-beaten Saile [text]  [YouTube], Thomas Campion (1567-1620)


Postlude: Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 600 [listen],
Herr Christ, der ein’geGottessohn, BWV 601 [listen],
Lob se idem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 602 [listen],                           
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

December 3, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's


The annual sing-along Handel’s Messiah:
Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday, December 9, 4:30 pm
Admission free, scores available




"From the fig tree learn its lesson [NRSV, Mark 13:28a].”

The First Sunday of Advent


10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Trio super Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach
Setting: Missa in Adventu, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948)


Introit: Advent Prose [listen & text], Plainsong mode 1
Motet: And I will betroth you [text], Michael Zev Gordon (b. 1963)
Postlude: Fantasia “Lo, he comes,”  William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)  


12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale


Prélude :   Veni Emmanuel, James Woodman (né en 1957)
Ordinaire :  Missa in a, Pompeo Cannicciari (1670-1744)


Introït :  Jerusalem Surge [texte] [YouTube], Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)


Motet : Prope est Dominus [texte] [YouTube], Jacob Regnart (1544-99)


Postlude : Veni Emmanuel, James Woodman


Click for 4:00 pm Procession
with Readings and Carols for Advent
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

November 26, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's


Hendrick van Balen, Holy Trinity, Sint-Jacobskerk, Antwerp, 1620s


God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places [NRSV, Eph. 1:20]

The Reign of Christ


10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers


Prelude: Majesté du Christ from L’Ascension [musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)   


Introit: O Rex gloriae [text], Luca Marenzio (1553 ? - 99)


Gloria: Missa Octava [YouTube], Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)  


Sanctus/Benedictus: Missa Octava [YouTube]


Agnus Dei: Missa Octava [YouTube]
  
Motet: In Nomine Jesu [text] [YouTube], Jacob Handl (1550-1643)


Postlude: Toccata en sol [YouTube], Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)
                              
12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale


Prélude :  Toccata avanti la Messa degli Apostoli [YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)   
Ordinaire :  Messa a quattro voci, Giovanni Antonio Grossi (1615-84)


Introït :  O Rex gloriae [texte], Luca Marenzio (1553 ? - 99)


Motet :  In Nomine Jesu [texte] [YouTube], Jacob Handl (1550-1643)


Postlude :  Canzona dopo l’Epistola de la Messa degli Apostoli [YouTube], Girolamo Frescobaldi    


4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)


Prelude: Majesté du Christ from L’Ascension [musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)  


Introit: Never weather-beaten sail [text] [YouTube], Charles Wood (1866-1926)    


Preces: Humphrey Clucas (b. 1941)


Psalm: 98, Edward Bairstow


Canticles: Service in D [YouTube], Charles Wood


Anthem:   [text] [YouTube], John Joubert (b.1927)  

Postlude: Le Fils, resplendissement de la gloire du Père from Les Méditations sur le mystère de la Sainte Trinité, No. VI [YouTube], Olivier Messiaen