March 8, 2009

Martin Luther: Jesus Teaches His Disciples

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Second Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2009

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2009 Commemoration: 200th anniversay of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47).

Click to read about Felix Mendelssohn in Wikipedia.

In addition to the organ voluntaries at Choral Eucharist, the Introit and the Communion motet this coming Sunday, March 8, are the work of Felix Mendelssohn.

Click to go to Felix Mendelssohn, Sacred Choral Music, performed by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, David Hill conducting.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, Art Institute of Chicago, 1872

Last Sunday at Choral Eucharist, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Super flumina Babylonis, was the Communion motet.

Click for more of Super flumina Babylonis, including listening to a number of versions and its use as an encrypted message from Philippe de Monte to William Byrd and Byrd's response with the motet, Quomodo cantabimus.

Philip Hermogenes Calderon, By the Rivers of Babylon, Tate Collections, 1852

Another 2009 Commemoration: 200th Anniversary of the Death of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Click to read about Joseph Haydn in Wikipedia.

Click for programme notes for the Theresienmesse (Theresa Mass), H. XXII 12, by John Bawden for the Fareham Philharmonic Choir.

Click to read about the Schöpfungsmesse (Creation Mass),H XXII 13 in the programme notes by David Wyn Jones for a Chandos recording by Collegium Musicum 90. (pages 7-8)

Click to watch video performances of Joseph Haydn, Theresienmesse and Schöpfungsmesse, by the Trinity Church (Wall Street) Choir and the Rebel Baroque Orchestra; with related video interviews by Jane Glover, conductor; Nacole Palmer, soprano; and Daniel Mutlu, tenor.

Click to listen to Antonio Vivaldi, Stabat Mater, performed by Marie-Nicole Lemieux and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon conducting.

Click for a performance by Andreas Scholl and the Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini conducting.

Giovanni Bellini, Calvary, 1465-70

McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free

Fridays from January 30 to March 27 at 12:30 pm

Friday, March 6: John Grew

Friday, March 13: Jordan de Souza

Friday, March 13 at 3:30 pm: Matthew Provost, doctoral recital (admission free)