Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Seventh Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday)
Click to go immediately to:
1) The Music Programme Homepage
2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong
3) The Concert Calendar.
Click to listen to a selection of music for the Feast of the Ascension:
Patrick Gowers, Viri Galilaei;
Gerald Finzi, God is gone up;
Olivier Messiaen, The Ascension (symphonic and organ versions);
Charles Tournemire, Dimanche dans l'octave de l'ascension;
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Viri Galilaei;
Tómas Luis de Victoria, Missa Ascendens Christus in altum.
Donald Hunt, assistant organist of Christ Church Cathedral, will give an organ recital as part of the series Les Saints-Anges en musique / Les Concerts Lachine on the 1920/2002 Casavant organ of the Church of Saints-Anges-Gardiens, 1400 boulevard St-Joseph, Lachine, on Sunday, May 31, at 3:00 pm. Admission free/voluntary offering.
Programme: Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV; Charles-Marie Widor, Allegro vivace and Adagio from the Symphony No. 5; and Healey Willan, Passacaglia and Fugue No.2.
Click to hear Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV, performed by André Isoir on the 1787 Cliquot organ of the Cathédrale St-Pierre, Poitiers.
Complete performance of Nicholas de Grigny, Messe IV, by André Isoir on the 1787 Cliquot organ of the Cathédrale St-Pierre, Poitiers. To listen to a continuous performance, it is necessary to login or register (free) with Imeem.com (info) Click here.
Click to hear Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV, performed by Pierre Bardon on the 1772 Isnard/1954 Chéron organ of the Basilica of St-Maximin in Provence.
To listen to Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV, performed by Olivier Latry on the 2003 Pasi organ at the Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, Nebraska, click here, then click on Part II.
Click on underlined movements to hear Charles-Maire Widor, Symphony No. 5, performed by Jane Parker-Smith on the 1987 Van de Heuvel organ of the Church of St-Eustache, Paris: Allegro vivace; Allegro cantabile; Andantino quasi allegretto; Adagio; Toccata (allegro).
Performance of Charles-Marie Widor, Symphony No. 5, by John Grew on the 1915/1999 Casavant organ of the Church of Très-St-Nom-de-Jésus, Montreal. [NML] (info)
Performance of Healey Willan, Passacaglia and Fugue No. 2, by Patrick Wedd on the 1915/1996 Casavant organ of the Church of St-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal. [NML] (info)
At their spring concert, Musica Orbium sang Zoltán Kodály, Missa brevis. To listen to Zoltán Kodály, Missa brevis, performed by the Pacific Chorale, conducted by Jon Alexander with Mary Preston playing the 2009 C.B. Fisk Opus 130 organ of the Segerstom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA., click here, then click on "0920 Hour 1," then hold button and slide to 16:36 (16 minutes and 36 seconds). (For introductory remarks by Jon Alexander, go to 15:12.)
The following performance of Cantata 37 is available for online listening to those with access to Naxos Music Library and the Classical Music Library, such as cardholders of the Bibliothèque nationale (Montreal). Check with your librarian. [NML] [CML] (info)