June 21, 2009

Andrea de Castagno, The Youthful David, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., c 1450

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Third Sunday after Pentecost

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 read about Hans Leo Hassler and to hear multiple versions of Cantate Domino, including one for 12 voices by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, as well as the Missa Secunda, the motet Dixit Maria, and the Mass based on it, Missa super Dixit Maria.

John Blow, Voluntary in F, is the organ prelude for Evensong this coming Sunday, June 21. Click to read about John Blow and to listen to Gustav Leonhardt play three organ voluntaries by John Blow as well as listen to much of Blow's other music.

In tribute to the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) in its centenary year, Pipedreams has posted a two-hour program of Canadian composers, performers, and instruments.

Click to listen. To hear Patrick Wedd perform Healey Willan, Epilogue, on the Casavant organ of St-Jean-Baptiste, click here, then click on "0923 Hour 1," then hold button and slide to 7:17 (7 minutes and 17 seconds). To hear Patrick Wedd perform Pyotr Tchaikovsky (arranged Taylor): None but the lonely heart on the 1927 Wurlitzer organ of the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, click here, the click on "0923 Hour 2," then hold button and slide to 36:55 (36 minutes and 55 seconds).

2009 Commemoration: The 250 aniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Cannons, home of the 1st Duke of Chandos

Click to read about George Frideric Handel, his residence at Cannons, home of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, and the Chandos Anthems.

Click to go to George Frideric Handel, Chandos Anthems Nos. 1-6, performed by Helen Boatwright, soprano; Charles Bressler, tenor; The Collegium Musicum of Rutgers University; Alfred Mann conducting.

Click to listen to Philippe Leduc, Stabat Mater 37; Mary-Lou Gauthier, soprano; Pavel Kuhn, choir director; The Free Symphony of Prague, Mario Klemens conducting.