May 16, 2010

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, Ephesians 1:20].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Ascension Sunday

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1) The
Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar

The organ prelude for choral Eucharist this coming Sunday, Ascension Sunday, is

Johann Sebastian Bach,

Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn / Today God's Son triumphs, BWV 630. Click to go to five different performances.

Tintoretto, The Ascension, Scuola di San Rocco, Venice, 1578-81

The organ voluntaries for evensong this coming sunday, Ascension Sunday, are by Olivier Messiaen. Click to go to Olivier Messiaen performing Olivier Messiaen, L'Ascension on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Church of the Sainte-Trinité, Paris; and Olivier Messiaen, l'Ascension pour orchestre / The Ascension for Orchestra, performed by the New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski conducting.

Olivier Messiaen

Click to go to Gerald Finzi, God is gone up, performed by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge; by the Pacific Chorale; and by the Halifax Choral Society.

Gerald Finzi

Patrick Gowers, Viri Galilaei, was commissioned for the ordination of Richard Harries as Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul's Cathedral.

Click to go to Viri Galilaei, performed by the Choir of St. George's Chapel , Windsor Castle, on the eve of the Ascension 2005.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach,Cantata 128, a performance by Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond; Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) &Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort; Gustav Leonhardt conducting.

William Blake, The Ascension, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California1803-05