June 6, 2010

Bernardo Strozzi, Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1630s

Elijah said to her, "Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son [NRSV, 1 Kings 17:13].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Second 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

The Feast of Corpus Christi is observed in many Anglican and Lutheran churches as well as throughout the Roman Catholic Church where it was established as universal feast (today a solemnity) in 1264. Originally celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, it is now generally observed on the following Sunday. Sacerdotes Domini was sung during the offertory of the Mass. This Sunday the Cathedral Choirs will perform William Byrd, Sacerdotes Domini, as the Communion Motet during Choral Eucharist. Click to hear the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington conducting [text]. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, has a recording of Byrd's Mass for Four Voices with the propers of Corpus Christi available for online listening through the Naxos Music Library. Check with your librarian. [NML] (info).

Corpus Christi Procession in Charlotte, North Carolina

Hilary Punnett, the assistant organist, will perform her McGill master's degree recital on Tuesday, June 8, at 8:00 pm, on the 1915-16 Casavant organ of the Church of St-Jean-Baptiste, at Rachel and Henri-Julien (Mt Royal Metro). She will perform Louis Vierne, Symphony No. 1, Op. 14; Charles V. Stanford, Fantasia and Toccata in d-, Op. 57; Herbert Howells, Psalm-Prelude 1, Op. 32, no.1 (from Ps. 34, v. 6); and Kenneth Leighton, Passacaglia (from Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia), Op. 41.

Click to hear Ben van Oosten perform the Louis Vierne, Symphonie No. 1.

Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Schumann (1810-1856).

Click to go to a programme of Robert Schumann on Pipedreams, portions of his Missa Sacra and works composed for the pedal-piano that have been rewritten for organ.

Robert Schumann

Click to go to Luigi Boccherini, Stabat Mater, by Tatiana Korovina,soprano, and Il Quartettone, Carlo De Martini conducting.

Carl Heinrich Bloch, Crucifixion of Christ

Bonifacio Veronese, Dives and the Poor Man, Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, 1540-50