August 29, 2010

Michiel van der Borch, Spies Returning with Cluster of Grapes, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332

I brought you into a plentiful land to eat its fruits and its good things. But when you entered you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination [NRSV, Jeremiah 2:7].


Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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2010 is the 350th anniversary of the birth of Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725).

Both motets during choral Eucharist this Sunday, August 29, are compositions of Allesandro Scarlatti.

Click to listen online to another three of his motets.


Infirmata vulnerata performed by Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario musicale [listen to the entire motet]

Infirmata, vulnerata puro deficit amore et liquescens gravi ardore languet anima beata. [listen]

O care, o dulcis amor, quomodo mutatus es mihi in crudelem, quem numquam agnovisti infidelem? [listen]

Vulnera percute, transfige cor. Tormenta pati non timeo. [listen]

Cur, quaeso, crudelis es factus gravis? Sum tibi fidelis, sis mihi suavis. [listen]

Vicisti, amor, et cor meum cessit amori. [listen]

Semper gratus, desiderabilis, semper eris in me. Veni, o care, totus amabilis, in aeternum diligam te. [listen]


De tenebroso lacu performed by Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario musicale [listen to the entire motet]

De tenebroso lacu de carcere profundo ad nos suspirant animae purgantes. Levate ergo fideles, levate ergo tam luctuosum fletum, levate ergo tam rigidum tormentum. [listen]

Derelecti nos exorant cari amici, mei parentes, iam languentes confortate et auxilium implorant, semper fervide dicentes divas flammas mitigate. [listen]

Elemosinas date ac operibus sanctis placate Dei furorem et aquis lacrimarum extinguite voragines flammarum. [listen]

Si Fenices sunt ardentes sic a sorde mundate erunt gemine lucentes coram Christi maiestate. [listen]

Ergo in tam gravi supplicio nullum erit, nulla pietas! Adsint chari fideles utque mitigentur pugnae atroces Purgatoris renoventur voces. [listen]

De profundis nos clamamus, maestas voces renovamus suspirantes et plangentes, nunc suffragia benigne imploramus ah hoc igne ehu miserae dolentes. [listen]


Totus amore languens performed by
Gérard Lesne, Véronique Gens and Il Seminario musicale [listen to the entire motet]

Totus amore languens, totus ardore succensus, erga altaris sacramentum, fidelis animus ardebat et in extasim raptus, sic dicebat: [
listen]

"Epulare, delectare, felicissimum cor meum. Datur tibi manducare panem coeli, verum Deum. [listen]

Quid hoc coelesti ardore delectabilius? Quid suavius? Non mannae dulcedo, non lactis pinguedo, non favus, non mei. [listen]

Ite procul o dapes mundanae. Ite vanae, vos non quero, non cupio vestra gaudia, foris amena, intus poena, cibus vester non satiat."
Eia ergo, o anima mea, ad haec incendia divina semper ardens, semper spirans curre propera festina. [listen]



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Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 33, performed by Gardiner, Leonhardt and Leusink.

Vincent van Gogh, The Good Samaritan (After Delacroix), Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands, 1890

August 22, 2010

The Heavenly Jerusalem from the Apocalypse of Saint-Sever, 11th cent.

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering [NRSV, Hebrews 12:22].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost



Samuel Sebastian Wesley

All four organ voluntaries this coming Sunday, August 22, as well as three of the tunes for hymns sung by the congregation will be the work of Samuel Sebastian Wesley born a hundred years ago this past August 14th.

Click to go to a selection of Samuel Sebastian Wesley's compositions on YouTube.

Below are selections available for listening online from the Naxos Music Library. Check with your librarian. (info)

Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Organ Works, performed by James McVinnie on the Father Henry Willis organ of St Michael and All Angels, Tenbury Wells.

Extensive programme notes including description of the organ [NML] (info)

Listen to all [NML]
(info)

Introduction and Fugue in C sharp minor (revised version 1869) [NML]
(info)

Larghetto in F sharp minor from Three pieces for a chamber organ, II (1842-43) [NML](info)

Voluntary (Grave in D minor - Andante in F major) (1872) [NML] (info)

Andante cantabile in G major (1864) [
NML]
(info)

Andante in F major from
Three pieces for a chamber organ, I (1842) [NML]
(info)

Andante in E flat major from
Three pieces for a chamber organ, II (1842-43) [NML]
(info)

Andante in C major (1871) from
The Musical Standard [NML]
(info)

Andante in E minor (1877) [
NML]
(info)

Holsworthy Church Bells, Air with Variations [
NML]
(info)

Choral Song from
Three pieces for a chamber organ, I (1842) [NML]
(info)


Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Anthems, performed by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson conducting; James McVinnie, organist and Senior Organ Scholar; Tim Harper, Junior Organ Scholar.

Extensive programme notes including lyrics [NML] (info)

Listen to all [NML]
(info)

Ascribe unto the Lord [NML] (info)

O give thanks unto the Lord (Soprano: Philippa Boyle) [NML](info)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace [NML] (info)

Wash me throughly (Soprano: Emilia Hughes) [NML] (info)

O God, whose nature [NML] (info)

Let us lift up our heart [NML]
(info)

Be not very sore, O Lord [NML] (info)

Thou, O Lord God (Baritone: George Humpreys) [NML] (info)

Thou Judge of quick and dead [NML] (info)

O may we thus insure [NML] (info)

Blessed be the God and Father (Soprano: Philippa Boyle) [NML](info)

Cast me not away from thy presence: Cast me not away [NML] (info)

The wilderness and the solitary place [NML] (info)

Say to them of a fearful heart (Baritone: George Humpreys) [
NML]

Then shall the lame man [NML] (info)

And the ransomed of the Lord [NML] (info)

And sorrow and sighing [NML] (info)



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Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 69a, performances by Gardiner and Suzuki.

Mary Katsilometes, Christ the Healer




August 15, 2010

Albrecht Altdorfer, Mary with the Child, Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1520-25

Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel [NRSV, Isaiah 7:14b].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
St Mary the Virgin


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Organ of the Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand, Saint-Bertrand des Comminges

The organ voluntaries for Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday, August 15, are both from François Couperin, Messe des paroisses.

Click
to read about the French organ Mass.

Performance of François Couperin, Messe des paroisses

Organ: Jean-Patrice Brosse at the organ of Cathédrale Saint-Bertrand, Saint-Bertrand de Comminges


[Listen to the entire Mass]


Kyrie [Listen to the entire Kyrie]

Plein Chant du premier Kyrie en taille [listen]


Fugue sur les jeux d'anches, 2 couplet [listen]

Recit de chromhorne, 3 couplet [listen]

Dialogue sur la trompette et le chromhorne, 4 couplet [listen]

Plein Chant, 5 et dernier couplet [listen]


Gloria [Listen to the entire Gloria]

Plein Jeu - Et in terra pax - Laudamus te [listen]


Petite Fugue sur le chromhorne, 2 couplet du Gloria, Laudamus te [listen]

Duo sur les tierces, 3 couplet gratias agimus tibi [listen]

Dialogue sur les trompettes, clairon et tierces du grand clavier et le
bourdon avec le larigot du positif, 4 couplet Domine, fili unigenite [listen]

Trio à 2 dessus de chromhorne et la basse de tierce, 5 couplet Qui tollis peccata mundi [listen]

Tierce en taille, 6 couplet Qui sedes [listen]

Dialogue sur la voix humaine, 7 couplet Tu solus Dominus [listen]

Dialogue en trio du cornet et de la tierce, 8 couplet Cum Sancto Spiritu [listen]

Dialogue sur les grands jeux, 9 et dernier couplet [listen]


Credo [Listen to the entire Credo]

Credo in unum Deum [listen]


Offertoire sur les grands jeux [listen]


Sanctus / Benedictus [Listen to the entire Sanctus / Benedictus]

Plein Chant du premier Sanctus en canon Sanctus [listen]


Recit du cornet, 2 couplet pleni sunt Coeli et terra [listen]

Chromhorne en taille [listen]


Elevation:

'O Misterium Ineffabile', Motet pour dessus et basse [listen]

O mysterium ineffabile!

O charitatis sacramentum admirabile!

O bonitatis prodigium!

O pietatis miraculum!

O amor! O pietas, O epularum jucunditas,

O convivarum felicitas!



Agnus Dei [Listen to the entire Agnus Dei]

Plein Chant de l'Agnus Dei en basse et en taille (alternativement) Agnus Dei [listen]


Dialogue sur les grands jeux, 3 couplet de l'Agnus [listen]


Ite Missa Est

Ite, Missa est / Deo gratias, petit plein jeu [listen]


Motet

'Domine, salvum fac regem', motet pour dessus et basse [listen]

Domine salvum fac regem
Lord, save the king
et exaudi nos in die qua invocaverimus te.
And hear us on the day in which we call upon you.
Gloria Patri et Filio,
Gloria be to the Father and the Son
et Spiritui Sancto.
and the Holy Spirit.
Sicut erat in principio
As it was in the beginning
et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Amen





Summer in Montreal is an Organ Festival

Click for free organ recitals in Montreal during the summer months.




2010 is the 600th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497)


Click to go to Johannes Ockeghem: Missa l'Homme Armé (unidentified performance).






Click
to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 199: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut / My heart swims in blood (7 versions).

Christian Dare, The Pharisee and the Publican