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]

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

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) [

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

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

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

Andante in E minor (1877) [

Holsworthy Church Bells, Air with Variations [

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

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]

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]

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) [

Then shall the lame man [NML] (info)

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

And sorrow and sighing [NML] (info)

Summer in Montreal is an Organ Festival

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

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

Mary Katsilometes, Christ the Healer