Lodovico Carracci, Christ and Nicodemus, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1800-19
Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born [Matthew 4:8]?"
The Communion motet for Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday is John Dowland, They that are down. Scroll down for access to a wide selection of his vocal and lute pieces.
Clear or cloudy sweet as April showering (Second Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home (2 versions, 1 for 2 lutes (second part doubtful authenticity)), for lute, P 66
Come again, sweet love doth now invite (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
Flow, my tears, fall from your springs (Second Book of Songs), for 2 voices; lute
Pavana Lachrimae (A Pilgrimes Solace), for lute or keyboard
Tell me, true Love (A Pilgrimes Solace) for voice, bass viol, 4 part chorus; lute
A Fancy, for lute
If my complaints could passions move (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
Time stands still (Third Book of Songs), for voice, lute; bass viol
Fantasia (possibly spurious), for lute in G minor, P 71
Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears (Second Book of Songs), for 2 voices; lute
The lowest trees have tops (Third Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
In darkness let me dwell (A Pilgrim's Solace), for voice, lute; bass viol
My thoughts are winged with hopes (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
Now, O now I needs must part (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices; lute
Click here to go to a performance of the Stabat Mater in Gregorian chant by the monks of the Abbey of St. Maurice and St. Maur, Clervaux.
Workshop of Bonaventure Berlinghieri, The Crucifixion, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, 1260-70
Miserere mei, Deus (Ps 51)
Click here to go to a performance Orlande de Lassus, Miserere mei Deus (Ps. 51) by the Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner conducting.Georges Rouault, Miserere: There are tears in things
Duccio di Buoninsegna, Temptation on the Mountian, Frick Collection, New York 1308-11
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor [Matthew 4:8].
Organ voluntaries in Lent at both Choral Eucharist and evensong will comprise a complete presentation of Bach’s Clavier-Übung III which includes preludes based on chorales corresponding to the Lutheran catechism. There are 21 of these chorale-preludes followed by 4 duets, all of which are enclosed in opening and closing movements from the great "St Anne" prelude and triple fugue in e, BWV 552. The Clavier-Übung III is sometimes referred to as the German Organ Mass.
Marie-Claire Alain performs the complete Clavier-Übung III at the Schnitger organ in Martinikerk (Groningen) [YouTube Playlist]
Bernard Lagacé on the 1961 Beckerath organ of l’Église de l’Immaculée-Conception, Montreal, performs the complete Clavier-Übung III (plus The Six 'Schübler' Chorales) [listen] [Attn: There are 2 CDs]
James Kibbie performs the complete Clavier-Übung III at the 1724-30 Trost organ, Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, Germany and the 1722 Gottfried Silbermann organ, Marienkirche, Rötha, Germany [listen]
James Pressler gives a virtual performance of the Clavier-Übung III (minus the 4 duets): Click here, then click on individual pieces to give the origin of the samples (on the left) and the German text and English translation of the particular chorale (on the right). Click on the musical notes for a performance.
James Breemer performs the complete Clavier-Übung III: click here, then click on the the particular piece.
Nancy Lancaster performs 12 chorale-preludes and the opening and closing movements from the Clavier-Übung III at the 1979 C.B. Fisk organ of the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN [listen]