June 26, 2011

Marc Chagal, Jeremiah, Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, France, 1968

Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD [NRSV, Jeremiah: 28:5].

Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 26, 2011

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist and Evensong.

Yookyung Rachelle Choi, Christ Church Cathedral organ scholar, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music in Performance at McGill University, will give a recital at the cathedral at the Wilhelm organ on Saturday, June 25, at 5:00 pm. Admission free. 


Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 [Alain: YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Livre d’Orgue [listen], Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
 Et in terra pax à 5
 Récit de Tierce en taille
 Fugue à 5
 Offertoire sur les grands jeux 
Introduktion und Passacaglia in D minor [Wissemann: YouTube], MaxReger (1873-1916)

Chorale No. 2 in B minor [Guillou: YouTube], César Franck (1822-1890)                                                                                                                                                                               
L’Ascension [Messiaen Himself: Grooveshark], Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
II. Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel
III. Transports de joie d’une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne

The music of Francis Jackson is featured at evensong this coming Sunday.  

Performance of his organ works by Francis Jackson at the organs of York Minster, Blackburn and Lincoln Cathedrals (four CDs) [We7] (info)

Performance of Francis Jackson, sacred choral music, by The Exxon Singers, Matthew Owens conducting. [We7] (info) 


Orlando Gibbons, This is the record of John, is the anthem for evensong this coming Sunday.

This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly: I am not the Christ. And they asked him: What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: no. then said they unto him: What art thou? That we may give and answer unto them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? And he said: I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord. (John 19-23)

Performance of:

The Choir of Magdalen College [YouTube]

Saint Mary Magdalene Choir [YouTube]

Kampen Boys Choir [YouTube] 

Boyce2Gibbons [YouTube] 

Choir of King's College, Cambridge [YouTube] 

Choir of St. Barnabas, Dulwich [We7]

Choir of Downing College, Cambridge [We7]

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge  [musicMe]


Click to go to the Free Organ Recitals at St. James United Church, Montreal, for the Summer 2011.


Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot / Break your bread with the hungry, Cantata 39, with performances by Gardiner, Herreweghe, Leonhardt, Leusink and Richter.

François Maître, The soul of Dives in hell, and the soul of Lazarus in the lap of Abraham, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1475-80