August 4, 2013

Frans Hall, Young Man with a Skull, National Gallery, London, 1626-8

Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity [NRSV, Eccl. 1:2].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes 
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Alex Ross 
Alex Ross, organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, will give a recital at the 1980 Wilhelm organ on Saturday, August 3, at 4:30 pm: The King of Instruments.  Free admission / donation requested. 

Variations de concert op. 1 (1906)  [Severin: YouTube], Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944)
           I. Introduction et thème
           II. 1ère variation
           III. 2me variation
           IV. 3me variation
           V. 4me variation et finale 

Divertimento (1959), Frederick Karam(1926–1978) 

Præambulum in E-Dur, LübWV 7 [Flamme: YouTube], Vincent Lübeck  (1654–1740)

Suite médiévale: Méditation sur Ubi caritas et Jesu dulcis memoria (1950) [Marx: YouTube], Jean Langlais (1907–1991) 

Fantaisie en fa mineur, K. 594 (1790) [Vernet-Meckler: YouTube], W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)
           I. Adagio
           II. Allegro
           III. Adagio 

Serenade op. 22 (1990) [Paradowski: YouTube], Derek Bourgeois (b. 1941) 

Litanies, JA 119 (1937) [Marie-Claire Alain: YouTube], Jehan Alain (1911–1940


 Francisco Guerrero

The Mass setting and both motets for this coming Sunday are the work of Francisco Guerrero.

Sanctíssima María [text]
L’Escolania del Escorial, Javier M. Carmena conducting [YouTube] (Followed by Pan Divino at 2:03)

Pan divino [text]
Música Ficta - Ensemble Fontegara, Raúl Mallavibarrena conducting [YouTube].
L’Escolania del Escorial, Javier M. Carmena conducting [YouTube] (Begins at 2:03 after Sanctissima Maria)
Agrupaciones Corales "Provincia de Valladolid" [listen]

Missa Surge Propera
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips conducting [CML] (info)

Missa de la Batalla Escoutez
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conducting [CML] (info)

Ave Maria [text]
Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall conducting [YouTube]

Ave Virgo Sanctissima [text]
An interesting feature with this great motet: The 2 soprano parts are in strict canon throughout, the second exactly echoing the first at four bars distance.
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting. [YouTube]
The Seasons of Angels, Anne Taylor [Grooveshark]
The Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill conducting [YouTube]

Duo seraphim [text]
La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Hespérion XX - Jordi Savall conducting. [YouTube]

O Domine Jesu Christe [text],
Musica Sonora, Joel Schwindt conducting [YouTube]
Brisbane Chamber Choir, Graeme Morton conducting [YouTube]

In exitu Israel [text]
The Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O’Donnell conducting [YouTube]



The Church
of St Andrew and St Paul
3415 Redpath Street
(Next to Museum of Fine Arts)

Thursdays until August 29, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.: Organ Intermezzi, featuring artists from around the world playing the church's monumental Casavant organ. Freewill donation.

August 1: Kurt-Ludwig Forg - Borken, Germany
August 8: Gregg Redner - Metropolitan United  Church, London, ON
August 15: Andreas Cavelius - City Organist, Krefeld, Germany
August 22: Mélanie Barney - Cathédrale de St-Jérome, QC
August 29: Jonathan Oldengarm


Click to go to the Free Organ Recitals at St. James United Church, Montreal, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, during the Summer 2013.


Click for additional information.

 Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56: Nos. 37

Mass of the 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube] 

Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube] 

Choral No. 2  [YouTube]

Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Giotto di Bondone, Jesus in the Temple, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua, 1304-06

Bach Cantatas for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Schauet doch und sehet  /  Behold and see, Cantata 46, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink and Sternberg.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott / Take from us, you faithful God, Cantata 101, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben! / Lord, your eyes look for faith!, Cantata 102, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.