August 11, 2013

Giambattista Tiepolo, Isaiah, Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine, 1726-29

 The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah [NRSV, Isaiah 1:1].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes 
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake is the most popular of works attributed to Richard Farrant .  It will be sung as the anthem this coming Sunday at evensong.

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake lay not our sins to our charge, but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives: to decline from sin and incline to virtue, that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee now and evermore. Amen.

The anthem Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake, often attributed to Richard Farrant, does not appear in any source under his name before the late 18th century and is now thought to be by the elder John Hilton. - Wikipedia

Performance by:

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting [listen]

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown conducting [BNQ; BM]  (info)
Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene conducting. [BNQ; BM]  (info)

The Schola Cantorum of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh [YouTube]

Fundacja Nowa Orchestra, Kameraina Choit, Richard Berkeley conducting [YouTube]

Marchmont St. Giles Church Choir Quartet [YouTube]

The John Fisher School Chamber Choir [YouTube]

The Georgia Boy Choir [YouTube]

The Sanctuary Choirs of the Church of Christ The King, Frankfurt, and Trinity Lutheran Church,Frankfurt. [YouTube]

Ecco [YouTube]

Hasmoritai [YouTube]

The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford; David Crown conducting [YouTube]


Richard Farrant, Hide not thou thy face, is the introit for evensong this coming Sunday.

Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servant in thy displeasure; for we confess our sins unto thee, and hide not our unrighteousness. For thy mercy sake, deliver us from all our sins. (Psalm 27:10)

The Choir of Westminster Abbey [YouTube]

Other songs by Richard Farrant:

Call to Remembrance

Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.

The Byron Consort [YouTube]


O sacrum convivium. [YouTube]

O sacrum convivium!
O sacred banquet!
in quo Christus sumitur:
in which Christ is received,
recolitur memoria passionis ejus:
the memory of his Passion is renewed,
mens impletur gratia:
the mind is filled with grace,
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.


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 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. 38

Mass of the 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube] 

Choral No. 3  [YouTube]

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


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Harold Copping, The Pharisee and the Publican

Bach Cantatas for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut / Lord Jesus Christ, you highest good, Cantata 113, with performances by Gardiner, Koopman, Leonhardt and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Es ist ein trotzig and verzagt Ding / There is something obstinate and desperate, Cantata 176, with performances by GardinerHerreweghe, Leonhardt and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut / My heart swims in blood, Cantata 199, with performances by Gardiner, Haïm, Harnoncourt  Koopman, Leusink and Smith.