November 17, 2013


But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings [Malachi 4:2a].

Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Regina caeli by Gregor Aichinger is the Communion motet for Choral Eucharist and La Eucharistie chantée this coming Sunday.

Gentile da Fabriano, Coronation of the Virgin, Getty Museum, 1420

Click to read about Regina Caeli.  

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
    Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
    For he whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
   Has risen as he said, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
   Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
   Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
   For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Gregorian Chant:

Performed by the Monks of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, [musicMe]

Performed by Sinéad O'Connor [YouTube]

Performed by Sacris Concentum Cantores [musicMe]

Performed by Chanticleer [musicMe]

Performed by Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle, Josef Schabasser conducting. [CML] (info)

Henricus Isaac (c.1450-1517), performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips conducting. [CML] (info)

Henricus Isaac, performed by the London Cornett and Sacbut Ensemble and the London Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner conducting [musicMe]

Francisco Guerrero (1528-99), performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips conducting. [CML] (info)

Hernando Franco (1532-85), performed by the Cappella Cervantina, Horacio Franco conducting [musicMe]

Orlande de Lassus (1532-94), performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips conducting. [CML] (info)

Robert White (c.1538-74), performed by The Tallis Scholars, Peter Philips conducting [CML] (info)

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), performed by La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens conducting [musicMe]

Francesco Soriano (c.1548-1621), performed by the Maria Choir, Bror Samuelson conducting. [BNQ; BM] (info)

Philippe Rogier(1561-96), performed by the Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh conducting [musicMe]

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), performed by Le Concert spirituel, Hervé Niquet conducting [BNQ; BM ] (info)

George Frideric Handel (1685-59): performed by the Scholars Baroque ensemble, conducted by David van Asch [BNQ; BM] (info)

Éric Lebrun (b. 1967), performed by Bayard-musique [musicMe]

Andrew Smith (b. 1970, performed by Trio Mediaeval [musicMe]


Come hear our fellow parishioner, Gabriel Mairson, perform Benjamin Britten this Saturday, October 16, 4:30pm, at Christ Church Cathedral.  L'Oasis Musicale. Admission free.

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Serenade

Flute Sonata (1927) Allegro moderato, Aria           Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) 

Ondine (1908)                                                             Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 

Winter Pastorale (1925)                                             Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

4 Pieces H104 (1912) (selections)                             Frank Bridge 

Linda Brady, piano

Shayna Palevsky, flute

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op 31 (1943)

1. Prologue

2. Pastoral, de/from The Evening Quatrains, Charles Cotton (1630–1687)

3. Nocturne, Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

4. Elegy, The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)

5. Dirge, the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century).

6. Hymn, Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

7. Sonnet, To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)

8. Epilogue

Kevin Myers, tenor; Gabriel Mairson, horn

Chamber Music Without Borders String Ensemble,

John Wiens conductor/ directeur 

By way of preparation, listen online to:
Erwin Schuloff, Flute Sonata, performed by Katelyn Kaiser, flute; and Yoonsook Song, piano [YouTube]
Maurice Ravel, Ondine, performed by Lazar Berman [musicMe]
Frank Bridge, Winter Pastorale, performed by Peter Jacobs [YouTube]
Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, performed by Barry Tuckwell, horn; Peter  Pears, tenor; London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten conducting [musicMe]


The Autumn Concert of Musica Orbium, directed by Patrick Wedd, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten:

Gloriana Dances
Five Flower Songs
A Boy was Born

with the assistance of Concerto della Donna, directed by Iwan Edwards
Erik Reinart, organist

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
St. George Anglican Church
1101 Stanley Street
Montreal (Metro Bonaventure)

Click here for more information and the opportunity of purchasing tickets online.

Prepare for the concert by reading about the pieces, checking out the texts and by listening to a number of online performances:


McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free

Fridays from November 1 to December 6 at 12:30 pm

November 15: Jan Jarcyk, Improvisation - Coversations

November 22: William Porter

November 29: Mark Macdonald


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

The Sack of Jerusalem, Arch of Titus, Rome, 82 CE

Bach Cantata 90 for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Es reifet euch ein schrecklich Ende /A dreadful end carries you away, Cantata 90, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink, Schröder and Werner.