January 26, 2014

Jacob Willemsz de Wet, The Calling of the Apostles, Private Collection

 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them [NRSV, Matthew 4:21].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes 

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist, Eucharistie chantée and Evensong

3) The Concert Calendar




The motets for the Choral Eucharists this coming Sunday are the work of Alessandro Scarlatti.

Exultate Deo [text] is one of the most popular short choral works.  Click to go to 126 different versions of Alessandro Scarlatti, Exultate Deo on YouTube.

Alessandro Scarlatti, Ad te Domine levavi animam meam [text]:

    Ensemble Vocale Phoné (Vicenza), Luigi Ceola       
    conducting [YouTube]

    Adorate Vegyeskar, Dániel Dombó conducting  

    Vocal Ensemble La Grenouille [YouTube]

Alessandro Scarlatti: Six Motets and the Missa ad usam Cappellae Pontificae performed by the Lausanne Vocal Ensemble, Michel Corboz conducting [musicMe]

Alessandro Scarlatti: La Santissima Trinità, performed by Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Agnew (Tenor), Roberto Abbondanza (Bass), Véronique Gens (Soprano); Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi conducting. [musicMe] Libretto in Italian and French.


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

Fridays from January 24 to February 28 at 12:30 pm:

Friday, January 24: Thomas Pousont [Programme]

Friday, January 31: Alexandra Fol

Friday, February 7: Jonathan Vromet

Friday, February 14: Adrian Foster

Friday, February 21: John Grew

Friday, February 28: Hans-Ola Ericsson
and Lena Weman, baroque flute


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Nativity Cycle, Op. 56: No.10

Mass of the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Postlude and Free Modal Fugue  [YouTube]

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


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Paolo Veronese, Jesus and the Centurion, Toledo Museum of Art, 1580

Bach Cantatas for the Third Sunday after Epiphany:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen /Everything according to God's will, Cantata 72, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Rilling, and Suzuki.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr, wie du willt, so schick's mit mir /Lord, as you will, deal with me, Cantata 73, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit / What my God wants , may it always happen, Cantata 111, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Kamp, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe / I stand with one foot in the grave, Cantata 156, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Thomas