Masaccio, Distribution of Alms (detail), Cappella Brancacci, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1426-27
They would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need [NRSV, Acts 2:45].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
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1) The Music Programme Homepage
2) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist, Eucharistie chantée and Evensong
3) The Concert Calendar
1553 Niehoff / 1953 Beckerath organ, Johanniskirche, Lüneburg
The organ voluntaries for Choral Evensong this coming Sunday (4th of Easter) are by Georg Böhm. The prelude is Christ lag in Todesbanden and the postlude is Vater unser im Himmelreich.
A disc of Böhm’s organ works performed by Bernard Fouccroulle at the 1723 Schnitzer organ of the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk (Great or St. Lawrence Church) in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, is available for free online listening at musicMe. It includes two versions of Christ lag in Todesbanden and three versions of Vater unser in Himmelreich. [musicMe]
Georg Böhm, Christ lag in Todesbanden, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Flentrop organ, Grote Kerk, Naarden [listen]
Georg Böhm,Vater unser in Himmelreich, performed by Wim van Beek at the Schnitger-Hinsz organ, Martinikerk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Variations on Heer Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend performed by Adrian Engels at the Marcussen & Son organ, Grote of Sint Laurenskerk, Rotterdam [listen]
Georg Böhm, Heer Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, performed by Cor Edskes at the Hinsz organ, Hervormde Kerk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Capriccio, performed by Jan Jansen at the Van Vulpen organ, Grote of sint-Nicolaaskerk, Brouwershaven [listen]
Georg Böhm, Partita on a Nikolaus-aria, performed by Bernard Winsemius at the Van Hagerbeer organ, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam [listen]
Georg Böhm, Partita on Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Batz organ, Hervormde Kerk, Harderwijk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in g, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Batz organ, Hervormde Kerk, Harderwijk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in g, performed by Remy Syrier [listen]
Click to go to a wide selection of online keyboard music by Böhm.
In addition to the music to be sung on this Good Shepherd Sunday, here are other works in the repertoire of the Cathedral Singers:
The Lamb [text] [Sixteen: listen], words by William Blake (1757-1827) and music by John Tavener (b. 1944)
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Eric Gill, The Good Shepherd, Tate Collections, 1927
Bach Cantatas with the theme of the Good Shepherd:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich bin ein guter Hirt / I am a good shepherd, Canata 85, with performances by Coin, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Du Hirte Israel, höre / You Shepherd of Israel, Listen, Cantata 104, with performances by Gardiner, Koopman, Leusink, Richter, Rilling, and Suzuki.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt / The Lord is my faithful shepherd, Cantata 112, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, and Rotzsch.
Giacomo Pacchiarotti, Jesus with cross and crown of thorns
Bach Cantatas for Jubilate [Fourth Sunday of Easter]:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen / Weeping, lamenting, worry, apprehension, Cantata 12, with performances by Cleobury, Gardiner, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter, Rifkin, Rilling and Thomas.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen / You will weep and howl, Cantata 103, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen / We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God, Cantata 146, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.