“Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land
[NRSV, Song of Songs 2:10b-12].”
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Casavant Organ of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal; Photo by David Ward
The organ voluntaries for the 10am Choral Eucharist this coming Sunday are both by Healey Willan, Ave Maris Stella and Aeterna Christi Munera. They are part of a group of Five Preludes on Plainchant Melodies:
Aeterna Christi munera
Christe, Redemptor omnium
Ecce jam noctis
Ave maris stella
Processional, Urbs Jerusalem beata.
Patrick Wedd has recorded all five preludes on his Healey Willan: Organ Works which is available to borrow from La bibliothèque nationale du Québec in Montreal. Check for availability [BNQ].
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To hear Healey Willan, Aeterna Christi munera, performed by John Tuttle on the 1928 Welte-1964 Moeller organ of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN, on Pipedreams, click here, then click on "Part I," then hold button and slide to 4:19 (4 minutes and 19 seconds).
This recording was made at the 1980 meeting of the American Guild of Organists in Minneapolis, the centenary of Willan's birth.
Aeterna Christi munera is immediately followed by 3 motets sung by the Elmer Iseler Singers.
To hear Michael Barone speak of Healey Willan just click on "Part I." The organ piece will follow after 4 minutes.
The organ voluntaries for this coming Sunday’s 12h45 Eucharistie chantée are from Marcel Dupré, Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Ave Maris Stella and Te splendor et virtus Patris.
Le Tombeau de Titelouze is composed of 16 chorales:
I. Creator alme siderum
II. Jesu Redemptor omnium
III. A solis ortus
IV. Audi, benigne Conditor
V. Te lucis ante terminum
VI. Coelestis urbs Jerusalem
VII. Ad regias Agni dapes
VIII. Veni Creator Spiritus
IX. Vexilla Regis prodeunt
X. Pange lingua gloriosi
XI. Ave Maris Stella
XII. Iste Confessor Domini
Performance by Marcel Dupré at 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen. Click here then click on “1118 Hour 2.”
XIII. Lucis Creator optime
XIV. Ut queant laxis
XV. Te splendor et virtus Patris
XVI. Placare Christe servulis
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56: Nos. 29
Performance on the 3-manual 1888 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, Toulouse
Mass of the 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Alleluia No. 1 [YouTube]
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Vico Consorti, The Lost Sheep, Holy Door St. Peter's, Rome, 1949
Bach Cantatas for the Third Sunday after Trinity:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis in meinem Herzen / I had much affliction in my heart, Cantata 21, with performances by Fasolis, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Koopman, Kuijken, Leusink and Richter.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder / Ah Lord, poor sinner that I am, Cantata 135, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.