August 3, 2014

Anonymous, Loaves and Fish, Tabgha, Israel, 4th cent.

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds [NRSV, Matthew 14:19b].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

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Mark McDonald

Mark McDonald, frequent visiting organist at Christ Church Cathedral, will perform an organ recital at the cathedral’s 1980 Wilhelm organ this coming Saturday, August 2, at 4:30 pm.  Admission free / donation requested.


Praeludium et fuga in D, BWV 532, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Auf meinen lieben Gott (four verses), Georg Böhm (1661-1733) 

Praeludium in G, BuxWV 150, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637/39-1707) 

In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, Franz Tunder (1614-1667) 

Magnificat VIII toni (fantasie), Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663) 

Praeludium in G, Heinrich Scheidemann


By way of preparation, listen to these free online selections:

Johann Sebastian Bach, Praeludium et fuga in D, BWV 532, performed by James Kibbie at the 1755 Gottfried Silbermann/Zacharias Hildebrandt organ, Kathedrale, Dresden, Germany [listen] 

Georg Böhm, Auf meinen lieben Gott (four verses), performed by Massimo Gabba at the 1885 Bernasconi organ, Chiesa di S. Nicolò, Vaprio d'Adda [YouTube]

Dietrich Buxtehude, Praeludium in G, BuxWV 150, performed by Bernard Foccroulle at the Schnitger Organ, Martinikerk, Groningen [musicMe] 

Franz Tunder, In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, performed by Friedhelm Flamme at the 1724 Christian Vater Organ, St. Peter Church, Melle [YouTube]

Attribued to Heinrich Seidemann, Magnificat VIII toni (fantasie) performed by Karin Nelson at the Brombaugh organ, Haga Church, Gothenburg  [BNQ; BM] (info) 

Heinrich Scheidemann, Praeambulum in G, performed by Hans Davidsson at the 1992 Ghilardi organ “opus 1,” Smarano Academy, Italy  [YouTube]


Regina caeli by Gregor Aichinger is the Communion motet for Choral Eucharist and the 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]


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56: Nos. 33

Mass of the 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluia No. 5  [YouTube]

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

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Giovanni Lanfranco, Miracle of the Bread and Fish, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 1620-23

Bach Cantatas for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Was willst du dich betrüben / Why do you want to distress yourself, Cantata 107, with performances by Biller, Gardiner, Herreweghe, Kamp, Leonhardt, Leusink and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht / Do not be scandalised,my soul, Cantata 186, with performances by Biller, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, and Leusinki and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Es wartet alles auf dich / Everything depends on you, Cantata 187, with performances by Gardiner, Kuijken, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.