November 1-2, 2014

Aladar Korosfoi-Kriesch, All Souls Day, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 1910

“Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live [NRSV, John 5:25].”
All Saints - All  Souls
November 1-2, 2014
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The Christ Church Cathedral Choirs annual fundraising concert this year on Friday, November 7, 2014, will feature the music of John Taverner
(1490-1545 ) and Sir John Tavener (1944-2013).

$35 adult; $25 seniors; $15 students; includes post-concert wine and cheese reception.
Information: (514) 843-6577, local 236

Tickets are available at the door and at the following locations:
The Word, 469 Milton Street
The Cathedral Office, 1444 Union Avenue


John Taverner (1490-1545 ):

In trouble and adversity [text]
Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone [text]
Et Elizabetham nostram [text]
Song: Westron Wynde [text]
Mass: Westron Wynde
Agnus Dei
Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
The Lamb [text]
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Collegium Regale [text]
The Lord’s Prayer
Today the Virgin [text]

By way of preparation:

John Taverner (1490-1545 ):

Audivi Media Nocte, performed by the Schola Cantorum Occidentalis [text] [YouTube]

In Trouble and Adversity:  Listen to In Nomine, Taverner’s instrumental version of In Trouble and Adversity. Performed on early instruments by Concordia. [YouTube]

Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone performed by the Guilford Cathedral Choir [text] [YouTube]

Click to read about and listen to Westorn Wynde and the Westorn Wynde Mass.

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013):

Click to read about and listen to The Lamb.

Magnificat Collegium Regale, performed by the Choir of Trinity Church, Boston [text] [YouTube]

Nunc Dimittis Collegium Regale, performed by the Choir of Trinity Church, Boston [text] [YouTube]

Today the Virgin performed by Boston Byzantine Choir. [text]  [YouTube]

In place of Choral Evensong this coming Sunday there will be a performance of the Requiem in d of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Carol Therrien, soprano; Normand Richard, baritone; The Cathedral Singers; McGill strings; Adrian Foster, organ; Patrick Wedd conducting.

(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)
Click to read about the Fauré Requiem.
Click for the text in Latin (Greek for the Kyrie) and English.

Prepare by listening to free online performances:
Performance by Nancy Argenta, soprano; Simon Keenlyside, baritone; Stephen Farr, organ; Bournemouth Sinfonetta; David Hill conducting. [musicMe]
Performance by Lucia Popp, soprano; Simon Estes, baritone; Chor des Leipziger Rundfunks; Staatskapelle Dresden; Sir Colin Davis conducting [musicMe]
Performance by Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Henriette Puig-Roget, organ; Edinburgh Festival Chorus; Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim conducting [musicMe]

Performance by Victoria de los Angeles, soprano;  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Henriette Puig-Roget, organ; Elisabeth Brasseur Chorus; Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris; André Cluytens conducting [musicMe]

Performance by  Sandrine Piau, Soprano; Stèphane Degout, Baritone; Christophe Henry, Organ; Maitrise de Paris;  National Orchestra d'Ile de France;  Accentus; Laurence Equibey conducting [musicMe]


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 49.

Mass of the 21th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Fugue  [YouTube]

Mass of the Feast of All Saints

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]  
Communion [YouTube]
Choral  [YouTube]

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

Bach Cantatas for the 20th Sunday after Trinity:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Wedding, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, c. 1567

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich geh und suche mit verlangen / I go and seek with longing, Cantata 49, with performances by Coin, Gardiner, Haselböck, Harnoncourt and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ach! ich sehe, Itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe / Ah! I see, now, as I go to the wedding, Cantata 162, with performances by Harnoncourt, Koopman and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele /Adorn yourself, O dear soul, Cantata 180, with performances by Coin, Leonhardt, Leusink and Lutz.