January 25, 2015

Lorenzo Veneziano, Conversion of Saint Paul, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1370

I asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The Lord answered, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting [NRSV, Acts 26:15].”

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Conversion of Saint Paul

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Programme Homepage

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

3) The Concert Calendar


Henry Purcell  is the composer featured at the upcoming Choral Evensong.

The Best of Henry Purcell performed by Emma Kirkby; Catherine Bott; James Bowman and The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood conducting. [musicMe]

A Purcell Songbook performed by Emma Kirkby. [musicMe]

Purcell performed by the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest conducting. [musicMe]


Queen Mary II

Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary

Read about Henry Purcell (1659-95).   


Henry Purcell's complete music for the funeral of Queen Mary sung by the Winchester Cathedral Choir with the Brandenburg Consort and the Baroque Brass of London, David Hill, conducting [musicMe playlist]:   
The Queen's Funeral March;

Canzona; Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets (text);
The Queen's Funeral March (Recession);

Man that is born of a woman (text);     
In the midst of Life (text);

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets (text);  
Rejoice in the Lord always (text);   
Remember not, Lord, our offences (text);

Voluntary in c;

Give sentence with me, O God (text);
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes (text);
O, I'm sick of life (text);

A Double Verse in G;    
My beloved spake (text);
Hear my prayer, O Lord and let my crying come unto Thee.;
O God, Thou art my God (text).


Click to listen to the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna Choir, Richard Bylicki Berkeley, conducting, perform Thou knowest Lord.

Click to Listen to the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, sing Hear my prayer; listen as well to O God, Thou art my God (text).

Click to Listen to the Ad Hoc Singers peform Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes(text).


Walter/Wendy Carlos reworked the Funeral March for the title music of Stanley Kubrick's film, The Clockwork Orange.  (Carlos was then on the verge of sexual reassignment.) [YouTube]

Click to hear the Funeral March linked to the finale, Death and Baptism, of The Godfather.


McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
Fridays to February 28 at 12:30 pm
No recital on Friday, January 23.


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 byGeorges 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 byGardiner, 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.