James Tissot, Get out of my sight, Satan, Brooklyn Museum, 1886-96
But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things [Mark 8:33]."
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Second Sunday of Lent
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1) The Music Programme Homepage
This year La Nuit blanche at Montreal is on Saturday, February 28. Click to go to the musical activities at Christ Church Cathedral.
The music of Orlande de Lassus is featured at the Choral Eucharists this coming Sunday.
Orlande de Lassus
(1532 - 1594)
Click to read about de Lassus at length in Wikipedia.
Four complete discs of de Lassus music for free online listening are available from musicMe. Click on the appropriate title.
Lassus - Lamentationes Jeremiæ Prophetæ by Collegium Regale, Stephen Cleobury conducting.
Lassus: Magnum opus musicum by the Choeur de chambre de Namur and La Fenice, Jean Tuberyconducting.
Lassus : Biographie musicale, vol. 1. Années de jeunesseby Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf conducting.
Rogier van der Weyden, Christ on the Cross with Mary and John, Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial, c.1460
Click to go to Orlande de Lassus, Stabat Mater, performed by The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hilliard conducting. Recorded at the Priority Church of St Mary & St Blaise, Boxgrove, West-Sussex, in September 1983.
Sir Anthony van Dyke, Penitent Apostle Peter, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1617-18
Performance with text by the Ensemble Vocal Europeen, Philippe Herreweghe conducting. [YouTube]
The Biblothèque nationale du Québec [Montréal] has an excellent recording of the Missa Bell’Amfitrit’Altera that may be borrowed.
Orlande de Lassus' Missa Bell'Amfitrit'Altera is a Parody Mass based on a lost madrigal about "another beautiful Amphitrite," a sea-nymph.
Lassus spent most of his adult life in Munich as maestro di cappella at the court of the dukes of Bavaria. James O'Donnell, erstwhile director of the Westminster Cathedral Choir, with the assistance of Jeremy West's, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, in the recording of Festal Sacred Music of Bavaria has recreated a Mass for a martyr-bishop as it might have been performed in Augsburg cathedral around the year 1600. The readings and prayers are omitted but the music is there with Lassus' Mass setting, the Missa Bell'Amfitrit'Altera filled out with prelude, postlude, propers and instrumental canzoni by Hans Leo Hassler andChristian Erbach.
Lassus' Mass, usually sung today a cappella, is here embellished with instruments, the "sagbutts & cornetts"which act as a second choir. The organ music is provided by Timothy Roberts, Iain Simcock, and Iris Schollhorn.
Click here for the Hyperion Records website (scroll down for notes).
Click here for the complete, detailed liner notes.
Click here to check whether the recording is currently on the shelf at the Bibliothèque nationale to be borrowed.
McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission FreeFridays to February 28 at 12:30 pm