July 5, 2015

Hans von Kulmbach, Paul caught up in heaven, Uffizi, Florence, 1514-16

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows [NRSV, 2 Cor. 12:2]

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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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 laetare.  
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]


Click to go to the Free Organ Recitals at St. James United Church, Montreal, for the Summer 2015 (Tuesdays at 12:30pm) and the Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul (Thursday at 12:15pm).

Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 57: Nos. 31

Mass of the 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluia No. 3  [YouTube]

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

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Raphael, The Miraculous Draught of Fish, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1515-16

Bach Cantatas for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden / See, I shall send out, Cantata 88, with performances by Gardiner, Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink, Rilling and Ristenpart.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten / Whoever lets only the dear God reign,Cantata 93, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.