Gerard David, Wedding at Cana, Louvre, Paris, 1500
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you [NRSV, John 2:5]."
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Second Sunday after Epiphany
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This coming Satuday, Jaanuary 16, at 4:30 pm, as part of L’Oasis Musicale, Catherine St-Arnaud, a soprano with the Christ Church Cathedral Singers, will give a recital, along with Julien LeBlanc, piano.
Admission free / donation requested.
Venite, inginocchiatevi from Le Nozze di Figaro [text] [Popp:YouTube], Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Giunse alfin il momento... Deh vieni non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro [text] [Battle:YouTube], Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar
La mia storia, Pier Emilio Bassi (1920-2009
Quel guardo il cavaliere... So anch'io la virtù magica from Don Pasquale [text] [Netrebko:YouTube], Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
All three organ preludes for this coming Sunday, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 600, is a part of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book).
Click to read about the Orgelbüchlein.
Click to listen to the entire Orgelbüchlein by James Kibbie at the 1717 Trost organ, St. Walpurgis, Großengottern, Germany
Performance by Bernard Lagacé at the 1961 Beckerath organ of the Immaculée-Conception Church in Montreal [BNQ; BM] (info)
Hieronymus Bosch, Adoration of the Magi (detail), Prado, 1485-1500
Joachim Patenier, Baptism of Christ, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, c.1500
Duccio di Buoninsegna, Wedding at Cana, Museo dell Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11
Tribus Miraculis which celebrates the the three epiphanies of Our Lord: the adoration of the magi, the baptism, and the changing of water in wine at Cana is the Magnificat antiphon at Roman Catholic second vespers of Epiphany. In the version by Palestrina it was performed at all three services last Sunday. The Marenzio version will be sung at all three services this coming Sunday.
Tribus miraculis ornatum diem sanctum colimus:
hodie stella Magos duxit ad praesepium:
hodie vinum ex aqua factum est ad nuptias:
hodie in Jordane a Joanne Christus baptizari voluit,
ut salvaret nos. Alleluia.
We celebrate a day sanctified by three miracles:
today a star led the Wise Men to the manger;
today water was changed into wine at the marriage feast;
today Christ chose to be baptised by John in the Jordan
for our salvation. Alleluia
Luca Marenzio, by the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), John Scott conducting [YouTube] Click to read about the Marenzio version.
McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall - Admission Free
Friday, January 15 at 12:30 pm: Nathan Mondry
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Nativity Cycle, Op. 56: No.9
Performance by Georges Delvallée on the 1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Cathedral of Saint-Croix, Orléans
Mass of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Fantasy - Paraphrase [YouTube]
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Giotto di Bondone, Wedding at Cana (detail), Cappella degli Scrovegni, Padua, 1304-06
Bach Cantatas for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid /Ah God, how many a heartache, Cantata 3, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen / My sighs, my tears, Cantata 13, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter, Rilling and Suzuki.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? / My God, how long, ah how long?, Cantata 155, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.