January 17, 2016

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

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


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.


Tornami a vagheggiar from Alcina [text] [Gauvin:YouTube], George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Piangerò la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare [text] [Bartoli:YouTube], George Frideric Handel

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

Quejas O la Maja y el ruiseñor [Gomez:YouTube], Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Caro nome from Rigoletto [text] [Moffo: YouTube], Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Vaga luna [text][Bartoli: YouTube], Vincenzo Bellini (1801-35)

La mia storia, Pier Emilio Bassi (1920-2009

Summertime in Venice [Mantovani:YouTube], Allesandro Cigognini (as Icini) (1906-1995)

Quel guardo il cavaliere... So anch'io la virtù magica from Don Pasquale [text] [Netrebko:YouTube], Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Quando m'en vo from La Bohème [text] [Moffo: YouTube], Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

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 Ullrich Böhme at the Bach Organ of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. [musicMe]


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

Gregorian Chant, by Giovanni Vianini [YouTube]

Gregorian Chant, by Nova Schola Gregoriana, Albert Turco conducting [musicMe]

Luca Marenzio, by the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), John Scott conducting [YouTube] Click to read about the Marenzio version.

Luca Marenzio, by the Choir of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas [listen]


McGill University Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
Friday, January 15 at 12:30 pm: Nathan Mondry


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Nativity Cycle, Op. 56: No.9

Mass of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Fantasy - Paraphrase  [YouTube]

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


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.