April 3, 2016

Christ Appearing to his Disciples, Vatopedi Monastery, Mount Athos, 14th cent.

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you[NRSV, John 20:19]."

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
2nd Sunday of Easter
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The organ voluntaries for both Choral Eucharists this coming Sunday are two movements from Felix Mendelssohn, Organ Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major.  Click to listen to the entire symphony performed by Andrew Dewar at the 1868 Ladegast Organ in the church of St. Nicolai, Polditz (Germany)

The organ voluntaries for Choral Evensong are two movements from Charles-Marie Widor, 10th Symphony for organ “Romane.” Click to listen to the entire symphony performed by Michel Bouvard at the the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Basilique de Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

Canto Coral sings Palestrina, Quia vidisti me, Thoma

The motets for the Choral Eucharists will be two versions of Quia vidisti me, Thoma.

Quia vidisti me, Thoma, credidisti: beati qui non viderunt et crediderunt. Alleluia.

Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Alleluia.
(John 20:29)  

Luca Marenzio from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame [YouTube]

Hans Leo Hassler performed by the Canticum Camerale [YouTube]

Estevão de Brito performed by the Coro Vox Aetherea and the Capela Gregoriana Psalterium, Alberto Medina de Seiça conducting [YouTube]

Orlande de Lassus, performed by Harmonia [YouTube]

Claudio Monteverdi performed by Gábor Ugrin · Miklós Szabó · Győr Girl's Choir · Chorus "Jeunesses Musicales" [YouTube]

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina performed by Canto Coral II [YouTube]

The motets for Choral Evensong will be two versions of Haec Dies.

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus:
exultemus et laetemur in ea.

This is the day that the Lord made:
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

C'est le jour que le Seigneur a fait;
Réjouissons-nous et soyons heureux en elle. (Psaume 118: 24)

Performed by the King’s Singers [YouTube]

Performed by the Choir of King’s College (Cambridge), Sir David Willcocks conducting [YouTube]

Gregorian Chant, performed by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos [YouTube]

Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Scuola Corale Giacomo Puccini [YouTube]

Herbert Howells, performed by the Schola Cantorum of St. Agnes Church, New York [YouTube]

Ignazio Donati performed by the St. Peter’s Singers of Leeds [YouTube]


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: No. 18

Mass of Quasimodo:

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Toccata on a Choral [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.     

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Bach Cantatas for Quasimodogeniti Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter):

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Jesus Appears, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena, 1308-11

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats / On the evening of the same sabbath, Cantata 42, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt,  Herreweghe and Leusink.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ / Keep in memory Jesus Christ, Cantata 67, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter and Suzuki.