March 6, 2016

Pompeo_Batoni, The Return of the Prodigal son, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1773

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him [NRSV, Luke 15:20].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
4th Sunday of Lent

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This coming Saturday, March 5, Lucie Mayer, dramatic soprano, a former member of The Cathedral Singers, will join with our music director, Patrick Wedd at the piano, in a programme of L’Oasis Musicale at 4:30 pm entitled The Lives and Loves of Woman. Admission free.
(Excerpts from) Poems of Love and the Rain, Ned Rorem (b. 1923) [Kowalski: YouTube]
Non pur la morte, Alexandra Fol (b. 1981)
La Flûte de Pan and La Chevelure, from Chansons de Bilitis, Claude Debussy (1862-1916) [text] [De Los Angeles: musicMe]
Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan, from Frauenliebe und Leben, Robert Schumann (1810-56) [text] [Elisabeth Schumann: musicMe]
Va, laisse couler mes larmes, from the opera Werther, Jules Massenet (1842-1912)[text] [Gheorghiu: musicMe]
Afraid, from the opera The Medium, Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) [text][Powers: YouTube]


Much of the organ music for this coming Sunday is the work of Gaspard Corrette and his son, Michel Corrette.

A playlist of 15 pieces by Gaspard Corrette [YouTube]

Six Organ Concerti by Michel Corrette performed by Patrice Brosse at the organ of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges [musicMe]

Concerts et concertos comiques by Michel Corrette performed by the Ensemble Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller conducting. [musicMe]


The Anglican Bishop of Willesden (London), wearing rose-pink vestments on Laetare Sunday, accompanied by three of his priests, also in rose-pink stoles

Read about upcoming Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent.
The Introit for Laetare Sunday: [YouTube]

Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: No. 15

Mass of Laetare Sunday

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Postlude - Fantasy [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique byGeorges Delvallée.