Albrecht Dürer, St. John and the Twenty-four Elders in Heaven, woodcut, c.1496-98
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands [NRSV, Revelation 5:11].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Third Sunday of Easter
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Bryan Kelly, British Composer born in Oxford in 1934, is the featured composer for this Sunday’s 10 am Choral Eucharist. He is especially known for his Canticles in C composed for the Southern Cathedrals Three Choir Festivals in 1965. They make use of Latin American swinging rhythms. Here are several performances.
Bryan Kelly, Canticles in C:
Performance of both canticles by the Roden Boys Choir in the Bovenkerk, Kampen; Euwe de Jong at the Hinsz organ; Bouwe Dijkstra conducting [YouTube]
Performance of the Magnificat in C by the Choirs of St. John’s Episcopal, Tampa, FL, Simon J. Morley conducting [YouTube]
Performance of the Magnificat in C [YouTube] and the Nunc Dimittis in C [YouTube] by the Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Colin Walsh conducting.
Two performances by the Guildford Cathedral Choir:
Performance of the Magnificat in C [YouTube] and the Nunc Dimittis in C [YouTube], in Guildford Cathedral, Barry Rose conducting.
Performance of the Magnificat in C at the Father Willis organ in Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders conducting. [listen]
Performance of both canticles by the Singers of Renaissance; Patrick Pope at the 1979 Casavant organ of Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC, Robert Pritchard conducting [SoundCloud]
Performance of the Magnificat in C [YouTube] and the Nunc Dimittis in C [YouTube] by the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys; Richard Gurney at the Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Benjamin Bachman conducting
Sunday April 17, 2016
A concert of sumptuous works in multiple voice-parts by composers from the renaissance and contemporary periods. Astounding motets by Tallis and Striggio in 40 real parts will be enhanced by the lavish architecture and ravishing acoustic of L’Église du Gesù – and the audience will be invited to move around the singers to gain ever-changing perspectives of this magical music
7:30 pm Evening Performance Sold Out!
Tickets for the 3:00 pm Performance Going Fast!
Alessandro Striggio, Ecce beatam lucem
Knut Nystedt, Immortal Bach
Josquin Des Prez, Qui habitat
Patrick Wedd, Nines2
Alessandro Striggio, Ecce beatam lucem (reprise)
Thomas Tallis, Spem in alium
Gregg Smith, Sound Canticle on Bay Psalm 23
Johannes Ockeghem, Deo Gratias
Thomas Tallis, Spem in alium (reprise)
By way of preparation listen to free online performances:
Performed by the Maîtrise nationale de Versailles and the Choir of New College, Oxford, Michel Marc Gervais conducting [YouTube]
Performed by the Cambridge University Music Society, King's College Choir (Cambridge), John Langdon, organ; Sir David Willcocks conducting [musicMe]
Performed by The University of California, Santa Barbara Chamber Choir, Michel Marc Gervais, conducting [YouTube]
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: No. 20
Performance on the 4-manual 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the former Abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen
Mass of the Feast of Saint Joseph
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Postlude Choral [YouTube]
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Bach Cantatas for Misericordias Domini [Third Sunday of Easter]:
Eric Gill, The Good Shepherd, Tate Collections, 1927
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich bin ein guter Hirt / I am a good shepherd, Canata 85, with performances by Coin, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Du Hirte Israel, höre / You Shepherd of Israel, Listen, Cantata 104, with performances by Gardiner, Koopman, Leusink, Richter, Rilling, and Suzuki.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt / The Lord is my faithful shepherd, Cantata 112, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, and Rotzsch.