Illustrator of the Bamberg Apocalypse, Reichenau, The Lamb on Mount Zion, Staatsbiibliothek, Bamberg, 1000-20
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes [NRSV, Revelation 7:17].
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Fourth Sunday of Easter
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The prelude for this coming Sunday’s choral evensong is Harold Darke (1888-1976), In Green Pastures in F. Click to go to the organ works (13) of Harold Darke performed by Jonathan Rennert (b. 1952) at the Renatus Harris organ of St. Michael’s Church, Cornhill, London.
A playlist of Harold Darke’s works (152 performances), in particular numerous performances of In the Bleak Midwinter [YouTube]
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. 21
Performance on the 4-manual 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the former Abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen
Mass of the 4th Sunday after Easter
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Fresco [YouTube]
In addition to the music to be sung on this Good Shepherd Sunday, here are other works in the repertoire of the Cathedral Singers:
The Lamb [text] [Sixteen: listen], words by William Blake (1757-1827) and music by John Tavener (b. 1944)
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
Eric Gill, The Good Shepherd, Tate Collections, 1927
Bach Cantatas with the theme of the Good Shepherd:
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, Leusinkand 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.
Giacomo Pacchiarotti, Jesus with cross and crown of thorns
Bach Cantatas for Jubilate [Fourth Sunday of Easter]:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen / Weeping, lamenting, worry, apprehension, Cantata 12, with performances by Cleobury, Gardiner, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leonhardt,Leusink, Richter, Rifkin, Rilling and Thomas.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen / You will weep and howl, Cantata 103, with performances by Gardiner, Leonhardt, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen / We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God, Cantata 146, with performances by Gardiner,Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.