May 29, 2016

Jan Lievens, Christ and the Centurion

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Corpus Christi / 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Master M S, Visitation (detail),
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest, 1506

Celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, Tuesday, May 31, by listening to Johann Sebastian Bach, Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243.  Click to go to ten versions for free online listening with Latin text and English translation.

Joos van Cleve, The Last Supper, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1520-25

On Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 26, at 1:00 pm, immediately following the 12:15 Eucharistie chantée, Patrick Wedd, will perform seven movements from Olivier Messiaen,Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement.  Duration: approximately 30 minutes.  Admission free.

By way of preparation listen to an online performance byOlivier Latry at the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre Dame, Paris.

All seven movements [musicMe]

The entire work [musicMe]

I Adoro Te [musicMe]
Je vous adore, 0 Divinité cachée!      
I adore you, O hidden Deity!

II La Source de la vie / The fountain of life [musicMe]
Que toujours mon cœur ait soif de vous, O fontaine de vie, source de l'éternelle lumière.
0 may my heart ever thirst for you, fountain of life and source of eternal light.

IV Acte de foi / Act of faith [musicMe]
Mon Dieu, je crois fermement.          
My God, this I firmly believe.

VIII Institution de l'Eucharistie / The institution of the Eucharist [musicMe]
Ceci est mon corps. Ceci est mon sang.
This is my body. This is my blood. (St. Matthew)

XII La Transsubstantiation / Transubstantiation [musicMe]
Sous les espèces diverses, qui ne sont plus des substances mais seulement des signes, se cachent les sublimes réalités.
Beneath two differing species (signs only, not in their substances) lie mysteries deep and rare.

XIV Prière avant la Communion / Prayer before Communion [musicMe]
Seigneur, je ne suis pas digne...mait dit seulement une parole... Lord, I am not worthy ...but only give the word...

XVII La Présence multipliée / The presence multiplied[musicMe]
Un seul le reçoit, mille le reçoivent, celui-là reçoit autant que ceux-ci; tous le reçoivent sans le consumer.
Thousands eat the Bread of Heaven, yet as much to one is given: Christ, though eaten, bideth still.

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Master of the Life of the Virgin, Visitation, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, 1463

Bach Cantatas for the Feast of the Visitation:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Meine Seel erhebt den Herren / My soul praises the Lord, Cantata 10, with performances by Gardiner, Koopman (2), Leonhardt, Leusink, Münchinger and Richter.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben / Heart and mouth and deed and life, Cantata 147, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt(2), Herreweghe, Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink, Richter, Rifkin, and Werner.

Bach Cantatas for the 1st Sunday after Trinity:

Bonifacio Veronese, Dives and Lazarus, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1540-50
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort / O eternity, you word of thunder, Cantata 20,with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Koopman, and Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot / Break your bread with the hungry,Cantata 39, with performances by Gardiner, Herreweghe,Leonhardt, Leusink and Richter.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Die Elenden sollen essen / The wretched shall eat,Cantata 75, with performances by Gardiner, Herreweghe, Leonhardt, Leusink and Rilling.