May 8, 2016

Resurrection, Chora Church, Istanbul, early 16th cent.

"I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star [NRSV, Revelation 22:16b]."

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Jerusalem Sunday

Click to go immediately to:

1) The Music Calendar for Choral Eucharist, Eucharistie chantée and Choral Evensong

2) The Concert Calendar (L’Oasis Musicale)

Click to go to the Feast of the Ascension [Music Calendar] [Choir Notes]

Corrado Giaquinto, The Holy Spirit, Private Collection, 1750s

Click for text in Latin and English.

Hildegard von Bingen performed by the Anonymous Four [YouTube]

Recorded in Taizé [YouTube] 

Rabanus Maurus performed by the Coro Paer [listen]

The 18th Century Louis XIII gallery organ case of Rheims Cathedral installed while Nicolas de Grigny was organist

Nicolas de Grigny, Veni Creator Spiritus, performed by Jean-Pierre Lecaudey at the 1699 Tribuot organ of the Church of Saint-Martin, Seurre, alternating verses with Les Chantres du Roy [musicMe]

Listen to de Grigny, Organ Versets from Veni Creator played by W. Randolph Bourne on the 1974 Brunzema-Casavant organ in Maternity of Mary Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, as part of an hour-long program from Minnesota PBS entitled The Brothers Casavant - Casavant 125th Year Anniversary. Click here, then click on "Listen to Program," then, to go directly to the de Grigny's piece, hold button and slide to 57:40 (57 minutes and 40 seconds).

Click to go to James Pressler's virtual performance of de Grigny, Premier Livre d'orgue (First Organ Book) which includes Veni Creator.  The entire work can be streamed or individual movements played by clicking on the "notes."

Click to hear Josquin des Prez, Veni Creator Spiritus, sung by the boys of Chavagnes International School.

Click to hear Niccolò Jomelli, Veni Creator Spiritus, sung by Roberta Invernizzi and the Cappella della Pietà  de' Turchini.

Tómas Luis de Victoria, Veni Creator Spiritus, performed by The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conducting. [BNQ; BM] (info) 

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Veni Creator Spiritus, performed by the Augsburg Cathedral Boys' Choir, Reinhard Kammler conducting. [BNQ; BM] (info)

Gustav Mahler by Anton Wagner

Click to read about Gustav Mahler, 8th Symphony in E-Flat Major, in Wikipedia.  The first movement is based on Veni, Creator Spiritus.

Click to listen (YouTube) to Gustav Mahler, 8th Symphony in E-Flat Major, complete performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with massed choirs from London, Birmingham, Toronto and Sydney; Christine Brewer and Soile Isokoski, sopranos; Jon Villars, tenor; Simon Rattle conducting (Royal Albert Hall; 2002 proms).

Click to read Edward Seckerson's review in The Independent.


Thomas Tallis, If ye love me.

If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father,and he shall give you another comforter, that he may bide with you for ever, ev’n the spirit of truth.
Words: John 14: 15-17

King’s College, Cambridge [YouTube]

Wide selection on YouTube

Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: No. 24

Mass for the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Postlude  [YouTube]

Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.


C.B. Fisk Opus 116

Performance of Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: No. 24, by J. Melvin Butler at the Fisk organ of Finney Chapel, Oberlin College.

This unusual recording features the new Aristide Cavaillé-Coll-style Fisk organ as it sounds in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College, and also as it might sound if it were in Chartres Cathedral. New recording technology makes it possible to create a mathematical model of a room's acoustics from measurements taken in the room itself. With sufficient computing power, a program can then place any sound (in this case, the sound of the Fisk organ at Oberlin) in the modelled acoustics.

Finney Chapel: [BNQ; BM]  (info)
Chartres Cathedral: [BNQ; BM]  (info)
Liner Notes: [BNQ; BM] (info)

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Johann Sebastian Bach cantatas for the 6th Sunday after Easter:

István Dorffmeister, Pentecost,
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest, 1782

Bach Cantatas for Exaudi [Sunday after Ascension, 6thSunday after Easter]

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Sie werden euch in den Bann tun / They will banish you, Cantata 44, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leusink and Richter.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Sie werden euch in den Bann tun / They will put you under a ban, Cantata 183, with performances by Coin, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Rilling.