June 5, 2016

Raising the son of the widow of Nain, German Hitda Codex, c. 1020

And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise [NRSV, Luke 7:14b]!’

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
3rd Sunday after Pentecost

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The music of Thomas Tomkins is featured at evensong this coming Sunday.

St. Mary's Gate, Worcester, (later known as Edgar Tower)
Through which Tomkins would have walked on his frequent trips to London

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Click to read about Thomas Tomkins in Wikipedia.

Thomas Tomkins, See, see, the shepherd's queen [text], performed by The Virtual Wylbye Consort (single Japanese male voice). [Listen]


Michiel van der Borch, Death of Absalom, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332

Click to read about and listen to several versions of Thomas Tomkins, When David heard.


Thomas Tomkins, Funeral Sentences by the Oxford Camerata; Laurence Cummings, organ; Jeremy Summerly conducting. [YouTube]
Thomas Tomkins, Magnificat from The Fifth Service by theOxford Camerata; Laurence Cummings, organ; Jeremy Summerly conducting. [YouTube]


Too much I once lamented, While love my heart tormented, Fa la la ... Alas and Ay me sat I wringing; Now chanting go, and singing. Fa la la ...
Thomas Tomkins, Too much I once lamented, by The King's Singers [YouTube]

Performance by Anna Molnár and Viktor Magyaróvári [YouTube]

Performance by Belle a Cappella [YouTube]


Good Shepherd, Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, 2nd-3rd century

Thomas Tomkins, My shepherd is the living Lord [text], by the Worcester Cathedral choir; Raymond Johnston,organist; Donald Hunt conducting. [YouTube]


Thomas Tomkins, A Fancy for Two to Play. [YouTube]

Thomas Tomkins, In Nomine, by Margaret Fabrizio on theFisk Organ at Stanford University. [YouTube]

Thomas Tomkins, Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times,by Kevin Gray. [YouTube]


Click to go to works by Thomas Tomkins performed byRostislaw Wygranienko: A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times; The Hunting Galliard; Voluntary in C (Ferrara);Voluntary in C (Breitenburg).


Works of Thomas Tomkins performed by the Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips conducting:

Third or "Great" Service:

Te Deum [NML] (info)
Jubilate [NML] (info)
Magnificat [NML] (info)
Nunc dimittis [NML] (info)


When David heard [NML] (info)
Then David mourned [NML] (info)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom [NML] (info)
Woe is me that I am constrained [NML] (info)
Be strong and of a good courage [NML] (info)
O sing unto the Lord a new song [NML] (info)
O God, the proud are risen against me [NML] (info)

Thomas Tomkins, Songs, performed by the Budapest Tomkins Vocal Ensemble; Janos Dobra conducting [NML] (info)
The fauns and satyrs tripping
Phyllis, now cease to move me
Phyllis, yet see him dying
Come, shepherds, sing with me
To the shady woods
See, see the sheperd's Queen
O let me live for true love
O let me die for true love
Oyez! Has any found a lad?
Weep no more, thou sorry Boy
Yet again, as soon revived
Was ever wretch tormented?
Music divine
It is my well-beloved's voice
Cloris, when as I woo
Too much I once lamented
Woe is me
Turn unto the ord
When David heard
Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers
Fusca, in thy starry eyes
When I observe
Oft did I marie

Tomkins: Third Service, Anthems and Voluntaries performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford; David Burchell organ; Edward Higginbottom conducting [CML] (info)

Third Service "Great": Te Deum
In nomine
Third Service "Great": Jubilate
Third Service "Great": Magnificat
Voluntary for Keyboard in G major
Third Service "Great": Nunc dimittis
Voluntary for Keyboard in C major
Know you not
Voluntary for Keyboard in A minor
O Lord, let me know mine end
O that the salvation were given


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56: Nos. 28

Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]

Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]  
Communion [YouTube]  
Prelude and Fresco  [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique byGeorges Delvallée.    


Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Bach Cantatas for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein / Ah God, look down from heaven,Cantata 2, with performances by Harnoncourt, Herreweghe,Koopman, Leusink and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes / The heavens declare the glory of God, Cantata 76, with performances by Harnoncourt, Koopman, Leusink, Richter, Rilling and Scherchen.