July 24, 2016

James Tissot, The Lord's Prayer

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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2) The Concert Calendar: L’Oasis musicale

This coming Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 pm, as part of the series L’Oasis Musicale, Cathedral organists  Patrick Wedd and Adrian Foster will perform an hour-long concert at the 1980 Wilhelm organ

Processional March                           Brian Longthorne (1926-2003)
Pastourelle                                          Alain Gagnon (b. 1938)
Rhapsodie sur le nom de LAVOIE     Denis Bédard (b. 1950)
Livre d’Orgue (extraits)             Robert Frederick Jones (1947-2012)
- Prélude: Vox clama in deserta
- Tango en rondeau
Pastoral Drone (1982)                        George Crumb (b. 1929)
Pièce № 4                                            Bruce Mather (b. 1939)
Cortège Académique                          Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973)

Music by Cristóbal de Morales is featured at this Sunday’s Eucharists.
Expand your knowledge of Morales’ music.

Cristóbal de Morales, Missa Queramus cum pastoribus

Performed by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral
James O'Donnell conducting

This disc available in its entirety for free online listening to anyone with library access to the Classical Music Library. Check with your librarian. Card-holders of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Montreal, who are ready to open their dossiers (record) when prompted, need only click on [CML] to go to the complete recording where choice of individual selections may be made. This disc is not available through the Bibliothèques de Montréal.

Click to see if this disc is ready to borrow from the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Montreal.

Click to read about Cristóbal de Morales in Wikipedia.

Click to open the sleeve notes written by John Milsom with complete Latin texts and English translations.

Queramus cum pastoribus, upon which Morales based his Mass, is a 16th-century motet composed by Jean Mouton (not by Morales himself as wrongly indicated by the Classical Music Library).

Queramus cum pastoribus

Queramus cum pastoribus verbum incarnatum,
Let us, with the shepherds, seek the incarnate word,
cantemus cum hominibus regi seculorum: Noe, noe.
let us sing with all mankind to the king of the ages: Nowell, nowell.
Quem tu vides in stabulo? Jesum natum de vergine.
Whom do you see in the stable? Jesus born of a virgin.
Quid audis in pr’sepio?
What do you hear in the stall?
Angelorum carmina et pastores dicentes: Noe, noe.
The songs of the angels and the shepherds saying: Nowell, nowell.
Ubi pascas, ubi cubes?
How are you fed, and where do you lie?
Dic si ploras aut si rides; te rogamus Rex Christe: Noe, noe.
Say if you weep or smile; we ask you, Christ our King: Nowell, nowell.
Cibus est lac virgineum, lectus durum pr’sepium,
My food is the milk of a virgin, my bed a hard manger,
carmina sunt lachrymae: Noe, noe.
the only song my tears: Nowell, nowell.

Missa Queramus cum pastoribus


Click to go to the Free Organ Recitals at St. James United Church, Montreal, for the Summer 2015 (Tuesdays at 12:30 pm) and the Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul (Thursday at 12:15 pm).
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56: Nos. 36

Mass of the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Choral No. 1  [YouTube]

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

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Unjust Steward from Mother Stories from the New Testament, Altemus, 2005

Bach Cantatas for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity:

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Was frag ich nach der Welt / What do I ask for from the world, Cantata 94,with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Koopmanand Leusink.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht/ Lord, do not go into court with your servant, Cantata 105, with performances byGardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leusink,Richter and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort / Give an account of yourself! Word of thunder, Cantata 168, with performances by Gardiner,Harnoncourt and Leusink.