September 29, 2013

Jaime Huguet, Michael the Archangel, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1456

And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [NRSV: Rev. 12:7].

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes  
Feast of St. Michael and All Angels

Benjamin Britten

The organ voluntaries and choral music  for evensong this comming Sunday will be the work of Benjamin Britten.

Click to read about Benjamin Britten.

Performance of Lento in C [Prelude to "They Walk Alone"] [listen]

Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin [with text]

Click to read about Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Performance of Francis Shepherd, treble; Robert Jones, countertenor; Simon Davies, tenor; The Westminster Cathedral Choir; David Hill conducting [YouTube]

Performance of The Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury conducting [musicMe]

Performance of The London Symphony and Chorus, George Malcolm conducting [musicMe]

Performance of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers conducting [musicMe]

Benjamin Britten: Te Deum in C [with text]

Click to read about Te Deum in C. 

Performance by David Goode, organ; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir; Holst Singers; Stephen Layton conducting [Grooveshark]  

Performance of Nancianne Parrella, organ; Westminster Choir College; Joseph Flummerfelt conducting. [YouTube]

Performance of the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge; George Guest conducting. [YouTube]

Benjamin Britten, Jubilate in C [with text]

To listen to Benjamin Britten, Jubilate in C, performed by the Memphis Chamber Choir and Memphis Boychoir, John Ayer, conductor; with Diane Meredith Belcher at the 1927 Kilgen; 1956; 1975 Schantz organ of the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Mary, Memphis, TN; click here, the click on "listen to the program," then hold button and slide to 13:41 (13 minutes and 41 seconds).

Performance by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge; James Lancelot, organ; Philip Ledger conducting. [musicMe] (info)

Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb [with text]

Click to read about Rejoice in the Lamb.

Performance by Michael Hartnett, treble;  Jonathan Steele, alto; Philip Todd, tenor; Donald Francke, bass; George Malcolm, organ; Purcell Singers; Benjamin Britten conducting. [Grooveshark]

Performance by David Hemmings, boy soprano; Sir Peter Pears, tenor; The Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra; Lord Benjamin Britten conducting. [musicMe]

Performance by  James Lancelot, organ; Marcus Creed, bass; Richard Morton, tenor; James Bowman, countertenor; Simon Channing; treble; David Corkhill, percussion; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Sir Philip Ledger conducting.  [musicMe]

Performance by Daniel Sladden, bass; James Crookes, alto; Rupert Johnston, treble; Simon Spencer Williams, tenor; Peter Barley, organ; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury conducting.  [musicMe]

Click to go to 20 versions of Rejoice in the Lamb on YouTube.

Click to read about Benjamin Britten, Prelude and fugue on a theme of Vittoria [sic]

Performance of Iain Farrington at the 1994 Mander organ of Saint John’s College Chapel, Cambridge [listen]

Performance of John Charles Shucker on the 1928-91Mander-Skinner organ of the Princeton University Chapel [Grooveshark

Performance of Todd Wilson on the 1998 Quimby organ of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, California [BNQ; BM] (info)

Performance of Arturo Sacchetti on the 1986 I.S.O. organ of the Chiesa di San Gerardo a Majella, Rome [BNQ; BN] (info)


The 13th Autumn Festival,
Orgue et Couleurs,
takes place in Montreal
from Friday, September 27, to Sunday, October 5, 2013.

Lovers of organ music will note that Bernard Foccroule, will perform at the 1980 Wilhelm organ of Christ Church Cathedral
Buxtehude, Foccroulle, Scheidemann, Weckmann, Bach
University / St Catherine
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm   ($20)
Click for complete information about the festival.

Free organ recital:

Julie Pinsonneault (Winner of the Lynnwood-Farnam Competition, 2011) will perform at the 1888-2012 Wadsworth / Warren / Casavant / Létourneau organ of
St. James United Church
J. Alain, Messiaen, Duruflé
463, St-Catherine, Metro McGill
Tuesday, October 1, 12 noon (admission free)


1990 Guilbault-Thérien, Opus 35, organ of the Grand Séminaire, Montreal

Le FESTIVAL DES COULEURS de l'orgue français

19th season

Sundays of October 2013 at 3:00 pm
                 October 6:   Hans-Ola Ericsson
     October 13:   Michael Dirk
      October 20:   Denis Gagné
                  October 27:   Yves-G. Préfontaine

The recitals are free, thanks to the support of Rona.

The Chapel of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal
            2065 Sherbrooke West
            (Métro Guy-Concordia, autobus 24)


Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 46.


Mass of the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Choral No. 4  [YouTube]
Click for the entire performance of L'Orgue mystique by Georges Delvallée.
Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Andrei Rublev, Christ in majesty, Tretyakov Gallery, Mocow, 1408

Bach Cantatas for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity:  

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn / Lord Christ, the only Son of God, Cantata 96, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Kuijken, Leusink, Richter and Rilling.

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Gott soll allein mein Herze haben / God alone should possess my heart, Cantata 169, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Menuhin, Sándor and Scholl.