April 13, 2014




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The Master of the Baptist, Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, from Très Belles Heures du Duc de Berry, Museo Civico d'Arte Antica,Palazzo Madama, Turin, 1409


When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee [NRSV, Matt 21:10-11]."



Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes  
Palm Sunday


Click to go immediately to:


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

3) The Concert Calendar







The Mass setting for Palm Sunday is Arthur Wills, Missa Passionis Christi.   


Wondrous Machine, organ works by Arthur Wills, performed by Jeremy Filsell at the 1995 Marcussen organ of Tonbridge School. [BNQ;BM] (info)




Rogier van der Weyden, Entombment of Christ, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, 1450


The anthem for evensong for Palm Sunday is Kenneth Leighton, Solus ad victimam.  Click to go to Peter Abelard's text, with translation by Helen Waddell, and performances by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; the Choir of St. Stepen’s Church, Canterbury, and Somerville College Choir, Oxford.  




To listen to George Frideric Handel , Messiah: Part II and III, The Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, performed by Kathleen Battle, Florence Quivar, John Aler, Samuel Ramey, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, And The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis conducting, while following the English text, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then click here.  Arrange windows.



Ibrahim and Uhanna the Armenian, The Christ, Alexandria Library, 1464


Performance of George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Parts II and III, The Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, by The Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Christopher Hogwood conducting, To listen while following the English text, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then click here. Arrange windows.




Annibale Caracci, Crucifixion, Santa Maria della Carità, Bologna, 1583




 
Francesco Francia, Crucifixion, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna, 1500s
To listen to Johann Sebastian Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, performed by The Gabrieli Players and Chorus (full cast), Paul McCreesh conducting; click here. For the German and English text, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then arrange windows.  
 
Jacques Blanchard, Flagellation, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, c. 1630
To listen and watch Johann Sebastian Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, performed by Christoph Prégardien, tenor; Tobias Berndt, baritone; Dorothee Mields, soprano; Hana Blažíková, soprano; Damien Guillon, countertenor; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Colin Balzer, tenor; Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass; Stephan MacLeod, bass; Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe conducting; click here. For the German and English text, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then arrange windows.
 
Francesco Bacchiacca, Flagellation of Christ, National Gallery of Art, Washington, c. 1512-15
To listen and watch Johann Sebastian Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, performed by Peter Schreier, Evangelist; Ernst Gerold Schramm, Jesus; Siegmund Nimsgern, Judas & Pilatus; Helen Donath, soprano; Julia Hamari, alto; Horst R. Laubenthal, tenor; Walter Berry, bass; Münchener Bach Orchester, Chor and Chorbuben, Karl Richter conducting, with English subtitles, click here. For the German text, click on "show more."




Nicolas Maes, Mocking of Christ, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1650s
To watch Johann Sebastian Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, performed by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman conducting, while following the text in both German and English, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then click here. Arrange windows.
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Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.
  
Eric Gill, Palm Sunday, Tate Colections, London, 1929

Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen / King of heaven, welcome, Cantata 182, for Palm Sunday, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Jürgens, Leusink, Richter, and Thomas.

April 14 -20, 2014





Michiel van der Borch, Last Supper, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1332


Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
Holy Week through Easter
April 14-20, 2014


Click to go immediately to:


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

3) The Concert Calendar





Il Sodoma, Flagellation of Christ, Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, c. 1510


Click to read about and listen to a number of performances of the Improperia / Reproaches / Popule Meus.


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Gregorio Allegri


Click to learn about Gregorio Allegri, Miserere, and listen to performances by The Sixteen; the Tallis Scholars; the Ensemble A Sei Voci; the Taverner Consort; and the choirs of King's College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; and St. John's College, Cambridge.


Click to go to other Miserere for online listening.


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El Greco, Christ carrying the cross, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, c. 1580


Johann Sebastian Bach, St. John Passion, BWV 245, by Gerd Türk, Evangelist; Stephan MacLeod, Jesus; Midori Suzuki, soprano; Robin Blaze, alto; Chiyuki Urano, bass; Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki conducting [YouTube]


There are English sub-titles. To follow the German, click on "show more" and German text will appear.



Caravaggio, The crowning with thorns, Cassa di Risparmio, Prato, 1602-03


To listen to Johann Sebastian Bach, St John Passion, BWV 245, by Mark Padmore, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Katharine Fuge, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor; Jeremy Budd, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass; English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner conducting, while following the text in German and English, right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then click here. Arrange windows.




Hieronymous Bosch, Christ mocked, National Gallery, London, c. 1490-1500


To listen to Johann Sebastian Bach, St John Passion, BWV 245, by Olga Kondina, soprano; Elena Rubyn, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Goodwin, tenor; Vincent Haab, baritone; Vyacheslav Lukhanin, bass; Andreas Wagner, tenor; Olga Mayorova, harpsicord; Dmitry Grigoriev, organ; The Chorus of Kazan State Conservatory; The Chorus of the Opera Studio of Kazan State Conservatory; The Chamber Orchestra of Kazan State Conservatory; Leo Kremer conducting; while following the text in German and English; right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window," then click here. Arrange windows.


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An English version of Tomás Luis de Victoria, The Passion according to St. John, performed by the Renaissance Singers of Montreal, Donald Mackey conducting.  [YouTube]


A Latin version, performed by La Colombina.  [BNQ; BM]  (info)


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Sir Anthony van Dyke, Penitent Apostle Peter, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1617-18
Performance by the Ensemble Vocal  Europeen, Philippe Herreweghe  conducting. [YouTube]


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Giovanni Bellini, Resurrection of Christ, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1475-79


Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Christ lag in Todesbanden / Christ lay in death's bonds, Cantata 4 (BWV 4):






Performance of Boy Soprano: (No Name); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond; Wiener Sängerknaben and Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.


Performance of Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Guy de Mey; Bass: Klaus Mertens; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir; Ton Koopman conducting.


Performance of Soprano: Emily van Evera; Alto: Caroline Trevor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: David Thomas; Taverner Consort Players; Andrew Parrott conducting.


Performance of Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach Orchester; Karl Richter conducting.


Performance of Soprano: Judith Nelson; Alto: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Bass: Kurt-Owen Richards; American Bach Soloists (no choir); Jeffrey Thomas conducting.


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Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Easter Oratorio, BWV 248.


Performance of Emily van Evera, soprano; Caroline Trevor, alto; Charles Daniels, tenor; David Thomas, bass; Taverner Consort & Players; Andrew Parrott conducting.


Performance of Soprano: Kimberly McCord; Alto: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Neal Davies; Gabrieli Consort and Players; Paul McCreesh conducting.  Recorded at Ev.-Luth. Kirche, Brand-Erbisdorf (Saxony), Germany.


Performance of Agnès Mellon, soprano; Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Mark Padmore, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass; Collegium Vocale, Gent; Philippe Herreweghe conducting.

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Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: Nos. 16 and 17






Mass of Holy Saturday


Offertory  [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Postlude [YouTube]


Mass of Easter


Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Paraphrase and Double Choral [YouTube] 

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