October 26, 2014

Baccio Baldini (attrib.), Prophet Haggai, The Art Institute of Chicago, c. 1470.jpg
Baccio Baldini (attrib.), Prophet Haggai, The Art Institute of Chicago, c. 1470

The latter splendour of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts [NRSV, Haggai 2:9].

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 26, 2014
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The Christ Church Cathedral Choirs annual fundraising concert this year on Friday, November 7, 2014, will feature the music of John Taverner 
(1490-1545 ) and Sir John Tavener (1944-2013).

$35 adult; $25 seniors; $15 students; includes post-concert wine and cheese reception.
Information: (514) 843-6577, local 236

Tickets are available at the door and at the following locations:
The Word, 469 Milton Street
The Cathedral Office, 1444 Union Avenue


John Taverner (1490-1545 ):

In trouble and adversity [text]
Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone [text]
Et Elizabetham nostram [text]
Song: Westron Wynde [text]
Mass: Westron Wynde
Agnus Dei
Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
The Lamb [text]
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Collegium Regale [text]
The Lord’s Prayer
Today the Virgin [text]

By way of preparation:

John Taverner (1490-1545 ):

Audivi Media Nocte, performed by the Schola Cantorum Occidentalis [text] [YouTube]

In Trouble and Adversity:  Listen to In Nomine, Taverner’s instrumental version of In Trouble and Adversity. Performed on early instruments by Concordia. [YouTube]

Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone performed by the Guilford Cathedral Choir [text] [YouTube]

Click to read about and listen to Westorn Wynde and the Westorn Wynde Mass.

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013):

Click to read about and listen to The Lamb.

Magnificat Collegium Regale, performed by the Choir of Trinity Church, Boston [text] [YouTube]

Nunc Dimittis Collegium Regale, performed by the Choir of Trinity Church, Boston [text] [YouTube]

Today the Virgin performed by Boston Byzantine Choir. [text]  [YouTube]


Photo : Jean-Luc Hébert

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 2:30 pm, Patrick Wedd will perform at the Pierre-Béique Organ a number of choral works arranged for organ.  Andrew Megill, OSM Chorus Master, will conduct the OSM Chamber Choir.  Buy tickets

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Heilig, Wq. 217
Ludwig van Beethoven, Elegiac Song, Op. 118
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Regina coeli, K. 108
Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis, Hob. XXII: 11 (Nelson Mass)

By Way of Preparation:

Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis, Hob. XXII: 11 (Nelson Mass) performed by Helen Watts (Alto), Sylvia Stahlman (Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone), Wilfred Brown (Tenor), Simon Preston (Organ),The  London Symphony Orchestra,  The Choir of King's College (Cambridge), Sir David Willcocks conducting [musicMe]


Cristóbal de Morales is the featured composer at both Eucharists this coming Sunday.

Cristóbal de Morales, Missa Queramus cum pastoribus

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

This disc is 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 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


Thomas Morley is the featured composer at Choral Evensong this coming Sunday.

Nolo mortem peccatoris; haec sunt verba Salvatoris. Father I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save. Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have. Father, my will now all is this: Nolo mortem peccatoris. Father, behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side; Ev'n from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied, but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.
"I do not wish the death of a sinner." These are the words of the Saviour.

Performance of:
The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford [YouTube]
Dordt College Concert Choir [YouTube]
St. Peter's Catholic Church, Columbia, SC [YouTube]
Oxford Ordinariate Group [YouTube]
Trinity University Chamber Singers [YouTube]
Guildford Cathedral Choir [YouTube]

La maîtrise de Sainte-Anne d'Auray [YouTube]

Choral Evensong - Balliol College, Oxford [YouTube]

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford [BNQ; BM] (info)
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting [BNQ; BM] (info)
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford [BNQ;BM] (info)

Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Cycle after Pentecost, Op. 56, No. 47.
Mass of the 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Offertory  [YouTube]
Elevation [YouTube]
Communion [YouTube]
Alleluiatic Choral No. 5  [YouTube]

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

Click to go to Bach Cantatas for Online Listening.

Healing of the Paralytic, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 16th cent.

Bach Cantatas for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity:
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Wo soll ich fliehen hin / Where shall I refuge find, Cantata 5, with performances by Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Leusink, Marriner, Richter, and Rilling.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen /Miserable man that I am, Cantata 48, with performances by Gardiner, Gershensohn, Harnoncourt, Leusink and Suzuki.
Click to go to Johann Sebastian Bach, Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen / I would gladly bear the cross-beam, Cantata 56, with performances by Baumgartner, Gardiner, Kavakos,  Koopman, Leonhardt, Leusink, Marriner, Norrington, Richter, Rifkin, Rilling and  Ristenpart.