Masolino da Panicale, St. Peter preaching, Cappella Brancacci, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, 1426-27
Christ Church Cathedral Choir Notes
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Barnaba da Modena, Pentecost, National Gallery, London, 1361-83
Music for Pentecost
Click to read about Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles.
Click to go to a two-hour programme of Pentecost organ and choral music from Pipedreams, Minnesota Public Radio, featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Praetorius, Krebs, Ahrens, Buxtehude, Nystedt, Speller, Demessieux, Childs, and Duruflé.
Vecellio Tiziano, The Descent of the Holy Ghost, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, c.1545
Both Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria composed parody Masses based on motets, Dum complerentur (When [the day of Pentecost] had fully come), that each had earlier composed. These works offer audible manifestation of what is written in the Acts of the Apostles about the occurence in the upper room.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Dum complerentur, motet and Mass. performed by the Regensburger Domchor, Theodor Schrems conducting. [musicMe]
Tómas Luis de Victoria, Dum complerentur, performed by the Amici Cantores: Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei
Tómas Luis de Victoria, Dum complerentur, motet and Mass performed by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington conducting. [BNQ; BM] (info)
To listen to Dietrich Buxtehude, Chorale-prelude, Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God); performed by Craig Cramer on the 2004 Fritts organ of the University of Notre Dame, IN; click here, then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide to 1:03:53 (1 hour and 3 minutes and 53 seconds).
And Buxtehude, Chorale-prelude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist (Now let us pray to the Holy Ghost), hold button and slide to 1:13:12 (1 hour and 13 minutes and 12 seconds) - after some applause, followed by J.S. Bach, Fantasy in G, S. 572.
Marie-Madeleine and Maurice Duruflé
To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Variations on "Veni Creator," Op. 4, performed by Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier on the 1997 Kilgen/Wicks organ of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 22:37 (22 minutes and 37 seconds).
To listen to the world premiere of Frank Ferko, Variations on "Veni Creator Spiritus," with Richard Hoskins on the 2005 Fisk organ of St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL (preceded by the congregation singing the hymn in English), click here, then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide it to 41:56 (41 minutes and 56 seconds).
Emil Nolde, Pentecost, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1909
Click to go to Olivier Messiaen, Messe de la Pentecôte / Pentecost Mass, performed by himself on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Church of La Sainte-Trinité, Paris.
Click to go to Olivier Messiaen, Messe de Pentecôte, performed by Olivier Latry on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris.
Versions on the Naxos Music Library (info): Eric Bostrom [BNQ; BM]; Tim Byram-Wigfield [BNQ; BM]; Catherine Crozier [BNQ; BM]; Hans-Ola Ericsson [BNQ; BM]; Christian Praestholm [BNQ; BM].Listen to two of the movements performed by other organists. To hear Les Langues de feu performed by Erik Boström on the 1949 Marcussen organ of the Oscar Church, Stockholm, click here then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide to 33:30 (33 minutes and 30 seconds). To hear Le Vent de l'Espirit performed by Haskell Thomson on the 2001 Fisk organ of Oberlin College, click here then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide it to 55:18 (55 minutes and 18 seconds).
Charles Tournemire, L'orgue mystique: Easter Cycle, Op. 56: Nos. 25
Performance on the 4-manual 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ of the former Abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen
Mass of the Feast of Pentecost
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
Prelude for the Introit [YouTube]
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Dzerun, Pentecost, Matenadaran, Yerevan, Armenia, 1391
Bach Cantatas for Pentecost: