November 1-2, 2014


Fra Angelico, All Saints (detail), National Gallery, London, 15th c.


"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away [NRSV, Rev. 21:4]."



Saturday, November 1, 2014


12:30 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers Quartet
All Saints Day [Choir Notes]


Prelude: Les eaux de la grace from Les Corps glorieux [Trotter: listen], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)
Setting: Missa O quam gloriosum [King’s: YouTube], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Introit: O quam gloriosum [text] [Harmonia: YouTube], Jacob Vaet (1529-67)
Motet: O quam gloriosum [text] [Summerly: BNQ,BM] (info), Tomás Luis de Victoria
Postlude: Fugue in g, WoO post. 10 [Planyavsky: musicMe], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)


Sunday, November 2, 2014


10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers
All Saints Sunday [Choir Notes]


Prelude: Subtilité des corps glorieux from Les Corps glorieux [Messiaen himself: Grooveshark], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)
Setting: Die deutsche Liturgie, 8vv, [Cadenza: text / YouTube], Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)


Introit: O quam gloriosum [text], Luca Marenzio (1560-99)
Motet: O quam gloriosum [text], Vincenzo eBertulosi (1550-1608)
Postlude: Force et agilité des corps glorieux from Les Corps glorieux [Messiaen himself: Grooveshark], Olivier Messiaen


12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale


Prélude : Chorale Prelude, O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, Op. 122, no. 6 (Blessed are ye faithful souls) [Sonnleitner : listen ; Vuola : NML] (info) ; Johannes Brahms (1833-97)


Ordinaire : Missa O quam gloriosum [King’s : YouTube], Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Introït : O quam gloriosum [texte], Luca Marenzio (1560-99)


Motet : O quam gloriosum [texte] [Summerly : BNQ, BM] (info), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Postlude : O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, Op. 122[Golebiowski : musicMe], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)



4:00 pm Requiem in d, Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Carol Therrien, soprano; Normand Richard, baritone; The Cathedral Singers; McGill strings; Adrian Foster, organ; Patrick Wedd conducting.

(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)


Click to read about the Fauré Requiem.


Click for the text in Latin (Greek for the Kyrie) and English.


Prepare by listening to free online performances:


Performance by Nancy Argenta, soprano; Simon Keenlyside, baritone; Stephen Farr, organ; Bournemouth Sinfonetta; David Hill conducting. [musicMe]


Performance by Lucia Popp, soprano; Simon Estes, baritone; Chor des Leipziger Rundfunks; Staatskapelle Dresden; Sir Colin Davis conducting [musicMe]


Performance by Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Henriette Puig-Roget, organ; Edinburgh Festival Chorus; Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim conducting [musicMe]


Performance by Victoria de los Angeles, soprano;  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Henriette Puig-Roget, organ; Elisabeth Brasseur Chorus; Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris; André Cluytens conducting [musicMe]


Performance by  Sandrine Piau, Soprano; Stèphane Degout, Baritone; Christophe Henry, Organ; Maitrise de Paris;  National Orchestra d'Ile de France;  Accentus; Laurence Equibey conducting [musicMe]