June 25,2017


L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's



Jacopo Pontormo, Birth of John the Baptist, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, 1526


The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

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

Prelude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Setting: Missa Sine Nomine [YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)  

Introit: Canite Tuba [text] [YouTube], Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)   
Motet: Fuit homo missus a Deo [text] [YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Postlude: Fugue in D, BWV 532 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach   

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : Improvisation by Nicholas Capozzoli   
Ordinaire :  Missa Sine Nomine [YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)  

Introït :  Canite Tuba [texte] [YouTube], Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)

Motet :  Fuit homo missus a Deo [texte] [YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Postlude :  Postlude : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 [écoutez], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introit: Fuit homo missus a Deo [text] [YouTube], Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94)  

Preces and Responses: Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811)

Psalm: 29, Thomas Attwood

Canticles: Canticles in F, John Travers (1703-58)

Anthem: This is the record of John [text/listen],Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)  

Postlude: Prelude in D, BWV 532 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach

June 18, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's



Dieric Bouts le Vieux, La dernière cène (détail), Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven, 1664-67

‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’  [John 6:51].


Corpus et Sanguis Christi / La Fête-Dieu [Choir Notes]

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Deck yourself, my soul), BWV 654, [YouTube], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Mass Setting: Missa Vinum Bonum [BNQ; BM] (info), Orlande de Lassus (1532-94)  

Introit: Ego sum panis vivus [text][YouTube], Juan de Esquivel (1560-1625)   
Motet: Ave verum corpus [text] [YouTube], Orlande de Lassus

Benediction: Tantum ergo [text/listen], Maurice Duruflé(1902-86)
Postlude: Adoro Te (Livre du Saint Sacrement) [YouTube], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)   

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude :  Ton Roi t’invite à la fête (Choralvorspiele “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" Op. 122 N. 5) [YouTube], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
Ordinaire :  Missa L’Hora Passa [YouTube], Lodovico da Viadana (1560-1627)

Introït :  Ego sum panis vivus [texte][YouTube], Juan de Esquivel (1560-1625)

Motet :  O Sacrum convivium [texte/YouTube], Giovanni Croce (1557-1607)

Postlude :  Vater unser im Himmelreich / Our Father in heaven, BWV 683 [listen] [Clavier-Übung III], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: Chorale in b [BNQ; BM] (info), Francis Jackson (b. 1917)

Introit: Ave verum corpus [text] [listen],Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Preces: Francis Jackson

Psalm: 34, vv1-10, Walter Parratt

Canticles: Service in G [YouTube], Francis Jackson

Anthem: Evening Hymn [text] [YouTube], H. Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

Postlude:  Toccata in b [BNQ; BM] (info), Francis Jackson

June 11, 2017

L'Oasis Musicale: Concerts at the Cathedral and at St George's

Scroll down for the Diocesan Synod Eucharist
June 17, at 8:30 am




Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Creation, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth [NRSV, Genesis 1:1].

Trinity Sunday

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

Prelude: Prelude: Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie, BWV 672 [listen], 673 [listen], 674 [listen], Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Setting: Mass for Double Choir [YouTube], Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Introit: Jauchzet dem Herrn,  [text] [YouTube], Felix Mendelssohn
Motet: Hymn to the Trinity [text] [YouTube], Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93)
Postlude: St. Patrick's Breastplate - Allegro maestoso from Sonata Celtica, No. 4 in c, Op. 153 [YouTube],  Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1942)

12h45 Eucharistie chantée
Le Quatuor des chanteurs de la cathédrale

Prélude : In Nomine VI (Gloria tibi Trinitas), John Bull (1562-1628)   
Ordinaire :  Missa sine nomine, Lodovico Viadana, (1560-1627)

Introït :  Haec dies [texte], Lodovico Viadana

Motet : Exsultate justi [texte] [YouTube], Lodovico Viadana

Postlude :  In Nomine XI (Gloria tibi Trinitas)[BNQ; BM] (info), John Bull   


4:00 pm Evensong
The Cathedral Singers
(For live streaming via Radio Ville Marie, click here)

Prelude: La relation réelle en Dieu est réellement identique à l’essence, No. 3 from Méditations sur la Sainte Trinité [musicMe], Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

Introit: Hymn to the Trinity [text] [YouTube], Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93)

Preces and Responses: Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Psalm: 146, Ivor Atkins

Canticles: Elizabeth Ekholm (b. 1954)

Anthem: Prayer of Saint Francis [text], Elizabeth Ekholm

Postlude: Le Mystère de la Sainte-Trinité from Les Corps glorieux [MusicMe], Olivier Messiaen

Diocesan Synod Eucharist
June 17, 2017



8:30 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Setting: Mass of St. Thomas, Robert Fleming (1921-76)

Motet: On Christ the Solid Rock [text] [YouTube], WilliamBradbury (1816-68)
Postlude: Festival Voluntary [YouTube], Flor Peeters (1903-86)