Sunday, January 24, 2010

24 January 2010: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

My goodness! A veritable flurry of activity ensues as I post not one, but three music lists today! Must be something in the Holy Water…either that or the combination of voice lesson, theory lesson, Vespers & Benediction and this Mass have energized me.

24 January 2010, 5pm
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
St Jude’s Parish & Shrine, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Michael Jarvis organ
Tyler Mitchell baritone
  • Mass ordinary: A Parish Mass (Victor Togni, 1935–1965)
  • Introit: BFW 230: Mass II – ℟ “You, Lord, have become my defender. In you I put my trust.” ℣ Ps. 18
  • Psalm 43: BFW 232: Mass II – ℟ “My Savior and my God.”
  • Offertory anthem: The Call (Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872–1958; text by George Herbert, 1593–1633)
  • Communion motet: Panis angelicus (César Franck, 1822–1890)
Michael played a rather charming set of Spanish tientos during Communion and for the Postlude.

3 January 2010: Epiphany

Though I think the Cornelius piece was super last week, this week was even better! This week, a SATB quartet sang the “choral” part, which was a lot easier for me to sing over. It was an absolute delight to sing with them, and I’d repeat the experience anytime.

3 January 2010, 11am
St Jude’s Parish & Shrine, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tyler Mitchell baritone
Carolyn Sinclair soprano
Marla Mayson alto
Steven Bélanger tenor
Peter Alexander bass
Michael Jarvis organ
  • Ordo missae: Missa super “Dixit Maria” (Hans Leo Haßler, 1564–1612)
  • Entrance: CBWII 460 The First Nowell (alt. refrain by Healey Willan, 1880–1968)
  • Psalm 72: BFW 40: Epiphany – ℟ “All the nations will come to serve him.”
  • Offertory anthem: Three kings from Persian lands afar (Peter Cornelius, accompanied by Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, translated to English by Philipp Nicolai)
  • Communion motet: Cantate domino a 4 (Haßler)
Michael tastefully shooed the congregation with a French Noël, as I recall.

25 December 2009: Christmas!

As in past years, I sang both at the 9pm “family Mass” at Holy Rosary Cathedral and at St Jude’s Midnight Mass. It was a blast, as it always is, and I’m delighted to say these are the things we sang. I am especially grateful that a half-dozen friends joined the 9pm choir – it was such an unexpected surprise!

24 December 2009, 9pm (anticipated Christmas Mass at Night)
Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, BC
Catherine Walsh organ
Colleen Muriel flute
Tyler Mitchell baritone*/cantor†
  • Mass Ordinary: (New) Good Shepherd Mass (Fr Somerville)
  • Carols before Mass: A tasteful selection from CBWIII (as tasteful as possible under the circumstances!)
  • *Anthem: Three kings from Persian lands afar (Peter Cornelius, accompanied by Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, translated to English by Philipp Nicolai)
  • Entrance: CBWIII 329A O Come, All Ye Faithful (ADESTE FIDELES)
  • †Psalm 96: from the Novalis Missal – ℟ “Today is born our Saviour, Christ the Lord!” (sung to the last four bars of ADESTE FIDELES)
  • Offertory: CBWIII 338 What Child Is This (GREENSLEEVES)
  • Communion: CBWIII 332 Silent Night (STILLE NACHT)
  • Recessional: CBWIII 328 Joy to the World (ANTIOCH, CM – which, by the way, has nothing to do with Handel!)

25 December 2009
St Jude’s Parish & Shrine, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Michael Jarvis organ
Tyler Mitchell baritone

Carols before Mass (in no particular order):
  • CBWII 467 Huron Carol (JESOUS AHATONHIA, arr. H B Cabena)
  • CBWII 465 Good Christians All, Rejoice (IN DULCI JUBILO)
  • CBWII 462 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (MENDELSSOHN)
  • CBWII 463 Angels We Have Heard on High (IRIS, arr. Godfrey Ridout)
Anthems/motets (again, in no particular order):
  • Three kings from Persian lands afar (Peter Cornelius, accompanied by Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, translated to English by Philipp Nicolai)
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (traditional Polish; trans. Edith M Reed, arr. Edward L Stauff)
  • Gaudete (from Piae Cantiones [1420])
  • Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (RESONET IN LAUDIBUS, arr. Edward L Stauff)
  • Riu, Riu, Chiu (Villancico a 4, ed. Paco Marmol & Manolo Casaus)
  • Ordo Missae: Missa de angelis
  • Introit: Christmas Day, the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord (Healey Willan, 1880–1968):
    “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”
  • Psalm 110: BFW 21 – ℟ “Before the morning star I have begotten you.”
  • Offertory: CBWII 458 O Come, All Ye Faithful (ADESTE FIDELES)
  • Communion: CBWII 455 Silent Night (STILLE NACHT)
  • Communion II: CBWII 461 What Child Is This (GREENSLEEVES)
  • Recessional: CBWII ? Joy to the World (ANTIOCH, CM – it’s all Mason, all the time!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Very much delayed ... but better late than never, right?

On behalf of my fellow blogger, Tyler, we wish you a very Happy 2010.

We both admit that we've fallen far behind with our lists. I'll still post my lists, but I'll back-date them since I still have my Christmas Eve/Christmas Day lists to post. (I hope Tyler will do the same.)

In the meantime... the beat goes on, there is much music to be learnt and played, much travelling to be done, much podcasting yet to come. (I think that covers the activities between Tyler and me.)

As for me: I've been hanging out with my friends at SQPN and am a regular on the Secrets of Harry Potter podcast. We're currently going chapter-by-chapter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and we record them every Wednesday at 15.00 CET/9:00 am EST/6:00 am PST. If you want to hear us record live, come join the SQPN community at SQPN Connect. Once your membership is approved, you can interact with us via the chatroom. If you just want to hear us, you may also go to SQPN's uStream channel by clicking here.

Not all the uStream sessions are recorded, but it looks like Fr. Roderick recorded our last one, which would be Episode #48.

We discussed Chapter 32, The Battle of Hogwarts. We're getting towards the end of the book. Admittedly, I'm looking forward to The Prince's Tale, especially since there are two big Snape fans in me and Maria Johnson.

Check out SQPN for more great Catholic podcasts. We're in the middle of our Giving Campaign, and we've reached 50% of our goal. Click here to help out. With your support, we'll be able to continue to bring quality podcasts such as those in the Secrets of... series to you for free.

Well, enough blathering from me. Look for the music lists to be posted under their appropriate dates. Once Tyler's and my lists are completed, I'll post a summary post with links you can click on to connect directly to our lists.

Keep on reading! We'll both endeavour to do better this year in keeping up this blog.

Pax vobiscum!