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The Choir of The Church of the Advent

Mark Dwyer, Organist and Choirmaster
Ross Wood, D. Mus., Associate Organist and Choirmaster

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Choral Music archive - 2012-13

SEPTEMBER 2013

September 1 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Steffano Bernardi: Missa “Præparate corda vestra”
Harold W. Friedell: Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
Luca Marenzio: O sacrum convivium

September 8 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Iste confessor”
Charles Villiers Stanford: O for a closer walk with God, op 113, no 6
Adrian Batten: Let my complaint come before thee

September 15 - The Holy Cross
Baldassare Galuppi: Mass in C Major
Alfred Desenclos:  Nos autem gloriari
Quirino Gasparini: Adoramus te, Christe

September 22 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(The Full Choir returns)
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Simile est regnum cœlorum”
William Byrd: Sing joyfully unto God our strength
Herbert Howells: A Hymn for St Cecilia

September 29 - St. Michael & All Angels
(Orchestra)
Carl Maria von Weber: Missa Sancta no 2 in G Major, “Jubelmesse”
J 251, for soli, chorus & orchestra
Samuel Scheidt: Duo seraphim
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Estote fortes in bello

OCTOBER 2013

October 6 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “Simile est regnum cœlorum”
William H. Harris: Love of love and Light of light
Peter Philips: O virum mirabilem

October 13 – The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
(Sopranos)
Herbert Howells: Communion Service in E-flat
Charles King: I will alway give thanks
Heinrich Schütz: Erhöre mich, wenn ich rufe, SWV 289

October 20 – St Luke
Gerald Near: Missa “Orbis factor”
Clemens non Papa: Mirabilis Deus in sanctis suis
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Constitues eos principes

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Frederick A. MacArthur
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
William Smith of Durham: Responses
Giles Swayne: Magnificat I
Gustav Holst: Nunc dimittis for Westminster Cathedral
Clemens non Papa: Mirabilis Deus in sanctis suis
Charles Villiers Stanford: How beauteous are their feet

October 27 - The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices
Eric Whitacre: hope, faith, life, love
Thomas Weelkes: O how amiable

NOVEMBER 2013

November 1 - Eve of All Souls’ Day
(Friday, 6:30 PM, Solemn Requiem Mass)
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, op 9
Gregorian chant

November 3 - The Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
William Byrd: Kyrie eleison (Mass for Three Voices)
Dr Christopher Tye: The Mass “Euge bone”
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
William Byrd: Gaudeamus omnes

November 10 - The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
(The Parish Choir)
Roland de Lassus: Missa quinti toni super “Pilons, pilons l’orge”
Josquin Desprez: Tu pauperum refugium
Thomas Tomkins: I am the resurrection

November 17 - The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci da cappella (1651)
Benjamin Britten: Hymn of St Columba
Leonardo Leo: Heu nos miseros

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Brink Bush
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
Bernard Rose: Responses
Herbert Howells: Evening Canticles “Collegium Regale”
Gustav Holst: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
Herbert Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing

November 24 - Christ the King
(Orchestra)
Joseph Haydn: Missa Brevis “Sancti Joannis de Deo” Hob. XXII:7, for soli, chorus & orchestra
Pawel Lukaszewski: Memento mei
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands
Benjamin Britten: Te Deum in C Major

DECEMBER 2013

December 1 - The First Sunday of Advent - The Feast of Title & Dedication
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “Congratulamini mihi”
William Byrd: Rorate cæli desuper
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: I was glad when they said unto me

A Service of Lessons & Carols for Advent Sunday
4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Rosalind Mohnsen
5:00 PM A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
6:15 PM Gala Reception (no talk)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Matin & Vesper Responsories
Benjamin Britten: Hymn of St Columba
Pawel Lukaszewski: Memento mei
arr Charles Wood: ‘Twas in the year that King Uzziah died
William Byrd: Rorate cæli desuper
James MacMillan: A Child’s Prayer
Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Ernest Bullock: St John Baptist
Alfred Schnittke: Bogoroditsye Devo, raduisya
Herbert Howells: A spotless rose

December 8 - The Second Sunday of Advent
Filipe de Magalhães: Missa “Dilectus meus”
Juan Esquivel: Vox clamantis in deserto
Alfred Schnittke: Bogoroditse Devo

December 15 - The Third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete”)
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Jakob Handl: Orietur stella ex Jacob
Clemens non Papa: Descendit angelus Domini

December 22 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Ave maris stella”
Robert Parsons: Ave Maria
Edvard Grieg: Ave maris stella

December 24 - Christmas Eve
(Tuesday, 11:00 PM, Prelude by The Advent Choir c 10:15 PM)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Hodie Christus natus est”
Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est

December 29 - The First Sunday after Christmas
(Organ)
Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
to be sung by the congregation

December 31 - New Year's Eve
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday, 5:00 PM
Mikola Leontovych, arr Peter Wilhousky: Carol of the Bells
Howard Skempton: Adam lay y-bounden
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
Francis Pott: Balalulow
Peter Mathews: Dans les ombres de la nuit
Ben Parry: Three Angels
Edvard Grieg: Ave maris stella
Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
Francis Poulenc: Videntes stellam, op 152, no 3
Hans Leo Haßler: Verbum caro factum est

JANUARY 2014

January 5 - The Second Sunday after Christmas
Herbert Sumsion: Communion Service in F
Hans Leo Haßler: Verbum caro factum est
Harold Darke: In the bleak midwinter

January 6 - The Epiphany
(Monday, 6:30 PM)
Gary Davison: Lenox Hill Mass
Roland de Lassus: Omnes de Saba veniet
Francis Poulenc: Videntes stellam, op 152, no 3

January 12 - The Baptism of our Lord
Francisco Guerrero: Missa “Congratulamini mihi”
Clemens non Papa: Super ripam Jordanis
Francisco Guerrero: Sicut cervus desiderat

January 19 - The Confession of St Peter
Alonso Lobo: Missa “Petre ego pro te rogavi
Pierre Villette: Tu es Petrus
Francisco Guerrero: Petre ego pro te rogavi

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Katelyn Emerson, Oberlin Sacred Music Intern
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
Paul Halley: Responses
Herbert Howells: Dallas Canticles
Maurice Duruflé: Tu es Petrus, op 10, no 3
Francisco Guerrero: Petre ego pro te rogavi

January 26 - The Conversion of St Paul
Annual Meeting
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Missa “Ego flos campi”
Pawel Lukaszewski: Beatus vir, magnus sanctus Paulus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Magnus sanctus Paulus

FEBRUARY 2014

February 2 - Candlemas
Josquin Desprez: Missa de Beata Virgine
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Ludwig Senfl: Ave Maria

February 9 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Philippe de Monte: Missa “Aspice Domine”
Charles Villiers Stanford: Beati quorum via, op 38, no 3
Thomas Tallis: Blessed are those that be undefiled

February 16 - The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Healey Willan: Missa de Sancto Albano
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Benedictus es, Domine
Richard Rodney Bennett: These Three

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Richard Webster
5:00 PM Evensong & Benediction
6:00 PM Light Supper & Talk
Responses: William Smith of Durham
Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia: Magnificat octavi toni
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Jesu dulcis memoria
Richard Rodney Bennett: These Three

February 23 - The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
(Altos, Tenors & Basses)
William Byrd: Mass for Three Voices
John Sheppard: Submit yourselves
Giovanni Croce: O sacrum convivium

MARCH 2014

March 2 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Kenneth Leighton: Mass for Double Choir, op 44
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Resplenduit facies ejus
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Jesu dulcis memoria

March 5 - Ash Wednesday
(Wednesday, 6:30 PM)
Plainsong: Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII)
Constanzo Porta: Voce mea ad Dominum clamavi
Francisco Guerrero: Hei mihi, Domine
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

March 9 – The First Sunday in Lent
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa quarti toni
William Byrd: Ne irascaris, Domine
Thomas Crecquillon: Dum deambularet Dominus

March 16 – The Second Sunday in Lent
(The Boys from St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square)

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
(The Parish Choir)
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Joseph Fort
5:00 pm Evensong and Benediction
6:00 pm Supper and Talk: “The Liturgies of Holy Week & The Triduum”
Orlando Gibbons: The Short Service
Richard Ayleward; Responses
Orlando Gibbons: Lord, how do my woes increase
Orlando Gibbons: Almighty and everlasting God

March 23 – The Third Sunday in Lent
Thomas Crequillon: Missa “Domine Deus omnipotens”
Herbert Howells: Like as the hart
Pierre Villette: O quam amabilis es, op 71

March 30 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent (“Lætare”)
Cristóbal de Morales:  Missa de Beata Virgine
Cristóbal de Morales:  Manus tuas Domine
Alonso Lobo: Vivo ego, dicit Dominus

APRIL 2014

April 6 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
Claudio Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: Adoramus te, Christe

April 13 – The Sunday of the Passion, or Palm Sunday
Josquin Desprez: Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Pueri Hebræorum
Carlo Gesualdo: O vos omnes
Blasius Ammon: Tenebræ factæ sunt

April 16 – Tenebræ
Wednesday in Holy Week, 7:00 pm
Gregorian chant
Roland de Lassus: Tristis est anima mea
Jakob Handl: Ecce quomodo moritur justus
Blasius Ammon: Tenebræ factæ sunt

April 17 – Maundy Thursday
6:30 pm
Josquin Desprez: Missa “L’homme armé” sexti toni
Pierre Villette: Panis angelicus, op 80
Pierre Villette: O salutaris hostia, op 21

April 18 – Good Friday
6:30 pm
Gregorian chant
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Reproaches
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana: Adoramus te, Christe

April 19 – The Great Vigil of Easter
Holy Saturday, 6:30 pm
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Francisco Guerrero: Sicut cervus desiderat
Johann Hermann Schein: Maria Magdelena et altera Maria
Giovanni Battista Nanino: Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus

April 20 – Easter Day
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Johann Hermann Schein: Maria Magdelena et altera Maria
Giovanni Battista Nanino: Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus

April 27 – The Second Sunday of Easter
(The Parish Choir)
* Healey Willan: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
William H. Harris: Most glorious Lord of life
Clemens non Papa: Congratulamini omnes
* to be sung by the congregation

MAY 2014

May 4 – The Third Sunday of Easter
(Sopranos & Altos)
H. David Hogan: Missa Brevis
Johannes Brahms: Regina cœli lætare, op 37, no 3
Guy de Lioncourt: Quid retribuam Domino?

May 9 – Spring Concert: “Francophilia”
Friday, 8:00 pm
The Advent Choir presents music of the Franco-Flemish school including the complete  Missa de Beata Virgine of Josquin Desprez, and contrasting motets by Frenchman, Pierre Villette. 
Suggested donation at the door: $15 / $10
Gala Reception to follow

May 11 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa ad Fugam
Charles-Marie Widor: Surrexit a mortuis, op 23, no 3
Charles-Marie Widor: Tantum ergo sacramentum, op 18, no 1

May 18 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Hans Leo Haßler: Missa Octo Vocum
Hans Leo Haßler: Jubilate Deo
Hans Leo Haßler: Cantate Domino (à 5)

Solemn Evensong & Benediction
4:30 pm Organ Prelude Recital by Ross Wood (Widor: Symphonie Romane)
5:00 pm Evensong and Benediction
6:00 pm Supper & Talk: “Tales from The Organ Lofts of Paris”
Michael Prætorius: Magnificat super “Surrexit pastor bonus”
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Bernard Rose: Responses
Charles-Marie Widor: Surrexit a mortuis, op 23, no 3

May 25 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter (“Rogation”)
Philippe de Monte: Missa “Aspice Domine”
Patrick Hadley: My beloved spake
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Thomas Morley: April is in my mistress’ face (Madrigal in the Garden)

May 29 – The Ascension
Thursday, 6:30 pm 
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Ascendens Christus”
Jakob Handl: Ascendens Christus
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Ascendens Christus

JUNE 2014

June 1 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter
(Tenors & Basses)
Plainsong: Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII)
John Sheppard: Christ rising again
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O sacrum convivium

June 8 – Pentecost (“Whitsunday”)
John Sheppard: Paschal Kyrie
Dr Christopher Tye: The Mass “Euge bone”
Clemens non Papa: Dum complerentur

June 15 – Trinity Sunday
William Mundy: Kyrie “Cunctipotens genitor Deus”
John Taverner: Missa “Sancti Wilhelmi Devotio”
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas
John Taverner: Christe Jesu, pastor bone
Gregorian chant & Jean Maillard: Te Deum laudamus

June 19 – Corpus Christi
Thursday, 6:30 pm   
(The Choir of Men & Boys of All Saints Church, Ashmont)
Harold Darke: Communion Service in A
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Ego sum panis vivus

June 22 – The Second Sunday after Pentecost
(Orchestra)    
Donald Teeters, Conductor Emeritus, Boston Cecilia, guest conductor
Igor Stravinsky: Mass for chorus & double wind quintet
Thomas Crecquillon: Ecce ego mitto vos
William H. Harris: Love of love, and Light of light

June 25 & 26 – St Botolph
Wednesday & Thursday; Two identical services
2014 National Convention of The American Guild of Organists

Admittance by convention registration only

Solemn Evensong & Procession
7:30 pm Evensong and Procession
8:45 pm Organ Recital by John Scott
Herbert Howells: Gloucester Service
Bernard Rose: Responses
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Anton Bruckner: Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30

June 29 – SS Peter & Paul
Alonso Lobo: Missa “Petre ego pro te rogavi” 
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Constitues eos principes
Francisco Guerrero: Petre ego pro te rogavi

JULY 2014

July 6 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 
Margaret Lias, mezzo; cantor

July 13- The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 
Alex Wolniak, tenor; cantor

July 20 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 
Gerrod Pagenkopf ; countertenor, cantor

July 27 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 
Elise Groves, soprano; cantor

AUGUST 2014

August 3  - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 
(the Summer Choir begins)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa “Æterna Christi munera”
William H. Harris: The eyes of all wait upon thee                   
Heinrich Isaac: O esca viatorum

August 10  - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Ludovico Grossi da Viadana: Missa “L’ hora passa”
Charles Villiers Stanford: O for a closer walk with God
Josquin Desprez: Tu pauperum refugium          

August 17- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “Ave maris stella”
John Taverner: Ave Maria
Dr Christopher Tye: O God be merciful unto us

August 24  - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 
Gary Davison: Lenox Hill Mass
Clemens non Papa: Tu es Petrus
Clemens non Papa: Ego pro te rogavi

August 31 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Claudio Monteverdi: Missa “In illo tempore”  
Alfred Desenclos: Nos autem gloriari
Camille Saint-Säens: Ave verum corpus

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 7 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Pierre Certon: Messe “Sus le pont d’Avignon” 
Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas et amor
Thomas Tallis: A new commandment

September 14 - Holy Cross Day
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Missa Brevis in G, “Sanctæ Crucis” op 151             
Roland de Lassus: Adoramus te, Christe                       
Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri: O bone Jesu

September 21 - St Matthew 
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa “O quam gloriosum”
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O quam gloriosum
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Estote fortes in bello

 

The Full Choir returns on Sunday, September 28th.
Monday, September 29, 2014, Michaelmas will be observed with a Procession & Solemn Mass at 6:30 pm, followed by a Garden Reception.

All the above services are at 11:15 AM on Sundays and are sung by The Choir of The Church of the Advent unless otherwise indicated.

* to be sung by the congregation

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