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Cathedral Choir

To hear the Cathedral Choir perform some anthems in their repertoire, please select from the titles below.

Recorded in October 2006.

O Come, Thou Sweet Redeeming Fire - Daniel Gawthrop
O Come, Thou Sweet Redeeming Fire - Daniel Gawthrop
Copyright 1996 by Dunstan House. Used by permission.
O come, thou sweet redeeming fire,
O light of truth, resplendent love.
Spark in earthly clay thy pow’r
over death to life divine.
Washed now of sin, reborn to glory;
Seal in holy fire Thy promises.
Born of flesh, Thy blood atoning,
Lamb of God, Our risen Lord.
Grace confirm us, peace attend us.
Come thou, Holy Spirit, come.

Text: Jane Griner
Locus iste - Anton Bruckner
Locus iste - Anton Bruckner
Locus iste a Deo factus est,        
inaestimabile sacramentum,
irreprehensibilis est.
This place was made by God;
a priceless holy place,
found without fault.

Text: Gradual for the Dedication of a Church

Only Begotten Son - Alexandre Gretchaninoff
Only Begotten Son - Alexandre Gretchaninoff
Copyright 2002, by Orthodoxia Music Press, used by permisssion.
Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and to ages of ages. Amen.
Only begotten Son and Word of God,
immortal, who for our salvation willed to be
incarnate of the Holy Theotokos and ever Virgin Mary;
Who without change became man and were crucified,
O Christ, God, trampling down death by death,
as one of the Holy Trinity,
You are glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Save us, O save us.

Text: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Gentle Words - Shaker song arranged by Kevin Siegfried
Gentle Words - Shaker song, arranged by Kevin Siegfried
Copyright 2002, Kevin Siegfried, used by permission.
www.kevinsiegfried.com
Refrain:
What the dew is to the flower,
gentle words are to the soul,
and a blessing to the giver,
and so dear to the receiver,
we should never withhold.


Gentle words kindly spoken
often soothe the troubled mind,
while links of love are broken
by words that are unkind.

Then O, thou gentle spirit,
my constant guardian be,
“Do to others,” be my motto,
“as I’d have them do to me.”

Text and Tune: Shaker Song by Sister Polly M. Rupe,
Pleasant Hill, KY (1867)
Motherless Child - arranged by Adolphus Hailstork
Motherless Child - arranged by Adolphus Hailstork
Copyright 2002 E.C Schirmer, used by permission
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
a long way from home.

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
way up in the heavenly land.

Lawrence Young and Lou Kohlman, Soloists
Text and Tune: Traditional Spiritual

 

Musica Sacra

To hear a sampling of Musica Sacra, please select from the titles below.

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Recorded October 2011.

William Billings (1746-1800)
O Praise the Lord
O Praise the Lord
O praise the Lord of heaven;
praise him in the heights, praise him in the depths,
praise him all ye angels, praise Jehovah.

Praise him sun and moon and blazing comets, praise the Lord.
Let them praise the Name of the Lord,
For he spake and they were created; admire, adore.
Ye dragons whose contagious breath
People the dark abodes of death,
Change your dire hissings into heav’nly songs,
And praise your maker with your forked tongues.

Fire, hail and snow, wind and storms,
Beasts and cattle, creeping insects, flying fowl,
Kings and princes, men and angels, praise the Lord.
Jew and gentile, male and female, bond and free,
Earth and heaven, land and water, praise the Lord:
young men and maids, old men and babes, praise the Lord.

Join creation, preservation, and redemption join in one;
no exemption, nor dissention, one invention, and intention
reigns through the whole to praise the Lord. Hallelujah!
Thomas-Town
Thomas-Town
Great God how frail a thing is man,
How swift his minutes pass,
His age contracts within a span,
He blooms and dies like grass.
And must my moments thus decline,
And must I sink to death,
To thee my spirit I resign,
Thou maker of my breath.
Is Any Afflicted
Is Any Afflicted
Is any afflicted, let him pray.
Is any of you merry, let him sing psalms;
singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spir’tual songs.
I Am the Rose of Sharon
I Am the Rose of Sharon
I am the Rose of Sharon and the lily of the valley.
As the lily among the thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down under his shadow with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He brought me to the banqueting house,
His banner over me was Love.
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples,
for I am sick of love.
I charge you, O ye Daughter of Jerusalem,
by the roes and by the hinds of the field,
that you stir not up nor awake my love till he please.
The voice of my beloved, behold, he cometh,
Leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved spake and said unto me:
Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away,
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.

Missa Brevis - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Kyrie
Kyrie

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.         
Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Gloria in excelsis
Gloria in excelsis

Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax         
hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te. Benedicimus te.
Adoramus te. Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi
propter magnam gloriamtuam.
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis,
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe.
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,
Filius Patris,
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes
ad dexteram Patris,
miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus.
Tu solus Dominus.
Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spiritu
in gloria Dei Patris.
Amen.
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace,
good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee
for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King,
God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest
at the right hand of God the Father,
have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy;
thou only art the Lord;
Thou only, O Christ,
with the Holy Ghost,
art most high in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.
Doug Rogez, Cantor
Credo
Credo

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem,         
factorem coeli et terrae,
visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum,
Filium Dei unigenitum.
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero.
Genitum, non factum,
consubstantialem Patri:
per quem omnia facta sunt.
Qui propter nos homines,
et propter nostram salutem
descendit de coelis.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto
ex Maria Virgine: et homo factus est.
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis;
sub Pontio Pilato
passus, et sepultus est.
Et resurrexit tertia die,
secundum Scripturas.
Et ascendit in coelum:
sedet ad dexteram Patris.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos:
cujus regni non erit finis.
Et in Spiritum Sanctum,
Dominum et vivificantem:
qui ex Patre
Filioque procedit.
Qui cum Patre, et Filio
simul adoratur et conglorificatur:
qui locutus est per Prophetas.
Et unam, sanctam, catholicam
et apostolicam ecclesiam.
Confiteor unum baptisma
in remissionem peccatorum.
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum.
Et vitam venturi saeculi.
Amen.
I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made;
who for us men
and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary, and was made man;
and was crucified also for us
under Pontius Pilate
he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Lord, and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father
and the Son;
who with the Father and the Son
together is worshiped and glorified;
who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic
and apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one baptism
for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.
Doug Rogez, Cantor
Sanctus
Sanctus

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.         
Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts:
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Benedictus and Hosanna
Benedictus and Hosanna

Benedictus qui venit           
     in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Blessed is he that cometh
      in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.
Trio: Victoria Khoury, Brett Hileman, Robert Lintner
Agnus Dei I
Agnus Dei I

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,         
miserere nobis.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei II
Agnus Dei II

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,         
miserere nobis.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.

Recorded in 2009

If Ye Love Me - Thomas Tallis
If ye love me -Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
If ye love me, keep my commandments,
and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you for ever,
e’en the spirit of truth.

Text: John 14:15-17
Loquebantor - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Loquebantor - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Loquebantur variis linguis Apostoli         
      magnalia Dei,
prout Spiritus Sancti
      dabat eloqui illis,
          alleluia.
Repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto,
      et coeperunt loqui.
The Apostles spoke in many languages
      of the great works of God,
as the Holy Spirit
      gave them the gift of speech,
          alleluia.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit
      and began to speak.
Text: Acts 2:4
Agnus Dei - Thomas Morley
Agnus Dei - Thomas Morley (c. 1557-1602)
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,         
miserere nobis.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
O vos omnes - Giovanni Croce
O vos omnes - Giovanni Croce (c. 1557-1609)
O vos omnes, qui transitis per viam,         
attendite et videte si est dolor,
     sicut dolor meus.
O all you who pass along this way,
behold and see if there is any sorrow
     like unto my sorrow.
Text: Lamentations 1:12
Cantate Domino - Giovanni Croce
Cantate Domino - Giovanni Croce (c. 1557-1609)
Cantate Domino canticum novum:         
     cantate Domino omnis terra.
Cantate Domino,
     et benedicite nomini ejus:  
annuntiate de die in diem
     salutare ejus.
Sing to the Lord a new song;
     sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
Sing to the Lord
      and bless his Name;
proclaim the good news from day to day
     of his salvation.
Text: Psalm 96
O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit - Thomas Tallis
O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit - Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit into our hearts, and lighten our understanding
that we may dwell in the fear of thy name all the days of our life:
that we may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

Text: from Lidley’s Prayers, ed. Milsom
Chantez à Dieu - Jan Pieters Sweelinck
Chantez à Dieu - Jan Pieters Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Chantez à Dieu chanson nouvelle,          
     Chantez, ô terre universelle,
Chantez, et son Nom bénissez.
     Et de jour en jour annoncez
     Sa délivrance solennelle.
Sing to the Lord a new song:
     sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
Sing to the Lord and bless his Name:
     proclaim the good news
     of his salvation from day to day.
Text: Psalm 96
Come, Holy Ghost - Orlando Gibbons
Come, Holy Ghost - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Come, Holy Ghost, the Maker, come;
Take in the souls of thy place;
Thou whom our hearts had being from,
O, fill them with thy heav’nly grace.
Thou art that comfort from above,
The highest doth by gift impart;
Thou spring of life, a fire of love,
And the anointing spirit art.
O Holy Spirit - Christopher Tye
O Holy Spirit - Christopher Tye (1505-1572)
O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,
Eternal source of love,
Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts
with fire from heav’n above,

As thou dost join with holiest bonds
the Father and the Son,
So fill us all with mutual love,
and knit our hearts in one.

Text: Charles Coffin
A New Commandement - William Mundy
A New Commandement - William Mundy (1529-1591)
A new commandement give I unto you, saith the Lord:
that ye love together as I have loved you.

Text: John 13:34
Exultate justi in Domino - Ludovico Viadana
Exultate justi in Domino - Ludovico Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
Exultate, justi, in Domino:
rectos decet collaudatio.
Confitemini Domino in cithara:
in psalterio decem chordarum psallite illi.         
Cantate ei canticum novum:
bene psallite ei in vociferatione.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous:
Praise is fitting for the upright.
Give praise to God upon the harp,
play upon the ten-stringed psaltery.
Sing to him a new song,
Sing skillfully with a strong voice.
Text: Psalm 33

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Fürwahr, er trug unsre Krankheit
Fürwahr, er trug unsre Krankheit
Fürwahr, er trug unsre Krankheit
und lud auf sich unsre Schmerzen.

Wir aber hielten ihn für den,
der geplagt und von Gott geschlagen
und gemartert wäre.

Aber er ist um unser Missetat willen
     verwundet
und um unser Sünde willen zerschlagen.          
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;


yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God,
and afflicted.


But he was wounded for our
     transgressions,
and bruised for our iniquities.
Text: Isaiah 53:4-5
Saget der Tochter Zion
Saget der Tochter Zion
Siehe, dein König kommt zu         
dir sanftmütig.
Behold, your king comes to you
in gentle spirits.
Text: Matthew 21:5
Selig sind die Toten
Selig sind die Toten
Selig sind die Toten,
die in dem Herrn sterben von nun an.         
Ja, der Geist spricht:
daß sie ruhen von ihrer Arbeit,
denn ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.
"Blessed are the dead
who from now on die in the Lord."
"Yes," says the Spirit,
"they will rest from their labors,
for their deeds follow after them."
Text: Revelation 14:13
Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden
Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden
Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden         
und bei Christo zu sein.
I feel like departing this earth
to be with Christ
Philippians 1:23
Es segne uns Gott
Es segne uns Gott
Es segne uns Gott, unser Gott.         
Und alle Welt fürchte ihn.
May God, our God bless us
and all the world fear him.
Psalm 67:7
Das ist meine Freude
Das ist meine Freude
Das ist meine Freude,
daß ich mich zu Gott halte         
und meine Zuversicht
setze auf den Herren.
That is my joy,
that I may hold true to God
and place my trust in the Lord
and may make known all his deeds.
Psalm 73:28

 

Buzard Pipe Organ, Op. 20

Please visit the Pipe Organ page to hear recordings of our organ, Opus 20 of John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders.