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Music for Holy Week

Complete Music schedule for Holy Week and Easter


 

CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION:
PALM SUNDAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 9 AM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE
Thomas Weelkes- Hosanna to the Son of David
Plainsong- Psalm 22
Bob Chilcott- Were you there?
John Ireland- Greater love
William K. Trafka- Mass for St. Bartholomew’s
Tomás Luis de Victoria- O vos omnes
McNeil Robinson- Improperium

ORGAN MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE
Johann Sebastian Bach- “Valet will ich dir geben,” BWV 735
Johann Sebastian Bach- “Herzlich tut mich verlangen,” BWV 727

MUSICIANS
St. Bartholomew’s Choir
St. Bart’s Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers
Jason Roberts, conductor and organist

CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 11:00 AM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Thomas Weelkes- Hosanna to the Son of David
Plainsong- Psalm 22
Bob Chilcott- Were you there?
John Ireland- Greater Love
William K. Trafka- Mass for St. Bartholomew’s
Tomás Luis de Victoria- O vos omnes
McNeil Robinson- Improperium

ORGAN MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Johann Sebastian Bach- “Valet will ich dir geben,” BWV 735
Johann Sebastian Bach- “Herzlich tut mich verlangen,” BWV 727

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew's Choir
St. Bart’s Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers
Jason Roberts, conductor and organist

 

CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 24 AT 12:05 PM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Plainsong- Psalm 78
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina- Ego sum panis vivus
Plainsong- Missa cum jubilo
William Byrd- Ave verum corpus

ORGAN MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Jason Roberts- Improvisation on Pange Lingua

MUSICIANS:
Members of St. Bartholomew's Choir,
William K. Trafka, conductor
Jason Roberts, organist

CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY WITH
THE LITURGY OF THE WASHING OF FEET
THURSDAY, MARCH 24 AT 6 PM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Plainsong- Psalm 78
Maurice Duruflé- Ubi caritas
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina- Ego sum panis vivus
Plainsong- Missa cum jubilo
William Byrd- Ave verum corpus
César Franck- O salutaris hostia

ORGAN MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Jason Roberts- Improvisation on Pange Lingua

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew's Choir,
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers,
Jason Roberts, conductor and organist

 

THE LITURGY OF THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST
FRIDAY, MARCH 25 FROM 12 to 3 PM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Philip Moore- It is a thing most wonderful
Flor Peeters - Ave verum corpus
Pablo Casals- O vos omnes
Plainsong- Psalm 22
John Taverner- Quemadmodum
Bob Chilcott- Were you there?
Antonio Lotti- Crucifixus á 8

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew’s Choir
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist
Jason Roberts, organist

MARCEL DUPRÉ - THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
GOOD FRIDAY
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, AT 6 PM

Dupré’s finest masterpiece for the organ was originally performed as an improvisation in response to the recitation of 14 poems entitled “the stations of the cross” by Paul Claudel. Dupré later reconstructed these improvisations and they will be performed by Ken Cowan, Professor of Organ, Rice University, Houston, TX and internationally acclaimed performer.  The stations will be played as part of the ancient liturgy of the Stations of the Cross, which recounts 14 events in Christ’s way to the cross from his condemnation to death to his burial. 

MUSICIAN:
Ken Cowan, Professor of Organ at Rice University, Houston, TX

 

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT 7:00 PM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Plainsong- The Exsultet
Plainsong- Psalm 36
Plainsong- The Song of Moses
Plainsong- Psalm 143
Richard Shephard- The Easter Song of Praise
Trafka- Mass for St. Bartholomew’s
Healey Willan- Rise up, my love

ORGAN MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE
Charles-Marie Widor- Toccata (from Symphonie V)

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew's Choir
St. Bart’s Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist
Jason Roberts, organist

 

FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR EASTER DAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 27 AT 9 AM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Will MacFarlane- Christ, our Passover
Giovanni Gabrieli- Angelus Domini
George Frideric Handel- O death, where is thy sting? and But, thanks be to God (“Messiah”)
Louis Vierne- Messe Solonnelle
François Couperin- Christo resurgenti

BRASS PRELUDE TO THE SERVICE BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM:
Ingolf Dahl- Choral Fantasy on “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (1944)
Samuel Scheidt- Canzon Aechiopicam
Alfonso Ferrabosco II- Pavana a quattro note
Giovanni Gabrieli- Canzona Prima a 5
Johann Pezel- Sonata No. 22
Malcolm Arnold- Chaconne (1961)

ORGAN POSTLUDE FOR THE SERVICE
Charles-Marie Widor- Toccata (from Symphony V)

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew's Choir and St. Bart’s Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers
Jason Roberts, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Festival Brass Ensemble:
John Charles Thomas, Trumpet I; Gary Boyd, Trumpet II
Alexandra Cook, French Horn
Brad Ward, Tenor Trombone; Glenn Mayer, Bass Trombone
Sam Lazzara, Tympani

FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST FOR EASTER DAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, AT 11 AM

CHORAL MUSIC FOR THE SERVICE:
Will MacFarlane- Christ, our Passover
Giovanni Gabrieli- Angelus Domini
George Frideric Handel- O death, where is thy sting? and But, thanks be to God (“Messiah”)
Louis Vierne- Messe Solonnelle
François Couperin- Christo resurgenti

BRASS PRELUDE TO THE SERVICE BEGINNING AT 10:30 AM:
Ingolf Dahl- Choral Fantasy on “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (1944)
Samuel Scheidt- Canzon Aechiopicam
Alfonso Ferrabosco II- Pavana a quattro note
Giovanni Gabrieli- Canzona Prima a 5
Johann Pezel- Sonata No. 22
Malcolm Arnold- Chaconne (1961)

ORGAN POSTLUDE FOR THE SERVICE
Charles-Marie Widor- Toccata (from Symphony V)

MUSICIANS:
St. Bartholomew's Choir and St. Bart’s Singers
William K. Trafka, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Boy and Girl Choristers
Jason Roberts, conductor and organist

St. Bartholomew’s Festival Brass Ensemble:
John Charles Thomas, Trumpet I; Gary Boyd, Trumpet II
Alexandra Cook, French Horn
Brad Ward, Tenor Trombone; Glenn Mayer, Bass Trombone
Sam Lazzara, Tympani

Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule