The sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Le Banquet Celeste composed by Oliver Messiaen (1908 – 1992) in 1928. He was 20 and still at the Paris Conservatory. Here is a link with the composer at his organ at Sainte Trinite in Paris: https://youtu.be/FTyvgKdlIZc It is based on the slow movement...
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Prelude:  Pastoral Milhaud was born in Marseille, the son of Sophie (Allatini) and Gabriel Milhaud. His father was from a Jewish family from Aix-en-Provence, and his mother was from a Sephardi Jewish family from Italy. Milhaud began as a violinist, later turning to...
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude, Sunday at 8:00: Symphonie II ‘I. ‘Praeludium Circulare’ Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937). The first movement of this organ symphony was reworked three or four times over his very long life. This is the final version. It moves through all the...
Baptism of the Lord

Baptism of the Lord

Processional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise was written by Christopher Wordsworth (1807 – 1885), the nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high...
Epiphany

Epiphany

Prelude: The March of the Magi Kings. Theodore Dubois (1837-1924) is a very strange piece. The French elite were in love with everything “Eastern”. Here is The Death of Sardanapalus (La Mort de Sardanapale) an oil painting on canvas by Eugène Delacroix,...