Night Song Service – 16 August 2020

Night Song’s mixed ensemble, Canticum Vespertinum, created a special “remote, assembled” version of the weekly service using mostly new recordings individually created, and a couple pre-pandemic recordings mixed in.  We wish all of you health and happiness as the world works through this challenging time.

Recording:  (download here)

Program

Opening Prayer written by Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs, read by Beth Spaulding; underlaid with Psalm 61 (I Will Dwell in Your House Forever) by Patricia Van Ness, performed by Canticum Vespertinum in December 2019

Dum clamarem ad Dominum chant – Erik Bertrand, tenor

Meditation from Suite Medievale by Jean Langlais – Daryl Bichel, organ; contains the following chants:  Ubi caritas and Jesu dulcis memoria

Custodi me, Domine chant – Alison LaRosa, alto

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Psalm 23) – St. Columba, Irish Melody, arr. Brenda Portman – Debbie Geary, soprano; Daryl Bichel, organ

Lesson – Alison LaRosa, alto

Tiento from Suite Medievale by Jean Langlais – Daryl Bichel, organ; contains the chant Kyrie “Fons bonitatis”

Te lucis ante terminum hymn – Erik Bertrand, tenor

Guide us, Waking O Lord (#5) from Lydian Setting for Compline, composed by Daryl Bichel – Alison LaRosa, alto

Improvisation from Suite Medievale by Jean Langlais – Daryl Bichel, organ; contains the chant Adoro te

Closing Prayer – written by Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey, read by Beth Spaulding; underlaid with Psalm 108 (Wake Up, My Spirit) by Patricia Van Ness, performed by Canticum Vespertinum in May 2019