2020-21 Music Schedule

September 12, 2021
Beneficia Lucis

Chant: Dirigatur oratio mea
Motet: Hear the voice and prayer by Thomas Tallis
Tritone Chant Setting for Compline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm 4, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: Immittet angelus Domini
Hymn. Te lucis ante terminum, plainchant with verse 2 set by Victoria
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by William Byrd

September 19, 2021
Organ and Chant
Daryl Bichel and Alison LaRosa

Improvisation on Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm Prelude on Psalm 40:1-3 by Craig Phillips
Partita on Jam lucis orto sidere by Gerald Near
Salve Regina by Paul Hofhaimer
Lucis Creator optime, set by Gerald Near

September 26, 2021
Canticum vespertinum

Chant: Da pacem, Domine
Motet: Duo ubera tua by G.P. da Palestrina
Lydian Chant Setting for Compline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm 121, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: Laetatus sum
Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum, plainchant
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by Tomás Luis de Victoria

October 3, 2021
Chant, Improvisations, and Dance
Ben Schwendener, Piano
Terry McGinty, Cantor
Elodi Rose, Dancer

Chant: Custodi me, Domine from the Liber Usualis
Plainchant Hymn: Adoro te devote
Chant: Ad te levavi from the Liber Usualis
Plainchant Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum
Instrumental improvisations and contemporary dance interspersed

October 10, 2021
Beneficia lucis

Chant: Dirigatur oratio mea
Motet: Circumdederunt me by William Byrd
Tritone Chant Setting for Compline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm 4, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: Domine Deus salutis meae
Hymn: O Lord the Maker by William Mundy
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by William Byrd

October 17, 2021
Organ and Chant
Inauguration of Night Song’s Organetto
(Portative organ after late-medieval iconographical sources
by Stefan and Annette Keppler, 2021)
Daryl Bichel, organ and organetto
Alison LaRosa, cantor

Chant: In voluntate tua, Domine
Psalm-Prelude II from Second Set by Herbert Howells
Vocal improvisation on Psalm 139, vs. 11
Nenia from Tres novas cantigas by Carson Cooman
Three Chants by Hildegard von Bingen
Ave, generosa
O vos felices radices
O quam preciosa
Fantasy on “Ubi caritas” by Brenda Portman

October 24, 2021
Canticum Vespertinum
with Ben Schwendener

Chant: Dicit Dominus
Motet: Pater peccavi by Duarte Lobo
Lydian Chant Setting for Conpline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm: Psalm 121, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: De profundis clamavi
Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum, verse two set by G.P. da Palestrina
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by Tomás Luis de Victoria

October 31, 2021
All Saints Night Song
Beneficia lucis and Canticum vespertinum with Vox Lucens
Compline in Memory of Night Song Countertenor Michael Terranova

Chant: Dirigatur oratio mea
Motet: Justorum anime by Orlande de Lassus
Tritone Chant Setting for Compline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm 121, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: Justorum animae
Motet: I Call and Cry to Thee by Thomas Tallis
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

November 7, 2021
TBA

November 14, 2021Dome above the altar at First Church in Cambridge
Beneficia lucis
with Ben Schwendener

Chant: Dirigatur oratio mea
Motet: O Domine Jesu Christe by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Tritone Chant Setting for Compline by Daryl Bichel
Psalm 4, plainchant/Anglican chant by Bichel
Chant: Domine Dominus noster
Hymn: Jesus, Redeemer of the World by Bichel/Van Ness
Marian Motet: Salve Regina by William Byrd

November 21, 2021
TBA

November 28, 2021
Canticum vespertinum

The Great “O” Antiphons by Peter R. Hallock

“[We] walked out into the night totally blissed out…  Thank you …  for this beautiful and sustaining gift of song!”

Libby S.

“Everyone … was simply stunned by the beauty of candlelit sanctuary, the stillness of the gathered congregation, the opportunities for reflection and prayer, and the transcendent singing”

David L.

“A unique and delightful offering.”

Anonymous

“It was truly heavenly, from beginning to end!  I felt transported to a place of peace and beauty!”

Anonymous