Thursday, 18 April 2013

Music for May

Sunday May 5th
anthem: O, Holy Jesu - White
offering voluntary: Prelude in G major opus 37 Mendessohn
final voluntary: Fugue in G major opus 37 - Mendelssohn
Sunday May 12th
anthem: Good Christian Men, rejoice and Sing - Ernest Bullock
offering voluntary: Andante from Piano Concerto no 21 - Mozart
final voluntary: "Giant" Fugue in D minor BWV 680 - J.S.Bach
Sunday May 19th - Pentecost
anthem: Litany of the Holy Spirit - Peter Hurford
offering voluntary: "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" BWV 633
final voluntary: Fantasia super "Komm, Heilger Geist, Herr Gott" BWV 651 - J.S.Bach
Sunday May 26th - Trinity Sunday
anthem: Holy, holy, holy - Schubert
offering voluntary: Romance - Shostakovich
final voluntary: La Réjouissance - Handel

Obiter dictum

From the Yorkshire Gazette, 21 Mar 1840:

"WHITBY. A regular flare-up took place at the Roman Catholic chapel, in this town, on Sunday morning last. When Mr. Conaty, the priest, entered the pulpit, the choir was engaged in singing, which being terminated, he began to find fault with the organist for playing out of tune, and said it was all for want of practice; that it cost him (the priest) two or three shillings a-week keeping fires in the chapel, for the organist to practice, and that he never attended. Mr Lawson, on behalf of the organist, who is his son, said it was for want of fires being kept that the organ was out of tune, the pipes had got wasted. The priest denied it and told him to sit down and hold his tongue. Mr. Lawson said he would not. A scene now occurred which passed all description. The singers left the chapel, the congregation was all in confusion, and Mr. Lawson declared that neither he nor any of his family should ever assist the choir again. In the afternoon the priest went to Mr. Lawson's, (who is the head of the most respectable Roman Catholic family in Whitby), and apologised for his conduct, and after much-ado we hear the apology was accepted, and in the evening the choir was kept up as usual."