Monthly Archives: March 2011

Music for Ash Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Music for Ash Wednesday
(Missale Romanum of 1970, 12:10 p.m.)
Missa pro Feriis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII)
Processional Hymn: Forty Days and Forty Nights (Heinlein)
At the imposition of ashes: Parce Domine (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Offertory: Again We Keep This Solemn Fast (Erhalt uns Herr)
Communion: Qui meditabitur (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Communion: O Sun of Justice (Jesu Dulcis Memoria)
Hymn at the Retiring Procession: Have Mercy, Lord, on Us (Southwell)

Music for Ash Wednesday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 5:30 p.m.)
Missa Inter vestibulum (Francisco Guerrero, Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Antiphon at the blessing of ashes: Exaudi nos, Domine (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon at the imposition of ashes: Immutemur (plainsong, mode i), etc.
Gregorian Mass of Ash Wednesday: Misereris omnium
Motet at the Offertory: Parce Domine (Jacob Obrecht, c.1457-1505)
Motet at the Communion: Emendemus in melius (Ascanio Trombetti, 1544-1590)

Recital by Joshua Copeland, 6 March 2011

St. Mary's is very pleased to present a recital by Joshua Copeland, baritone,
on Sunday, 6 March 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Johannes Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Charles Ives: "At the River", "Serenity"
John Adams: "Batter my heart, three person’d God" (Doctor Atomic)
Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" (Rückert-Lieder)
Herbert Howells: "King David"

David Hughes, piano;
Fr. Richard Cipolla is the pianist for the Mahler.

Suggested donation is $15.  For further information, please e-mail

Joshua Copeland, baritone, completed his Masters degree in voice at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music and his Artist Diploma at Yale Opera.  A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Joshua received a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  Joshua is quickly developing as a specialist of Baroque music, particularly the works of Bach and Handel.  In June 2006 he was awarded second prize in the American Bach Soloists International Young Artists Competition, first prize in the 2008 American Bach Society biennial Young Artist Competition at the Bethlehem Bach Festival, and spent the summer of 2008 as an Adams Masterclass Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival.  As a resident Britten/Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival in both 2009 and 2010, Joshua has appeared in performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Saul.

An avid recitalist, Joshua gave his debut performance of Schubert’s monumental song cycle Winterreise in Yale’s Morse Recital Hall with pianist Ted Taylor. He has also taken part in a recital of Charles Ives songs at New York’s famed Weill Recital Hall, as well as recitals of English song and Wolf and Strauss Lieder as a Britten/Pears Young Artist.  In the realm of opera he has appeared as Die Fledermaus as Falke, as Ramiro in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, and has performed with the Orchestra Sinfonico Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, reprising Falke in Fledermaus and Bill in Kiss me Kate.

Performances from recent seasons include the Mass in B Minor and the St John Passion with the American Bach Soloists; Bach Cantata 82 Ich habe genug with Seraphic Fire; Bach Magnificat and Christmas cantatas with Helmuth Rilling; a commercially-released recording of the Bach St John Passion conducted by Simon Carrington; Messiah at Carnegie Hall with the Masterwork Chorus; Mozart Vespers with Sir Neville Marriner; Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem at the ACDA National Convention;

Five Mystical Songs with the Mount Holyoke Orchestra; Handel La Resurrezione; Mozart and Faure Requiems; Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije; Barber Dover Beach; Mendelssohn Elijah; and the Brahms Requiem.  The upcoming season features performances of Christmas cantatas with the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Bach and Telemann cantatas with the American Bach Soloists, and the St John Passion with Chatham Baroque.