Sunday, May 27, 2018
Vivaldi Gloria excerpt highlights Pentecost service at Dallas Cathedral of Hope
Today, I attended a service at the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, TX.
During the offertory, there was a performance of “Domine Deus” from the Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi. The soprano was Coretta Smith, the oboeist was Quince Holman, the organist David Moldenhauer. It was sung in Latin with the translation, “Lord God, Ruler of Heaven, God the Father almighty.
The whole work appears above. I guess if the Metropolis Ensemble asks us to enjoy Charpentier, we should enjoy big Vivaldi choral works.
The communion included the Benedictine Plainsong Mode V (13th Century), then “Holy Spirit” by Bryan and Kate Torwall, “Sure the Presence” by Lanny Wolfe, and “Holy Ground” by Geron Davis.
The recessional was a setting of the Sibelius Finlandia, which I will return to later.