TF Music

This page is an archive of the music played during Lodge at Templum Fidelis. Music is a key component of our meetings and provides a time of contemplation while enjoying inspiring compositions which are often thematically tied to the meeting, relevant to the paper being presented or somehow connected with Freemasonry.

Time permitting, two or three feature musical selections are played at each meeting. The first usually just before the paper in Lodge is presented and the second just after and sometimes one during a pause for the Candidate in degree work. A brief introduction of the music is presented which includes information on the composer and performers and some history on the piece to provide context and relevance for the Lodge. The recorded music is played in Lodge by the Organist and is from the privately purchased libraries of the Lodge membership.

Jan 21, 2017
1st Piece: For Now I Am Winter
Composed by: Ólafur Arnalds & Arnor Dan Arnarson
Performed by: Voces8
Recording: Winter

2nd Piece: Nunc Dimittis
Composed by: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performed by: Voces8
Recording: Winter

Dec 10, 2016
1st Piece: Le Fils des Étoiles- L’initiation
Composed by: Erik Satie
Performed by: Patrick Cohen
Recording: Satie

2nd Piece: Surrender The sword (For Violin & Strings)
Composed by: Mark O’Connor
Performed by: Mark O’Connor, Kenneth Schermerhorn & Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Recording: The Essential Mark O’Connor

3rd Piece: Dona Nobis Pacem
Composed by: Traditional
Performed by: Yo-Yo Ma
Recording: Songs Of Joy And Peace

Sept 17, 2016
1st Piece: Blue In Green
Composed by: Miles Davis & Bill Evans (disputed)
Performed by: Miles Davis Sextet (feat. Bill Evans)
Recording: Kind Of Blue

2nd Piece: Lucky To Be Me
Composed by: Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Performed by: Bill Evans Trio
Recording: Everybody Digs Bill Evans

June 18, 2016
1st Piece: Contrapunctus I
Composed by: JS Bach
Performed by: Glenn Gould
Recording: Glenn Gould, Bach; The Art of The Fugue

2nd Piece: Fantasia (Prelude) and Fugue for Piano in C Major
Composed by: WA Mozart
Performed by: Glenn Gould
Recording: Glenn Gould, Mozart; The Piano Sonatas

March 19, 2016
1st Piece: Cello Concerto in D Major
Composed by: FJ Haydn
Performed by: Matt Haimovitz, Stefan Sanderling & Orchestre de Bretagne
Recording: Haydn & Mozart, The Cello Concertos

2nd Piece: Cello Concerto in D Major
Composed by: WA Mozart
Performed by: Matt Haimovitz, Stefan Sanderling & Orchestre de Bretagne
Recording: Haydn & Mozart, The Cello Concertos

January 16, 2016
1st Piece: Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st Movement)
Composed by: Erik Satie & Arranged by Dick Halligan
Performed by: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Recording: Blood, Sweat & Tears

2nd Piece: Quartet No. 16, 3rd Movement, Menuetto in E-Flat Major
Composed by: Bro. W. A. Mozart
Performed by: Quatuor-Cambini of Paris
Recording: The Haydn Quartets

December 12, 2015
1st Piece: Clair de Lune
Composed by: Claude Debussy
Performed by: Peter Schmalfuss
Recording: Debussy – 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces

2nd Piece: It Was A Very Good Year
Composed by: Ervin Drake
Performed by: Francis Albert Sinatra
Recording: September Of My Years

September 19, 2015
1st Piece: Autumn
Composed by: The Restaurant Music Academy
Performed by: The Restaurant Music Academy
Recording: Jazz Piano Music – Solo Piano Music Edition

2nd Piece: First Light
Composed by: Adam Hurst
Performed by: Adam Hurst
Recording: From Silence

June 20, 2015
1st Piece: Images pour Piano, Set 1, L 110: I. Reflets dans l’eau
Composed by: Claude Debussy
Performed by: Noriko Ogawa
Recording: Debussy – 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces

2nd Piece: Six Épigraphes antiques, L 131: I. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été
Composed by: Claude Debussy
Performed by: Noriko Ogawa
Recording: Debussy – 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces

March 21st, 2015
1st Piece: “Sonata No 1 for Piano in C Major”
Composed by: W.A. Mozart
Performed by: Carmen Piazzini
Recording: Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas

2nd Piece: “Gymnopedie No 1”
Composed by: Erik Satie
Recording: Satie: Gymnopedie

January 17th, 2015
1st Piece: “MacDougall’s Pride”
Composed by: Ashley MacIssac
Performed by: Ashley MacIssac & Gordie Sampson
Recording: Hi, How Are You Today?

2nd Piece: : “3 Sonneries de la Rose+Croix: Air du grand prieur”
Composed by: Erik Satie
Performed by: Klára Körmendi
Recording: Satie: Piano Works, Vol. 1

December 13th, 2014
1st Piece: “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor”
Composed by: W.A. Mozart
Performed by: Jan Lisiecki, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christian Zacharias
Recording: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21

2nd Piece: “Lux Aurumque”
Composed by: Eric Whitacre
Performed by: Eric Whitacre Singers
Recording: Light & Gold

September 20th, 2014
1st Piece: “Piano Concerto No 21 in C”
Composed by: W.A. Mozart
Performed by: Jan Lisiecki
Recording: Mozart Piano Concertos

2nd Piece: “Keyboard Sonata No. 47 in B Minor”
Composed by: W.A. Mozart
Performed by: Daniel Clarke Bouchard
Recording: Scènes D’enfants

June 21st, 2014
1st Piece: “Sunrunner”
Composed by: Bob James
Performed by: Bob James & band
Recording: Touchdown

2nd Piece: “Berceuse”
Composed by: Armas Jarnefelt
Performed by: The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Jorma Panula
Recording: Berceuse, Music of Peace and Calm

March 15th, 2014
Processional: Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus.
Composed by: Gregorio Allegri
Performed by: The Choir of New College, Oxford under the direction of Edward Higginbottom.

1st Piece: Fugue in G minor for organ, BWV 578
Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by the Boston Pops as directed by Arthur Fiedler
Recording: Bach Greatest Hits on RCA Victor

2nd Piece: The final movement of Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 entitled Chaconne
Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by: The London Symphony under the direction of Leopold Stokowski
Recording: Bach Greatest Hits on RCA Victor

3rd Piece: “The Maple Leaf Forever”
Composed by: Alexander Muir
Performed by: Edward Johnson with Rosario Bourdon directing the Victor Orchestra

January 18th, 2014
Processional: “Videte Miraculum”
Composed by: Thomas Tallis
Performed by: Jeremy Summerly & Oxford Camerata
Recording: Tallis: Mass For Four Voices – Motets

1st Piece: “Changes”
Composed by: Iommi, Ward, Butler & Osbourne
Performed by: Vitamin String Ensemble
Recording: The String Quartet Tribute to Black Sabbath

2nd Piece: “Auld Lang Syne”
Composed by: Brother Robert Burns
Performed by: Susan Boyle
Recording: The Gift

December 14th, 2013
Processional: Sonata No. 5 In D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: II. Adagio
Composed by: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by: Jorg Metzger & Dieter Goldmann
Recording: The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces

1st Piece: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
Composed by: Unknown from 7th or 8th century antiphon or Advent hymn
Performed by: Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson as “The Piano Guys”
Recording: O Come Emmanuel

2nd Piece: “Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major: II. Adagio”
Composed by: Brother W.A. Mozart
Performed by: Daniel Clarke Bouchard
Recording: Scènes D’enfants

September 21st, 2013
Processional: “Thaïs: Méditation”
Composed by Jules Massenet (Jules Delsart adaptation)
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Recording: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma

1st Piece: “Hosanna To The Son Of David”
Composed by Orlando Gibbons
Performed by Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly conductor
Recording: “Gibbons: Choral And Organ Music”

2nd Piece: “Hallelujah”
Composed by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Jeff Buckley
Recording: “Grace (Legacy Edition)”

June 15th, 2013
Processional: “Sonata No. 8 In C Minor”
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Alfred Brendel
Recording: The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces

1st Piece: “My Little Brown Book”
Composed by Brother Edward Kennedy Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax),
Aaron Bell (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
Recording: Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

2nd Piece: “Shibboleth”
Composed by Kammerflimmer Kollektief
Performed by Kammerflimmer Kollektief
Recording: Absencen

March 16th, 2013
Processional: “Aria Da Capo”
Composed by J.S. Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
Recording: Bach, The Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould (1981)

1st Piece: “Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor. Op. 64, No. 2”
Composed by Frederic Chopin
Performed by Jan Lisiecki
Recording: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21

2nd Piece: “Solomon’s Dream”
Composed by Respighi
Performed by Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue Conductor
Recording: Respighi: Belkis – Queen Of Sheba

3rd Piece: “Trouble”
Composed by Coldplay, adapted by Vitamin String Quartet
Performed by Vitamin String Quartet
Recording: The String Quartet Tribute To Coldplay

January 19th, 2013
1st piece: “Humoresques, Opus 89, No. 3 in E-Flat”
Composed by Brother Jean Sibelius
Performed by Joseph Swensen (Violin), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Recording: Sibelius Violin Concerto, 6 Humoresques – 2 Serenades

2nd piece: “Lochaber No More”
Composed by Melody is traditional with lyrics written by Allan Ramsay (1724)
Performed by (and arrangement): Barry Phillips
Recording: Cello

December 8th, 2012
1st piece: “Flow Gently Sweet Afton / A Man’s a Man / Neil Gowe / Corn Riggs are Bonnie”
Composed by Bro. Robert Burns, Arranged by Sandy Dewar, Fraser Clark, Norm Nash and J. Reid Maxwell
Performed by Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada
Recording: All Time Bagpipe Favourites, Bagpipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada

2nd Piece: “Ailein Duinn, (Dark Haired Alan)”
Composed by Traditional Scottish / Gaelic song, written by Annag Chaimbeul (Annie Campbell)
Performed by Catriona Watt
Recording: Celtic Woman 4

September 15th, 2012
1st piece: “Kothbiro”
Composed by Mbarak Achieng
Performed by Ayub Ogada
Recording: “African Voices – Songs of Life”

2nd Piece: “Ai Ga Bani”
Composed by Malian traditional arranged by Ali Farka Toure
Performed by Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate
Recording: Awards for World Music 2006

June 16th, 2012
1st piece: The Overture: Largo-Allegro, 1st movement of the Suite #1 in F major of “The Water Music.”
Composed by George Frederic Handel
Performed by “Les Violins du Roy” under the direction of M. Bernard Labadie
Recording: “Water Music, George Frederic Handel”

2nd piece: The Allegro, 10th and closing movement of Suite #1 in F major of “The Water Music”.
Composed by George Frederic Handel
Performed by “Les Violins du Roy” under the direction of M. Bernard Labadie
Recording: “Water Music, George Frederic Handel”

March 17th, 2012
1st piece: Allegro (Pastoral Dance), Concerto No 1 in E, RV 269, I Musici
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Roberto Michelucci, Felix Ayo, Franco Tamponi & Walter Gallozzi
Recording: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – I Musici

2nd piece: Largo, Concerto No 1 in E, RV 269, I Musici
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Roberto Michelucci, Felix Ayo, Franco Tamponi & Walter Gallozzi
Recording: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – I Musici

January 21st, 2012
First Piece: The Swan
Composed by: Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by: Yo-Yo Ma (soloist)
Recording: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma

Second Piece: Dominus Illuminatio Mea
Composed by: Early sacred with unknown author
Performed by: Alberto Turco
Recording: Adorate Deum, Gregorian Chant from the Proper of the Mass

December 10th, 2011
(technical issues kept the music from being played in it’s entirety)
First Piece: “Election By Adoration”
Composed by: Hans Zimmer
Performed by: Joshua Bell (soloist)
Recording: Angels and Demons Soundtrack

Second Piece: “3:2”
Composed by: Charlie Porter
Performed by: The Charlie Porter Quartet
Recording: Initiation

September 17th, 2011
First Piece: “Mass for Five Voices: IV. Sanctus & Benedictus”
Composed by William Byrd
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Recording: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd

Second Piece: “Benedictus”
Arranged by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Performed by Simon and Garfunkel
Recording: Wednesday Morning 3 AM

June 18th, 2011
First Piece: “Riviera Paradise”
Composed by Stevie Ray Vaughn
Performed by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton & Reese Wynans
Recording: In Step

Second Piece: “Harry’s Game”
Composed by Clannad
Performed by Clannad
Recording: Magical Ring

March 19th, 2011
First Piece: “Euclid”
Composed by Mark Kostabi
Performed by The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra w/ Mark Kostabi
Solo piano: Mark Kostabi
Recording: Songs for Sumera

Second Piece: “Ritual”
Composed by Adam Hurst
Performed by Adam Hurst
Recording: “Ritual”

January 15th, 2011
First Piece: “In a Sentimental Mood”
Composed by Brother Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax),
Aaron Bell (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
Recording: Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

Second Piece: “Meditation”
Composed by Brother Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington and band
Recording: Second Sacred Concert

December 11th, 2010
First Piece: “Trio Sonata No. 5 in D Major: I. Largo”
Composed by Brother Thomas Augustine Arne
Performed by Collegium Musicum 90, conducted by Simon Standage
Recording: Arne: Trio Sonatas (Complete)

Second Piece: “ Trio Sonata No. 7 in E Minor: I. Largo”
Composed by Brother Thomas Augustine Arne
Performed by Collegium Musicum 90, conducted by Simon Standage
Recording: Arne: Trio Sonatas (Complete)

September 18th, 2010
First Piece: “Sacrament”
Composed by Adam Hurst
Performed by Adam Hurst
Recording: Elegy

Second Piece: “Lord Hear My pray’r”
Composed by William Billings
Performed by His Majesty’s Clerkes, conducted by Paul Hillier
Recording: Early American Choral Music Vol. 1

June 19th, 2010
First Piece: “String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio Ma non troppo e molto Espressivo”
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Fine arts Quartet
Recording: The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces

Second Piece: second half of the first piece.

March 20th, 2010
First Piece: “Awa Whigs Awa”
Written by Brother Robert Burns (1789)
Performed by Max Dunbar
Recording: Songs and Ballads of the Scottish Wars

Second Piece: “Africa” (choral hymn)
Written by William Billings
Performed by His Majestie’s Clerkes, conducted by Paul Hillier
Recording: Early American Choral Music Vol. 1: Anthems and Fuging Tunes by William Billings

January 16th, 2010
First Piece: “Three Mantra Chant”
Performed by The Buddhist Monks of Maitri Vihar Monastery
Recording: Tibetan Mantras and Chants

Second Piece: “Alleluia Benedictus es Domine” from “Missa Se La Face Ay Pale”
Composed by Guillaume Dufay
Performed by Diabolus in Musica, Antoine Guerber conductor
Recording: “Missa Se La Face Ay Pale”

December 16th, 2009
First Piece: “Overture” from “Messiah”
Composed by G.F. Händel
Performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Waler Susskind conductor
Recording: Handel’s Messiah For Christmas

Second Piece: “Pastoral Symphony” from “Messiah”
Composed by G.F. Händel
Performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Waler Susskind conductor
Recording: Handel’s Messiah For Christmas

September 19th, 2009
“Maurerische Trauermusik” or “Masonic Funeral Music”
Composed by W.A.Mozart
Performed by The Vienna Volksoper Choir and Orchestra, Peter Maag conductor
Recording: Mozart – The Complete Masonic Music

June 6th, 2009
“Overture” from “Apollo et Hyacinthus”
Composed by W.A.Mozart
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Recording: Mozart – Overtures

March 21st, 2009
1st Piece: “And The Glory of The Lord” from “Messiah”
Composed by G.F.Händel
Performed by The Handel Society Symphony of Berlin
Recording: George Frederic Handel – Greatest Moments

2nd Piece: “Sinfonia” from act III of “Solomon”
Composed by G.F.Händel
Performed by The Royal Philharmonia of Prague
Recording: George Frederic Handel – Greatest Moments

January 17th, 2009
1st Piece: “Kyrie” a variation performed in harmonic chant
Composed by: David Hykes
Performed by: David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir
Recording: Harmonic Meetings

2nd Piece:”Lied zur Gesellenreise” or “A Fellowcraft’s Journey”
Composed by W.A.Mozart, lyric by Josef Franz von Ratschky
Performed by Werner Güra, Christoph Berner
Recording: Mozart: Lieder & Klavierstücke

December 13th, 2008
1st Piece: “Rondo” from “The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D minor.”
Composed by W.A.Mozart
Performed by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Conducted by Bobby McFerrin
Recording: “The Mozart Sessions” – Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea

2nd Piece: “Song for Amadeus” (improvisation of Mozart’s Sonata No. 2 in F Major)
Composed by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea
Performed by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea
Recording: “The Mozart Sessions” – Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea

June 21st, 2008
1st Piece: “Molto Allegro” from “Quartet No. 14 in G”
Composed by W.A.Mozart
Performed by The Hungarian Quartet
Recording: “The Six Haydn String Quartets”

2nd Piece: “Menuetto” from “Quartet No. 15 in D”
Composed by W.A.Mozart
Performed by The Hungarian Quartet
Recording: “The Six Haydn String Quartets”