Morning Prayer Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Walter McKenney.

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Processional Hymn 427    When morning gilds the skies    Laudes Domini

Venite S34   Gregorian Chant

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Magnificat in D    George Dyson (1883-1964)

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth, all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me, and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Sermon Hymn 455    O Love of God, how strong and true    Dunedin

Anthem    Ubi caritas    Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Ola Gjeilo writes: The first time I sang in a choir was in high school; I went to a music high school in Norway and choir was obligatory. I loved it from the very first rehearsal, and the first piece we read through was Maurice Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas. It will always be one of my favorite choral works of all time; to me, it’s the perfect a cappella piece. ​So when I set the same text myself a few years later, it was inevitable that the Duruflé would influence it, and it did. While Duruflé used an existing, traditional chant in his piece, I used chant more as a general inspiration, while also echoing the form and dynamic range of his incomparable setting of the text.

Offertory Anthem   I will sing with the spirit    David Goodenough, 2006
Words: 1 Corinthians 14: 15; Psalm 96: 1

This piece is a setting of the Royal School of Church Music motto, I will sing with the spirit and also with the understanding, paired with Psalm 96:1: O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord all the earth. It serves as a blessing to our choirs as they embark on a new year of learning, singing, and praise.

Closing Hymn 525     The church’s one foundation    Aurelia

Voluntary    Carillon de Longpont    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)