Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by Michael Corey.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Prelude on Hyfrydol Peter Niedmann (b. 1962)
Processional Hymn 390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Lobe den Herren
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42, chanted by the choir; Taizé Antiphon
Sequence Hymn 568 Father, all loving, who rulest in majesty Was lebet
Offertory Anthem Dear Lord and father of mankind Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
Words by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), found at Hymn 652
Influenced as a composer principally by Bach and Brahms, Parry evolved a powerful diatonic style which itself greatly influenced future English composers such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Parry joined the staff of the Royal College of Music in 1884 and was appointed its director in 1894, a post he held until his death. In 1900 he succeeded John Stainer as professor of music at Oxford University. His own full development as a composer was almost certainly hampered by the immense amount of work he took on, but his energy and charisma, not to mention his abilities as a teacher and administrator, helped establish art music at the center of English cultural life. The hymntune Repton is set in its original form in this anthem.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet Ubi caritas Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
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.
- Ubi caritasis perhaps the best known work of french composer Maurice Duruflé, and the most moving and finely wrought harmonization of this ancient Gregorian Chant. The beautiful harmonies and repeated moment on the word “sincerity” make it a perfect reminder that God’s central message is one of love. The choir is busily preparing this composer’s Requiem for our concert on March 23rd.
Hymn in Procession 657 Love divine, all loves excelling Hyfrydol
Voluntary Fantasy on Lobe den Herren Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)