Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Fanfare March    Thomas Donahue, 1991
Prelude on Slane     Robert Edward Smith, 1996

Processional Hymn 137    O wondrous type! O vision fair    Wareham

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Sequence Hymn 488    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart    Slane

Offertory Anthem   Christ whose glory fills the skies    T. Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964)
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), found at Hymn 7

T. Fredrick H. Candlyn was a Briton who emigrated to the U.S. to undertake church music in New York, first at St. Paul’s, Albany and later at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. His style is in lines with the Wesley family and other very “tuneful” composers. One of his most beloved works, Christ, whose glory fills the skies uses a soaring melody for the first and final stanzas, while the second stanza is a completely different four-part texture. Text painting occurs at words such as “unaccompanied” when the organ stops playing.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God     Franz Schubert

Communion Motet    O nata lux    Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

O nata lux de lumine,                              O born light of light,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,                                Jesus, redeemer of the world,
dignare clemens supplicum                         mercifully deem worth and accept
laudes preces que sumere.                           the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Qui carne quondam contegi                        Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
dignatus es pro perditis,                              for the sake of the lost ones,
Nos membra confer effici,                            Grant us to be made members
tui beati corporis.                                         of your blessed body.

Morten Lauridsen was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years. In 2007 he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.”  O nata lux, a text for the Feast of the Transfiguration, is certainly no exception.

Hymn in Procession 665    All my hope on God is founded    Michael

Voluntary     Fanfare     John Cook (1918-1984)