Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Processional Hymn 362 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty Nicaea
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn 367 Round the Lord in glory seated Rustington
Offertory Anthem Locus iste Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Words: Latin gradual for the dedication of a church
Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est.
This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach.
Although mostly known for his nine symphonies, Anton Bruckner’s compositional output includes sacred masterworks as well. Bruckner assiduously studied the music of Renaissance Italian polyphonic masters such as Palestrina and German Baroque composers, especially Bach. Locus iste was written in 1869, to celebrate the dedication of the votive chapel of the cathedral at Linz, where Bruckner had been the cathedral organist. (Notes courtesy Ryan Turner)
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem If ye love me Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Text: John 14:15–17
If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you for ever, ev’n the spirit of truth.
Thomas Tallis wrote choral music under four different monarchs with widely differing religious practices. Under Edward VI (1547-1553), it was decided that all sacred choral music should be in English and be succinctly composed. Thus, If ye love me is one of the earliest examples of an anthem written in the vernacular.
Hymn in Procession God be with you ’til we meet again Randolph
Voluntary Trumpet Tune in D David N. Johnson (1922-1981)