Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

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Service Music:

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)