Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by cantor Michael Mei, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on St. Anne    Robert Edward Smith (b. 1946)

Robert Edward Smith has written music for vocal and instrumental ensembles of all sizes ranging from unaccompanied viola to symphony orchestra.  He has been Composer in Residence at Trinity College Chapel since 1979. Also a distinguished harpsichordist, he is the first person since the eighteenth century to perform in public the complete harpsichord literature of François Couperin. His touring harpsichord was on loan to St. John’s for several years.

Opening Hymn 9 vv. 3, 4, 5    Awake, awake to love and work    Morning Song

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Anthem    We shall walk through the valley    Spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)
Quartet: Claudia Ayer, soprano; Erica Shippe, alto; Brendon Gallagher, tenor; John Nowacki, bass

We shall walk through the valley in peace;
we shall walk through the valley in peace.

If Jesus himself shall be our leader,
we shall walk through the valley in peace.

There will be no sorrow there;
there will be no sorrow there. Refrain

Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore, the “Dean of Black Women Composers,” was an American composer and professor of music in the twentieth century. Moore was originally trained as a classical pianist, but developed a compositional output of mostly vocal music—her preferred genre. Much of her work was inspired by black spirituals and folk music. Undine Smith Moore was a renowned teacher, and once stated that she experienced “teaching itself as an art.”

Sanctus S128     William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166    Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Closing Hymn 680 vv. 1, 2, 3    O God, our help in ages past    St. Anne

Voluntary    Now thank we all our God    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
arr. Virgil Fox