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

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Solemn Processional    Robert A. Harris (b. 1938)

Dr. Robert A. Harris is currently a Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. He also serves as Director of Music and Choirmaster at the Winnetka Congregational Church in Winnetka, IL. Dr. Harris held the position of Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Organizations at NY from 1977 to 2012. Active as a conductor, composer, clinician, lecturer and adjudicator, he has also held guest professorships in conducting at Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Texas in Austin, and the University of South Africa in Pretoria. 


Opening Hymn 154 vv. 1,3,5    All glory, laud, and honor    Valet will ich dir geben

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 158 vv 1,2,5    Ah, holy Jesus!    Herzliebster Jesu

Anthem    Heilig (Holy)    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Text: Sanctus from the liturgy of the Eucharist
St. John’s Choir of Youth & Adults with the Choir of St. Paul’s-on-the-Green, Norwalk

Heilig, heilig, heilig ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth!
Alle Lande sind seiner Ehre voll.
Hosianna in der Höh’!
Gelobt sei, der da kommt im Namen des Herrn!
Hosianna in der Höh’!

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!

Mendelssohn’s posthumously published Three Sacred Pieces were composed towards the end of 1846. Mendelssohn was never physically the most robust of men, and the years of constant traveling, performing, composing and conducting were now taking their toll on his fragile frame—he was to pass away the following year. His letters of the period are brimful of references to his state of exhaustion, and by the time he came to compose these short choral works, he had already begun pulling out of upcoming performances. This perfectly conceived miniature is typical both in terms of its sheer mastery of choral writing and effortless command of musical expression and structure.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Closing Hymn 168 vv 1,2,4    O sacred head, sore wounded    Herzlich tut mich verlangen

Voluntary    Prelude on Herzliebster Jesu     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)