Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    A Pause for Thought, April 2021    Jon Raybould
Nancy Skeele, flute; Heywood Alexander, piano

A Pause for Thought, by Englishman Jon Raybould, is dedicated by the composer “to all those affected by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, 2020 – 2021.” 

Processional Hymn 427    When morning gilds the skies    Laudes Domini

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

The Rev’d Benjamin Straley is rector of S. Stephen’s Church in Providence, former organist of Washington National Cathedral, and a noted concert organist who performed here in 2020. He wrote this song of praise for the Cathedral, and our choir had the honor of premiering it while singing there in July, 2019. His tempo marking is “with much verve,” so listen once to the refrain and then help us make a joyful noise to God!

Sequence Hymn 455    O Love of God, how strong and true    Dunedin

Offertory Anthem    Locus iste    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Words: Latin gradual for the dedication of a church
Sung by the Youth Choir and Schola

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    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be Known to us, Lord Jesus    Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Motet    A grateful heart, 1977    Mary Plumstead (1905-1980)
Sung by the Youth Choir
Words: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Thou that hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, a grateful heart.
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days:
But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise.
Thou that hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, a grateful heart.

Communion Hymn 325    Let us break bread together on our knees    Let Us Break Bread

Hymn in Procession 525    The church’s one foundation    Aurelia

Voluntary    Hommage à William Walton (2021)    Christa Rakich (b. 1952)

Christa Rakich, assisting organist
Ted Babbitt, organ scholar