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    Variations on New Britain (2015)    Peter Niedmann (b. 1960)

Processional Hymn 410    Praise, my soul, the King of heaven    Lauda anima

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 671      Amazing grace! how sweet the sound    New Britain

Offertory Anthem    The Call    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Text: George Herbert, 1633

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a way as gives us breath;
Such a truth as ends all strife;
Such a life as killeth death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a light as shows a feast;
Such a feast as mends in length;
Such a strength as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
Such a joy as none can move;
Such a love as none can part;
Such a heart as joys in love.

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) is regarded as the greatest English composer since Purcell (who died in 1695—a long time in between “greats”). His compositions span the entire breadth of styles and genres, from symphonies and oratorios to folksong collections. He served as editor of the 1906 English Hymnal, with Percy Dearmer. The Call is part of his collection of Five Mystical Songs, originally written for baritone soloist. Here we can enjoy the rich tapestry of sound and meaning that Vaughan Williams weaves around Herbert’s poem, employing plainsong, the modal patterns and intimate textures of English folk music, and the harmonic colors of late Romanticism.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    Ave verum corpus    Stephanie Martin
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)

Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.

Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.

An award-winning composer and conductor, Stephanie Martin has wide musical interests ranging from Gregorian chant to gamelan; from Froberger to folksong. A guardian of musical heritage and a creative collaborator, she is known for imaginative programming and for creating sustainable musical communities.

Communion Hymn    Taste and see   Taizé

Hymn in Procession 535    Ye servants of God, your master proclaim    Paderborn

Voluntary    Ite, missa est from Organoedia ad missam lectam    Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)