Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth Choir and Schola, sermon by The Right Rev’d Laura Ahrens.

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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. 

Processional Hymn 287    For all the saints, who from their labors rest    Sine Nomine

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 293    I sing a song of the saints of God    Grand Isle

Offertory Anthem    Lacrimosa from Requiem    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Lacrimosa dies illa
Qua resurget ex favilla
Judicandus homo reus.
Huic ergo parce, Deus:
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. Amen.

Sorrowful day,
When rising from the dust,
Guilty man to be judged.
God have mercy,
Compassionate Lord Jesus,
Grant them peace. Amen.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    God be in my head    Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)
Words: Sarum Primer, 1514, found at Hymn 694

The apparent simplicity of God be in my head, with its repetition of the key phrase, suddenly gives way to very effective harmonic sophistication on the word ‘heart’ that lays the path for the twilit ambience of the final phrase. H. Walford Davies was composer and musical director at the University of Wales as well as Organist at, among others, Temple Church, where his student Leopold Stokowski (later one of the leading conductors of the 20th century) assisted him.

Communion Hymn 253    Give us the wings of faith to rise    San Rocco

Hymn in Procession 618    Ye watchers and ye holy ones    Lasst uns erfreuen

Voluntary    Toccata    Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organ Scholar: Ted Babbitt