Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Choir School and Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Tim Hodapp.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Outer Hebrides: Variations on three Celtic melodies    Paul Halley (b. 1952)

Processional Hymn 137    O wondrous type! O vision fair    Wareham

Gloria S280    Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 488    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart    Slane

Offertory Anthem    Christ whose glory fills the skies    T. Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964)
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), found at Hymn 7

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem    O nata lux    Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
dignare clemens supplicum
laudes preces que sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi
dignatus es pro perditis,
Nos membra confer effici,
tui beati corporis.

O born light of light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deem worth and accept
the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost ones,
Grant us to be made members
of your blessed body.

Morten Lauridsen was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years. In 2007 he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.”  O nata lux, a text for the Feast of the Transfiguration, is certainly no exception.

Communion Hymn    Spirit of the living God    Iverson

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

Voluntary    Fanfare    John Cook (1918-1984)

A trumpet mardi gras for organ! This is the last time we’ll hear the Trompette-en-Chamade (horizontal trumpet over the main entrance) and Trompette Harmonique (high pressure trumpet in the chancel) in worship until Easter Sunday, as Lent begins this coming week.

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt