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

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Service Music:

Palm Procession from the Cloister Garden

Hymn in Procession 154    All glory, laud, and honor    Valet will ich dir geben

Sequence Hymn 158    Ah, holy Jesus!    Herzliebster Jesu

Offertory Anthem    God so loved (2014)    Brittney Boykin (b. 1989)
Text: John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

B.E. Boykin is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Music. Ms. Boykin received her M.M. in Sacred Music with a concentration in Choral Studies from Westminster Choir College. She continued to compose music during her time at Westminster, and was awarded the R and R Young Composition Prize just a few months shy of graduating.

Ms. Boykin currently serves as Assistant Director/Accompanist for the Spelman College Glee Club. Her most recent commissioned work, “We Sing as One,” was commissioned to celebrate Spelman’s College’s 133rd Anniversary of its founding. Ms. Boykin’s instrumental and choral works are currently being published and distributed through her own publishing company, Klavia Press.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion 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.

Communion Hymn 170    To mock your reign, O dearest Lord    The Third Tune

Hymn in Procession 168    O sacred head, sore wounded    Passion Chorale

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt