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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Chorale et Variations    Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)

Rachel Laurin is a Canadian organist, composer and music educator living in Quebec. Laurin studied organ at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. In 1985, she received the McAbbie Foundation scholarship and, in the following year, the Bourse d’excellence Wilfrid-Pelletier. She has performed in Canada, the United States and France. She has received the Conrad-Letendre scholarship five times. From 1986 to 2002, she was assistant organist at Saint Joseph’s Oratory. In 1988, she started teaching at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. From 2002 to 2006, she was titular organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa.In 2008, she received the Holtkamp-AGO Composition Award. In 2009, she was awarded first place in the Marilyn Mason New Organ Music  Competition.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

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

Offertory Anthem    Be not afraid from Elijah    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

“Be not afraid,” saith God the Lord, “be not afraid, thy help is near!”
God, the Lord, thy God, saith unto thee: “Be not afraid!”
Though thousands languish and fall beside thee,
and tens of thousands around thee perish,
yet still it shall not come nigh thee.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    A Gaelic blessing    John Rutter (b. 1945)
Words: Ancient Gaelic rune

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.

Communion Hymn    My Jesus, I love thee Gordon

Hymn in Procession 688    A mighty fortress is our God Ein feste Burg

Voluntary    Fantasy on Ein feste Burg    Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

(George) Calvin Hampton was a leading American organist and sacred music composer. From 1963 to 1983 Hampton was organist and choirmaster at Calvary Episcopal Church in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. His  “Fridays at Midnight” organ recital series, which ran from 1974 to 1983, was among the most well-known and popular organ recital series in American history.

Before Hampton’s death, Erik Routley, an authority on church music, called Hampton “the greatest living composer of hymn tunes.” His settings of the Episcopal liturgy are also used in Catholic churches, and his choral works are innovative and challenging pieces of sacred music.

Hampton eventually stopped working at the church to concentrate on composition and organ consulting. He contracted AIDS but remained active until the final few weeks of his life.

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt