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

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Service Music:

Voluntary     Contemplation on Wondrous Love    Rebecca Groom te Velde (b 1956)

Today is Woman Composer Sunday, which was launched in 2021 to provide a platform for some of the wonderful music composed for organ by women composers. The day went from an initial idea to a successful event in little over 8 weeks. The event is sponsored by the Royal College of Organists (UK), the American Guild of Organists, and the Society of Woman Organists. 

Rebecca Groom te Velde (b. 1956) is a third-generation professional organist, following both parents and her grandfather. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University and received the M.Mus in organ literature and performance from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. The Region VIII winner of the AGO National Playing Competition in 1979, she was selected to participate in the Flor Peeters International Master class at Mechelen, Belgium. She has performed in numerous states as well as in Germany, England and Canada, and has published articles with The Musical Times and The American Organist. In 1991 she assumed her present position as organist of First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, OK. She is an active performer, composer, clinician, and adjunct instructor of music at Oklahoma State University.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Lent brings us an opportunity for deeper reflection, as we take a break from musical fanfares and descants, and replace them with a silent procession and meditative chant. The service music that we will sing during Lent is all from the Gregorian Missal; both the Sanctus and Agnus Dei were famously set in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

Sequence Hymn 529    In Christ there is no East or West    McKee

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

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion 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.

Communion Hymn 343    Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless    St. Agnes

Hymn in Procession 142    Lord, who throughout these forty days    St. Flavian

Voluntary    Fantasy on O God our help in ages past    Christa Rakich (b. 1960)

Christa Rakich (b. 1952) is St. John’s Organ Artist-in-Residence, an international concert organist and recording artist, and professor of organ at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt