Sept 18 Pentecost 15 1030amHoly 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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Voluntary Plein Jeu – Récit de cromorne François Couperin (1668-1733)
Processional Hymn 390 Praise to the Lord, the almighty Lobe den herren
Song of Praise Dignus es Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)
Sequence Hymn 676 There is a balm in Gilead Balm in Gilead
Offertory Anthem O ye that love the Lord Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
Born to a white English mother and a father from Sierra Leone, Coleridge-Taylor achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the “African Mahler.” By 1896, Coleridge-Taylor was already earning a reputation as a composer. He was particularly known for his three cantatas on the epic poem Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Coleridge-Taylor premiered the first section in 1898, when he was 22. After Charles Villiers Stanford conducted the full premiere of the work in 1898, Coleridge-Taylor proved to be highly popular and made three tours of the United States. He participated as the youngest delegate at the 1900 First Pan-African Conference held in London, and met leading Americans through this connection, including scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois.
Sanctus Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)
Fraction Anthem Be Known to us, Lord Jesus Gary James (b. 1957)
Communion Anthem Songs from Silence Elaine Hagenberg (b. 1979)
Words: Brian Newhouse
If the song of my heart falls silent to me, sing to me.
When our voices stir the embers, my heart remembers our song again.
Songs from Silence is dedicated to the choral community in hope of healing during times of silence and distance.
Elaine Hagenberg’s compositions are performed worldwide and frequently featured at national and regional American Choral Directors Association Conferences, All-State festivals, Carnegie Hall, and other distinguished international concert halls from Australia to South America and throughout Europe.
Communion Hymn 345 Savior, again to thy dear Name we raise Ellers
Hymn in Procession 368 Holy Father, great Creator Regent Square
Voluntary Fantasy on Lobe den herren Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)
Emma Lou Diemer’s music has been published since 1957 and ranges from hymns and songs to large chamber and orchestral works. She is a native of Kansas City and received her composition degrees from Yale and from Eastman. She is professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has served as organist in various churches, most recently at First Presbyterian in Santa Barbara. Diemer is a keyboard performer and over the years has given concerts of her own organ works at Washington National Cathedral, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Grace Cathedral and St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, and others. Her compositional style over the years has varied from tonal to atonal, from traditional to experimental. She has over 150 compositions to her name, and continues to write – at the age of 94.
Bruce Henley, assisting organist