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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Adagio from Symphony VI    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Processional Hymn 438    Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!    Woodlands

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

Sequence Hymn 705    As those of old their first fruits brought    Forest Green

Offertory Anthem    Beati quorum via    Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words: Psalm 119:1

Beati quorum via integra est: qui ambulant in lege Domini.  
Blessed are they whose way of life is wholesome: who walk in the law of the Lord.

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be Known to us, Lord Jesus    Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Anthem    You are the center    Margaret Rizza (b. 1929)

You are the center, you are my life, you are the center, O Lord, of my life.
Come, Lord and guide me, Lord of my life; send me your spirit, Lord of my life.
Come, Lord and heal me, Lord of my life; come, Lord and teach me, Lord of my life.
Give me your spirit and teach me your ways, give me your peace, Lord, and set me free.
You are the center, you are my life, you are the center, O Lord, of my life.

Born in 1929, Margaret Rizza only began to compose in 1997. Since then she has become a major personality in the world of sacred choral music, with substantial sales of both her printed and recorded music, which includes chart topping Taizé chants. All this followed an illustrious career as an opera singer spanning 25 years, under the name Margaret Lensky, working with conductors such as Britten, Stravinsky and Bernstein.

Communion Hymn    Love divine, all loves excelling    Blaenwern

Hymn in Procession 494    Crown him with many crowns    Diademata

Voluntary    Prelude in D Major, BWV 532a    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Bach biographer Philipp Spitta (1841-1894) considered the Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532 to be “one of the most dazzlingly beautiful of all the master’s organ works.” Composed in Weimar during Bach’s early years, the work is notable for its charm, drama, and virtuosity of the pedal line. The full work is presented in a series… You’ll need to wait for next Sunday to hear the Fugue!