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

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Service Music:

O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 567     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
O God, thou faithful God       Yingying Xia, organist
Come, thou font of every blessing    Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)

Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore, the “Dean of Black Women Composers,” was an American composer and professor of music in the twentieth century. Moore was originally trained as a classical pianist, but developed a compositional output of mostly vocal music—her preferred genre. Much of her work was inspired by black spirituals and folk music. Undine Smith Moore was a renowned teacher, and once stated that she experienced “teaching itself as an art.”

Processional Hymn 135    Songs of thankfulness and praise    Salzburg

Gloria S280    Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 421    All glory be to God on high    Allein Gott in der Hoh

Offertory Anthem    Let all mortal flesh    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Text may be found at Hymn 324

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Motet    Agnus Dei    Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Composed for the Phoenix Chorale, Gjeilo’s Agnus Dei is symphonic in nature, and is one of those pieces where the text is a servant of the music, not the opposite. Images of the Arizona desert bring the text to life, similar to works by Samuel Barber (Adagio) and Elgar (Nimrod from Engima Variations). 

Communion Hymn 439    What wondrous love is this    Wondrous Love

Hymn in Procession 535    Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim    Paderborn

Voluntary    Choral Fantasy on Allein Gott in der Hoh    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Yingying Xia, organ scholar