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 Walter McKenney.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 645    The king of love my shepherd is    St. Columba

Offertory Anthem    There is a balm in Gilead    William L. Dawson (1899-1990)
Words may be found at Hymn 676

William L. Dawson ran away from home to study music full-time as a pre-college student at the Tuskegee Institute (now University) under the tutelage of school president Booker T. Washington. Dawson paid his tuition by being a music librarian and manual laborer working in the school’s Agricultural Division. He later studied at the Chicago Musical College and the American Conservatory of Music where he received his master’s degree. Dawson developed the Tuskegee Institute Choir into an internationally renowned ensemble. His arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals are widely published in the United States and are regularly performed by school, college and community choral programs.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    O taste and see    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1951)
Words: Psalm 34:8
Catherine Emerick, treble soloist

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

The compositions of Ralph Vaughan Williams include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years. Strongly influenced by Tudor music and English folk-song, his output marked a decisive break in British music from its German-dominated style of the 19th century. One of the last of Vaughan Williams’ sacred pieces, this work was written for the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The music is of distilled simplicity, with a pentatonic flavor that reminds us of the composer’s lifelong interest in folk-song.

Communion Hymn 339    Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness    Schmucke dich

Hymn in Procession    It is well with my soul    Ville du Havre

Voluntary    Fugue in C minor, BWV546ii    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Yingying Xia, organ scholar