Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.
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Voluntary Choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Theme. Allegro religioso – Variation 1. Poco meno mosso – Variation 2. Allegretto – Variation 3. Andante espressivo
Veni Creator Spiritus is believed to have been composed by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century. An invocation of the Holy Spirit, it has been included in many musical arrangements, including Gustav Holst’s 8th Symphony, as well as in the Duruflé set of variations for organ that frame our worship this morning.
Processional Hymn 225 Hail thee, festival day! Salve festa dies
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn Spirit, spirit of gentleness, vv. 1, 2 Gentleness
Offertory Anthem Pentecost Carol Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Text: George Timms (1910-1997) alt., found at Hymn 230
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
William Mathias was a Welsh composer best known for his music for choir and organ. A child prodigy, he started playing the piano at the age of three and began composing at the age of five. His festive and exciting settings of the Gloria and Sanctus have been mainstays of the Episcopal liturgy since they were written, in 1975.
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Motet Veni Creator Spiritus Plainsong
Words: Latin, 9th century
Come Creator Spirit, visit the souls of Thy people,
Fill with grace from on high the hearts which Thou hast created.
Inflame our senses with Thy light, pour Thy love into our hearts,
Strengthen our weak bodies with lasting power.
Grant us by Thee to know the Father and to know the Son,
And Thee, Spirit of both, may we always believe.
To God the Father be glory, to the Son Who rose from the dead
And to the Comforter, for all ages. Amen.
Communion Hymn Spirit, spirit of gentleness, vv. 3, 4 Gentleness
Hymn in Procession 516 Come down, O Love divine Down Ampney
Voluntary Choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator Maurice Duruflé
Variation 4 ‘Final’. Allegro