February 21, 2021 + The First Sunday in Lent
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Brendon Gallagher, sermon by the Rev’d Linda Spiers.
Worship at Home:
Click here: Service Bulletin – Sermon Text
Voluntary Hommage a J.S. Bach: Variations on Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, 2021 Christa Rakich (b. 1952)
Kyrie eleison S-84 Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor
Sequence Hymn 150 vv 1,4,5 Forty days and forty nights Aus der Tiefe rufe ich
Anthem Agnus Dei Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
The “Agnus dei” credited to Georges Bizet is based on the Intermezzo from the “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” taken from Bizet’s 1872 music to Alphonse Daudet’s play. Bizet had only made one suite out of his L’Arlesienne music and four years after the death of the composer the publisher commisioned Bizet’s close friend Ernest Guirard to compile another. Apart from preparing this second suite Guirard extracted the Intermezzo movement and added the catholic Latin text of the “Agnus Dei” to it. It was published as another “new” work of Bizet.
Sanctus Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme
Fraction Anthem Agnus Dei Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme
Closing Hymn 439 What wondrous love is this Wondrous Love
Voluntary Hommage a J.S Bach.: Variations on Aus der Tiefe rufe ich (final variation) Christa Rakich
Concert and recording artist (and St. John’s member) Christa Rakich performs widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She is currently Visiting Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. Near her home in Connecticut, she maintains two Artist-in-Residencies: St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford and the Congregational Church of Somers. Past Artist-in-Residencies have included the University of Pennsylvania and First Lutheran Church in Boston.
Christa Rakich, assisting organist