February 17, 2019 + The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Walter McKenney.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Aria    Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

This Aria was originated in 1943 as the slow movement of a Sonata for trumpet and piano, and it is still a permanent fixture on exam syllabuses for aspiring young trumpeters. Peeters himself arranged it for organ. The expressive melody unfolds above an accompaniment of soft repeated chords. As in so much of his finest work, there is a simplicity and sincerity in this music that speaks directly to the heart. (Notes courtesy David Gammie)

Processional Hymn  544    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun    Duke Street

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Sequence Hymn 635    If thou but trust in God to guide thee    Wer nur den lieben Gott

Offertory Anthem   The Beatitudes    Bob Chilcott, 2006
Words: Matthew 5:3-11

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King’s Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.This beautiful setting of the Beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel exemplifies the composer’s skill and versatility in writing for mixed voices. He leads the choir smoothly through a range of keys and moods, from the gentle simplicity of the opening “Bless’d are the poor in spirit’ to the more dramatic and colourful ‘Bless’d are ye, when men shall revile you”.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God     Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem    O Lord, increase my faith    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

 O Lord, increase my faith.
Strengthen me and confirm me in thy true faith;
endue me with wisdom, charity, chastity and patience
in all my adversity.
Sweet Jesu, say Amen.

Hymn in Procession 296    We know that Christ is raised and dies no more    Engelberg

Voluntary    Prelude on Wer nur den lieben Gott    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Assisting Organist: Douglas Johnson

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