February 24, 2019 + The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by Michael Corey.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on Hyfrydol    Peter Niedmann (b. 1962)

Processional Hymn 390    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty    Lobe den Herren

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42, chanted by the choir; Taizé Antiphon

Sequence Hymn 568    Father, all loving, who rulest in majesty   Was lebet

Offertory Anthem    Dear Lord and father of mankind     Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
Words by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), found at Hymn 652

Influenced as a composer principally by Bach and Brahms, Parry evolved a powerful diatonic style which itself greatly influenced future English composers such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Parry joined the staff of the Royal College of Music in 1884 and was appointed its director in 1894, a post he held until his death. In 1900 he succeeded John Stainer as professor of music at Oxford University. His own full development as a composer was almost certainly hampered by the immense amount of work he took on, but his energy and charisma, not to mention his abilities as a teacher and administrator, helped establish art music at the center of English cultural life. The hymntune Repton is set in its original form in this anthem.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God     Franz Schubert

Communion Motet   Ubi caritas    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Ubi caritasis perhaps the best known work of french composer Maurice Duruflé, and the most moving and finely wrought harmonization of this ancient Gregorian Chant. The beautiful harmonies and repeated moment on the word “sincerity” make it a perfect reminder that God’s central message is one of love. The choir is busily preparing this composer’s Requiem for our concert on March 23rd.

Hymn in Procession 657    Love divine, all loves excelling    Hyfrydol

Voluntary    Fantasy on Lobe den Herren    Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)

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