January 15, 2023 + The Second Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. with the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.
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O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 567 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
O God, thou faithful God Yingying Xia, organist
Come, thou font of every blessing Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)
Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore, the “Dean of Black Women Composers,” was an American composer and professor of music in the twentieth century. Moore was originally trained as a classical pianist, but developed a compositional output of mostly vocal music—her preferred genre. Much of her work was inspired by black spirituals and folk music. Undine Smith Moore was a renowned teacher, and once stated that she experienced “teaching itself as an art.”
Processional Hymn 135 Songs of thankfulness and praise Salzburg
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Sequence Hymn 421 All glory be to God on high Allein Gott in der Hoh
Offertory Anthem Let all mortal flesh Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Text may be found at Hymn 324
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet Agnus Dei Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Composed for the Phoenix Chorale, Gjeilo’s Agnus Dei is symphonic in nature, and is one of those pieces where the text is a servant of the music, not the opposite. Images of the Arizona desert bring the text to life, similar to works by Samuel Barber (Adagio) and Elgar (Nimrod from Engima Variations).
Communion Hymn 439 What wondrous love is this Wondrous Love
Hymn in Procession 535 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim Paderborn
Voluntary Choral Fantasy on Allein Gott in der Hoh Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Yingying Xia, organ scholar