January 21, 2018 + The Third Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by Michael Corey.
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Voluntary Introitus and Kyrie from Organoedia ad missam lectam Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
The organ prelude and postlude are by Zoltán Kodály, who revolutionized the method by which we teach music theory and especially ear training to students of music. Though most of his music is based in the hungarian folk tradition, this organ mass is in a late romantic style, with many moods and dramatic tone painting. This work was later transformed into a Missa Brevis for choir, organ, and orchestra.
Processional Hymn 381 Thy strong word did cleave the darkness Ton-y-Botel
Sequence Hymn 550 Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult Restoration
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
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet Ave verum corpus Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)
Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.
Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.
Composer, teacher, performer and church musician, Stephanie Martin has contributed to the Toronto’s colorful music scene for 25 years. As Artistic Director of Pax Christi Chorale since 1996, Martin has led this 85-voice choral group in memorable performances of the great works of the Oratorio repertoire. Recently in Vancouver, she received an honorary membership in the Elgar Society, and holds the distinction of being the first Canadian woman to conduct a full performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.
Closing Hymn in Procession 539 O Zion haste, thy mission high fulfilling Tidings
Voluntary Ite, missa est from Organoedia ad missam lectam Zoltán Kodály