January 6, 2019 + The Feast of the 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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Voluntary Variations on a Basque Noël Carson Cooman, 2017
In an email to colleagues around the world, concert organist James Kibbie writes: “For the past 17 years, I’ve recorded a work on the beautiful little pipe organ in our home as an ‘audio holiday card.’ This year’s offering is Variations on a Basque Noël, written especially for this recording by Harvard University composer Carson Cooman.
Processional Hymn 128 We three kings of orient are Three Kings of Orient
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Sequence Hymn 124 What star is this, with beams so bright Puer nobis
Offertory Anthem The first nowell Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
Words: English Carol, 18th Century, found at Hymn 109
What does ‘noel’ mean? “Nowell,” the English transliteration, comes from the old French “nouel,” which is now written in modern French as “noël.” The derivation of this word probably comes from the earlier Latin term “natalis,” relating to a birth. In Latin, “dies natalis” means “birthday.” Some suggest that “noel” is also related to “novellare” or “nouvelle” meaning “new” – something to tell. As hymnologist and hymn writer Carl P. Daw, Jr. indicates, The Oxford English Dictionary notes the earliest use of “nowel” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (c. 1395), where the poet cites “The Franklin’s Tale” (1255): “And ‘Nowel’ crieth every lusty man.” (Notes by C. Michael Hawn)
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet O magnum mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio. O beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Jesum Christum. Alleluia.
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that beasts should see the new-born Lord lying in a manger. O blessed virgin, whose body was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia.
Hymn in Procession 119 As with gladness, men of old Dix
Voluntary O morning star, how fair and bright Egil Hovland (1924-2003)