June 3, 2018 + The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth & Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Hope Eakins.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Fantasia    Margaretha Christina de Jong, 2016

Margaretha Christina de Jong is a Dutch organist and composer whose music has wide appeal. Researching one of her larger works, Christa arranged to meet her in person in 2012. Since de Jong was raised in the Dutch Reform tradition, much of her organ music is based on Dutch Psalm tunes. As their friendship grew, Christa commissioned her to compose a piece based on the Gregorian melody Salve Regina. The result is a Fantasia that uses French Romantic harmonies, with a hint of Duke Ellington mixed in.

Introit   Choristers’ Prayer   Jack Richard Hodkinson, 2015
Words: Sir Sidney Nicholson (1875-1947)

Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants who minister in Thy temple.
Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts,
and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Processional Hymn 48    O day of radiant gladness    Es flog ein kleins Waldvogelein

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 655     O Jesus, I have promised     Nyland

Offertory Anthem    Psalm 150   Philip Stopford, 2017

O praise God in his holiness
praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his noble acts
praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet
praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him in the cymbals and dances
praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals
praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath
praise the Lord.

Philip Stopford is a contemporary English composer who began his career as a youth chorister at Westminster Abbey, singing under Simon Preston and Martin Neary. His music is equally popular with American choirs as it is with English ones, due to his accessible yet thought-provoking compositional style. Our Youth Choir (along with the choir of St. James’s Church and the Trinity College Chapel Singers) premiered Psalm 150 by Philip at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in October, and collaborated on recording it two weeks ago.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166  Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    Eternal light   Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Words: Alcuin Albinus Flaccus (c. 735-804)

Eternal Light, shine into our hearts,
Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil,
Eternal Power, be our support,
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance,
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us;
that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek thy face
and be brought by thy infinite mercy to thy holy presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Closing Hymn 7    Christ, whose glory fills the skies    Ratisbon

Voluntary    Pro Organo Pleno    James Woodman, 2012


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