June 4, 2017 + The Day of Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Theme. Allegro religioso – Variation 1. Poco meno mosso – Variation 2. Allegretto – Variation 3. Andante espressivo

Veni Creator Spiritus is believed to have been composed by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century. An invocation of the Holy Spirit, it has been included in many musical arrangements, including Gustav Holst’s 8th Symphony, as well as in the Duruflé set of variations for organ that frame our worship this morning.

Processional Hymn 225    Hail thee, festival day    Salve festa dies

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn   Spirit of gentleness   Spirit

James K. Manley was born in 1940 at Holyoke, Massachusetts, and received his education at Whittier College, Pacific School of Religion, and Claremont School of Theology, all in California. He was ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Christ in 1966. James K. Manley wrote the tune SPIRIT for his text of 1978, and it appeared in his collection After Eden (1990) with an arrangement by Jim Strathdee.

Offertory Anthem   Come, Holy Ghost    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Words: Latin, 9th century, found at Hymn 503

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    Veni Creator Spiritus     Gregorian Chant
Words: Latin, 9th century, translation found at Hymn 503
Sung by the men of the choir

Closing Hymn 516    Come down, O Love divine    Down Ampney

Voluntary    Choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator    Maurice Duruflé
Variation 4 ‘Final’. Allegro


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