March 1, 2020 + The First Sunday in Lent

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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Praeludium    Zoltan Kodaly (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.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Lent brings us an opportunity for deeper reflection, as we take a break from musical fanfares and descants, and replace them with a silent procession and meditative chant. The service music that we will sing during Lent is all from the Gregorian Missal; both the Sanctus and Agnus Dei were famously set in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

Sequence Hymn 142    Lord, who throughout these forty days    St. Flavian

Offertory Anthem    Kyrie eleison from Messe Solennelle    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    Call to remembrance    Richard Farrant (1535-1580)
Text: Psalm 25, 5-6

Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old.
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy think Thou on me,
O Lord, for Thy goodness.

Hymn in Procession 690    Guide me, O thou great Jehovah    Cwm Rhondda

Voluntary    Ite, missa est from Organoedia ad missam lectam    Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

Assisting Organist: David Chrzanowski

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