March 3, 2019 + The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
Worship at Home:
Click here: Service Bulletin – Sermon Text
Voluntary Fanfare March Thomas Donahue, 1991
Prelude on Slane Robert Edward Smith, 1996
Processional Hymn 137 O wondrous type! O vision fair Wareham
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Sequence Hymn 488 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart Slane
Offertory Anthem Christ whose glory fills the skies T. Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964)
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), found at Hymn 7
T. Fredrick H. Candlyn was a Briton who emigrated to the U.S. to undertake church music in New York, first at St. Paul’s, Albany and later at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. His style is in lines with the Wesley family and other very “tuneful” composers. One of his most beloved works, Christ, whose glory fills the skies uses a soaring melody for the first and final stanzas, while the second stanza is a completely different four-part texture. Text painting occurs at words such as “unaccompanied” when the organ stops playing.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet O nata lux Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
O nata lux de lumine, O born light of light,
Jesu redemptor saeculi, Jesus, redeemer of the world,
dignare clemens supplicum mercifully deem worth and accept
laudes preces que sumere. the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Qui carne quondam contegi Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
dignatus es pro perditis, for the sake of the lost ones,
Nos membra confer effici, Grant us to be made members
tui beati corporis. of your blessed body.
Morten Lauridsen was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years. In 2007 he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.” O nata lux, a text for the Feast of the Transfiguration, is certainly no exception.
Hymn in Procession 665 All my hope on God is founded Michael
Voluntary Fanfare John Cook, 1952