May 12, 2019 + The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Good Shepherd Sunday
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
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Voluntary Sheep may safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
In addition to his 199 surviving sacred cantatas, Bach composed several secular cantatas for various occasions. Cantata 208, the “Hunting Cantata,” was written in 1716 for the birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels and was performed as banquet music in his hunting lodge after a hunt. This well-known soprano aria text is: “Flocks and herds may safely pasture when their shepherd guards them well. They whose monarch loves them truly knows their needs and fills them duly, will in peace and concord dwell.” This organ arrangement is by E. Power Biggs.
Processional Hymn 366 Holy God we praise thy Name Grosser Gott
Song of Praise 417 This is the feast Festival Canticle
Sequence Hymn 646 The King of love my Shepherd is Dominus regit me
Offertory Anthem The Lord is my shepherd Thomas Matthews (1915-1999)
Words: Psalm 23
Sanctus S125 Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fraction Anthem Christ our Passover Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem The Lord is my shepherd Iona Chant, arr. John Bell (b. 1949)
Text: Psalm 23
Claudia Ayer and Erica Maas, soloists
Hymn in Procession 522 Glorious things of thee are spoken Austria
Voluntary Grand Choeur on Austria Richard Purvis (1917-1992)
From 1947 through 1971, Richard Purvis held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Grace Cathedral, where he helped to form a cathedral school for boys. Upon his retirement from Grace Cathedral, he continued to compose, teach and give recitals into his 70’s. He died on December 25, 1994 at the age of 81. He left a legacy of over 200 works and an uncounted number of choristers, students and satisfied listeners. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and his 7 Choral Preludes, including this work, were composed while he was in a foxhole under enemy fire.