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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Service Music:

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.

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