May 2, 2021 + The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m., sung by Erica Shippee, sermon by the Rev’d Linda Spiers.
Worship at Home:
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Voluntary Largo from Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Antonin Dvořák wrote his Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” soon after arriving in America in 1893. A yearning melody from the second movement took on a new life as a popular American song that continues to be reinvented. One of Dvorak’s students, William Arms Fisher, put words to the longing melody from the second movement. He called the new song, “Goin’ Home,” and had it published 1922. It has been recorded and arranged numerous times since then, and appears frequently in popular culture. The transformation of Dvořák’s music is a fitting legacy for his symphony about the New World, a work with a message that transcends any one culture. “Instead of being something that’s about only one aspect of our world,” says Yannick Nézet-Séguin, “it’s something that gives a message of unity.”
Opening Hymn 379 vv 1 & 2 God is love: let heaven adore him Abbott’s Leigh
Song of Praise 417 vv. 1 & 2 This is the feast Festival Canticle
Offertory Anthem Deep River arr. Alan Bevan (b. 1951)
Words and Melody: African-American Spiritual
Erica Maas Shippee, soloist
My home is over Jordan.
Deep river, Lord,
I want to cross over into campground.
Oh, don’t you want to go,
To the Gospel feast;
That Promised Land,
Where all is peace?
First popularized by the Jubilee Singers, pictured here, Deep River is an anonymous African-American spiritual, popularized by Harry Burleigh in his 1916 collection Jubilee Songs of the USA. The song was first mentioned in print in 1876, when it was published in the first edition of The Story of the Jubilee Singers: With Their Songs, by J. B. T. Marsh. By 1917, when Harry Burleigh completed the last of his several influential arrangements, the song had become very popular in recitals. It has been called “perhaps the best known and best-loved spiritual.”
Sanctus S125 Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fraction Anthem Christ our Passover Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)
Closing Hymn vv 1,2,4 I love to tell the story Hankey
Voluntary Rigoudon from Idoménée André Campra (1660-1774)