May 26, 2019 + The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Bill Eakins.

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Praeludium in G Major   Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Bruhns is one of the tragic figures of the organ world. He died aged just 31, and there are only four surviving authenticated organ works. Praeludium in G is one of the finest examples of the mature 17th century North German High Baroque organ school — having the feeling of a mini opera, with its sudden changes of mood and character. Bruhns was a young master of the north German stylus phantasticus style, having studied with Buxtehude in Lübeck. A highly talented performer, he was known to play violin while accompanying himself with the organ pedals. (courtesy Andrew Benson-Wilson)

Processional Hymn 657    Love divine, all loves excelling    Hyfrydol

Song of Praise 417    This is the feast   Festival Canticle

Sequence Hymn 550    Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult    Restoration

Offertory Anthem    Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks   Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Words: Psalm 42: 1-3

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks,
so longeth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul is athirst for God,
yea, even for the living God.
When shall I come to appear before the presence of God?
My tears have been my meat day and night,
while they daily say unto me,
“Where is now thy God?”

A powerful, pleading “where is my God” is the central message of the Howells Psalm setting, but even more powerful is the imagery of the deer in placid fields, yet thirsty. From the first notes of the introduction, the listener is drawn into a musical landscape, which sounds as if it was already in progress long before we began hearing it.

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Fraction Anthem    Christ our Passover    Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem      The Lord’s prayer     Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)

Hymn in Procession 719    O beautiful for spacious skies    Materna

Voluntary    Fugue in G Major   Nicolaus Bruhns

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