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.
Worship at Home:
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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 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Text: Isaiah 26: 3; Psalm 139: 11; 1 John 1: 5; Psalm 119: 175
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee.
The darkness is no darkness with thee,
but the night is as clear as the day.
The darkness and the light to thee are both alike.
God is light and with him is no darkness at all.
Oh let my soul live, and it shall praise thee,
for thine is the kingdom, the power,
and the glory, for evermore.
Samuel Sebastian Wesley seemed destined for the life of a church musician, as his middle name was taken from Johann Sebastian Bach. He did not disappoint: in a time that English church music had become less than satisfactory, Wesley was largely responsible for raising this standard through his own work as a composer and organist. In all his music, Wesley strived for an expressive and accessible sound, as evidenced in the three works presented in today’s worship. The exquisite Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace remains one of the most-loved anthems in the repertoire.
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