May 6, 2018 + The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by Rabbi Stephen Fuchs.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Jerusalem    C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)
The peace may be exchanged from Rubrics    Dan Locklair, 1988

Today’s first Voluntary celebrates three years of the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton’s ministry with us. Far from just an Anglophilic anthem, Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem is a powerful and dramatic musical setting of the poem with the same title by William Blake that imagines a visit to England by Christ himself during a time of great strife and tumult. The inspiration for Dan Locklair’s five-movement suite,  Rubrics, was the italicized rubrics (instructions) found within the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Finding power within these simple notes, Dan brings them to life in music. The peace may be exchanged is a beautiful, lyric peace-prayer, using the warm string and diapason sounds of the organ. 

Processional Hymn 400, vv. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7    All creatures of our God and King    Lasst uns erfreuen

Sequence Hymn 455    O Love of God, how strong and true    Dunedin

Offertory Anthem    Cantate Domino   Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Words from Psalm 96 and 98

Cantate Domino canticum novum, cantate et benedicite nomini eius,
quia mirabilia fecit. Cantate et exultate et psallite, psallite in cithara
et voce psalmi, quia mirabilia fecit.

O sing unto the Lord a new song, sing and praise his name: for he hath
done marvellous things. Sing, rejoice, and give thanks. Sing to the harp
with a psalm.

The text for this motet is liberally adapted from Psalm 98 and Psalm 96, which are both songs of celebration for God’s victory over the enemies of Israel. Monteverdi’s abbrevation of Psalm 98 focuses on the musical imagery of songs and instruments, and compresses the text into two groups of three verses, each ending with the phrase, “for he has done wonderful things.” This setting is also in six parts with continuo.

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

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

Communion Motet    Ubi caritas    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Closing Hymn 412    Earth and all stars, loud rushing planets    Earth and All Stars


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