November 1, 2020 + All Saints Sunday
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Erica Shippee, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Marche Funèbre Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade was a French composer and pianist. In 1913, she was awarded the Légion d’Honneur, a first for a female composer. Her first experiments in composition took place in very early days, and in her eighth year she played some of her music to Georges Bizet, who was much impressed with her talents. She gave her first concert when she was eighteen, and from that time on her work as a composer gained steadily in favor. She wrote mostly character pieces for piano, and salon songs, almost all of which were published.
Opening Hymn 287 v. 1-4 For all the saints, who from their labors rest Sine Nomine
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Anthem Pie Jesu from Requiem Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Erica Shippee, soloist
Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem.
Dona eis requiem sempiternam requiem.
Merciful Jesus, Lord, grant them rest.
Grant them rest, eternal rest.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Closing Hymn 293 I sing a song of the saints of God Grand Isle
Voluntary Toccata from Suite Gothique Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
During the sixteen years of his professional life, Boëllmann composed about 160 pieces in all genres. Faithful to the style of Franck and an admirer of Saint-Saëns, Boëllmann yet exhibits a turn-of-the-century Post-romantic esthetic, which especially in his organ works, demonstrates “remarkable sonorities.” His best-known composition is Suite gothique (1895), now a staple of the organ repertoire, especially its concluding Toccata, a piece “of moderate difficulty but brilliant effect,” with a dramatic minor theme and a rhythmic emphasis that made it popular even in Boëllmann’s own day. Before his untimely death at age 35, Boëllmann became known as “a dedicated teacher, trenchant critic, gifted composer and successful performer…who coaxed pleasing sounds out of recalcitrant instruments.”