November 19, 2017 + The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth & Adult Choirs; sermon by The Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Organ Voluntary   Variations on St. Anne    Christa Rakich, 2011

Processional Hymn 680    O God, our help in ages past    St. Anne

Song of Praise     This land is your land     Woody Guthrie, 1940
The St. John’s Youth Orchestra

Sequence Hymn   For the fruit of all creation     Ar hyd y nos

Offertory Anthem    I will sing with the spirit    David Goodenough, 2006
Words: 1 Corinthians 14: 15; Psalm 96: 1

This piece is a setting of the Royal School of Church Music motto, I will sing with the spirit and also with the understanding, paired with Psalm 96:1: O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord all the earth.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166  Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Communion Motet     Locus iste    Paul Mealor, 2009
Words: Latin gradual for the dedication of a church
Elizabeth Proteau, soloist

Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum, irreprehensibilis est.
This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach.

Paul Mealor has been described as “the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias” (New York Times, 2001) and his music is “marked by something outside of himself that is beautifully spatial and evocative of landscape… it illuminates both our past and our future” (The Guardian, 2011). Gaining international prominence after his setting of Ubi caritas was premiered at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Paul Mealor has written some of the most beautiful and challenging choral music in the repertoire.

Closing Hymn in Procession 290    Come, ye thankful people, come    St. George’s, Windsor

Voluntary    Toccata in F    Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

 

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