November 26, 2017 + The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir; sermon by Hugh Bryant.

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Organ Voluntary   Partita on Diademata    Charles Callahan, 1991

Processional Hymn 494    Crown him with many crowns    Diademata

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Psalm 95:1-7   Hymnal S3   Venite, exultemus

Sequence Hymn 614    Christ is the Kng!    Christus Rex

Offertory Anthem   Jubilate Deo   Richard Purvis, 1943
Words: Psalm 100

Oh be joyful, joyful in the Lord, all ye Lands,
Serve the Lord with gladness
And come before His presence with a song,
Be ye sure that the Lord He is God,
it is He that hath made us an not we ourselves
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture,
Oh go your way into His gates with thanksgiving
and into His courts with praise
Be thankful, thankful unto Him,
and speak good of His name.
For the Lord is gracious
His mercy is everlasting
And His truth endureth
from generation to generation
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning
is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    O taste and see    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Words from Psalm 34
Emma Evica, soprano soloist

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is. Blessed is the man that trusteth in him!

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) is regarded as the greatest English composer since Purcell (who died in 1695—a long time in between “greats”). His compositions span the entire breadth of styles and genres, from symphonies and oratorios to folksong collections. He served as editor of the 1906 English Hymnal, with Percy Dearmer. The spirit of the Sussex folksongs he knew and loved permeates the music of the brief motet, “O Taste and See,” which has become a perennial favorite.

Post-communion Anthem    Great is thy faithfulness    William Runyan (1870-1957)
Words: Thomas Chisholm  (1866-1960)
Cleveland Williams, soloist

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Closing Hymn in Procession 544    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun    Duke Street

Voluntary   Toccata    Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Belgian organist and composer Flor Peeters was perhaps one of the most prominent composers of organ music during the twentieth century. He was close friends with fellow organist and composer, Charles Tournemire and received Cesar Franck’s organ console from Saint Clotilde upon his death. When the Germans attacked both Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940, Peeters, though his passport had been revoked due to his refusal to perform for the Germans, continued to travel across the border to teach at Tilburg and surreptitiously deliver secret messages. (Notes courtesy Emily Solomon)


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