November 8, 2020 + The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Sofia Jones and Brendon Gallagher, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary     Chant de Paix (Song of Peace)    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Opening Hymn 620 vv. 1, 2, 5    Jerusalem, my happy home    Land of Rest

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Anthem    Swing low, sweet chariot    Spiritual, arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925)
Sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
A band of angels coming after me
Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down
Sometimes I’m almost to the ground

Alice Parker is a national treasure: America’s reigning queen of choral music. – American Record Guide
My twenty-years’ experience with Robert Shaw, an immersion in folk music of many kinds, has had a profound effect on my own understanding of song. I learned to see each tune as a small universe, setting up its own rules of pitch and rhythm, mood and dance. If I understand that universe, and work within it for my setting, the result is an organic whole that allows the original melody to flourish. – Alice Parker

Sanctus S128     William Mathias

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

Closing Hymn 690    Guide me, O thou great Jehovah    Cwm Rhondda

Voluntary    Postlude on Cwm Rhondda    Paul Manz (1919-2009)

Paul Manz was was an American composer for choir and organ, and a champion of hymn singing.  Manz was most famous for his celebrated hymn festivals. Instead of playing traditional organ recitals, Manz would generally lead a “festival” of hymns from the organ, in which he introduced each hymn with one of his famously creative organ improvisations based on the hymn tune in question. The congregation would then sing the hymn with his accompaniment. 

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