October 21, 2018 + The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d William Eakins.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Three Legends Carson Cooman, 2018
Adagio – Lento molto – Adagio molto, espressivo
Carson Cooman (b. 1982) is a Boston composer with a catalog of hundreds of works in many forms—from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents in venues that range from the stage of Carnegie Hall to the basket of a hot air balloon.
Processional Hymn 665 All my hope on God is founded Michael
The original words of this hymn, “Meine Hoffnung stehet feste,” were written in around 1680 by Joachim Neander. In 1899 these were translated into English by Robert Bridges, who would later become British Poet Laureate. The hymn’s popularity increased when its pairing with the tune Michael by the English composer Herbert Howells became more widely known. Howells’ son, Michael, born in 1925, had died in childhood in 1935 from spinal meningitis. It is believed that shortly after this, in 1936, Howells received a request for a new hymn tune in the morning’s post, and he is said to have written the tune, which he named after his late son, over breakfast.
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn Are ye able Beacon Hill
Offertory Anthem Christ is our cornerstone Noel Rawsthorne (b. 1929)
Words: translated from the Latin by J. Chandler
Christ is our cornerstone, on him alone we build; with his true saints alone
The courts of heaven are filled; on his great love our hopes we place of present grace and joys above.
Here, gracious God, do thou forevermore draw nigh; accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh; in copious shower on all who pray, each holy day, thy blessings pour.
O then with hymns of praise these hallowed courts shall ring; our voices we will raise
The three in one to sing; and thus proclaim in joyful song both loud and long, that glorious name.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem Ave verum corpus William Byrd (1543-1623)
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)
Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.
Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.
Hymn in Procession 580 God, who stretched the spangled heavens Holy Manna
Voluntary Flourish in G Carson Cooman, 2018