October 27, 2019 + The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Hope Eakins.
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Voluntary from Suite Gothique: Introduction-Choral, Menuet Gothique, Prière à Notre-Dame Léon Boëllmann (1637-1897)
Processional Hymn 665 All my hope on God is founded Michael
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn All to Jesus I surrender I Surrender All
Offertory Anthem O How Amiable Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Text from Psalms 84 and 90
O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!
My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young:
even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house.
They will be alway praising thee.
The glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us;
prosper thou the work of our hands upon us.
O prosper thou our handiwork.
O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem The eyes of all wait upon thee Jean Berger (1909-2002)
Text: Psalm 145: 15, 16
The eyes of all wait upon thee and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Hymn in Procession 680 O God, our help in ages past St. Anne
Voluntary from Suite Gothique: Toccata Léon Boëllmann
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.”