October 4, 2020 + The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Sofia Jones and Erica Shippee, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary The peace may be exchanged from Rubrics Dan Locklair, 1988
Opening Hymn 405 vv. 1, 2, & 4 All things bright and beautiful Royal Oak
Song of Praise Dignus es Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)
Anthem Silent, Surrendered Margaret Rizza (b. 1929)
Words: Pamela Hayes and Margaret Rizza
Sung by the Adult Choir
Silent, surrendered, calm and still, open to the word of God.
Heart humbled to his will, offered is the servant of God.
Come, Holy Spirit, bring us light, teach us, heal us, give us life.
Come, Lord, O let our hearts flow with love and all that is true.
Born in 1929, Margaret Rizza only began to compose in 1997. Since then she has become a major personality in the world of sacred choral music, with substantial sales of both her printed and recorded music, which includes chart topping Taizé chants. All this followed an illustrious career as an opera singer spanning 25 years, under the name Margaret Lensky, working with conductors such as Britten, Stravinsky and Bernstein.
Sanctus Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)
Fraction Anthem Be Known to us, Lord Jesus Gary James (b. 1957)
Closing Hymn 400 vv. 1, 2 & 7 All creatures of our God and King Lasst uns erfreuen
Voluntary Toccata on Great Day Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)
Adolphus Hailstork is an American composer and educator. He grew up in Albany, New York, where he studied violin, piano, organ, and voice. As a child, he joined the choir of the Episcopalian cathedral. From this experience he developed an interest in vocal melodic writing that asserts itself in his choral works and art songs. Hailstork is of African-American ancestry and his works blend musical ideas from both the African-American and European traditions. His principal teachers were H. Owen Reed (Michigan State University), Vittorio Giannini and David Diamond (Manhattan School of Music), Mark Fax (Howard University) and Nadia Boulanger (American Institute at Fontainebleau).