October 8, 2017 + The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir; sermon by the Rev’d Bill Eakins.
Guest Organist/Choirmaster: Douglas Johnson
Worship at Home:
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Organ Voluntary Miniatures 8 & 10, from op. 55 Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
Processional Hymn 546 Awake my soul, stretch every nerve Siroë
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn LEVAS 165 I am pressing on the upward way Higher Ground
Offertory Anthem Oculi omnium Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Words: Psalm 144:15
Oculi omnium in te spirant Domine: The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord:
Et tu das illis escam in tempore opportune And thou givest them their meat in due season.
Gloria tibi Domine. Amen. Glory be to thee, O Lord. Amen.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Motet Ave verum corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
In the last few months of his life, Mozart was involved in the composition of the Magic Flute and La Clemenza di Tito. These two very different works were to dominate his last year until embarking upon the unfinished Requiem. On June 17 of 1791, his last year, Mozart took a break to compose the profound and heavenly Ave verum corpus for chorus and strings. This amazing little work is in his most ethereal last manner. Hushed, never going above the softest dynamics, it gives us a picture of an otherworldly peace unlike almost no other work. (Notes courtesy Craig Smith)
Closing Hymn in Procession 525 The church’s one foundation Aurelia
Voluntary Chorale: Gelobt sei Gott im hoechsten Thron Ernst Pepping (1901-1981)