September 29, 2019 + The Sixteenth 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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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on Forest Green    Richard Purvis (1917-1992)

From 1947 through 1971, Richard Purvis held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Grace Cathedral, where he helped to form a cathedral school for boys. Upon his retirement from Grace Cathedral, he continued to compose, teach and give recitals into his 70’s. He died on December 25, 1994 at the age of 81. He left a legacy of over 200 works and an uncounted number of choristers, students and satisfied listeners. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Processional Hymn 438    Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!    Woodlands

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

Sequence Hymn 705    As those of old their first fruits brought    Forest Green

Offertory Anthem      Teach me, O Lord    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Words: Psalm 119

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be Known to us, Lord Jesus    Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Motet    Agnus Dei    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.

Hymn in Procession 494    Crown Him with many crowns    Diademata

Voluntary     Prelude in D Major, BWV 532a    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Bach biographer Philipp Spitta (1841-1894) considered the Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532 to be “one of the most dazzlingly beautiful of all the master’s organ works.” Composed in Weimar during Bach’s early years, the work is notable for its charm, drama, and virtuosity of the pedal line. The full work is presented in a series… You’ll need to wait for next Sunday to hear the Fugue!

 

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