April 16, 2017 + The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter D

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs with brass and timpani, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs with brass and timpani, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

The Adult Choir sings alone at 8:00 a.m.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Sonata III in A Major   Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Con moto maestoso  –  Andante tranquillo

Worship begins this Easter with a “resurrection” Sonata by Felix Mendelssohn. It’s opening fugal theme builds in turmoil and intensity, set on top of the hymntune Aus tiefer not (Out of the depths). In the end, however, the clouds are parted in a triumphal hymn, and our antiphonal Trompette en Chamade (which has been silent in worship during the Lenten season) heralds a bright new day.

Introit    Break forth into joy!    Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Processional Hymn 207    Jesus Christ is risen today   Easter Hymn

Song of Praise 417    This is the feast   Festival Canticle

Sequence Hymn 199   Come, ye faithful, raise the strain     St. Kevin

Offertory Anthem   Hallelujah (Messiah)   George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Fraction Anthem   Christ our Passover    Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    Agnus Dei (2010)    Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Composed for the Phoenix Chorale, Gjeilo’s Agnus Dei is symphonic in nature, and is one of those pieces where the text is a servant of the music, not the opposite. Images of the Arizona desert bring the text to life, similar to works by Samuel Barber (Adagio) and Elgar (Nimrod from Engima Variations). 

Communion Hymn 305   Come, risen Lord   Rosedale

Closing Hymn 210   The day of resurrection   Ellacombe

Voluntary    Toccata (Symphonie V)    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Music: The St. John’s Adult Choir (8:00), The Saint John’s Youth and Adult Choirs (10:30)
Organist/Choirmaster: Scott Lamlein
Assisting Choirmaster: Nicholas Filippides
Trumpeters: Tom Hintz, Jeff Higgins
Timpani: Bill Solomon

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