April 2, 2017 + The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by Wesley Winterbottom.

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by Wesley Winterbottom.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Brahms is hardly known for his organ music, and indeed he wrote very little of it – an hour’s worth in total, a mere five works. Yet the Lutheran music he grew up with exerted a major influence on him and his compositions. The 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 constituted Brahms’s very last work, although they were not published until 1902. Among these is found this elegiac setting of the familiar hymn-tune Herzliebster Jesu, with musical suspensions reminiscent of Christ’s pain on the cross.

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 151    From deepest woe I cry to thee    Aus tiefer Not

Offertory Anthem    Out of the depths    Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
Words: Psalm 130, found at Hymn 151

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    Lay up for yourselves    Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Words: Matthew 6: 20-21

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
And where thieves do not break through and steal.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Post-communion Anthem     Rejoice in the Lord always     Traditional
Children’s Choir

Hymn in Procession 665    All my hope on God is founded    Michael

The timeless words of this great hymn were written in 1680 by Joachim Neander (who also brought us Praise to the Lord, the almighty). The hymn’s popularity increased in the 20th century when its pairing with a tune Michael by the English composer Herbert Howells became more widely known. Howells’ son, Michael, born in 1925, had died in childhood in 1935 from spinal meningitis. It is believed that shortly after this, in 1936, Howells received a request for a new hymn tune in the morning’s post, and he is said to have written the tune, which he named after his late son, over breakfast.

Voluntary    Agincourt hymn    John Dunstable (c. 1390-1453)

Children’s Choir Directors: Daaé Ransom, Katherine Foust

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