April 30, 2017 + The Third Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by Deacon Walter McKenney.

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by Deacon Walter McKenney.

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Voluntary    Aria    Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

This Aria was originated in 1943 as the slow movement of a Sonata for trumpet and piano, and it is still a permanent fixture on exam syllabuses for aspiring young trumpeters. Peeters himself arranged it for organ. The expressive melody unfolds above an accompaniment of soft repeated chords. As in so much of his finest work, there is a simplicity and sincerity in this music that speaks directly to the heart. (Notes courtesy David Gammie)

Processional Hymn 432    O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height    Laudate Dominum

Song of Praise 417    This is the feast   Festival Canticle

Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17    Sung by the choir; Anglican chant by Thomas Pavlechko, 2010

Sequence Hymn 296    We know that Christ is raised and dies no more    Engelberg

Offertory Anthem    They that go down to the sea in ships    Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
Words: Psalm 107:23-30

They that go down to the sea in ships:
and occupy their business in great waters;
These men see the works of the Lord:
and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word the stormy wind ariseth:
which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They are carried up to the heaven,
and down again to the deep:
their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man;
and are at their wits’ end.
So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble:
He delivereth them out of their distress.

For he maketh the storm to cease:
so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they are at rest:
and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

Herbert Sumsion was born in Gloucester, and sang in the choir of the cathedral as a chorister. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists at the age of only 17. He was organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1928 to 1967 and is remembered as a cathedral musician, organist and teacher. They that go down to the sea in ships (1979) was written for the choir of Repton Preparatory School. The piece unfolds with a remarkable economy of material: a rippling, listless organ part suggests the sea, with an attractive solo melody over it; and rising and falling choral writing depicts the movement of the ship and the staggering of its sailors.

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

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

Communion Motet    Ubi caritas    Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Closing Hymn 180    He is risen, he is risen!    Unser Herrscher

Voluntary    Toccata on I Believe This Is Jesus     Spiritual, setting by Dennis Janzer (b. 1954)

Assisting Organist: Kari Miller

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