Monday, June 24, 2013

St. Peter and St. Paul (Canada Day Weekend) - June 30 2013

Peter Dunphy, guest organist
  • Organ: Premier livre d'orgue: 6. Récit - Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751) (Peter Dunphy, organist) 
  • Opening Hymn (Darwell #365)
Thou art the Christ, O Lord, the Son of God most high!
For ever be adored that Name in earth and sky,
in which, though mortal strength may fail, the saints of God at last prevail!
O surely he was blest with blessedness unpriced,
who, taught of God, confessed the Godhead in the Christ!
For of thy Church, Lord, thou didst own thy saint a true foundation-stone.
Thrice fallen, thrice restored! The bitter lesson learned,
that heart for thee, O Lord, with triple ardor burned.
The cross he took he laid not down until he grasped the martyr's crown.
O bright triumphant faith, O courage void of fears!
O love most strong in death, O penitential tears!
By these, Lord, keep us lest we fall, and make us go where thou shalt call. 
  • Psalm 87 (said responsively) 
  • Offertory Hymn (Morning Light #461)
From all thy saints in warfare, for all thy saints at rest,
to thee, O bless-ed Jesus, all praises be addressed;
thou, Lord, didst win the battle, that they might conquerors be;
their crowns of living glory are lit with rays from thee. 
Praise for thy great apostle, the eager and the bold;
thrice falling, yet repentant, thrice charged to keep thy fold.
Lord, make thy pastors faithful to guard their flocks from ill,
and grant them dauntless courage, with humble, earnest will.
Then praise we God the Father, and praise we God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit, eternal Three in One;
till all the ransomed number fall down before the throne,
and honor, power, and glory, ascribe to God alone.
  • The National Anthem (following announcements and before concluding hymn)
  • Concluding Hymn (Ewing #278) 
By all your saints still striving For all your saints at rest,
Your holy name, O Jesus, Forevermore be blest!
You rose, our King victorious, That they might wear the crown
And ever shine in splendor Reflected from your throne.
We praise you for St. Peter, we praise you for St. Paul.
They taught both Jew and Gentile that Christ is all in all.
To cross and sword they yielded and saw the kingdom come:
O God, your two apostles won life through martyrdom.
Then let us praise the Father And worship God the Son
And sing to God the Spirit, Eternal Three in One,
Till all the ransomed number Who stand before the throne,
Ascribe all power and glory And praise to God alone.
  • Organ: Premier livre d'orgue: 1. Plein Jeu - Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nativity of St. John the Baptist - June 23 2013

Peter Dunphy, guest organist
  •  Organ: Chorale Prelude, ʺLiebster Jesu, wir sind hier“, BWV 731 - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)  
  • Opening Hymn 103 “On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry” 
  • Psalm 85: 7-13 (said responsively) 
  • Offertory Hymn (Iste Confessor #364)
Let thine example, holy John, remind us,
ere we can meetly sing thy deeds of wonder,
hearts must be chastened, and the bonds that bind us
broken asunder! 
Lo! a swift Angel, from the skies descending,
tells to thy father what shall be thy naming;
all thy life's greatness to its bitter ending
duly proclaiming. 
But when he doubted what the Angel told him,
came to him dumbness to confirm the story;
at thine appearing, healed again behold him,
chanting thy glory! 
Oh! what a splendor and a revelation
came to each mother, at thy joyful leaping,
greeting thy Monarch, King of every nation,
in the womb sleeping. 
Angels in orders everlasting praise thee,
God, in thy triune majesty tremendous;
hark to the prayers we, penitents, upraise thee:
save and defend us. 
Words: Paulus Diaconus, eighth century; trans. Richard Ellis Roberts, 1906
  • Concluding Hymn 106 “There’s a voice in the wilderness calling” 
  • Organ: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 559 - J. S. Bach (1685-1750) 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

St. Barnabas’ Day - June 16 2013

  •  Pre-service music played by Daniel Kushner, violin and Neil Houlton, organ
  • “Cavatina” – John Ireland (1879-1962) “Sursum corda” – Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) “Sonata #5 in g minor (first movement - Adagio)” – Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
  • Opening Hymn (Old 100th) “Let the round world with songs rejoice”
  • Service Music: John Merbecke (Kyrie, Gloria, Creed) Walter MacNutt (Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei from ‘Missa brevis in D’)
  • Psalm 112
  • Gospel Alleluia
    Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    Cantor: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: and hath great delight in his commandments.
    All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn (Ewing) “The Son of Consolation!”
  • Anthem: “Laudamus Te” (from ‘Gloria’) – Francis Poulenc
    Laudamus te, benedicimus te,adoramus te, glorificamus te;
    Gratias agimus, agimus tibi, propter magnam gloriam tuam.

    We praise Thee, we bless Thee, We adore Thee, we glorify Thee.
    We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory.
  • During Communion: “Chosen Tune” – Herbert Howells (1892-1983) (Daniel Kushman, violin)
  • Communion Hymn (Gonfalon Royal) “The eternal gifts of Christ the King”
  • Communion Motet: “O taste and see” – Ralph Vaughan Williams
    O taste and see how gracious the Lord is. Blessed is the man who trusteth in Him. (Psalm 34:8)
  • Concluding Hymn (Aurelia) “The Church’s one foundation”
  • Organ: “Sortie in E flat” – Louis James Alfred Lefebure-Wely (1817-1869)
Music Notes

A warm welcome this morning to violinist Daniel Kushman who is playing before the service and during communion. Daniel is a member of St. Barnabas’ parish who attends the 9 am service.

Francis Poulenc was born in Paris in 1899. During the 1920s and 1930s he developed a reputation as the light-hearted bad boy of French music, but following the grisly death of a composer acquaintance in a car accident Poulenc turned to the Roman Catholic church for solace. He wrote his first sacred work in 1936 (Litanies of the Black Madonna) and continued to find inspiration in religious texts until his death in 1963.

Poulenc composed the Gloria in 1959 and 1960 with the first performance given on January 20, 1961 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is a setting, in Latin, of the Gloria which we sing each week at our eucharist. In a tribute written after Poulenc’s death, the American composer Ned Rorem called Poulenc “a whole man always interlocking soul and flesh, sacred and profane.” That duality is the heart of the radiant and moving Gloria, in which we find Poulenc at his most reflective and touching. The jauntier sections, such as the saucy Laudamus te which the choir is singing today, with its dance-hall rhythms and off-kilter text settings, have always surprised those listeners who expect a more devout kind of joy. Poulenc said he was simply reminded of a favourite fifteenth-century fresco by Benozzo Bozzoli in Florence’s Palazzo Ricardi, in which the angels stick their tongues out at one another.

Visit St. Barnabas website: |  Sunday Services:
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sung Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sunday School

Pentecost 3 - June 9 2013

  • Organ: Magnificat primi toni #1 – Johann Pachelbel
  • Opening Hymn 381 “Praise, my soul, the King of heaven”
  • Service Music: New Plainsong – David Hurd
  • Psalm 146 (Tone VIII.2)
  • Gospel Alleluia
    Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    Cantor: The Lord opens the eyes of the blind / the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down: the Lord loves the righteous.
    All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 335 “How shall I sing that majesty”
  • Anthem: “Like as the hart” – Herbert Howells
  • Communion Hymn 556 “O for a closer walk”
  • Concluding Hymn 391 “Sing ye praises to the Father”
  • Organ: Magnificat Primi Toni #5 – Johann Pachelbel
Music Notes
Next Sunday, our patronal festival, there will be a short recital of pre-service music with violinist Daniel Kushman, starting at approximately 10:15 am. Daniel is a member of our parish who attends the 9 o’clock service and we look forward to welcoming him on this important event in our parish life. Please plan to arrive early and prepare yourself for worship by listening to contemplative music.

Visit St. Barnabas website: |  Sunday Services:
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sung Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sunday School

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pentecost 2 - June 2 2013

  • Organ: Ein feste Burg (God is our fortress) – Johann Pachelbel
  • Opening Hymn 526 “God is our fortress and our rock”
  • Service Music: New Plainsong – David Hurd
  • Psalm 96 (Tone VIII.2)
  • Gospel Alleluia
    Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
    Cantor: Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 451 “King of love, O Christ, we crown you”
  • Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré
    Word of God, one with the Most High,
    in Whom alone we have our hope,
    Eternal Day of heaven and earth,
    We break the silence of the peaceful night;
    Saviour Divine, cast your eyes upon us!
    Pour on us the fire of your powerful grace,
    That all hell may flee at the sound of your voice;
    Banish the slumber of a weary soul,
    That brings forgetfulness of your laws!
    O Christ, look with favour upon your faithful people
    Now gathered here to praise you;
    Receive their hymns offered to your immortal glory;
    May they go forth filled with your gifts.
  • Communion Hymn 56 “I am the bread, the bread of life”
  • Concluding Hymn 577 “God of grace and God of glory”
  • Organ: Ein feste Burg (God is our fortress) - Johann Gottfried Walther

Visit St. Barnabas website: |  Sunday Services:
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sung Eucharist  |  10:30 am - Sunday School