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.

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