Sunday, September 22, 2013

St. Michael and All Angels - September 29 2013

  • Organ: Adagio (Trio Sonata #1 in E flat) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 
  • Opening Hymn 272 “Christ, the fair glory of the Holy Angels” (Coelites Plaudant) 
  • Service Music: 
  • Kyrie, Gloria – New Plainsong – David Hurd 
  • Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei - Holy Trinity Service – Christopher Tambling 
  • Psalm 103: 19-22 (Tone VIII.2) 
  • Gospel Alleluia 
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantor: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia 
  • Offertory Hymn 320 “Ye watchers and ye holy ones” (Lasst uns erfreuen) 
  • Anthem: Te Deum Laudamus – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 
The text of the anthem is the same as that used at Morning Prayer: “We praise Thee, O God, we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord .........” 
  • Communion Hymn (Panis vitae) 
Thee, O Christ, the Father's splendor, life and virtue of the heart,
in the presence of the angels sing we now with tuneful art,
mostly in alternate chorus bearing our responsive part.

Thus we praise with veneration all the armies of the sky;
chiefly him, the warrior Primate, of celestial chivalry,
Michael, who in princely virtue cast Abaddon from on high.

By whose watchful care repelling--
King of everlasting grace-- every ghostly adversary,
all things evil, all things base,
grant us of thine only goodness in thy paradise a place.

Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,ever Three and ever One,
consubstantial, co-eternal, while unending ages run. While unending ages run.
  • Communion Motet: Panis Angelicus – Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760)
Bread of Angels, made the bread of men; The Bread of heaven puts an end to all symbols: A thing wonderful! The Lord becomes our food: poor, a servant, and humble. We beseech Thee, Godhead One in Three That Thou wilt visit us, as we worship Thee, lead us through Thy ways, We who wish to reach the light in which Thou dwellest. Amen. 
  • Concluding Hymn “Angel voices, ever singing” 
Angel-voices ever singing Round thy throne of light,
Angel-harps, for ever ringing, Rest not day or night;
Thousands only live to bless thee, And confess thee Lord of might.

Thou who art beyond the farthest Mortal eye can scan,
Can it be that thou regardest Songs of sinful man?
Can we know that thou art near us And wilt hear us? Yea, we can.

Yea, we know that thou rejoicest O'er each work of thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices For thy praise design;
Craftsman's art and music's measure For thy pleasure All combine.

In thy house, great God, we offer Of thine own to thee;
And for thine acceptance proffer, All unworthily,
Hearts and minds and hands and voices, In our choicest Psalmody.

Honor, glory, might and merit, Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Blessed Trinity!
Of the best that thou hast given Earth and heaven Render thee. 
  • Organ: Sortie – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)

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