Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter 3 – Baptism - May 4 2014

  • Organ:  “Prelude on St. Botolph” – Eugene Hill 
  • Opening Hymn 481 “May the grace of Christ our Saviour” (Halton Holgate) 
  • Service Music: Holy Trinity Service – Christopher Tambling 
  • Psalm 116: 1-3, 10-17 (Tone II.1) 
  • Hymn before Baptism  (Tune: Franconia) (Text: Anon) 
  • Jesus, our Lord and King, To You our praises rise;
    To You our bodies we present, A living sacrifice.

    Now justified by grace, And made alive to God,
    Formed for Yourself to show Your praise, We sound Your love abroad.

    As dead indeed to sin, We rise to walk anew,
    Henceforth, as not our own, but Yours, We follow only You.

    Baptized into Your death, With You again we rise,
    To newness of a life of faith, To new and endless joys. 
  • Gospel Alleluia
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Choir:  Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.
Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 364 “Splendour and honour” (Iste Confessor) 
  • Anthem: “Draw us in the Spirit’s tether” – Harold Friedell 
    Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; For when humbly, in thy name,
    Two or three are met together, Thou art in the midst of them:
    Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

    As the faithful used to gather In the name of Christ to sup,
    Then with thanks to God the Father Break the bread and bless the cup,
    Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up.

    All our meals and all our living Make as sacraments of thee,
    That by caring, helping, giving, We may true disciples be.
    Alleluya! Alleluya! We will serve thee faithfully.
  • Communion (St. Botolph)  
  • O Jesus, King most wonderful, Thou Conqueror renowned,
    Thou Sweetness most ineffable, In Whom all joys are found!

    When once Thou visitest the heart, Then truth begins to shine,
    Then earthly vanities depart, Then kindles love divine.

    O Jesus, Light of all below, Thou Fount of life and fire,
    Surpassing all the joys we know, And all we can desire!

    Thy wondrous mercies are untold, Through each returning day;
    Thy love exceeds a thousand fold, Whatever we can say.

    May every heart confess Thy Name; And ever Thee adore;
    And seeking Thee, itself inflame, To seek Thee more and more.

    Thee may our tongues forever bless; Thee may we love alone;
    And ever in our lives express The image of Thine own.
  • Concluding Hymn 377 “To the name of our salvation” (Oriel) 
  • Organ: “Rigadoun” – André Campra (1660-1744) 
Music Notes:
Composer, organist and choirmaster Harold Friedell (1905-1958), a native of New York state, is perhaps best known for his anthem “Draw us in the Spirit’s tether.” Friedell took his first job as organist at age sixteen. He studied at Juilliard – later taking a teaching post there – and held positions as 
organist/choirmaster as well as being an important figure in the development of the American Guild of Organists. Friedell’s last position was at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopalian Church in New York City. He died at the age of 53, leaving behind a body of around 100 works, including many anthems, hymn tunes and organ pieces.
André Campra was born in Aix-en-Provence and became one of the leading opera composers of the very late 17th and early 18th centuries. Between 1694 and 1700 he was music director of Notre Dame in Paris and it was during this time that Campra’s interests turned to composing for the theatre. His first works in this genre had to be published under his brother’s name, however, to avoid creating a scandal within the church; but another minor scandal resulted from his introduction of stringed instruments into the services at Notre Dame, something which had never been done before. A rigadoun, incidentally, is a sprightly 17th-century French folk dance for couples. Traditionally, the folkdance was associated with provinces in southern France, and it became popular as a court dance during the reign of Louis XIV. 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2 - April 27 2014

  • Organ: “Air and Gavotte” – Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1766 - 1837) 
  • Opening Hymn 220 “Christ is risen” (All Saints) 
  • Service Music: Holy Trinity Service – Christopher Tambling 
  • Psalm 16 (to be read responsively) 
  • Gospel Alleluia
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Choir:  Jesus said: “You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 206 “Christ the Lord is risen today” (Llanfair) 
  • Anthem: “Christ the Lord is risen again” – Philip Stopford (born 1977) 
  • Communion Hymn 74 “For the bread which you have broken” (Omni die dic Maria) 
  • Concluding Hymn 210 “Yours be the glory” (Maccabeus) 
  • Organ: “Toccata in E minor” – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Day - April 20 2014

  • Organ: 
    • Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (Today the Son of God triumphs) BWV 630 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 
    • Andante (from ‘Organ Concerto in g Op. 4 No. 1’) – G. F. Handel (1685-1758)
  • Opening Hymn 203 “Christ the Lord is risen today” (Easter Hymn)
  • Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
    our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
    who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
    suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

    Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
    unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
    who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
    sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

    But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
    our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
    now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
    where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
  • Introit: “Terra tremuit” – William Byrd (1539/40-1623)
    The earth trembled and was still, when God arose in judgment, alleluia.
  • Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 (Tone VI)
  • Gospel Alleluia
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Choir: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
therefore let us keep the feast.
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 205 “The day of resurrection” (Ellacombe)
  • The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad;
    the Passover of gladness, the Passover of God.

    From death to life eternal, from earth unto the sky,
    our Christ hath brought us over, with hymns of victory.

    Our hearts be pure from evil, that we may see aright
    the Lord in rays eternal of resurrection light;

    and listening to his accents, may hear so calm and plain
    his own "All hail!" and, hearing, may raise the victor strain.

    Now let the heavens be joyful! Let earth her song begin!
    The round world keep high triumph, and all that is therein!

    Let all things seen and unseen their notes in gladness blend,
    for Christ the Lord is risen, our joy that hath no end.
  • Anthem: “Hallelujah, Amen” (from ‘Judas Maccabeus’) – G. F. Handel (1685-1758)
  • Hallelujah, Amen,
    O Judah, rejoice, in songs divine,
    With cherubim and seraphim harmonious join.
  • Communion Hymn 48 “Let all mortal flesh keep silence” (Picardy)
  • Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
    ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand
    Christ our God to us approacheth, our full homage to demand.

    King of kings, yet born of Mary, as of old on earth he stood,
    Lord of lords, in human vesture, in the body and the blood,
    he will give to all the faithful his own self for heavenly food.

    Rank on rank the host of heaven spreads its vanguard on the way,
    as the Light of light descendeth from the realms of endless day,
    that the powers of hell may vanish as the darkness clears away.

    At his feet the six-wing-ed seraph, cherubim, with sleepless eye,
    veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry,
    “Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, Lord most high!”
  • Communion Motet: “Now the green blade rises” – 15th C. French, arranged by Martin Shaw
  • The text of this carol can be found at #237 in the blue hymnbook.
  • Closing Hymn 216 “Ye choirs of new Jerusalem” (St. Fulbert)
  • Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, your sweetest notes employ,
    the Paschal victory to hymn in strains of holy joy.

    For Judah's Lion bursts his chains, crushing the serpent's head;
    and cries aloud through death's domains to wake the imprisoned dead.

    Devouring depths of hell their prey at his command restore;
    his ransomed hosts pursue their way where Jesus goes before.

    Triumphant in his glory now to him all power is given;
    to him in one communion bow all saints in earth and heaven.

    All glory to the Father be, all glory to the Son,
    all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee, while endless ages run.

  • Organ: Chorale Prelude on ‘O mensch bewein’ – J.S. Bach

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  • Organ: Chorale Prelude on ‘Erhalt uns Herr’ – Dietrich Buxtehude
  • Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Palm Sunday - April 13 2014

    • Processional Hymn 181 “All glory, laud and honour”
    • Offertory Hymn 187 “As royal banners are unfurled”
    • Communion Hymn 189 “Alone thou goest forth, O Lord”
    • Communion Motet: Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé

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  • Organ: Chorale Prelude on ‘Erhalt uns Herr’ – Dietrich Buxtehude