Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pentecost 4: July 6, 2014

  • Organ: Elegy (from music for “Richard III”) – Sir William Walton (1902-1983) 
  • Opening Hymn 391 “Sing ye praises” (Arfon Major) 
  • Service Music: 
    • Community Mass – Richard Proulx 
    • Gloria: Hymn 365 (Christchurch) 
  • Psalm 45: 11-18 
  • Gradual Hymn 616 “Father of heaven, whose love profound” (Rivaulx) 
  • Offertory Hymn 508 “I heard the voice of Jesus say” (Kingsfold) 
  • Anthem/Motet: Communion Hymn 61 “As we gather at your table” (Ecce, Deus) 
  • Concluding Hymn 467 “Forth in thy name” (Warrington #474) 
  • Organ: March (from music for “Richard III”) – Sir William Walton (1902-1983) 

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

SS Peter & Paul - June 29 2014

  • Organ: So now as we journey (from 15 Pieces Opus 18) – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971) 
  • Opening 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.
  • Service Music
    • Community Mass – Richard Proulx (Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus) 
    • Gloria: Hymn 365 (Christchurch)
  • Psalm  87 (said responsively) 
  • Gradual Hymn 286 “Give me the wings of faith” (Westminster) 
  • Offertory 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.

    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. 
  • Communion Hymn  85 “Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless” (St. Agnes) 
  • Concluding 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. 
  • Organ: Tu es petrus (Thou art the rock) – Jeanne Demessieux

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

St John the Baptist - June 22, 2014

  • Organ: Prelude in E minor – J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 
  • Opening 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!

    Angels in orders everlasting praise thee,
    God, in thy triune majesty tremendous;
    hark to the prayers we, penitents, upraise thee:
    save and defend us.
  • Service Music: Community Mass – Richard Proulx; Gloria: Hymn 365 (Christchurch) 
  • Psalm  86: 1-10, 16-17 
  • Gradual Hymn 103 “On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry” (Winchester New) 
  • Offertory Hymn 106 “There’s a voice in the wilderness calling” (Ascension) 
  • Anthem/Motet: Communion Hymn 65 “Here, Lord, we take the broken bread” (St. Columba) 
  • Concluding Hymn 385 “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Uttingen) 
  • Organ: Fugue in E minor – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
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Monday, June 9, 2014

St Barnabas Day - 15 June 2014

  • Organ: Meditation, Spring Song, Lullaby and Country Dance – Frank Bridge (Daniel Kushner, violin) 
  • Opening Hymn (Ewing)
  • The Son of Consolation! Of Levi’s priestly line,
    Filled with the Holy Spirit, And fervent faith divine,
    With lowly self-oblation, For Christ an offering meet,
    He laid his earthly riches At the apostles’ feet.

    The Son of Consolation! Drawn near unto his Lord,
    He won the martyr’s glory, And passed to his reward;
    With him is faith now ended, For ever lost in sight,
    But love, made perfect, fills him With praise, and joy, and light.

    The Son of Consolation! Lord, hear our humble prayer,
    That each of us Thy children This bless├Ęd name may bear;
    That we, sweet comfort shedding O’er homes of pain and woe,
    ’Midst sickness and in prisons, May seek Thee here below.

    The Sons of Consolation! O what their bliss shall be
    When Christ the King shall tell them, “Ye did it unto Me!”
    The merciful and loving The Lord of life shall own,
    And as His priceless jewels, Shall set them round His throne.
  • Service Music: 
    • Kyrie, Gloria - John Merbecke
    • Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei – Communion Service in C – John Ireland
  • Psalm 112 (Tone VIII.2)
  • Gospel Alleluia
  • Cantor: 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  (Gonfalon Royal) 
  • The eternal gifts of Christ the King, the apostles' glory, let us sing,
    and all, with hearts of gladness, raise due hymns of thankful love and praise.

    For they the Church's princes are, triumphant leaders in the war,
    in heavenly courts a warrior band, true lights to lighten every land.

    In them the Father's glory shone, in them the will of God the Son,
    in them exults the Holy Ghost, through them rejoice the heavenly host.

    To thee, Redeemer, now we cry, that thou wouldst join to them on high
    thy servants, who this grace implore, for ever and for evermore. Amen.
  • Anthem: Behold, the tabernacle of God – Sir William Harris
  • Behold, the tabernacle of God is with you,
    and the Spirit of God dwelleth within you.
    For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    For the love of whom ye do this day celebrate the joys of the temple
    with a season of festivity. Alleluia.
  • Communion Hymn  286 “Give me the wings of faith” (Westminster)
  • Communion Motet: Panis Angelicus – Claudio Casciolini 
  • 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 (Aurelia)
  • The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ her Lord,
    She is His new creation By water and the Word.
    From heaven He came and sought her To be His holy bride;
    With His own blood He bought her And for her life He died.

    She is from every nation, Yet one o’er all the earth;
    Her charter of salvation, One Lord, one faith, one birth;
    One holy Name she blesses, Partakes one holy food,
    And to one hope she presses, With every grace endued.

    Though with a scornful wonder Men see her sore oppressed,
    By schisms rent asunder, By heresies distressed:
    Yet saints their watch are keeping, Their cry goes up, “How long?”
    And soon the night of weeping Shall be the morn of song!

    ’Mid toil and tribulation, And tumult of her war,
    She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore;
    Till, with the vision glorious, Her longing eyes are blest,
    And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.

    Yet she on earth hath union With God the Three in One,
    And mystic sweet communion With those whose rest is won,
    With all her sons and daughters Who, by the Master’s hand
    Led through the deathly waters, Repose in Eden land.
  • Organ: Chorale Prelude on ‘Old 104th’ – Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
  • Organ: Prologue – Sir William Walton
Music Notes
We’re very happy to welcome violinist Daniel Kushner who is playing music by Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941) before today’s service. Bridge was an English composer and violist whose “Four Short Pieces” were published in 1912 and dedicated to one of his violin students.

John Ireland (1879 –1962), like Frank Bridge, was a student of Sir Charles Stanford. His life was a particularly complicated and probably not very happy one, but he managed to compose a great deal of music, both sacred and secular. Among choirs he is probably best known for the anthem Greater love hath no man, often sung in services that commemorate the victims of war. The hymn tune “My Song Is Love Unknown” is sung in churches throughout the English-speaking world, as is his Communion Service in C major.

During his 28 years as organist of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Sir William Harris (1883-1973) composed several pieces for choir that are still often used throughout the Anglican communion. Today’s anthem was written in 1954 for the opening of the Royal School of Church Music’s new headquarters at Addington Palace, near Croydon, England.

Much of William Walton’s (1902-1983) orchestral music has been transcribed for organ, including the famous “Crown Imperial” coronation march. This morning’s postlude is froma set of three pieces (“A Wartime Sketchbook) Walton composed during World War 2 for a BBC film.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Day of Pentecost - June 8, 2014

  • Two Chorale Preludes on “Komm Gott Schopfer, heiliger Geist” (Come, Holy Ghost) by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Opening Hymn 643 “Holy Spirit, come with power” (Hyfrydol)
  • Service Music: A Community Mass – Richard Proulx
  • Psalm 100
  • O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
    serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
    Be ye sure that the Lord he is God
    it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise
    be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
    For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting
    and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

    Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.
    As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
  • Gospel Alleluia
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Choir: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 645 “Come down, O love divine” (Down Ampney)
  • Anthem: “I’m gonna sing” – Traditional Spiritual arr. by Andre van Ryckeghem
    I'm gonna sing when the Spirit says sing, and obey the Spirit of the Lord. I'm gonna pray when the Spirit says pray, and obey the Spirit of the Lord. I'm gonna shout when the Spirit says shout (Hallelujah!) and obey the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Communion Hymn  635 “Like the murmur of the dove’s song”
  • Concluding Hymn
  • Organ: Chorale Prelude on ‘Old 104th’ – Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

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