Sunday, April 12, 2015

Easter 3 - April 19, 2015

  • Organ: Prelude on ‘Rockingham’ – Frederick Silvester
  • Service Music: John Merbecke
  • Hymn 206 “Christ the Lord is risen today”
  • Psalm 4 - Answer me when I call O God ...
  • Gospel Alleluia:
    Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us.
    Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.
  • Hymn 506 “Lord of all hopefulness”
  • Anthem: Christ, being raised from the dead – Keith Bissell
  • Hymn during Communion 70 “Jesus, the joy of loving hearts”
  • Hymn 210 “Yours be the glory”
  • Organ: Fanfare – Kenneth Leighton
Music Notes
Frederick Silvester (1901–1966) was an English-born Canadian organist/choirmaster/administrator who was organist at Church of the Messiah in Toronto before moving to Bloor St. United Church where he presided for almost 30 years before his death. From 1957-1960 Silvester conducted the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and for many years was registrar at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) was a Yorkshireman who became one of the UK’s most celebrated composers of both sacred and secular music. Leighton taught for many years at both Oxford (where he also studied) and Edinburgh universities while at the same time enjoying the patronage of other major composers who championed his music (Vaughan Williams being one).

Keith Bissell (1912-1992) was born in Meaford, ON and died in Newmarket. He worked primarily in the field of music education, starting out as a public school teacher and eventually becoming supervisor of music for the Scarborough Board of Education. Bissell composed a great deal of music, much of it choral. His younger brother (Claude) was president of the University of Toronto during the 1960s.

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