Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Helen Moore.
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Assisting Organist: Kari Miller
Préambule Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Prelude on Lonesome Valley Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Kyrie eleison S-84 Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor
Lent brings us an opportunity for deeper reflection, as we take a break from musical fanfares and descants, and replace them with a silent procession and meditative chant. The service music that we will sing during Lent is all from the Gregorian Missal; both the Sanctus and Agnus Dei were famously set in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.
Sequence Hymn 142 Lord, who throughout these forty days St. Flavian
Offertory Anthem Kyrie eleison (Messe Solennelle) Louis Vierne
Sanctus Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme
Agnus Dei Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme
Communion Anthem Surely he hath borne our griefs Karl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759)
Words: Isaiah 53:4
In what is probably the best-loved Old Testament prophecy of Christ’s suffering, the prophet reveals the infamous role of the people in the unfolding drama of the Crucifixion: We were not attracted to him… We hid our faces from him… We thought him under God’s righteous judgement… We have each gone astray. It is in this context that the prophet sets the record straight. Christ is not guilty in the least: “Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.” Then Isaiah asserts – and here we can imagine his utter astonishment – that by his scourging we are healed. Graun depicts the grief and sorrow in this text by the use of melisma (one word, many notes) on the words grief and sorrow, chromaticism (half-step movement), and dissonance. The poignant resolution at the end of the work reminds us that the scourging is not in vain. Indeed, by it we are healed.
Hymn in Procession 690 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah Cwm Rhondda
Voluntary Toccata in D minor Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
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