Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
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Voluntary Prelude Robert Paoli, 1991
Processional Hymn 556 st. 1-5 Rejoice ye pure in heart! Marion
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Psalm 15 Gregorian Chant sung by the choir
Sequence Hymn 593 Lord, make is servants of your peace Dickinson College
Offertory My eyes for beauty pine Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Words: Robert Bridges (1844-1930)
My eyes for beauty pine; My soul for God’s grace; No other care nor hope is mine;
To heaven I turn my face; One splendour thence is shed from all the stars above;
Tis named when God’s name is said; Tis love, ’tis heavenly love;
And every gentle heart that burns with true desire
Is lit from eyes that mirror part of that celestial fire.
Whether for voices or organ or orchestra, Herbert Howells could most certainly write grand, sweeping musical phrases. As the Youth Choir sings, note the crest of the phrase on the word “eyes” from the outset. The highest note of the first section occurs on the word “heaven” not by accident, indeed. In the middle section, not only does he write another high passage for “heavenly Love,” he even slows down the tempo and harmonic rhythm to make sure we pay close attention to the use of “Love” (capitalized) as an equivalent name for God. He then uses similar tempo and rhythm techniques with the words “celestial fire” at the end with similar sublime effectiveness. (Notes courtesy David Perry Ouzts)
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Anthem Nunc dimittis George Dyson (1883-1964)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation:
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles:
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
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.
Hymn in Procession 438 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! Woodlands
Voluntary Processional Robert Paoli, 1991
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