April 16, 2017 + The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs with brass and timpani, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
The Adult Choir sings alone at 8:00 a.m.
Worship at Home:
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Full Service Audio:
Voluntary Sonata III in A Major Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Con moto maestoso – Andante tranquillo
Worship begins this Easter with a “resurrection” Sonata by Felix Mendelssohn. It’s opening fugal theme builds in turmoil and intensity, set on top of the hymntune Aus tiefer not (Out of the depths). In the end, however, the clouds are parted in a triumphal hymn, and our antiphonal Trompette en Chamade (which has been silent in worship during the Lenten season) heralds a bright new day.
Introit Break forth into joy! Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
Processional Hymn 207 Jesus Christ is risen today Easter Hymn
Song of Praise 417 This is the feast Festival Canticle
Sequence Hymn 199 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain St. Kevin
Offertory Anthem Hallelujah (Messiah) George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sanctus S125 Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fraction Anthem Christ our Passover Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem Agnus Dei (2010) Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Composed for the Phoenix Chorale, Gjeilo’s Agnus Dei is symphonic in nature, and is one of those pieces where the text is a servant of the music, not the opposite. Images of the Arizona desert bring the text to life, similar to works by Samuel Barber (Adagio) and Elgar (Nimrod from Engima Variations).
Communion Hymn 305 Come, risen Lord Rosedale
Closing Hymn 210 The day of resurrection Ellacombe
Voluntary Toccata (Symphonie V) Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Music: The St. John’s Adult Choir (8:00), The Saint John’s Youth and Adult Choirs (10:30)
Organist/Choirmaster: Scott Lamlein
Assisting Choirmaster: Nicholas Filippides
Trumpeters: Tom Hintz, Jeff Higgins
Timpani: Bill Solomon
Full Sermon Text:
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