Sunday, May 11, 2008

11 May - Feast of Pentecost

Well. I'm not sure what to do with myself. I only have the one service today as Duke University held their Commencement this morning, so there are no more services at the Duke Episcopal Centre until school starts up again in August. Also, UNC Chapel Hill held their Commencement this morning as well, so there will be no more Compline services until after Labour Day. What a concept - I have a free Sunday afternoon and evening ... to prepare two syllabi for the two summer classes I'm teaching ...

Enough blather. As usual ... my music list for Sunday services.

St. Joseph's Episcopal Church - numbers are out of The Hymnal 1982.

The Feast of Pentecost: Holy Eucharist: Rite II

Prelude: Komm, Heiliger Geist (BuxWV 199, Dietrich Buxtehude)
Pro: 225, Hail thee, festival day! (SALVE FESTE DIES)
Gloria: S-280 (Powell)
Psalm: Ps 104 (recited)
Seq: 228, Holy Spirit, font of light (WEBBE)*
Off: 504, Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS, Mode 8)
Sanctus: S-125, Community Mass (Proulx)
Lord's Prayer: chanted (S-119 in Hymnal 1982)
Fraction Anthem: S-154, New Plainsong (Hurd)
Comm: Gather Comprehensive 463, Veni Sancte Spiritus (Taizé)
Re: 516, Come down, O Love divine (DOWN AMPNEY)
Postlude: Fugue in C Major (BuxWV 174, "Gigue," Buxtehude)

* The text is an English translation of Veni Sancte Spiritus, the Sequence for Pentecost.

Next week will be my busy week, service-wise. I'll be playing the Saturday 5.30 pm Vigil Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, hopefully cantoring the Sunday 7.45 am Mass, also at Immaculate Conception (I hope I hope I hope I hope my singing voice comes back by then!!!), and then playing the 10.30 am service at St. Joseph's. It'll be a Trinity Sunday day. Hmmm.

Maybe I can find some organ voluntaries that will have some mathematical relation to the number 3. One of my organist friends was a Maths. professor at Duke University for many many years, and his postlude was a Bach piece ... I can't remember which any more, something in E-flat major, but he had chosen the piece because it was in 3/4 time, had three flats, and had other motifs sprinkled throughout the piece related to the number three. It was fascinating to hear him go on. When he finished, I almost expected him to declare, "Q.E.D."


Michelle said...

It's nice to find another chemist/musician/Catholic blogger! I have a colleague who is an inorganic chemist and organist...

Lyn F. said...

I suppose it must be the science and music connection. Around these parts, I know of at least three mathematicians (two are retired professors) who are also organists. And one of my fellow professors is a microbiologist, and she also plays the organ.

I'd say we're a wonderful group! Thanks for writing.