Friday, May 30, 2008

Centennial Celebration Weekend - St. Joseph's Episcopal Church

Yesterday, Thursday 29th, marked the beginning of a weekend of celebration for St. Joseph's Episcopal Church. This weekend was designated the Centennial Celebration Weekend, concluding with a visit from Bishop William Gregg on Sunday.

The celebration began with a service, which used essentially the same line-up of music that was used for the 8 May service. Here is the service music; the numbers are out of The Hymnal 1982.

Prelude: Sinfonia (from Cantata 156; J. S. Bach)
Pro: 289, Our Father, by whose servants our house was built of old (WOLVERCOTE)
Trisagion: S-100, New Plainsong (Hurd)
Psalm: Ps 84 (recited)
Seq: 522, Glorious things of thee are spoken (AUSTRIA)
Off: 260, Come now, and praise the humble saint (TALLIS' ORDINAL)
Sanctus: S-130, Deutsche Messe (Schubert)
Lord's Prayer: chanted (S-119 in Hymnal 1982)
Fraction Anthem: S-169 (Urwin)
Simple Gifts (A. Copland): Lisa Miller, mezzo-soprano; Dolores Brine, soprano
Gather Comprehensive 749, In Christ there is a table set for all (CENEDIUS)
Re: 525, The Church's one foundation (AURELIA)
Postlude: Air from the Water Music (G. F. Handel)

Silly me managed to misplace my organ shoes, so I ended up playing barefooted. Never again. That was way uncomfortable.

1 comment:

Brian Michael Page said...

Love that AUSTRIA tune. Too bad the few Catholic hymnals left that have "Glorious things of thee..." in them now use ABBOT'S LEIGH instead (Abbot's Leigh IS a nice tune in itself, but Austria works better with GTOTAS, IMO).