“SCRIPTURE AND MUSIC LINKS FOR SUNDAY”
PLUS: "Andrew's Site of the Week" & Reading & Meditation Suggestions
This page is updated every Wed/Thu during the Choir Year [generally Labor Day weekend thru 2nd Sunday June].
Readings & Meditations [….send me your favorite authors to be included….]

> FORWARD MOVEMENT “Day by Day” [copies of which can be found at the back of the church, the chapel,
and in the office], the link takes you to readings/meditations from previous days; click on "Forward Day by Day" to
see today's selections:  http://prayer.forwardmovement.org/fdbd_archives.php
> JOHN ELDREDGE: http://www.ransomedheart.com/daily-reading/recent 
The potential list of scripture readings for this Sunday can be found here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp24_RCL.html

                                                                            
MUSIC SELECTIONS CHOSEN TO REFLECT THE THEMES AND ACTIONS FOUND IN THE READINGS
[together with links where you can listen to the selections]
10:15 Hymns &
Service Music
 
Open
665 All my hope on God is founded
POWERFUL singing at Westminster Abbey, ten years ago.  Text on screen as sung, a
couple of verses that are in our hymnal omitted.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2oYTtyBSxk
Hymn of Praise
Great is thy faithfulness (vs.1)
Those of you who visit this page regularly know I am always on the look-out for
unaccompanied singing: that individual, amazing creation God has given to each of us
- OUR VOICE - showcased in a beautiful way.  Here is another one!  I think it's the
same voice, singing all the parts, and "overdubbing" the tracks.  You'll also see the
music scroll by - but, it's not just any music!  It's a way of writing notes developed in
the Singing Schools of the USA in the 1700's: Shape Note - which is still used today in
many groups who keep alive this style of singing old American hymns.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhZTPMm6IJs
Psalm
99 - sung to Anglican Chant
Gospel
683 O for a closer walk with God
Unfortunately, the only thing I could find - a piano playing the hymn, with the music
and the verses on the screen.  It appears our hymnal is somewhat unique in using this
tune; there are many examples of this text on YouTube, but different music. 
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxZesDYGd0Y
Sanctus
S-125 Proulx
Back to the setting by Richard Proulx.  An excellent rendition and strong singing in
this video, with the camera pointing at the choir members of St. Peter's Catholic
Church, Columbia, SC.  Unfortunately, their Choir Director never told them to look
at least a LITTLE like they were singing a Hymn of Praise!  It's the standard "choir face
that showeth no emotion no matter what is being sung" modus operandi!
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMR9eaIHkz4
Fraction
S-154 Christ our Passover
Unfortunately, the ONLY one on YouTube with organ + folks singing.  The microphone
is WAY too close to the organ, so it is REALLY loud.  However, you can hear the folks
singing in the background what we will be singing from now thru to the the Sunday
before Advent begins again.  Grace Episcopal, College Hill, Cincinnati, OH.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8bIMIqzwI
Communion
10,000 Reasons - Bless the Lord
The composer of music & text, live in Times Square!  Wonderful video - and a brand
new song for us at St. Michael's.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo--H_yx2vg

711 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Beautidul and simple rendition - single male voice + guitar.  Has an extra verse...
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvte9rcSiZ8
Closing
The Summons
One of the best ones to be found on YouTube: it's one of those BBC broadcasts from a
church in the UK, packed to the gills, with everyone singing with smiles and mouths
wide open - consequently a wonderful rendition!  Text is on the screen as it is sung. 
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv7lnTcuvcU
CHOIR
 
Offertory
King of Glory, King of Peace     C. Cooman (b.1982)  
FULL CHOIR
THE recording from the composer's own website - AWESOME!  Click on the "play" icon
to listen....
Listen: http://carsoncooman.com/music/king-of-glory-king-of-peace/
Communion
O Lord, increase our faith     H. Loosemore (1600?-1670)   
CHAMBER SINGERS
A choral group I have never encountered before: Grex Vocalis. But a strong and
excellent sound!
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev_YJMDl1eY
ORGAN
 
Prelude
Aria   Flor Peeters (1903-1986)   
The organ at St. Paul's Episcopal, Concord, NH.  Good view of the organist's hands in
action on different manuals.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJKSpMNGFAM
Postlude
On “My Jesus calls to me”   J. Brahms (1833-1897)
A rather splendid sounding instrument - a live performance at the Spring 2016 Josh
Ring Performer's Certificate Recital at Northern Illinois University.  Organ built by
Martin Ott, Opus 17 (1983), in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.  Be aware that
there may be some odd breaks in the sound as it plays.  The only other one on
YouTube had lots of background congregation talking.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pny--swn6HI
6 PM MASS
Selections
The 6 PM Service contains somewhat more contemporary music, appropriate to the
themes of the day, the more intimate location (our chapel on the North side of the
main church), and the time of day - mid-evening before we go home to start
preparing for sleep.
Sunday, Oct. 22: Pe.20, Pr.24