“SCRIPTURE AND MUSIC LINKS FOR SUNDAY”
PLUS: 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:  https://prayer.forwardmovement.org
> 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/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp24_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]
Sunday, Oct 20: Pe.19, Pr.24
Hymns / Service Music 10:15 Service
A "Gospel Music"  Sunday!  Where all the hymns and choir items are traditional African-American spirituals - "Amazing Grace" - probably not, but definitely sung in that tradition.
Opening Precious Lord
Wow - this is an amazing audio clip: the composer, Thomas Dorsey, singing his  song - written in the beginning stages of grieving for the loss of his wife and baby in child-birth.  The first comment on this link has the whole story as told by Tommy Dorsey.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HNZNvlhlN4
Hymn of Praise Come, now is the time to worship
Standard "concert venue/style" rendition in a smallish theater setting - but excellently done - powerful.  We'll be using this song as the "Hymn of Praise" throughout October.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBczkmLHdVo
Psalm 121 (Plainsong with Refrain)
Gospel Great is thy faithfulness
Slightly contemporary take on this classic - sung by Israel Houghton, with band & back-up singers - powerful!
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4Tb_B6KGc
Sanctus S-125 Proulx
Back to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Charleston, SC - with a "close-up" view of the choir in the balcony.  Not the happiest looking crew in the world, but they sing with energy and strength.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMR9eaIHkz4

Fraction S-154 Christ our Passover
We continue with not the best there could be, but the only one on YouTube: organ clear, and the congregation in the background - Grace Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, OH.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8bIMIqzwI
Communion 325 Let us break bread together
From Oslo (I'm assuming Norway...): The Oslo Gospel Choir - kind of a smooth Jazz/Gospel version....
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4a-Si0CSCg
Closing 671 Amazing grace
Those frequent visitors to this page know I am a total "sucker" for unaccompanied singing! ….and especially the arrangements by the multi-track artist, SAM ROBSON.  SO - HE HAS DONE "AMAZING GRACE"!!  Absolutely beautiful and stunning!!! Goosebumps galore..... (p.s. If you love this - you can spend an amazing hour or two listening to Sam Robson's items on YouTube - everything from hymns to Michael Jackson to Disney!)
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3j0e0FF4yU
CHOIR
Offertory Steal Away   arr. J. Jennings
Full Choir
The arrangement we are singing was made by a member of the all male choir "CHANTICLEER" - here they are singing it!  You may need to turn up thy speakers....
Listen Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHK6hCJkkPM
Communion I want Jesus to walk with me   arr. Iliff 
Full Choir
We are singing a poignant and wonderfully simplified version published by the RSCM for SATB choir - alas nowhere to be found on the internet!  As an alternate, which has the main tune, here is a great rendition of the Moses Hogan arrangement by the Concert Choir of Wheaton College.  Maybe we'll do this one next!
Listen Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt-v8W1b7z4
ORGAN
Prelude On “I want Jesus to walk with me”   R. Henry
Not a widely known arrangement, so not to be found on the internet. However, very effective organ piece that features this Spiritual.
Postlude Gavotte   S. S. Wesley (1810-1876)
No idea who is playing or where it is being played - but a great rendition of this lively organ piece.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4a-Si0CSCg
ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
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ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
Still playing "catch up" with all the items and new adventures that have begun at the start of the 2019-2020 year - hope to get a "new" item posted soon.