|Hymns / Service Music|
|Opening||7 Christ, whose glory fills the skies
A place we've visited before: Second Presbyterian, Indianapolis, IN. Strong singing and a video of the congregation. Text link given.
|Hymn of Praise||Shout to the Lord
A video from Hillsong - powerful and enthusiastic singing of this classic - from the 90's. Interesting views from the stage out to the congregation in places...
|Psalm||Psalm 36:5-10 - said|
|Gospel||Carol of the Epiphany
(CHECK OUT -the "New & Review" video below - demos this song)
We'll be singing this for the next 4 Sundays as a kind of "Epiphany 10:15 Theme Song". Not the most well-known song from IONA, so I did not expect to find this - but, University Presbyterian Church, Austin TX, sang this at a Christmas service in 2014. It is done very dramatically with solo voices and "tempo rubato" in every verse. We will sing this in strict tempo for each verse - no stopping and starting as you hear in the link; also, everyone will sing every verse - no solos.
|Sanctus||S-125 A setting by Richard Proulx
A typical view of a standard parish church choir - St. Peter's Catholic Church, Columbia, SC. Alas, the concept of "look somewhat interested in what you are singing" has not been imparted to this crew! However, strong singing....
|Fraction||S-170 Whoever eats this bread
Our Fraction anthem for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Again, the only one on YouTube seems to be from a Eucharist held at someone's house. However, clear singing, and the music & text is on the screen.
|Communion||Eat this bread
We've seen/heard this guy before - a Chris Brunelle singing solo and playing guitar. Clear text and well-sung.
|Closing||371 Thou, whose almighty word
The pageantry and splendor of Westminster Abbey, UK, worship celebrating what was a powerful day this past November 11 - the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. Looks like the opening hymn with HM the Queen and family, plus multiple Bishops arriving. I had to turn the speakers WAAAYYY up to hear this with the strength it needs. Text on the screen as sung. Great video of the Abbey.
|Offertory||Draw us in the Spirits tether H. Friedell (1905-1958)
The St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Choir, Coral Gables, FL - the one I always use. Good sound & rendition, and a great video of an Episcopal, Florida choir!
|Communion||Holy is the true light G.Near (b.1942)
The St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO, Cathedral Choir. Not much to look at as audio only - but an excellent, powerful, and expressive rendition.
|Postlude||TBD - played by Assistant Director of Music|
|Postlude||Trumpet Tune & Bell Symphony H. Purcell (1659-1695)
Could not find these paired together - so two videos, both using organ only, as will be heard on Sunday. The 2nd one - interesting rendition, gradually increasing volume on the repeat.
Trumpet Tune - Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCJETwOb7U
Bell Symphony - Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0QgzyLISkQ