“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:  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/YearC_RCL/Epiphany/CEpi2_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, Jan 20: Epiphnay 2
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. 
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j4LGv5wu6A
Listen: https://hymnary.org/text/christ_whose_glory_fills_the_skies
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...
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_aIauL2xKA
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.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TXDvVRnnlA
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....
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMR9eaIHkz4
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.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdOo2LYdXK4
Communion Eat this bread
We've seen/heard this guy before - a Chris Brunelle singing solo and playing guitar.  Clear text and well-sung.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_QTrePmuLg
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.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs255M8e77k
CHOIR
Offertory Draw us in the Spirits tether   H. Friedell (1905-1958)        
Full Choir
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!
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PFsGVOORtk
Communion Holy is the true light   G.Near (b.1942)
Chamber Singers
The St. John's Cathedral, Denver, CO, Cathedral Choir. Not much to look at as audio only - but an excellent, powerful, and expressive rendition.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQCioDoKbiM
ORGAN
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

ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
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ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
Sunday, Jan 20 and the next 3 Sundays: Gospel Hymn - Carol of the Epiphany