“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/YearB_RCL/Easter/BEaster4_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 Service Traditionally known as "Good Shepherd Sunday" - so lots of hymns/songs about sheep and shepherds!
Opening 645 The King of love my shepherd is
Back at Trinity Church, Wall St., NY - strong congregational singing!  Click on "Read more" of the first comment to see all the verses.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJCthrlK8W0
Hymn of Praise Lord, I lift your name on high
One of my favorites: this well-known contemporary song given a "jazz feel with solo guitar and voice by TJ Taotua.  Beautiful, "foot-tapping", and inspired...
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEE0wM7OycQ
Psalm 23 - sung to Anglican Chant
Alleluia & Verse I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. (Music printed in bulletin)
Gospel 708 Saviour, like a shepherd lead us
Only one I could find on YouTube - every other one had the same text, but a different tune.  So - just the piano; though, click on "SHOW MORE" and you will see ALL the possible verses, of which our hymnal has 1, and a slightly different version of 4.  Those musicians out there - listen to this person's playing of the last phrase: do you hear the incorrect note on the word "bought", for example, in vs.1....??
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uTObKEKM4
Sanctus Setting by Susan Fletcher
This is the version we sang throughout the month of September, a strong and festive setting that we continued to use for St. Michael's Day.  In this festive season of Easter, we are bringing it back.  Nothing to be found on YouTube; however, a portion of the tune can be heard at the link given; zoom to 200% to see the music.
Listen: https://www.riteseries.org/song/eom/35/

Fraction S-154 Christ our Passover
Again, difficult to find this one on YouTube also - at least done well.  This is the only one that I could find.  You do hear the melody very clearly and the congregation in the background singing this Fraction Anthem that we sing for most of our Church Year; however, the microphone is too near the organ.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8bIMIqzwI
Communion 577 God is love, and where true love is
A clear and excellent rendition from All Saints Margaret, London, UK.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6j-mbONxi0
Closing 525 The Church’s one foundation
Well, doesn't get too much better than this re a wonderful rendition of this standard Anglican hymn: King's College, Cambridge, UK.  Excellent voices, and one can almost understand every word....
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQv4EAwMFoQ
CHOIR
Offertory My shepherd will supply my need   V. Thomson (1896-1989)    
FULL CHOIR
The Bowdoin College Chamber Choir givers an outstanding rendition of this one of our favorites (we have even sung this in St. Paul's, London!) - interesting intro of the whole verse played by two violins.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUeiC1McJEU
Communion Отче наш (Our Father -"The Lord's Prayer") A. Arensky (1861-1906)               
FULL CHOIR
That awesome, wonderful sound of Russian Choral Music, and the first "Lord's Prayer sung in Russian" setting the choir ever learned (we have two in the music library).  Have no clue who this choir is, but they are EXCELLENT!  Beautiful sound....
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcUhhBImHVc
ORGAN
Prelude In Green Pastures   H. Darke [1888-1976]    
This was a total surprise!  Not exactly the most well known of organ pieces, but someone has recorded ALL of Darke's organ works - some of them are on YouTube, including this one!  Enjoy.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RMkr9ZMXuo
Postlude TBD - played by our Assistant Director of Music
Sunday, April 22: Easter 4