“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/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent1_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, March 1: Lent 1
Hymns / Service Music 10:15 Service
Opening 150 Forty days and forty nights
WOW! One of the most elaborate renditions I've ever seen of this hymn!  But then again, it's at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h43CkDsWM4
Hymn of Praise Kyrie - S-96 Schubert
Again, at the Washington, DC, Basilica: the version of the Kyrie (Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy) that we will use for Lent.  Here sung in the original Latin - we will sing it as found in our hymnal, in English.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG4zLhWwAVg

Psalm 32 (Said)
Gospel Come to me
A new short item from IONA, sung before and after the Gospel for each Lenten Sunday.  The link is to a recording of the Iona Community's own singers - complete with spoken scripture on top of the music.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHAnugjTpB0
Sanctus Version by William Roberts
This is the Sanctus setting we will use for Lent.  Not to be found on the internet sung by a congregation, but you can listen to the tune and/or the harmony at the link below.  Zoom to 200% to see words and music.
Listen Link: https://www.riteseries.org/song/wlp/2099/
Fraction Agnus Dei: from Mass for a Servant Church
The Latin title translates to "Lamb of God" - and the version we will sing for Lent we will sing in English.  A beautiful and simple setting of this text ("Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us...."), new to our "Congregational Repertoire List" for this year.  This is the clearest and best link I could find of folks singing - however, you will need to go to the 5' 44" mark to hear the Agnus, as this is the WHOLE Mass setting.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo-pLZBglOo
Communion Lord, I offer my life to you
The link we've used before for this one: Don Moen (the composer) singing with his band - beautiful....
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwNTHThR-Fw
Closing 142 Lord, who throughout these forty days
We've heard the guitarist Chris Brunelle before - he takes traditional hymns and sings them with his own guitar accompaniment.   The video is Chris by himself in a Catholic church (probably where he is the Music Director), location unknown.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFsnXWA7Dt4
CHOIR
Introit A PREVIEW....
Full Choir
We will preview, before the service begins, the two new items in the service that can be found above:
1. Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
2. Come to me (the IONA item)
Offertory Since by man came death    G. F. Handel (1685-1759)  From "Messiah"
Full Choir
Excellent rendition by "The Monteverdi Choir" and the "English Baroque Soloists" - WITH scrolling music!  However- you will almost certainly need to turn up thy speakers!
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o_djBlF6-o
Communion O Most merciful   Anon  
Full Choir
Unfortunately, as no composer is indicted for this (even though it sounds very much like a piece by Bach), unable to find anywhere on the internet.
ORGAN
Postlude Fugue in B minor   J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
This Fugue uses a theme composed by the Italian Arcangelo Corelli, alive and writing during Bach's lifetime. Scrolling music as played.  Organ location unknown.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqCDM8i7EsY
ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
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ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
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