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Music in April

April 2:   Lent 5

Organist:  Michael Bloss                                                                        

8:30         Holy Eucharist

10:30       Choral Eucharist
Service      Trisagion and Lutheran service V
Hymns      178, 177. Psalm      130– Tone: II, 2
Anthem     Lent Prose – Mode V
Duet          Den Tod BWV 4 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ       O Dearest Jesus – Johannes Brahms

April 9:    The Sunday of the Passion

Organist:   Michael Bloss                                                                        

 8:30          Holy Eucharist

10:30         Procession and Choral Eucharist
Service        Lutheran setting IX
Hymns        182, 183, 181, 184, 85, Forty Days and Forty Nights (In Babilone)
Psalm          31: 9-16 – Chant: Edison
At the Blessing of the Palms   Hosanna – William Hutchings
Motet          Ave Verum – William Byrd
Organ         My Jesus Who to Me  Awardest – Johannes Brahms

16:00          Meditation on the Passion

Guests:      The Choir of St. John’s, Elora; Noel Edison, conductor

Organ          Prelude in c BWV 546 – J.S. Bach
Recital         Requiem – Gabriel Fauré Hymns     617, 486.
Psalm           23– Chant – Hylton-Stewart in E
Anthem        How lovely are thy Dwellings – Johannes Brahms
Organ           Fugue in c BWV 546 – J.S. Bach

April 13:     Maundy Thursday

Organist:     Michael Bloss                                                                          

18:00           Parish Supper followed by

                      Choral Eucharist
Organ           Versets on “Pange lingua” – Nicolas deGrigny
Service          Missa Brevis No. 1 in E-flat – Healey Willan
Psalm            116: 1, 10-17 – Russian Chant
Hymns           An Upper Room, 504, 494, Great God You Love, How Unlike all Earthly Glory (Blaenwern), 50, This is the Night, dear friends, Shadows Gather (Kaslo)
Motets            Abendlied – Josef Rheinberger; Ubi Caritas – Maurice Duruflé

April 14:      Good Friday: The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Organist:      Michael Bloss                                                                        

11:00            Choral Meditation and Eucharist
Hymns           202, 386, 191, 537 Psalms     22 – Tone: IV, 1
Motets          Crucifixus – Antonio Lotti; Tenebrae factae sunt – Ramona Luengen; The Reproaches – Sanders; Crux Fidelis – John of Portugal

April 15:     The Eve of Easter

Organist:     Michael Bloss                                                                          

21:00          Choral Eucharist
Service         Lutheran Setting II
Psalms         136:1-9,23-26 – Tone I,2; 46 – Russian Chant; Canticle 1 – responsorial; 143 – Tone IV, 1; 98 – Chant by Walford Davies
Gradual Psalm  114; Chant: Garrett in A flat
Hymns         215, 220, 223, Jesus You Are the New Day
Asperges      Litany of the Saints
Anthem        Haec Dies – William Byrd Postlude  Fanfare on “Vulpius” – Healey Willan

April 16:   The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

Guest Organist: David Low Brass: The Trillium Brass

 10:30         Procession and Choral Eucharist
Organ          Toccata (Suite for Organ Op. 5) – Maurice Duruflé
Service         Lutheran Setting II
Hymns         Hail Thee Festival Day, 215, 217, 211, 237, 210
Psalm           118:1-2, 14-24 – Chant by Knight
Anthem        Christ Our Passover – Richard Dirksen
Motet           Hilariter – Richard Dirksen
Postlude       Toccata from 5th Organ Symphony – C.M. Widor

April 23:    Easter 2

Organist:     Michael Bloss                                                                        

8:30             Holy Eucharist

10:30           Choral Eucharist

The Chapel Choir, Royal St. George’s College, Toronto. Douglas Jamieson, director.

Service          TBA
Hymns          231, When Thomas Heard, 57, 216
Psalm            16– Chant: Bairstow in F Anthem    TBA –
Motet             TBA
Organ            Final from the Organ Symphony No. 1 – Louis Vierne

April 30:     Easter 3

Organist:      Michael Bloss                                                                        

 8:30             Holy Eucharist

10:30            Choral Eucharist
Service           Lutheran setting II
Hymns           394, 646, 222, 598.
Psalm             116: 1-3, 10-17– Russian Chant
Anthem          Jubilate Deo – Benjamin Britten
Organ            Allegro Moderator from Sonata No. 1 – Alexandre Guillmant

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