2016-2017 Sundays in Song


Featured Composers


Featured Composers 2016-2017


Tariq Al-Sabir • Sally Beamish • Douglas Buchanan

Christopher Ciampoli • Andrea Casarrubios • Faye Chiao

Chen Zhangyi • Natalie Draper • Aaron Gage

Michael Hersch •  Robert Honstein • Garth Knox

Dan Kohane • Elizabeth Maconchey • Wu Man

Undine Smith Moore • Arvo Pärt • France Pollock

Michael Rickelton • Christopher Theofanidis • Anna Thorvaldsdottir


2016-2017 Choir of St. David's Repertoire

 

Please note that this repertoire is presented for planning purposes only.

On occasion repertoire may change slightly due to requirements of the liturgy, extreme weather,

and change in availability of performers in case of absence or illness.


September 11 – Homecoming Sunday

Antiphon, Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk (“Where is such a nation”), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 

September 18 – Proper 20

Jubilate Deo (“Rejoice in God, all ye lands”), by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Give almes of thy goods, by Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1573)

 

September 18 – The Service of Evensong

Preces: Michael Rickelton (b. 1983)

Canticles: C.V. Stanford, in C (1852-1924)

Anthem: Heyr þú oss himnum á (“Hear thou in heaven”), by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (b. 1977), Midatlantic Premiere

 

September 25 – Proper 21

How beauteous are their feet, by C.V. Stanford (1852-1924)

Draw us in he Spirit’s tether, Harold Friedell (1905-1958)

 

October 2 – Proper 22

The St. David’s Singers

Come thou fount of every blessing, arr. Michael Rickelton (b. 1983)

A Gaelic Blessing, by John Rutter (b. 1945)

 

October 9 – Proper 23

Nun danket alle Gott (“Now thank we all our God”), by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

O Taste and See, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

 

October 16 – Proper 24

Psalm 121, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

He Watching Over Israel, by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

 

October 16 – The Service of Evensong

Preces: Humphry Clucas (b. 1941)

Canticles: Edward C. Bairstow, in D (1874-1946)

Anthem: Tu es Petrus, by Gabriel Fauré

 

October 23 – Proper 25 - Morning Prayer with Eucharist
Jubilate: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Anthem for the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Organ: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem, Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

Communion Anthem: Wie lieblich sind deinen Wohnungen, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 

October 30 – Proper 26

‘Tis the Gift to be Simple, sung by the Chorister Choir

Almighty and Everlasting God, by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

 

November 6 - All Saints

Bring us, O Lord God, by William H. Harris (1883-1973)

“Nunc Dimittis,” (“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace”) from St. Catherine’s Service, by Sally Beamish (b. 1956), North American Premiere

 

November 13 – Proper 28

“The Heavens Declare the Glory of God,” from The Creation, by F.J. Haydn (1732-1809)

“Astiterus reges terrae” (“The Kings of the Earth Rise Up”), from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

November 13 – The Service of Evensong

Preces: Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Canticles: Herbert Howells (“Winchester” Service) (1892-1983)

Anhem: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God,” from The Creation, by F.J. Haydn (1732-1809)

 

November 20 – Proper 29: Christ the King

The St. David’s Singers

He is King of Kings, African-American Spiritual, arr. Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984), World Premiere

Christ is the World’s True Light, W.K. Stanton (1891-1978)

 

November 27 – The First Sunday of Advent

Drop down, O heavens, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984), World Premiere

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quicky come, by Paul Manz (1919-2009)

 

December 4 – The Second Sunday of Advent

“O Immanuel,” from Magnificat Antiphons, by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Es ist ein ros’ entsprungen (“Lo, how a rose e’er blooming”), Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) and Douglas Buchanan (World Premiere)

 

December 11 – The Third Sunday of Advent

Canticle: Magnificat, arr. by Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Angelus ad virginem, arr. by Andrew Carter (b. 1939)

There is no rose of such virtue, by Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)

 

December 18 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Lessons and Carols

Introit: Advent Matins Responsory, by G.P. da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Invitatory Carol: From Heaven above to Earth I Come, harmonized by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Carol: Adam Lay yBounden, by Frank Boles (b. 1965)

Carol: “O Immanuel,” from Magnificat Antiphons, by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Carol: There is no rose of such virtue, by Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)

Carol: Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl (1906-2001)

Carol: Drop down, O heavens by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

Into the Darkest Hour, by Michael Rickelton (World Premier) (b. 1983)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, by Anthony Piccolo (b. 1946)

 

December 24 – The Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Hodie, Christus natus est; Roman Rite Chant

Gaudete, from Piae Cantiones

Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) and Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

Past three o’clock, arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)

Angelus ad virginem, arr. by Andrew Carter (b. 1939)

Methinks I see a Heavenly Host, by William Billings (1746-1800)

O Magnum Mysterium, by Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

Joys Seven, arr. Stephen Cleobury (b. 1948)

In Dulci Jubilo, by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl (1906-2001)

 

~ Two Week Choral Hiatus ~

 

January 8 – Epiphany 1

From the Rising of the Sun, by F.A. Gore Ouseley (1770-1844)

When God revealed his sacred name, Anonymous, arr. Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

 

January 15 – Epiphany 2

Bound for Canaan’s Land, by Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)

Tu es Petrus, by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

 

January 15 – Evensong for the Feast of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Preces: Tariq Al-Sabir (b. 1993)

Canticles: Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Anthem: Bound for Canaan’s Land, by Undine Smith Moore (1902-1986)

 

January 22 – Epiphany 3

Arise, Shine, by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

Holy is the True Light , by William H. Harris (1883-1973)

 

January 29 – Epiphany 4

Beatitudes, by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

“Recordatus est misericordia,” from Psalm 98, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

 

February 5 – Epiphany 5

Exsultate Deo, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Schagge in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, I, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 

February 12 – Epiphany 6

“Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten” and “Alles was odem hat,“ from Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

O Salutaris Hostia, by Michael Rickelton (b. 1983)

 

February 19 – Epiphany 7

Coventry Antiphon, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with Men, by William H. Harris (1883-1973)

 

February 19 – The Service of Evensong

Preces: Bernard Rose (“Magdalen”) (1916-1996)

Canticles: Kenneth Leighton (“Magdalen”) (1929-1988)

Anthem: Exsultate Deo, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

 

February 26 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany

This little light of mine, sung by the Chorister Choir

From the Rising of the Son, by F.A. Gore Ouseley (1770-1844)

 

March 1 – Ash Wednesday

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

Ave Verum Corpus, Faye Chiao (World Premiere)

 

March 3 – Musical Offering with the Handel Choir of Baltimore

I have a bird in spring, by Natalie Draper (b. 1985), World Premiere

Psalm 98, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984), World Premiere

O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord, by Douglas Buchanan, World Premiere

 

March 5 – The First Sunday in Lent

“Surge Jerusalem” (“Arise, Jerusalem”) from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

Remember, O Thou Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1588-1635)

 

March 12 – The Second Sunday in Lent

The St. David’s Singers

My Song is Love Unknown, by Mark Schweizer (b. 1956)

Bread of the World, by J.S.B. Hodges (1830-1915)

 

March 19 – The Third Sunday in Lent

“Wie sich ein Vater erbarment,” from Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

“Recesit, pastor noster” (“Our shepherd hath gone”), from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

March 19 – The Baltimore Bach Marathon

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (“Sing to the Lord a New Song”) (1685-1750)

 

March 26 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz (“Make in me, God, a clean heart”), II, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

“Sicut ovis” (“He was led like a Lamb to the slaughter”) from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

April 2 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

My days are gone like a Shadow, by John Blow (1649-1708)

“Aestimatus sum” (“I have been accounted”) from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

April 9 – The Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)

Draw nigh to thy Jerusalem, by George Clark (1752-1818)

“Sepulto Domino” (“The Tomb of the Lord”), from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

April 12 – The Service of Tenebrae

Chanted Psalms

 

April 13 – Maundy Thursday

At the Footwashing: Ubi Caritas (“Where there is love”), by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

“O vos omnes” (“O ye people”), from Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

In manus tuas (“Into your hands I commend my spirit”), by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

April 14 - Good Friday Noonday Service

The Passion According to John, after Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Reproaches, after Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

God so Loved the World, by John Stainer (1840-1901)

 

April 14 – Good Friday Evening Musical Offering

Tenebrae Responsories, by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)

 

April 15 – The Great Vigil of Easter

Chanted Psalms

“Lauds,” from Three Songs of Praise, by George Dyson (1883-1964)

Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, I, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 

April 16 – The Sunday of the Resurrection

Lift up your heads, O ye Gates, by William Mathias (1934-1992)

“Easter,” from Five Mystical Songs, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

This Joyful Eastertide, by William H. Harris (1883-1973)

 

April 23 – The Second Sunday of Easter

“Lauds,” from Three Songs of Praise, by George Dyson (1883-1964)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

 

April 30 – The Third Sunday of Easter

Das ist mir Lieb, prima parte, by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

“Mi Chamocha,” from Two Prayers, by Dan Kohane (b. 1989), Maryland Premiere

 

May 7 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter (“Good Shepherd” Sunday)

The King of Love my Shepherd Is, by Mark Schweizer (b. 1956)

Little Lamb, by Tim Blickham (b. 1945)

 

May 14 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Jubilate Deo, by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Wie lieblich sind deinen Wohnungen, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

 

May 14 – The Service of Evensong

Preces: Michael Rickelton (b. 1983)

Canticles: Brian Kelley (b. 1934)

Anthem: At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners, by C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

 

May 21 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Christ hath a garden, by Healey Willan (1880-1968)

If ye love me, by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

May 28 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Coelos ascendit hodie, by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Draw us in the Spirit’s tethe, by Harold Friedell (1905-1958)

 

June 4 – The Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, III, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Hymn to St. Cecilia, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

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