2017-2018 Sundays in Song

 

This page offers a complete reference for the musical offerings in liturgy held throughout the year, from our Homecoming service on September 10, 2017 through Trinity Sunday on May 27, 2018. Please also feel free to peruse past seasons and visit our YouTube channel and SoundCloud page to hear performances of the Choir of St. David's and guest musicians.

 

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The Season After Pentecost


September 10: Homecoming/St. David’s Day, Transferred

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, by William Mathias (1934-1992)

Ego sum panis vivus, by G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)

 

September 17 (Proper 19)

With a voice of singing, by Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord, by Godfrey Sampson (1902-1949)

 

September 17 – Evensong for the Feast of Hildegard von Bingen (Transferred)

Preces & Responses: Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Gradual: Adapted from Hildegard von Bingen’s Caritas abundant in omnia

Canticles: St. Catherine’s Service, by Sally Beamish (b. 1956) (North American Premiere)

Anthem: Brigid’s Flame, by Amy Williams (b. 1969) (World Premiere)

 

September 24 – Proper 20 - St. David’s Singers

For the Dedication of the St. Nicholas Chapel: Santa Nicolas, by Godric the Mystic (1065-1175)

Praise, by George Dyson (1883-1964)

Love Divine, W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), arr. by Arthur Hutchings (1906-1989)

 

October 1 – Feast of St. Francis of Assissi

I love all beauteous things, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Gaelic Blessing, by John Rutter (b. 1945)

 

October 8 – Proper 22

Christ is the world’s true light, by W.K. Stanton (1891-1978)

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

George Sack, Guest Organist

Joshua Wilson, Guest Director

 

October 15 – Proper 23

My Shepherd will supply my need, by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Audivi vocem, by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

 

October 15 – The Service of Evensong

Preces & Responses: Humphrey Clucas (b. 1941)
Canticles: Collegium Sancti Johannes Cantabrigiense. By Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Anthem: I love all beauteous things, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

 

October 22

The St. David’s Chorister Choir

 

October 29 – Reformation 500: A Celebration

Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Komm heiliger Geyst, from the Wittinbergish Gesanbüchli by Johann Walter (1496-1570)

Closing Voluntary: Symphony no. 5 (“Reformation”), IV, by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), arr. for organ by William T. Best (1826-1897)

 

November 5 – All Saints

And I saw a new heaven, by Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)

All Glorious God, by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

 

November 12 – Proper 27

Keep your lamps trimmed and lighted, Spiritual, arr. by Andre Thomas (b. 1952)

My eyes for beauty pine, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

 

November 12 – Evensong, in Commemoration of Veterans’ Day

Preces & Responses: William Smith (1604-1645)

Canticles: Magnificat, by Charles Theodore Pachelbel (1653-1706), and Nunc Dimittis, by Brian Bartoldus (b. 1985)

 

November 19 – Proper 28

Psalm 98 – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

O Sacred Feast, by Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Leo Wanenchak, Guest Organist

Lucy McVeigh, Guest Director

 

November 26 – Christ the King

With Voices Rise: A Baltimore Choir of Hope

 

The Season of Advent

 

December 3 – The First Sunday of Advent

Rorate coeli, by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Audivi vocem, by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

 

December 10 – The Second Sunday of Advent

The St. David’s Singers

 

December 17 – The Third Sunday of Advent – A Festival of Lessons and Carols

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

Invitatory Carol: Illuminare, Jerusalem by Judith Weir (b. 1954)

Carols During the Service:

The Lord at first did Adam make, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

O Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations, by Amy Beech (1867-1944)

O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Rorate coeli, by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Nu komm, der Heyden Heyland, by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

The Holly and the Ivy, arr. by Reginald Jacques (1894-1969)

And a newly-commissioned work by Faye Chiao (b. 1983)

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

Carols as we Gather:

Nu komm, der Heyden Heyland, by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Hymn to the Virgin, by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Swéte Jesu, by Nicholas Maw (1935-2009)

The Cherry Tree Carol, arr. Stephen Cleobury (b. 1948)

Noel nouvelet, arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)

No sad thought his soul affright, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

In dulci jubilo, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Offertory Anthem: O beatum et sacrosanctum diem, by Peter Phillips (1560-1628)

Communion Motet: O magnum mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

 

~ Two-Week Choral Hiatus ~

 

The Season of Epiphany

 

January 14 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

My Soul’s Been Anchored, arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Amen, by Jester Hairston (1902-2000)

 

January 14 – Evensong, for the Feast of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Preces & Responses: Tariq Al-Sabir (b. 1989)

Canticles: Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Anthem: My Soul’s Been Anchored, arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

 

January 21 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Be still, my soul, by Percy W. Whitlock (1903-1946)

Benedic, anima mea, by Claudin de Sermisy (1495-1562)

 

January 28 – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, and the Annual Congregational Meeting

“Let all the world in every corner sing,” from Five Mystical Songs, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Jesu, the very thought of thee, by Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

 

February 4 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Ye shall have a song, by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

Behold, the tabernacle of God, by W.H. Harris (1883-1973)

 

February 11 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, by Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

Creation, by William Billings (1746-1800)

 

February 11 – The Service of Evensong

Preces & Responses: Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Canticles: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Anthem: Guard My Tongue, by Julia Wolfe (East Coast Premiere) (b. 1958)

 

The Season of Lent


February 14 – Ash Wednesday

Blessed is the one unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, by S.S. Wesley (1810-1876)

Ave, verum corpus, by William Byrd (1538-1623)

 

February 18 – The First Sunday in Lent

Look down, O Lord, by William Byrd (1538-1623)

Ave, verum corpus, by William Byrd (1538-1623)

 

February 25 – The Second Sunday in Lent

“Timor et tremor,” from Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Ave, verum corpus, by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

 

March 4 – The Third Sunday in Lent

“Vinea mea electa,” from Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Ave, verum corpus, by Faye Chiao (commissioned by St. David’s Episcopal Church)

 

March 11 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent

The St. David’s Singers

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul, by Robert Twynham (b. 1932)

Ave, verum corpus, by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

 

March 18 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

“Tenebrae factae sunt,” from Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Ave, verum corpus, by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

 

March 18 – The 42nd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon

Including Vergnugte rüh, BWV 170, and featuring the Choir of St. David's performing the Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, with orchestra.

 

Holy Week

 

March 25 – Palm/Passion Sunday

“Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine,” from Johannes-Passion, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Tristis est anima mea, from Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

 

March 28 – The Service of Tenebrae

Chanted psalms

 

March 29 – Maundy Thursday

Ubi caritas, by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

In manus tuas, by John Sheppard (1515-1558)

Here’s one, arr. William Grant Still (1895-1978)

 

March 30 – Good Friday Noonday Service

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

The Reproaches, by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

God so loved the world, by John Stainer (1840-1901)

 

March 30 – Music for Good Friday

God so loved the world, by John Stainer (1840-1901)

“Crucifixion,” from Passion-Symphony, by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Guard my tongue, by Julia Wolfe (b. 1958)

Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence, by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

The Dream of the Rood, by Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984) (World Premiere)

Lo, the full, final sacrifice, by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

 

March 31 - The Great Vigil of Easter

Valiant-for-Truth, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Alleluia, by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

 

The Season of Easter

April 1 – Easter Day

Ride on, King Jesus, arr. Douglas Buchanan (b. 1984)

Alleluia, by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

 

April 8 – The Secondary Sunday of Easter

Valiant-for-Truth, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Rise up, my love, my fair one, by Healey Willan (1880-1968)

 

April 15 – The Third Sunday of Easter

Herz und mund und Tat und Leben, I, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

O Sacred Feast, by Healey Willan (1880-1968)

 

April 22 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The St. David’s Singers

You have searched me out and known me, by David Hurd (b. 1950)

 

April 29 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

I sat down under his shadow with great delight, by Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

Jesu, bleibet meine Freude, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

 

May 6 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Psalm 98, by Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

St. Enoch (Psalm 98), by William Billings (1746-1800)

 

May 13 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Ascendens Christus in altum, by G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)

O rex gloriae, by Luca Marnezio (1554-1599)

 

May 13 – The Service of Evensong

Preces & Responses: by Ben Hawker (World Premiere)

Canticles: by Ben Hawker (World Premiere)

Anthem: One foot in Eden, still I stand


Pentecost & Trinity Sundays


May 20 – Whitsunday/The Day of Pentecost

Veni, Sancte Spiritus, by William Byrd (1538-1623)

Communion, by Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

 

May 27 – Trinity Sunday

Der du bist Drey, by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

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

 

 


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