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Music notes for March 22, 2015

Music notes for March 22, 2015

Music for Sunday
Prelude: Kyrie, Gott Vater, J.S. Bach
Offertory: Miserere mei, Deus, William Byrd
Communion: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake, Richard Farrant
Postlude: Fugue in G minor, J. S. Bach

HYMNS:
#506 The Word of God is Source and Seed
#330 Seed That in Earth is Dying
#759 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Bach Vespers: The Lamentation of Jeremiah, Thomas Tallis

Tudor England features prominently in this week’s proceedings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, which will see performances of works by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), Richard Farrant (c. 1525-1580), and Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585).  (more…)

Music Notes for March 15, 2015

Music Notes for March 15, 2015

Music for Sunday
Prelude: Adagio from Trio Sonata 1, BWV 525, Johann Sebastian Bach
Offertory: Sicut Moses, Heinrich Schütz
Communion: God So Loved the World, John Stainer
Postlude: Variations on Wondrous Love, Daniel Pinkham

HYMNS:
#323 God Loved the World
#666 What Wondrous Love Is This
#604 O Christ, Our Hope

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) is generally considered to be the first great German composer. His work would become a direct influence on that of Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as later German composers such as Brahms and Webern. (more…)

Music notes for March 8, 2015

Music notes for March 8, 2015

Music for March 8, 2015
Prelude: “Andante Sostenuto” from Symphonie Gothique, C.M. Widor
Offertory: If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis
Communion: A New Commandment, Richard Shephard
Postlude: “Allegro” from Symphonie Gothique, C.M. Widor

HYMNS:
#803 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
#806 O God, My Faithful God
#326 Bless Now, O God, the Journey

Thomas Tallis’ (1505-1585) “If Ye Love Me” easily may be the composer’s most famous and recognizable motet. (more…)