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Music at Grace Church in New York

Current Music List

GRACE CHURCH IN NEW YORK
Sunday Morning at 11:00 o’clock and Special Observances

Fall 2021

Sunday 26 September 2021, Proper 21, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Girls’ Choir, HS Singers with Adults

O praise God in his holiness……Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)
Listen, sweet dove…….Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 368, Holy Father, great Creator…….REGENT SQUARE
…….583, O holy city, seen of John…….MORNING SONG
…….375, Give praise and glory unto God…….DU LEBRENSBROT, HERR JESU CHRIST
…….522, Glorious things of thee are spoken…….AUSTRIA

Prelude, Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641…… Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768
Postlude, Präludium und Fuge e-moll, BWV 533…….Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday 3 October 2021, Proper 22 The Holy Eucharist Rite I
The Choir of Men and Boys

Offertory, Draw us in the Spirit’s tether…….Harold Friedell (1905-1958)
Communion, O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is …….Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Psalm 26. Judica me, Domine……..Anglican Chant (C.V. Stanford)
or
Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus noster…….Plainsong Tone V 2 (fauxbourdon by Gerre Hancock)

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)
Sanctus S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei S-158…….Healey Willan

Hymns 282, Christ the fair glory…….CAELITES PLAUDANT
…….435, At the Name of Jesus…….KING’S WESTON
…….335, I Am the Bread of Life…….I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE
…….665, All my hope on God is founded…….MICHAEL

Prelude, Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 643…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Passacaglia in d-moll, BuxWV 161…….Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
…….Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184
Postlude, Toccata und Fuge in F-Dur, BWV 540…….Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday 10 October 2021, Proper 23, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Adult Choir

Anthem, Justorum Animae…….C. Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Offertory Anthem, God so loved the world…….John Stainer (1840-1901)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 372 Praise to the living God! …….LEONI
…….362, Holy, holy, holy! …….NICAEA
…….448, O love, how deep, how broad, how high…….DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
…….377, All people that on earth do dwell…….OLD HUNDREDTH

Prelude, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
…..Sonate in Es-Dur, BWV 525
Postlude, Pièce d’Orgue in G-Dur, BWV 572…….Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday 17 October 2021, Proper 24, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Girls’ Choir, HS Singers and Adults

Anthem, Gloria in excelsis…….attrib. to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in C (1756-1791)
Offertory Anthem, “How lovely are the messengers” from ST. PAUL…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 616, Hail to the Lord’s Anointed…….ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN
…….545, Lo! what a cloud of witnesses…….ST. FULBERT
…….292, O Jesus, crowned with all renown…….KINGSFOLD
…….656, Blest are the pure in heart…….FRANCONIA
…….569, God the Omnipotent!…….RUSSIA

Prelude, Andante sostenuto from Symphonie Gothique, Op.70…….Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Postlude, Fanfare…….Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881)

Sunday 24 October 2021, Proper 25, Morning Prayer Rite One
The Choir of Men and Boys

Magnificat……. Harold Friedell in F (1905-1958)
The King of love my Shepherd is…….Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 473, Lift high the cross…….CRUCIFER
…….623, O what their joy…….O QUANTA QUALIA
…….324, Let all moral flesh keep silence…….PICARDY
…….688, A mighty fortress is our God…….EIN FESTE BURG

Prelude, Air…….Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)
…….Solemn Melody…….H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)
Postlude, Chorale en la mineur…….César-Auguste Franck (1822-1890)

Sunday 31 October 2021, Proper 26, Holy Eucharist Rite One
The Girls’ Choir, HS Singers and Adults

Anthem, Ave verum…….Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Anthem, Judge Eternal……Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea…….Anglican Chant (C. Villiers Stanford)
or
Psalm 119: 1 – 8. Beati immaculate…….Anglican Chant (Attwood)

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)
Sanctus S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei S-158…….Healey Willan

Hymns 388, O worship the King, all glorious above!…….HANOVER
…….398, I sing the almighty power of God……FORREST GREEN
…….470, There’s a wideness in God’s mercy…….BEECHER
…….376, Joyful, joyful we adore thee……HYMN TO JOY

Prelude, Toccata und Fuge in d moll, BWV 565…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude, Carillon-Sortie…….Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Sunday 7 November 2021, The Sunday following All Saints’ Day
The Holy Eucharist Rite I
The Choir of Men and Boys and The Girls’ Choir with HS Singers.

Sanctus S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei S-158…….Healey Willan

Psalm 149.Cantate Domino…….Anglican Chant (W. G. Alcock)

Offertory Anthem, How lovely is thy dwelling place…….Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Communion Anthem, Love’s endeavor, love’s expense…….Barry Rose (b.1934)

Hymns 287, For all the saints…….SINE NOMINE
…….286, Who are these like stars appearing…….ZEUCH MICH, ZEUCH MICH
…….625, Ye holy angels bright…….DARWALL’S 148TH
…….293, I sing a song of the saints of God…….GRAND ISLE
…….526, Let saints on earth in concert sing…….DUNDEE
…….618, Ye watchers and ye holy ones…….LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Prelude, Deuxième Choral en si mineur…….César-Auguste Franck (1822-1890)
Postlude, Fuge in Es-Dur, BWV 552…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 7 November 2021, Choral Evensong Rite I at Four o’clock.
The Adult Choir with The Parish Choir

Hymn 287, v.1-4, For all the saints…….SINE NOMINE
…….Hymn 625, Ye holy angels bright…….DARWALL’S 148th

Responses…….William Byrd (c.1542-1623)
Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum……..Anglican Chant (Talbot)
Service : …….T. Tertius Noble in a minor (1867-1953)
REQUIEM…………. Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Prelude Prélude, Fugue et Variation……. César-Auguste Franck (1822 – 1890)
Postlude Choral No. 1 en Mi Majeur.…….César-Auguste Franck

Sunday 14 November 2021, Proper 28, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Choir of Men and Boys

Anthem, Thou art the Way, by thee alone…….Christopher Steel (1938-1991)
Anthem, O how amiable are thy dwellings…….Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 573, Father eternal…….LANGHAM
…….597, O day of peace…….JERUSALEM
…….1, Father, we praise thee……. CHRISTE SANCTORUM
…….680, O God, our help in ages past…….ST. ANNE

Prelude, Pièce Héroïque & Cantabile …….César August Franck (1822-1890)
Postlude, Toccata und Fuge in d-moll, BWV 538……. Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday 21 November 2021, The Last Sunday after Pentecost,
Christ the King, Morning Prayer Rite I
Grace Church School Sunday
Alumni of the Choirs with The Choir of Men and Boys with The Girls’ Choir and HS Singers

Zadok the priest…….George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
I was glad…….C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)

Hymns, 366, Holy God, we praise thy Name…….GROSSER GOTT
…….290, Come, ye thankful people, come…….ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR
…….291, We plow the fields…….WIR PFLUGEN
…….397, Now thank we all our God…….NUN DANKETT ALLE GOTT
…….390, Praise to the Lord…….LOBE DEN HEREN

Prelude, Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657……. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude, Nun danket alle Gott, Op. 65, No. 59…….Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

SUMMER 2021

Sunday 13 June 2021, Pentecost 3 (Proper 6), Morning Prayer Rite I
The Adult Choir

HYMNS: 1, Father, we praise thee…….CHRISTE SANCTORUM
…..490, I want to walk as a child of the light …….HOUSTON
…..625, Ye holy angels bright…….DARWALL’S 148TH

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Anthem, The Heavens are telling…….Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Offertory Anthem, Cantique de Jean Racine…….Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Prelude, Vater unser im Himmelreich…….Georg Bőhm (1661-1733)
Postlude, Fuge g moll, BWV 578…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 20 June 2021, Pentecost 4 (Proper 7), Morning Prayer Rite I
The Adult Choir

Hymns: 537, Christ for the world we sing!…….MOSCOW
…….609, Where cross the crowded ways of life…….GARDINER
…….656, Blest are the pure in heart…….FRANCONIA
…….530, Spread, O spread, thou mighty word…….GOTT SEI DANK

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Anthem, Jesu, the very thought of Thee …….Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)
Offertory Anthem, Ye choirs of new Jerusalem…….C. Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Prelude Adagio cantabile from Sonata Pathétique, Opus 13…….Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Postlude, Prelude to a Te Deum……. Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)

Sunday 27 June 2021, Pentecost 5 (Proper 8), Morning Prayer Rite I
The Adult Choir

Hymns: 539, O Zion, haste…….TIDINGS
…….302, Father, we thank thee…….REDNEZ À DIEU
…….440, Blessed Jesus, at thy word…….LIEBSTER JESU
…….559, Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us…….DULCE CARMEN

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord alway……..Anonymous 16th Century
Offertory Anthem, Sicut cervus……. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)

Prelude Choral Dorien…..Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
Postlude Carillon Sortie…….Henri Mulet (1878 – 1967)

Sunday 4 July 2021, Pentecost 6, Proper 9, Holy Eucharist Rite One
AJ Stetson, baritone, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 680, O God, our help in ages past…….ST. ANNE
……. 591, O God of earth and altar…….KING’S LYNN
…….302, Father, we thank thee…….REDNEZ À DIEU
……. 717, My country, ‘tis of thee…….AMERICA

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Gloria)
Sanctus, Hymnal S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei, Hymnal S-158…….Healey Willan

Offertory solo, “It is enough” from ELIJAH…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Communion solo, “Lord God of Abraham” from ELIJAH…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Prelude Air, from Suite No. 1 for organ…….Florence B. Price (1887–1953)
Postlude, Fugue, from Concert Variations on ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ op. 23…….Dudley Buck (1893–1909)

Sunday 11 July 2021, Pentecost 7, Proper 10, Morning Prayer Rite One
Benjamin Howard, baritone, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns:632, O Christ, the Word Incarnate….. MUNICH
…….565, He who would valiant be……. MONK’S GATE
…….512, Come, Gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove…….MENDON
…….657, Love divine, all loves excelling……. HYFRYDOL

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”……. John Wyeth (1770-1858), arr. Richard Walters
Offertory solo, “Hear my prayer, O Lord” from Biblical Songs…….Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Prelude, Scherzo, from Symphony No. 2, op. 20…….Louis Vierne (1870–1937)
Postlude, Final, from Symphony No. 1, op. 14…….Louis Vierne (1870–1937)

Sunday 18 July 2021, Pentecost 8, Proper 11, Morning Prayer Rite I
Amy Bartram, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 625, Ye holy angels bright…….DARWALL’S 148TH
…….621, Light’s abode, celestial Salem……RHUDDLAN
…….137, Come, ye thankful people, come…….ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR
…….618, Ye watchers and ye holy ones…….LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “Oh! had I Jubal’s lyre” from Joshua……..George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Offertory solo, “Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
…….Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Prelude Adagio, from Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 65…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Postlude Allegro assai vivace, from Sonata No. 1 in F minor…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Sunday 25 July 2021, Pentecost 9, Proper 12, Morning Prayer Rite I
Amy Bartram, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 410, Praise, my soul, the King of heaven…….LAUDA ANIMA
…….711, Seek ye first the kingdom of God…….SEEK YE FIRST
…….1, Father, we praise thee…….CHRISTE SANCTORUM
…….388, O worship the King……..HANOVER

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “My Shepherd will supply my need”…….arr. by Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
Offertory solo, “Panis Angelicus”…….César Franck (1822-1890)

Prelude Andante, from Italian Concerto, BWV 971…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude Fugue in G minor, BWV 542…….Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday 1 August 2021, Pentecost 10, Proper 13, Holy Eucharist Rite One
Chad Kranak, tenor, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 390, Praise to the Lord…….LAUDA ANIMA
…….343, Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless…….ST. AGNES
…….707, Take my life, and let it be…….HOLLINGSIDE
…….423, Immortal, invisible, God only wise…….ST. DENIO

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Gloria)
Sanctus, Hymnal S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei, Hymnal S-158…….Healey Willan

Offertory solo, “If with all your hearts” from ELIJAH…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Communion Solo, “In native worth” from THE CREATION…….Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Prelude Jesu, joy of man’s desiring……Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude Rigaudon…….André Campra (1660–1744)

Sunday 8 August 2021, Pentecost 11 and Proper 14, Morning Prayer Rite I
Jennifer Glierre, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 398, I sing the almighty power of God……FOREST GREEN
…….383, Fairest Lord Jesus…….ST. ELIZABETH
…….608, Eternal Father, strong to save…….MELITA
…….699, Jesus, Lover of my soul…….ABERYSTWYTH

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “Brother James’ Air”…….James Leith MacBeth Bain (1860-1925), arr. Malcom Archer
Offertory solo, “I love to tell the story”…….William G. Fischer (1835-1912)

Prelude Prière à Notre-Dame, from Suite Gothique…….Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
Postlude Marche religieuse…….Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Sunday 15 August 2021, Pentecost 12, Proper 15, Morning Prayer Rite I
Tami Petty, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 436, Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates…….TRURO
…..470, There’s a wideness in God’s mercy…….BEECHER
…..467, Sing, my soul, his wondrous love…….ST. BEES
…..411, O bless the Lord my soul!……. ST. THOMAS

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “I will sing of Thy great mercies, from St. Paul…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Offertory solo, “O for the wings of a dove”, from Hear My Prayer…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Prelude Andante Sostenuto, from Symphonie Gothique, op. 70/2…….Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Postlude Toccato, from Suite No. 1……. Florence B. Price (1887–1953)

Sunday 22 August 2021, Pentecost 13, Proper 16, Morning Prayer Rite I
Heather Meyer, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 47, On this day, the first of days…….GOTT SEI DANK
……445, Praise to the Holiest in the height…….GERONTIUS
……7, Christ, whose glory fills the skies…….RATISBON
……535, Ye servants of God…….PADERBORN

Venite…….Anglican Chant (Monk)
Benedictus es…….Anglican Chant (Turton)

Solo, “I will sing new songs of gladness” from Biblical Songs…….Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Offertory solo, “Hear Ye, Israel” from ELIJAH…….Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Prelude Air from the Orchestral Suite in D……Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude Allegro maestoso from Water Music……George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Sunday 29 August 2021, Pentecost 14, Proper 17, Holy Eucharist Rite One
Marcia Young, soprano, soloist
Christopher Houlihan, organist

Hymns: 372, Praise to the living God!…….LEONI
……314, Humbly I adore thee……..ADORO DEVOTE
……324, Let all mortal flesh keep silence……PICARDY
……397, Now thank we all our God…….NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Gloria)
Sanctus, Hymnal S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei, Hymnal S-158…….Healey Willan

Offertory solo, “Susse stille, sanfte quelle”…….George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Communion solo, “What wondrous love is this” from The Southern Harmony …….arr. Robert Shaw (1916-1999), Alice Parker (b. 1925)

Prelude Sheep may safely graze…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude Carillon de Westminster…….Louis Vierne (1870–1937)

Sunday 5 September 2021, Pentecost 15, Proper 18, Holy Eucharist Rite One
Benjamin Howard, baritone, soloist
Patrick Allen, organist

Hymns, 518, Christ is made the sure foundation……WESTMINSTER ABBEY
376, Joyful, joyful we adore thee…….HYMN TO JOY
208a, Here, O my Lord…….PENITENTIA
334, Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing…….ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN

Gloria in excelsis S-204…….Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Gloria)
Sanctus, Hymnal S-114…….Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Agnus Dei, Hymnal S-158…….Healey Willan

Offertory solo, “The Call” from Five Mystical Songs…….Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Communion solo, “God Is My Shepherd” from Biblical Songs…….Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary…….Jeremiah Clarke (c.1674-1707)

Sunday 12 September 2021, Proper 19, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Combined Grace Church Choirs
The opening of the 127th Season of the Choirs.

Anthem, Jesu, joy of man’s desiring…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Offertory, Christ, whose glory fills the skies…….T. Frederick H. Candlyn (1892-1964)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns, 494, Crown him with many crowns…….DIADEMATA
…….691, My faith looks up to thee…….OLIVET
…….379, God is love, let heaven adore him …….ABBOT’S LEIGH
…….390, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty…….LOBE DEN HERREN

Prelude, Passacaglia in c-moll, BWV 582…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Postlude, Toccata (Cinquième Symphonie, Opus 42/1)…….Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Sunday 19 September 2021, Proper 20, Morning Prayer Rite I
The Choir of Men and Boys

Anthem, Lead me, Lord…….S.S. Wesley (1810-1876)
Offertory, If ye love me, keep my commandments……. Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Invitatory: Venite Anglican Chant (Rimbault)
Secondary Canticle: S-204, Gloria in excelsis……. Anglican Chant (Old Scottish Chant)

Hymns 366, Holy God we praise thy Name……..GROSSER GOTT
…….490, I want to walk as a child of the light…….HOUSTON
…….475, God himself is with us……. TYSK
…….460, Alleluia! sing to Jesus!…….HYFRYDOL

Prelude, Andante religioso from Sonata in f minor, Opus 65/1………Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Andante tranquillo from Sonata in A Major, Opus 65/3
Postlude, Voluntary in C…….Henry Purcell (1659-1695)