Featured Evensong Podcast from November 29, 2017

Choral Evensong —Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Kamehameha & Emma
King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885

This week’s featured Choral Evensong was sung on Nov. 29, 2017 by the Trinity Chamber Singers. The Rev. Rosalind Hughes (Rector, Church of the Epiphany, Euclid OH) was homilist as we commemorated Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, who played large parts in spreading the Gospel to those beautiful islands in the 19th century.

The Responses were sung to the lyrical setting by American organist, teacher and church musician, Gerre Hancock (1934-2012). The canticles were the famous setting in G by Charles Stanford (1852-1924). Kristine Caswelch sang the soprano solo in the Magnificat, and José Gotera the baritone solo in the Nunc Dimittis. The constant running 8th notes in the organ part of the Magnificat are said by some to represent Mary at her spinning wheel.

The anthem that evening was “Never weather-beaten sail,” one of the Six Songs of Farewell by C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918). Thomas Campion’s poem concludes with the refrain “O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my sprite to Thee!” – an apt foreshadowing of Advent in this late November evensong.

Trinity Chamber Singers
Todd Wilson, choirmaster & Nicole Keller, organist
Homilist: The Rev. Rosalind Hughes, Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio

Opening Preces  Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)

Office Hymn # 477   ENGELBERG

Psalm 97: 1-2, 7-12  Anglican Chant (Hanforth)

First Lesson – Acts 17:22-31

Magnificat   Service in G Major      Charles Villiers Standford (1852-1924)
Kristine Caswelch, Soprano

Second Lesson — Matthew 25:31-40

Nunc Dimittis   C.V. Stanford
José Gotera, Baritone

Apostle’s Creed

Responses, Lord’s Prayer, and Collects

Collect For the Day

Greeting and Homily

Anthem    Never Weather-Beaten Sail        Hubert Parry(1848-1918)

Spoken Prayers

Concluding Versicle and Response

Blessing

Hymn #432  LAUDATE DOMINUM

Organ Voluntary

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