Prelude and Postlude
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens, TrV 224 Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
arranged by Gary Olson for brass quintet & organ with Christopher Schroeder, Trumpet; Robby Marx, Trumpet; Liam Hanna, French Horn; Lauren Casey-Clyde, Trombone; Matthew Groves, Bass Trombone, Jeremy Lang, Timpani & Katelyn Emerson, organ
Requiem, (II) Herbert Howells,
Requiem aeternam dona eis. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
Eternal rest grant unto them. And let light perpetual shine upon them.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
First Reading, Micah 4:1-5
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
Act of Penitence and Recollection
Psalm 121, to the chant by Henry Walford Davies:
Second Reading: Romans 8, 31-end
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hymn of the Cherubim
(from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 4
Οἱ τὰ Χερουβεὶμ μυστικῶς εἰκονίζοντες,) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
zhe kheruvimï tayno obrazuyushche, i zhivotvoryashchey Troytsye trisvyatuyu pyesn pripyevayushche; vsyakoye nïnye zhityeskoye otlozhim popyecheniye. Yako da Tsarya vsyekh podïmyem, Angelski,inyevidimo dorinosimachinmi, Alliluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Let us, who mystically represent the Cherubim and sing the thrice-holy hymn to the life-giving Trinity, lay aside all worldly cares: that we may receive the King of All, invisibly escorted by the angelic hosts, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Crucifixus, Antonio Lotti (this eight part motet is part of his setting of the complete Credo, itself part of the Missa Sancti Christophori)
Gospel Reading: John 15:9-17
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment,That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Hymn: I vow to thee my country,
words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice (Ambassador to the United States during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson), to the tune Thaxted by Gustav Holst.
Hymn: The strife is o’er, the battle done.
(from the Latin hymn: Finita jam sun proelia, translated by the Revd. Francis Pott. Tune Victory, by Palestrina
Act of Remembrance
Officiant, The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff,
with music from the sound archive of the Choir of the Church of the Advent
under the direction of Mark Dwyer, by kind permission of the Rector Fr. Douglas Anderson