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Below, you’ll find a schedule of our upcoming anthems, posted month-to-month.  Also included are youtube links to my preferred recordings, and in some instances, practice tracks and/or sheet music.  Enjoy!   – Adam

September 9, 2018 : Celebration Sunday
11am Worship, 10:25am warmup in the loft with the Montview Brass

Anthem: Antiphon, from Five Mystical Songs  – Vaughan-Williams
https://youtu.be/xUAArcEkLQY

Call to Prayer: Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love (excerpts)  – Lovelace

Offertory:  Mercy and Truth are Met  – Rorem
https://youtu.be/9BOgSIsMbOM

Benediction Response: Glory to God in the Highest (excerpt) – Thompson
https://youtu.be/OR1YBc6oD8U?t=1m7s
PDF of score (different typeset, start pg. 4): http://orfeonmalaga.org/musica/Thompson-Glory_To_God_In_The_Highest.pdf

 

September 16, 2018: Selection from Dave Brubeck’s jazz mass, “To Hope!”
11am worship, 10:25am warmup with Steve Kennedy, bass & Dan Gasser, drums

Anthem:  Our Father  – Brubeck
https://youtu.be/ZtfjhRo03m4?t=23m35s

Call to Prayer:  Kyrie  – Brubeck

Offertory:  All My Hope  – Brubeck
https://youtu.be/PfpjFlICgjY (interesting (??) fact: this recording from the day before I came to audition at Montview!)

Benediction Response: Great Amen  – Brubeck

 

September 23, 2018: Selections as part of the Concert to End Gun Violence
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – in quartets(ish)!

Anthem:  Leroy Kyrie  – Taverner
https://youtu.be/rSNot2pen7Q

Call to Prayer: O God, Show Mercy To Us (Thaxted, #341) – G. Holst

Offertory:  I Believe  – Miller
https://youtu.be/Qfeb7dlChmE

Benediction Response: Sevenfold Amen  – Stainer

 

 

September 30, 2018
11am worship, 10:25am warmup

Anthem: Praise The Lord, All Ye People  – M. Haydn
Sheet Music: Haydn – Praise the Lord

Offertory: How Great Are Thy Wonders – G. Schumann
https://youtu.be/ahod2HMYz-A

Benediction Response: Vivace, from Magnificat  – C.T. Pachelbel
https://youtu.be/KttyQAkpWJY?t=4m18s

 

October 7, 2018: World Communion Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – in quartets(ish)! – with Katie Burns, cello; Russ Callison, guitar; Leena Waite, violin; Phoebe Bawmann, soloist; Cantate Choir; Dan Gasser, percussion

Offertory: Wana Baraka   – arr. Kirchner
https://youtu.be/CqeGrwqTkGA?t=51s
Sheet Music Here (click the paper icon next to SSATBB)

Communion Music:  Pange Lingua  – Kodaly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqsDQlzpR4g
Sheet Music Here

Allí está Jesús – P. Sosa
Clips and Sheet Music samples found here
https://youtu.be/79DKNq3gOZI (just try to ignore the pianist that sounds like he’s playing at Nordstrom’s)

Benediction Response: Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord  – Trad. Cameroon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK5qAZ0mPI

 

October 14, 2018: Fall Pulpit Players
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – with Mary Louise Burke conducting

— NO Anthem due to Pulpit Players production —

Call to Prayer: Talk About a Child That Do Love Jesus  – arr. Dawson
(there’s no video on youtube available of the choral arrangement, but check out this fantastic rendition by Kathleen Battle (using the same harmonies as the Dawson arrangement)) : https://youtu.be/_CXw8Ncwmhc

Offertory: Ubi Caritas – Durufle
https://youtu.be/QjbH7AK5LUc

Benediction Response: A Gaelic Blessing  – Rutter
https://youtu.be/cWcHVUfHrcc

 

October 21, 2018
11am worship, 10:25am warmup

Anthem: Jubilate Deo, from Te Deum (Collegium Regale)  – Howells
https://youtu.be/tUXQjvcXUmw

Offertory: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – arr. Waite

Benediction Response: When Rooks Fly Homeward  – Baynon
https://youtu.be/vnbUHMcBNp4

 

October 28, 2018: Reformation Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup – with Lise Nelson, bagpipes

Anthem: Cantate Domino canticum novum  – Schutz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQyHj1y-xU
For SHEET MUSIC, Click Here

Benediction Response: Highland Cathedral – arr, Kuzma

 

November 4, 2018: All Saints Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the loft – with chamber orchestra

Offertory: Introit & Kyrie, from Requiem – Faure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQ58qeFhxQ

Communion Anthem: Agnus Dei, from Requiem – Faure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1FKoPO-S2w

 

November 11, 2018: 100th Anniversary of the Armistice
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Call to Prayer: Agnus Dei (final stanza) – Barber
https://youtu.be/FOwRW8ee4S8?t=453

Offertory: O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord  – Piccolo
https://youtu.be/EBlT8fOWGBs?t=46

 

November 18, 2018: Thanksgiving Sunday
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Offertory:  The Promise of Living  – Copland
https://youtu.be/M1fR1-N–P4

 

November 25, 2018: Christ the King
11am worship, 10:25am warmup in the choir room

Selections TBD