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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


May 25, 2008 – Pentecost 2 [Proper 8]

Prelude: Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now Georg Bohm

Processional Hymn: 97 (Tantum Ergo) Jesus came, the heavens adoring

Psalm 131

Anthem: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing Alfred Whitehead

Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King.

The heavens are not too high, His praise may hither fly,

The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow:

Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King.

Offertory Hymn: 467 (Song 34) Forth in thy name I go

Communion: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless John Dykes

Closing Hymn: 116 (Irish) “Your Kingdom come” - on bended knee

Postlude: Glory Be To God in the Highest Georg Bohm


May 18, 2008 – Pentecost 1 (Trinity Sunday)


Processional Hymn: 1 (Nicea) Holy, holy, holy

Anthem: Come Holy Ghost, In Love Alfred Whitehead

Offertory Hymn: 403 (The Ash Grove) Let all things now living

Communion: We Hail Thee Now, O Jesus Frederick Maker

Closing Hymn: 412 (Melita) O God, beyond all face and form


The Choir Anthems this week and next honor Dr. Alfred Whitehead, distinguished Canadian organist and composer , who contributed much to Maritime music. He began his career in 1913 in Truro as Organist-Choirmaster of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and also as Instructor of Organ at Mt. Allison University. In 1915 he relocated to Montreal, where he became Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral and Instructor of Organ and Composition at McGill University, in which position he influenced many outstanding young musicians of the next generation. He returned to the Maritimes in 1947 to Head the Mount Allison Music Department and, on retirement, to serve as Organist-Choirmaster at Trinity United Church in Amherst until three years before his death in 1974. Recipient of many honors, including honorary doctoral degrees during his life, a detailed biography and list of compositions may be seen at


May 11, 2008 – Pentecost [Mothers’ Day]

Preludes: Versets on Hymn 637:

"Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire" Nicolas de Grigny

Veni Creator Spiritus en Taille


Récit de Cromorne

Processional Hymn: 644 (Eisenach) Come, gracious spirit, heavenly dove

Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b

Anthem: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Ralph Vaughan Williams

I heard the voice of Jesus say,

“Come unto me and rest”

The Male Choir

Offertory Hymn: 645 (Down Ampney) Come down, O love divine

Communion: Jesus, the Joy of Loving Hearts Henry Smith

Closing Hymn: 40 (Wareham) O spirit of the living God

Postlude: Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux Nicolas de Grigny


May 4, 2008 – Ascension Sunday (Easter 7) Battle of Atlantic Sunday



Three Minuets W.A. Mozart

Sonatina Ludwig van Beethoven

Menuet in G J.S. Bach

Morning Has Broken Gaelic

The St. James Orchestra

Processional Hymn: 380 (Hanover) O worship the King

Orchestra: Fairest Lord Jesus Crusaders’ Hymn

Hymn: 491 84 (St. Osmund) Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Psalm 68: 1-10, 33-36 (Choir)

Choir Anthem Give Laud Unto the Lord Ernest Bullock

Offertory Hymn: 379 (Darwall) Rejoice the Lord is King

Closing Hymn: 637 (Melita) Eternal Father, strong to save

Postlude: Grand-Choeur Theodore Salomé