Music from Holy Week and Easter

Please click on the links below to hear music from the various services.

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
April 17

Almighty and everliving God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be make partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Hymn 158: Ah, holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu)

Leighton: Solus ad victimam

Brahms: Herzliebster Jesu (Hymn 158)

Maundy Thursday
April 21

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end.

Doug Merritt and Logan Donevant, violins;
Sarah Daniels, viola; Tamat Ben-Pazi, cello;
Don Michner, bass

Albinoni: Adagio

Psalm 71
Plainsing, Tone ii (Lisa Jennings, Cantor)

Hymn 315: Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray (Song 1)

Clausen: Set me as a seal

Hymn 171: Go to dark Gethsemane

Good Friday
April 22

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John

A reading of the Passion with stanzas of Hymn 168, O sacred head, sore wounded, interpolated into the reading

Stainer: God so loved the world

DuBois: ‘Christ we do all adore thee’ from The Seven Last Words

Easter Day
April 24

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Chris Ackerman and Bull Canty, trumpets;
Steve Skillman, horn; Marlon McDonald, trombone;
Charles Jennings, tuba

Hymn 207: Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn)

Mathias: Gloria in excelsis

Psalm 118
Anglican Chant by George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

Hymn 210: The day of Resurrection (Ellecombe)

Shephard: The Easter Song of Praise

Gallus: In resurrectione tua, Christe

Alleluia!
In thy resurrection, O Christ,
let heaven and earth rejoice.
The Lord is risen from the tomb,
who hung on the tree for us.
The disciples rejoiced to see the Lord.
Alleluia!

Hymn 208: The strife is o’er, the battle done (Victory)

Friedell: Draw us in the Spirit’s tether

Handel: ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth’ from Messiah
Lisa Jennings, soprano

Hymn: Thine is the glory
arr. Robert A. Hobby

Bach: Chorale from Cantata 129

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