And he shall reign forever and ever, King of Kings and Lord of Lords

November 20 – Christ the King

Chris Ackerman and John Crowley, trumpets;
Steve Kirkman, timpani

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Introit: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendor

Hymn 494, Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)

Psalm 95:1-7
Anglican Chant: H. Walford Davies

Handel: Hallelujah! Amen
from Judas Maccabaeus

Anerio: Crux fidelis

Crux fidelis, inter omnes arbor una nobilis:
nulla silva talem profert, fronde, flore, germine.
Dulce lignum, dulces clavos,dulce pondus sustinet.

Faithful cross, above all other, One and only noble tree:
None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit thy peer may be.
Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee!

– Venantius Fortunatus (530-609)

Hymn 324, Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy)

Hymn 477, All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine (Engelberg)

Handel: ‘La Rejouaissance’
from Music for the Royal Fireworks

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Music from this past Sunday

November 13 – Pentecost 22

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Hasselmans: Prayer
Nancy Brenand, harp

Mendelssohn: ‘Cast thy burden on the Lord’ from Elijah
Nancy Brenand, harp

Hymn 525: The Church’s one Foundation (Aurelia)

Hymn 571, All who love and serve the city (Charlestown)

MacFarlane: Christ our Passover
Nancy Brenand, harp

Scott: A Vineyard Grows

Hymn 632, O Word of God Incarnate (Munich)
alternate harmonization by G. Winton Casseler (stanza 2)

Hymn 680, O God our help in ages past (St. Anne)
alternate harmonizations by Bruce Neswick (stanza 4) and Gerre Hancock (stanza 6)

Video from AGO Choir Festival

First United Methodist Church in Conway was the venue for a Choir Festival for Young Voices sponsored by the Grand Strand chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  The festival was the first of what is hoped will be an annual event.

Olivia Huggins leads a rehearsal of the Grand Strand American Guild of Organists Featival for Young Voices at First United Methodist Church, Conway. Margo Perl, of Trinity's St. Cecilia Choir, is front and center.

AGO Chapter members joined nearly twenty area middle school, high school, and college students to make up the choir for the weekend-long event.  The choir trainer for the weekend was Olivia Huggins, conductor of the Beach Singers, a children’s community chorus based in Pawley’s Island.  The festival concluded with a choral Evensong on the afternoon of September 18 at which Rob Sturdy preached the homily.  An excellent recital by host organist and chapter dean Billy Fallaw preceded the service.

Some video excperts from the Evensong (kudos to chapter communications office Jon Blamire) have been uploaded to the Grand Strand AGO chapter website.  Click here to see and hear.

Music from Recent Sundays

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Pentecost 18 – October 16

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Langlais: from ’24 Pieces for Organ’ Op. 6
Prelude Modal and Prière

Hymn 400, All creatures of our God and King (Lasst uns erfreuen)

Hymn 596, Judge eternal, throned in slpendor (Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens)

arr. Parker: My soul, triumphant in the Lord

Pentecost 19 – October 23

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Psalm 118 (Anglican Chant, Thalben-Ball)

Hymn 583, O holy city, seen of John (Brother James Air)

Ives: O for a closer with God

Pentecost 21, the Sunday after All Saints Day – November 6

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Stanford: Requiem, Op. 182, No. 4

Davies: God be in my head

Hymn 287, For all the saints (Sine nomine)

Psalm 70 (Simplified Anglican Chant, Knox)

Hymn 411, O bless the Lord, my soul (St. Thomas)

arr. Lindh: If thou but suffer God to guide thee

Archer: Pie Jesu
Lisa Jennings, soprano