Music from this past Sunday

Lent I – March 13
Morning Prayer II

Click on the links below to hear music from this service.

Prelude: ‘Michael’ (Charles Callahan)

Hymn 665: All my hope on God is founded (Michael)

Invitatory Psalm: Venite

Psalm 138 (Plainsong, Tone ii)

Hymn 302: Father, we thank thee who hast planted (Rendez a Dieu)

Gospel Canticle: Benedictus

Marshall: Eternal light
text at Hymn 465

Haan: I will lift up mine eyes
Psalm 121:1-2

Hymn 691: My faith looks up to thee (Olivet)


Music from this past Sunday

Epiphany Last – March 6

Anthems sung by the St. Cecilia Children’s Choir

Click on the links below to hear music from this service.

Wood: Jubliate Deo

Hymn 377: All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)

Sjolund: Let us make a joyful noise

Hymn 7: Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon) 

Hymn 522: Glorious things of thee are spoken (Austria)

Singing Morning Prayer

On the first five Sundays in Lent (March 13-April 10), we will have Morning Prayer at the 9:00 and 11:00 services rather than Holy Eucharist.  For long-term hard-core Anglican types, singing Morning Prayer for these five weeks will be a sort of homecoming, or at least a trip down memory lane.  Episcopalians “of a certain age” will recall that prior to the current Prayer Book (1979), Morning Prayer was the often the main Sunday service.  In some places there was Communion once a month with Morning Prayer on the other Sundays, and in other places Eucharist was the small, quiet, early service while Morning Prayer was the large, main service.   

For more on the reasons for and significance of the decision to “forgo” our regular Eucharistic practice during this season, please check this article on Pastor Rob Sturdy’s blog here

What To Expect

The service is in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 75-102, or online here

A Preview of the Music

Like the “Glory to God” and the “Holy, holy, holy” at Eucharist, Morning Prayer has a few items that are sung in the same way each week.  I have included two of those items below in case you would like to familiarize yourself with how they sound before we sing them together in worship.   

Invitatory Psalm:Venite exultemus (Psalm 95:1-7)
Book of Common Prayer p. 82

Recording here, printed music here

Canticle: The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79)
Book of Common Prayer p. 92

Recording here, printed music here.

Carolina Master Chorale This Weekend

Hearts of Passion II:  Sing Me A Love Song

Back by popular demand, the most talked about theme of last season returns in a bigger, better, and even more beautiful glorious program of luscious choral arrangements and passionate solos for Valentine’s Day.  A concert of friends, family of all ages, and of course. . .for lovers.

Friday, February 11, 2011  •  8PM
Trinity United Methodist Church
198 Longs Avenue, Conway

Saturday, February 12, 2011 •  4PM (Saturday Matinee)
Trinity Episcopal Church
3000 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

Sunday, February 13, 2011  •  4PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
3000 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

For tickets, call (843) 444-5774 or visit

Music Listing for February 6

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Isaiah 58:1-12
Then your light will break forth like dawn and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 

Psalm 112:1-10
Happy are they who fear the Lord and have great delight in His commandments!

I Corinthians 2:1-12
We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

Matthew 5:13-20
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”


518 Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)

7 Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon)

490 I want to walk as a child of the light (Houston)

325 Let us break bread together (Break Bread Together)

488 Be thou my vision (Slane)

594 God of grace and god of glory (Cwm Rhondda)


Grand Strand American Guild of Organists Winter Convocation

Officers, members, and friends of the Grand Strand Chapter of the American Guild of Organists gathered at Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 28 for a convocation and installation of officers.  A new anthem, ‘On Patmos,’  by Jonathan Blamire (Prince George Winyah Episcopal, Georgetown) and a new setting of Psalm 71 by Karen Kearney (Resurrection Episcopal, Surfisde Beach) were premiered by the combined choirs of Georgetown Presbyterian and Prince George Winyah along with members of the Camerata Indigo.

AGO Region IV Distrct Convener Mark Husey (St. Peter Catholic, Columbia) was on hand give an address and to install the chapter officers.  Also, dean of the chpater Billy Fallaw gave a moving remembrance of Sebron Hood, who died this past December.   

Choir and congregation of the Grand Strand AGO Winter Convocation, Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Many officers and members had a hand in the logistical and musical preparations that made the evening a success.  Host organist Thomas A. Martin, IV is especially to be commended for his organizational efforts as well as his fine service playing. 

For more photos of the event, please visit the chapter website here; to hear music from the service, click on the links below. 


Guilmant: Grand Choeur in D, Op. 18
Mark Chaney (Trinity Episcopal, Myrtle Beach), organ

Opening Hymn

When in our music God is Glorified (Engelberg)
Thom Martin (Georgetown Presbyterian), organ

Psalm 71

setting by Karen Kearney
Brian Monroe, cantor; Karen Kearney, organ


Blamire:  ‘On Patmos’ (world premier)
Thom Martin, organ; Zhongliang Chen, piano

The text (a mixture of direct quotation and paraphrase) is taken from the early chapters of the final book of the Bible, the Revelation of the Apostle John. John, one of the original 12 disciples of Jesus, in his old age was exiled for his faith to the island of Patmos (now in modern Greece). Revelation is an account of his amazing encounter with the Lord and having heaven revealed to him.

Rev 1:3

Blessed is the one who reads and blessed are they who hear
The words of this prophecy and keep them, for the time is near.

Rev 1 – 3     (Paraphrase)

Exiled on Patmos, the Apostle John saw many things:
A vision of the risen Christ, walking amongst the churches.
He heard both praise and warnings from the Lord,
That the Church might be rebuked, corrected and built up.

Rev 4 (Paraphrase)

After that I looked up, and there in heaven was an open door.
And I heard a voice say, with a sound like a trumpet,
“Come up! And I will show you what must take place after this”
At once I was in the Spirit and there in Heaven I saw a throne,
Set amidst a crystal sea, surrounded by the elders and the four living creatures,
And day and night they never cease from crying,
                        “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty,
                               who was and is and is to come”.
Then the elders fall in worship:
                        “Our Lord and God, You are worthy
                               to receive glory and honor and power,
                               for You made all things by Your will.
                               Hallelujah. Amen!”


German: Festive Trupet Tune
Billy Fallaw (First United Methodist, Conway), organ

Music from the Past Couple of Sundays

January 23 (Epiphany 3)

Click on the links below to hear music from this service

Hymn 381: Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness (Ton-y-botel)

Psalm 27:1, 5-13 (Anglican chant by Charles Stanford)

Mathews: O Love divine, how sweet thou art

Proulx: Prayer of the Venerable Bede

Kristine Chaney, soprano

Hymn 423: Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St. Denio)

arr. Ore: Ton-y-botel (Hymn 381)

January 30 (Epiphany 4)

Click on the links below to hear music from this service

Boyce: Voluntary No. 2 in G

Hymn 388: O worship the King (Hanover)

Hymn 656: Blest are the pure in heart (Franconia)

Willan: Lord, thou has searched me out and known me

The Beatitudes (Hymn 560)

Hymn 541: Come, labor on (Ora labora)