Hail thee, festival day: Pentecost

May 27, 2012 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II – 11:00 am

Chris Ackerman and John Crowley, trumpets;
Amy Tully, flute; Matt Ward, oboe;
Steve Kirkman, timpani

Listen to Hymn 225,
‘Hail thee, festival day’ (Salve, festa diesHERE 

Please click on the links below to hear other music from this service; download the service leaflet here

Bach: O Spirit of God, O Spirit of life

Psalm 104:25-37 (Plainsong, Tone 2)

Hymn 521, Put forth, O God, the Spirit’s might (Chelsea Square)

Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo. omnis terra


Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

The Resurrection of Our Lord:
Easter Day –  April 8

Please click on the links below to hear music from this service;
download the service leaflet here

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

Hymn of Praise: Glory to God
(setting by William Mathias)

Psalm 118
Anglican Chant, Stanford

Handel: ‘Hallelujah’ from Messiah

Friedell: Draw us in the Spirit’s tether

Vaughan Williams: ‘Rhosymedre’ from Three Welsh Hymn Tunes

Soler, arr. Biggs: The Emperor’s Fanfare

See more pictures from Easter at the Trinity Shutterfly site here

Hymn Festival Awesomeness

Trinity was pleased to host Jamie Bobb, Minister of Music at First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio, for a hymn festival on Friday, February 17.  Jamie had rehearsed with the Trinity Choir on that preceding Wednesday, and they very much enjoyed working with him.  The festival itself (which was a fantastic success) was a mixture of old and new hymns from various traditions, all an improvisations and arrangements by Jamie.

Please click on the links below to listen to some of the hymns from the festival; download the concert program here.

‘The Church’s one Foundation’ (Aurelia)

‘Sing of the Lord’s goodness’ (The Lord’s Goodness)
based on the jazz standard ‘Take Five,’ made famous by Dave Brubeck

‘The King of love my Shepherd is’ (St. Columba) and ‘Sing with all the saints in glory’ (Mississippi)

‘Each morning brings us’ (All Morgen ist ganz frisch) and ‘I want Jesus to walk with me’ (Sojurner)
Lisa Jennings, solo

‘Abide with me’ (Eventide)

‘O God beyond all praising’ (Thaxted)

For more information about Jamie and his musical work in Columbus, please visit the First Congregational Church website here.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning

Music from Christmas Eve

Click on the links below to hear music from our Christmas Eve Services. 

Silent night, holy night; Son of God, love’s pure light

7:30 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Christofer Ackerman, trumpet

Corelli: Sonata
i. Andante
ii. Allemande
iii.  Sarabande
iv. Gigue

Hovaness: Prayer of St. Gregory

Hymn 83, O come all ye faithful (Adeste fidelis)

Hymn 107, Good Christian friends, rejoice (In dulci jubilo)

Hymn 105, God rest you merry, gentlemen (God Rest You Merry)

Hymn 87, Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)

10:00 – Pre-service Music

Erin Althoff and Kevin Rogers, violins
Doug Merritt, viola; Patrick O’Neil, cello;
Stephen Jones, bass

Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo 

Held: Divinum mysterium 

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
i. Allegro
ii.  Adagio
iii. Presto 

Brahms: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, Op. 122 

Corelli: Pastorale
from Concerto Grossi in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8

10:30 – Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Hymn 102, Once in royal David’s city (Irby) 

arr. Willcocks: Sussex Carol
Lisa Jennings, soprano 

Hymn 92, On this day earth shall ring (Personent hodie)
Includes the reading of the Christmas story from Luke’s gospel; we sang this hymn at the Gospel Procession and then repeated the first stanza at the conclusion of the lesson. 

Yon: Gesu bambino
Karen Kerswell, alto 

Handel: ‘For unto us a child is born’ from Messiah
This was sung as the Offertory Anthem, and includes the Presentation Hymn, ‘O come, all ye faithful’ (conveniently in the same key) respendent in all its Willcocks-tastic solemnity.  

Hymn 111, Silent night, holy night (Stille Nacht)
Lisa Jennings, descant

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

Please click on the links below to hear music from this service.  Download the service leaflet here.

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

God in Three Persons: Blessed Trinity

Music from Trinity Sunday – June 19

Chris Ackerman and John Crowley, trumpets;
Steve Skillman, horn; Chad Horsley; trombone;
Charles Jennings, tuba

Please click on the links below to hear music from this service.

Lisa Jennings and Bob Lauer "stepping out" together, following crucifer Gabrielle Moore

Hymn 362: Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Alimighty (Nicaea)
arr. Rich Mays

Psalm 150 (Angican Chant, Stanford)

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

Hobby: Te Deum

Hymn 367: Round the throne in glory seated (Rustington)

Hymn 518: Christ is made the sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)
arr. Rich Mays

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

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.

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