Music for June 15 — Trinity Sunday
Prelude: Two variations on “Old Hundredth” (Dudley Buck 1830-1909)
Choral Introit “Psalm 84” (arr. Bob Moody, b. 1941)
Hymn 138: “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Choral Response “Trinity Alleluia” (traditional)
Anthem: “I Sing As I Arise Today” (Text: attr. St. Patrick 460-535; Music arr. Joseph Clokey 1890-1960)
Hymn 220: Psalm 100 “All People That On Earth Do Dwell”
Offertory: “All Glory Be to God On HIgh” (Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1757)
Hymn 429: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”
Choral Response “Go With Us, Lord” (Thomas Tallis 1505-1585)
Postlude: “Psalm 19—The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” (Benedetto Marcello 1686-1739)
Dudley Buck was America’s most prolific 19th Century composer. Born in Hartford Ct, he was educated in Germany, and taught in his own organ studio in Chicago until it was destroyed in the Great Fire. He returned to New England as composer, concert organist, and conductor, and also conducted and was organist in New York City.
The introduction to “Holy Holy Holy” is by Dr. Joyce Jones, who recently retired as head of the organ department at Baylor University. Her most recent CD was recorded on the organ in the Cadet Chapel at West Point.
The text of the anthem is known as Saint Patrick’s Breastplate. The musical setting includes two traditional Irish melodies—St. Patrick and Deidre. It speaks not only to the Trinity but also to God’s Omnipresence.
Benedetto Giacomo Marcello was an Italian composer, writer, advocate, magistrate and teacher. Psalm 19 was originally for chorus and orchestra. This organ score was arranged by Thomas Gieschen (1936-2006.)