Music for July 13
Prelude “On the Lake of Galilee” (Isaac Barton MD 1857-1938)
Choral Introit “Psalm 84” (arr. Bob Moody)
Hymn 482 “Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty”
Prayer Response: “Trinity Alleluia”
Anthem: “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks” (Donald Fishel b. 1950)
Hymn: 414: As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
Offertory: Pastorale on “Forest Green” (Richard Purvis 1913-1994)
Hymn 644 (Supplemental Hymnal) Bringing In The Sheaves
Choral Response “Go With Us, Lord” (Thomas Tallis 1505-1585)
Postlude: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (Donald Hustad 1918-2013)
The tune for Hymn 414 is called Forest Green. It was adapted from an English folksong by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958). Vaughan Williams was the most famous and prolific British composer of the twentieth century.
Richard Purvis began playing the organ at age 14 in churches and in the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. After study at the Curtis Institute of music and study in England and France, he enlisted in the US Army in World War II as a bandmaster. He composed the Pastorale on Forest Green in a foxhole under enemy fire. After his release from enemy captivity his band was given the honor of being the first band to march through Paris after its liberation. After the war he returned to his home town and was Organist and Master of Choristers at Grace Cathedral and at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor from 1947 through 1971. He continued to compose, teach, and give recitals well into his 70’s.