MUSIC AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Dr. William J. B. Gatens, Organist-Choirmaster


February 28, 2021 – 2 Lent
Voluntary:  Canzona in D minor (BWV 588) – Johann Sebastian Bach
Service Music:  John Merbecke
Offertory Solo:  “If God be for us” (from Messiah) – George Frideric Handel
Communion Solo:  “Lord, I trust thee” – George Frideric Handel
Voluntary:  “Dorian” Fugue in D minor (BWV 538) – Johann Sebastian Bach

March 7, 2021 – 3 Lent
Voluntary:  “These are the holy Ten Commandments” (BWV 678) - Johann Sebastian Bach
Service Music:  John Merbecke
Offertory Solo:  “A contrite heart” – Ludwig van Beethoven
Communion Solo:  “O Saviour, hear me” – Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Voluntary:  Fugue in B minor after Corelli (BWV 579) – Johann Sebastian Bach

March 14, 2021 – 4 Lent (Laetare)
Voluntary:  Andante in E minor – Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Service Music:  John Merbecke
Offertory Solo:  “Hear my prayer, O Lord” – Antonin Dvorak
Communion Solo:  “God so loved the world” – Sir John Goss
Voluntary:  Fugue in C-sharp minor – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

March 21, 2021 – 5 Lent (Passion Sunday)
Voluntary:  Preludes on “St. Columba” and “Rockingham” – Kenneth Leighton
Service Music:  John Merbecke
Offertory Solo:  “Have mercy, Lord, on me” (from St. Matthew Passion) - Johann Sebastian Bach
Communion Solo:  “O Lamb of God” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Voluntary:  “Jesus accepts suffering” (from La Nativité du Seigneur) – Olivier Messiaen

March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday
Voluntary:  Les Rameaux – Jean Langlais
Service Music:  Merbecke
Offertory Solo:  “When I survey the wondrous cross” – Lyn Murray
Communion Solo:  “Behold the Lamb of God” – Paul Bouman

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