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Music This Week

May 22, 2022

Easter VI

What We Sing each Sunday…….

One of the more challenging tasks is deciding what we will singing each Sunday.  Those choices need to take into consideration where we are in the church year, the Lectionary readings for the day, the particular congregation that will be worshipping, the need to make use the music of our tradition as reflected in our hymnal, while also expanding the repertoire with newer hymns.

 

Many musicians think this is a dangerous thing to do, but I disagree.  Take a minute or two and page through the hymnal, Glory to God. 

•What are some songs that you’d like us to sing?  

•What are some that you haven’t heard recently that you’d really like to hear?  

•Are there some hymns that you could live without?

•What makes a hymn “singable” for you?

•Any other suggestions or comments?   Both praise and criticism are welcomed.

 

Please feel free to e mail Jill (communitych1920@gmail.com), who will pass that information along to me, so that, with your input, we can continue to sing a joyful song to the Lord.

 

 Music This Week  

Praise the Lord, His Glories Show This text was Henry Lyte’s (1793-187) original version of Psalm 150, appearing in Spirit of the Psalms (1834)   Lyte was born in Switzerland, and studied in Dublin, where he was led into the ministry.   The tune, Llanfair, was composed by Robert Williams.   Williams was born in Wales, and born without sight.  He was an able singer and composer with the ability to transcribe a tune after hearing it once.

 

We are one in the spirit (They’ll Know We are Christians By Our Love. )  This hymn, text and tune, was written by Peter Scholtes (1938-2009).   Scholtes was a parish priest at St. Brendan’s on the South Side of Chicago.  At the time he was leading a youth choir in the church basement and was looking for something appropriate for them to sing at a series of ecumenical and interracial events.  When he couldn’t find anything, he wrote this song in an afternoon.  It became immensely popular, and is often described as the “anthem of the Jesus movement.”

 

Jesus Shall Reign    This Isaac Watts (1674-1748) text was first published in his Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament (1719) as part of his paraphrase of Psalm 72.  Watts is considered the father of English hymnody, writing over six hundred hymns.   Watts was fifteen when he wrote his first hymn.  This began a musical revolution in Reformed worship.  Hymns of human composition were thus introduced to the Anglican and Dissenting churches of England.   Watts was not the first to write hymns, but he was the first to have a method.   He believed our songs are a human offering of praise to God.   Therefore, the words should be our own.  The psalms, if sung, should be Christianized and modernized.  Thus he wrote two types of hymns: those of  human composition and those loosely based on the psalms.  The tune, Duke Street, was composed by John Hatton, and first appeared in A collection of Psalms and Hymn tunes (1793).  In 1805 it was published in Dixon‘s Euphonia with the name Duke Street and attributed to John Hatton ( ?-1793).   Hatton, a  Presbyterian, was born in Warrington, England and lived in Lancaster, England, in the village of St. Helen’s on Duke Street.  Little else is known of him.

 

Anthem: “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing”

text:  George Herbert, (1593-1633)   from The Temple: Five Mystical Songs; music: Paul M. Vasile (b. 1976)

Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing, My God and King.

The heav’ns are not too high, His praise may thither fly:
The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow.

Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing, My God and King.

The church with psalms must shout, No door can keep them out:
But above all, the heart  must bear the longest part.

Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing, My God and King.

The life and literary work of the English poet George Herbert (1593-1633) was contemporaneous with William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and John Milton (1608-1674).  The Temple was a very popular work, published in thirteen editions between 1633 and 1679, a total of more 20,000 copies – an amazing publication run in the mid-seventeenth century!  It is said that Herbert, on his deathbed at age 39, gave this collection of religious poems to a friend to take to Nicholas Ferrar, a member of the Anglican community at Little Gidding, with the following inscription: “Tell him, he shall find in it a picture of the many spiritual conflicts that have past betwixt God and my soul, before I could subject mine to the will of Jesus my Master, in whose service I have now found perfect freedom; desire him to read it: and then, if he can think it may turn to the advantage of any dejected poor Soul, let it be made public: if not, let him burn it: for I and it, are less than the least of God’s mercies.”  In this hurting, broken world, the church cannot stop proclaiming the good news.  People all over the world are yearning for hope and healing. It is the message of reconciliation, grace, hope, and Resurrection that we can offer to them.  May all the world “in every corner sing”!  Paul Vasile (b. 1976) serves as the Minister of Music at Park Avenue Christian Church where he shares his passion for and knowledge of sacred music. As a versatile leader, Paul encourages the congregation’s active participation in worship. Committed to innovative concert programming, he also serves as the Artistic Director of the church’s Arts at The Park, a concert series that presents some of the region’s finest performers and ensembles. Several of his compositions are included in the hymnal of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Glory to God.

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Community

Presbyterian

Church Choir
 If you have a voice to share with the choir,

or for additional information

please leave your name and number at the church office - 954.427.0222.

 

♪ Choir Rehearsals – Sunday mornings, 9 am ♪

in the Choir rehearsal room or the sanctuary.

 You are welcome to join us for just a Sunday, or for a time or for a season. 

Please consider lending your voice in praise of God through the ministry of music.

A number of our choir members are snowbirds

and have begun to depart the sunshine state for their homes up north.    

And so, it is up to those of us who remain to step up to the plate

and lend our voices so that the choir can continue to sing, and to grow. Please give it some prayerful consideration.

SING:  Why do we sing?

God’s people are more than just invited to sing; we are commanded to sing.

When we sing, we’re doing what God asks of us. 

Singing has such a unique way of bringing your heart, soul, mind, and strength together to focus entirely and completely on God.

In an age of distraction,

singing grabs the attention of all our senses and focuses us on God.

In Revelation 7:9–10, the Apostle John describes a glimpse of eternity

with a great multitude from every tribe, people, and language

singing before the Lamb,

Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!

Eternity awaits.

On that day,

will you be one of the great multitudes that no one can number,

singing the song of the Lamb, singing His praises?

I hope you’ll be there, singing the song of our Savior Jesus Christ.  

Why not rehearse for that day now?

Ron Hayde
Director of Music

♪ Choir Rehearsals – Sunday mornings, 9 am ♪

in the Choir rehearsal room or the sanctuary.

 You are welcome to join us for just a Sunday, or for a time or for a season. 

Please consider lending your voice in praise of God through the ministry of music.

A number of our choir members are snowbirds and have begun to depart the sunshine state for their homes up north.    And so, it is up to those of us who remain to step up to the plate and lend our voices so that the choir can continue to sing, and to grow. Please give it some prayerful consideration.

SING:  Why do we sing?

God’s people are more than just invited to sing; we are commanded to sing. When we sing, we’re doing what God asks of us.  Singing has such a unique way of bringing your heart, soul, mind, and strength together to focus entirely and completely on God. In an age of distraction, singing grabs the attention of all our senses and focuses us on God. In Revelation 7:9–10, the Apostle John describes a glimpse of eternity with a great multitude from every tribe, people, and language singing before the Lamb, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! Eternity awaits. On that day, will you be one of the great multitudes that no one can number, singing the song of the Lamb, singing His praises? I hope you’ll be there, singing the song of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Why not rehearse for that day now?

About the Organ

 

Organ Specifications

Joseph Cortese, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, ca. 1970,

Guzowski & Steppe Organbuilders, Inc., Fort Lauderdale 2002

                                             

GREAT   -  Unenclosed

 1.            16             Quintadena                           61 pipes

 2.            8              Principal                                61 pipes  

 3.            8              Bourdon                                  73 pipes  

 4.            4              Octave                                     61 pipes  

 5.            4              Flute       (From #3)             61 notes

 6.            2              Principal                                61 pipes  

 7.            IV            Mixture                                  244 pipes

 8.            8              Trompette en Chamade    61 pipes  (does not couple)

                Chimes

                Blank

                MIDI ON GREAT

                GREAT                    16                                                                                       

                GREAT UNISON OFF

                GREAT                    4

 

SWELL   -   Expressive

 9.           8             Salicional                                   61 pipes

10.           8             Voix Celeste           (TC)         49 pipes

11.            8              Rohrflöte                                   61 pipes

12.           4              Principal                                    61 pipes

13.           4              Spitzflöte                                   61 pipes  

14.           2              Blockflöte                                  61 notes

15.           III             Mixture                                     183 pipes

16.           16             Basson     (TC)(From #18)  49 notes 

17.           8              Trompette                                 73 pipes

18.           8              Oboe                                           61 pipes

19.           4              Clarion    (From #17)             61 notes

                Tremolo  

                Blank

                Blank

                MIDI ON SWELL

                SWELL    16

                SWELL UNISON OFF

                SWELL    4

           

CHOIR   -   Expressive

19.           8               Gamba                                     61 pipes

20.          8               Holzgedeckt                           61 pipes

21.           8               Erzähler                                   61 pipes

22.          8               Erzähler Celeste (TC)         49 pipes

23.          4               Koppelflöte                              61 pipes

24.          2 2/3         Nazard                                       61 pipes

25.          2               Principal                                   61 pipes

26           1 3/5          Tierce                                       61 pipes

27.           1 1/3          Larigot    (From #24)           61 notes

28.           8              Krummhorn                             61 pipes

29.           8              Trompette en Chamade       61 notes  (from #8, does not couple)

                Tremolo

                Blank

                Blank

                Blank

                MIDI ON CHOIR

                CHOIR                    16

                CHOIR UNISON OFF                                          

                CHOIR                    4

 

 ANTIPHONAL  -  Preparation

30. – 36.                  Blank

 

PEDAL

37.           32            Resultant  (From #41)              32 notes

38.           16            Principal                                      44 pipes

39.           16            Subbass                                        32 pipes

40.           16            Quintadena (From #1)            32 notes

41.           16             Gedeckt                                       44 pipes

42.           8              Principal  (From #38)              32 notes

43.           8              Gedeckt     (From #41)             32 notes

44.           8              Rohrflöte  (From #11)               32 notes

45.           4              Choral Bass                                  32 pipes

46.           2              Octave(1-20 from #38)            32 notes

47.           32            Cornet       (Composed)            32 notes

48.           16             Fagotto                                        56 pipes

49.           8              Fagotto      (From #48)            32 notes

50.           4              Fagotto      (From #48)            32 notes

51.           4               Schalmei   (From #18)             32 notes

                Blank

                Blank

                Blank

                MIDI ON PEDAL

COUPLERS

                GREAT TO PEDAL  8

                GREAT TO PEDAL 4

                SWELL TO PEDAL  8

                SWELL TO PEDAL 4

                CHOIR TO PEDAL  8

                CHOIR TO PEDAL 4             

                ANTIPHONAL TO PEDAL                  

                ANTIPHONAL TO SWELL

                 SWELL TO GREAT 16                                                                                       

                SWELL TO GREAT 8

                SWELL TO GREAT 4

                CHOIR TO GREAT 16                                                                                       

                CHOIR TO GREAT  8

                CHOIR TO GREAT 4

                ANTIPHONAL TO GREAT

                SWELL TO CHOIR 16                                                                                       

                SWELL TO CHOIR 8

                SWELL TO CHOIR 4

                ANTIPHONAL TO CHOIR

                GREAT - CHOIR TRANSFER

 

COMBINATIONS  -   Multilevel,  50 levels,  locking

GENERALS            1 - 10                       Thumb and toe

GREAT                  1 - 6, 0                       Thumb only

SWELL                  1 - 6, 0                      Thumb only

CHOIR                   1 - 6, 0                      Thumb only

PEDAL                   1 - 5, 0                      Thumb and toe (Divisional Cancel: Thumb only)

GENERAL CANCEL                             Thumb only

SET                                                             Thumb only

 

PEDAL MOVEMENTS AND REVERSIBLES

GREAT TO PEDAL                                       Thumb and toe               (Cancels 4' also)

SWELL TO PEDAL                                       Thumb and toe               (Cancels 4' also)

CHOIR TO PEDAL                                        Thumb and toe               (Cancels 4' also)

 

32' Contra Principal                              Toe Only                (Preparation)

32' Contra Bourdon                               Toe Only                (Preparation)

32' Contra Posaune                               Toe Only                (Preparation)

Zimbelstern                                            Toe Only

SFZ                                                            Thumb and toe      

 

ACCESSORIES

MIDI Connection Panel                         (IN, OUT, THRU)

Chime Volume Control                         0, 1 - 5

Transposer, LCD Display

Yamaha MDF3

Indicator Lamps and Bar Graphs:

Crescendo                                                              (LED Bar graph)

Swell                                                                        (LED Bar graph)

Choir                                                                        (LED Bar graph)

32' Contra Principal                                                (Preparation)

32' Contra Bourdon                                                 (Preparation)

32' Contra Posaune                                                 (Preparation)         

The quaint chapel connected to the main sanctuary

is a beautiful sacred space for contemplation, meditation,

or prayer. 

Feel free to come in before the 10:00 service

or during the week upon request.

The Chapel is the perfect venue for small weddings 

or memorial services.