Third Baptist Church, St. Louis

Choir Repertoire, 2016-2017

In addition to three hymns, the Choir also offers an anthem; on occasion,

the previous Sunday’s anthem is repeated as a prelude to the next Sunday’s worship.

The Music Dept. reserves the right to change the following selections, as circumstances warrant.

 

October 9, Sunday: service                                                Sanctuary

Prelude: Harold Stover: Speak To Us That W May Speak (Arioso)

Offertory: Calvin Taylor: Steal Away To Jesus (piano)

Anthem: Eugene Butler: The City Is Alive, O God

Postlude: Robert J. Powell: Arise, Ye Saints

 

October 16, Sunday: service                                             Sanctuary

Prelude: Charles Callahan: Processional on Eternal Father, Strong To Save

Offertory: Charles Callahan: Improvisation on America, the Beautiful

Anthem: arr. Mark Kellner: Heart for the Nations

Postlude: William Lloyd Webber: Choral March

 

October 23, Sunday: service                                             Sanctuary

Prelude: Gilbert M. Martin: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Offertory: Joel Raney: Be Thou My Vision (piano)

Anthem: Thomas Dunhill: Pilgrim Song (w/ organ)

Postlude: Eugène Gigout: Scherzo in G minor

 

October 30, Sunday: service                                             Sanctuary

Choral Prelude: Thomas Dunhill: Pilgrim Song (w/ organ)

Offertory: Gerald Near: In The Garden

Anthem: Peter Hurford: Litany to the Holy Spirit

Postlude: Henri Mulet: Tu Es Petra

 

November 6, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR                    Sanctuary

 

November 13, Sunday: service                                         Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Enrico Passini: Cantabile No. 7

Offertory: Amy Beach: Dreaming (op. 15, 3)

Anthem: Arnold B. Sherman: Create in me a clean heart

Postlude: Charles Villiers Stanford: Prelude on Gibbons’ Song 22

 

November 20, Sunday: service                                         Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Charles Callahan: A Gaelic Blessing

Choral Prelude: Arnold B. Sherman: Create in me a clean heart

Offertory: Craig Phillips: Chorale Prelude on Kremser

Anthem: E. J. Moeran: A Commendation of Music

Siefried Karg-Elert: Marche Triomphale on Nun Danket Alle Gott

 

November 27, Sunday: service                                         Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: J. S. Bach: Sleepers Wake, A Voice Is Calling (BWV 645)

Choral Prelude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (French traditional melody)

Offertory: Franz Liszt: Adagio

Anthem: George Dyson: Magnificat in C minor (w/ organ)

Postlude: Henry Coleman: Finale on Hyfrydol

 

December 4, Sunday: service                                            Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Charles Villiers Stanford: Prelude on Gibbons’ Song 22 (organ)

Choral Prelude: O Come, O Rod of Jacob (French traditional melody)

Offertory: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hymn Tune Prelude on Gibbons’ Song 13 (solo voice + piano)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Benedictus ~ based on Gibbons’ Song 22 (w/ organ & piano))

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Nun komm der Heiden heiland (BWV 599)

 

December 11, Sunday: service “The Messages of Christmas” Sanctuary

Chorale Prelude: O Come, Thou Key of David, Come (French traditional melody)

Choral Music by Philip Barnes, George Dyson, Will Reed, John Rutter, and Peter Warlock

String ensemble music by Corelli and Sasha Johnson Manning

Organ & Piano music by Bach, Brahms and Balfour Gardiner

 

December 18, Sunday: service                                         Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Greensleeves

Choral Prelude: O Come, Thou Root of Jesse’s Tree (French traditional melody)

Offertory: Keith Chapman: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Anthem: William Mathias: Gloria (from Communion Service, op. 71)

Postlude: Adolphus Hailstork: Toccata on Veni Emmanuel

 

December 24, Saturday: EVENING SERVICE (5pm) Sanctuary

Preludes: Richard Purvis: Greensleeves;

Gerald Near: Six Variations on Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

Fred Bock: Angels, We Have Heard On High

Three settings of In Dulci Jubilo:

  1. Marcel Dupré: Dans une douce joie (op. 28, 41)
  2. Dietrich Buxtehude: In Dulci Jubilo (BuxWV 197)
  3. Siegfried Karg-Elert: Choral-improvisation on In Dulci Jubilo

Offertory: J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (piano transcription)

Anthem: E. J. Moeran: Christmas Day in the Morning

Choir & Congregation/Harp/bells: Away In A Manger; O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

December 25, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR                  Sanctuary

Prelude: Richard Elliott: I Saw Three Ships

Offertory: piano medley played by guest artist, Paul Schmidt

Anthem (soloist): George Dyson: Nunc Dimittis in C minor (w/ organ)

Postlude: Théodore Dubois: Toccata in G

 

January 1, Sunday: service                                                               Sanctuary

Prelude: Eugene Thayer: Variations on Auld Lang Syne (op. 30)

Choral Prelude: E. J. Moeran: Christmas Day in the Morning

Offertory: Robert Leech Bedell: Noël: Il est né le divin Enfant (op.11, 1)

Anthem: Benjamin Britten: New Year Carol

Postlude: Myron Roberts: Variations on a London Carol

 

January 8, Sunday: service                                                               Sanctuary

Prelude: Niels Gade: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Choral Prelude: J. S. Bach: How Brightly Shines The Morning Star!

Offertory: J. S. Bach: Allemande (arr. for piano from the fifth French Suite)

Anthem: Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings

Postlude: Franklin Ashdown: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise; Recessional; Trumpet Tune

 

January 15, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR                      Sanctuary

[Church canceled because of inclement weather]

 

January 22, Sunday: service                                             Sanctuary

Prelude: John Ness Beck: I Need Thee Every Hour

Offertory: Dale Wood: There Is A Happy Land (trad. American melody)

Anthem: arr. John Ferguson: Shall We Gather At The River

Postlude: Paul Manz: God of Grace

 

January 29, Sunday: service                                             Sanctuary

Prelude: Charles Callahan: Meditation on Gustav Holst’s Thaxted

Offertory: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts: Theme from To Serve Them All My Days

Anthem: Ken Naylor, arr. J. R. Daniels: How Shall I Sing That Majesty (w/ organ)

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major (BWV 553)

 

February 5, Sunday: service                                              Sanctuary

Choral Prelude: Ken Naylor, arr. J. R. Daniels: How Shall I Sing That Majesty (w/ organ)

Offertory: Felix Mendelssohn: Adagio (Third Sonata for Organ)

Anthem: Walter K. Stanton: Christ is the World’s True Light (w/ organ)

Postlude: Brent Johnson (arr.): The Church’s One Foundation (based on William Walton)

 

February 12, Sunday: service                                           Sanctuary

Prelude: Healey Willan: Prelude on Rockingham

Offertory: Franz Schubert: Impromptu (op. 90, 3)

Anthem: Melissa Dunphy: A New Heart (world premiere; written for TBC)

Postlude: Niels Gade: Allegro con fuoco (Three Tone Pieces, 3)

 

February 19, Sunday: service                                           Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Siegfried Karg-Elert: From God I Will Not Depart

Choral Prelude: Melissa Dunphy: A New Heart (written for TBC)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Taste and See (w/ organ)

Postlude: G. F. Handel: March from Scipio

 

February 19, Sunday: EVENING SERVICE (5 pm)    Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Grayston Ives: Processional

Choral Prelude: Melissa Dunphy: A New Heart (written for TBC)

Offertory: Amy Beach: Dreaming (op. 15)

Anthem: arr. John Ferguson: Shall We Gather At The River

Postlude: Théodore Dubois: Toccata in G

 

February 26, Sunday: service                                           Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: William Lloyd Webber: Aria

Choral Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Taste and See (w/ organ)

Offertory: arr. Stacey Gibbs: Ain’t-a That Good News (East Michigan University Concert Choir)

Anthem: Jack Halloran: Witness (East Michigan University Concert Choir)

Postlude: Frank Bridge: Allegro Marziale (Six Organ Pieces, 3)

 

March 1, Ash Wednesday: EVENING SERVICE (6pm) Chapel

Anthem: John Stainer: God So Loved The World

 

March 5, Sunday: service                                                  Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Richard Purvis: Contemplation upon Tallis’s Canon

Choral Prelude: John Stainer: God So Loved The World

Offertory: Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste (op. 44, 1)

Anthem: Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me

Postlude: Healey Willan: Prelude on Darwall’s 148th

 

March 12, Sunday: service                                                                Sanctuary

Prelude: James Martin: Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?

Offertory: Dan Locklair: The Peace May Be Exchanged (Rubrics, IV)

Anthem: W. A. Mozart: Jesu, Word of God Incarnate

Postlude: Eric Thiman: Prelude on a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 1)

 

March 19, Sunday: service                                                                Sanctuary

Prelude; Franklin Ashdown: A Tuscan Adagio

Offertory: Percy Whitlock: Folk Tune

Anthem: As I Went Down to the River to Pray (Trad. American)

Postlude: Francis Snow: Angelus

 

March 26, Sunday: service                                                                Sanctuary

Piano Prelude: Dmitri Shostakovich: Fugue (op. 87, 14)

Choral Prelude: Russian Kontakion: Give Rest, O Christ

Offertory: Thomas Pitfield: Sonatina for guitar (including Variations on a Russian theme)

Anthem: Piotr Tchaikovsky: Aria (from Eugene Onegin)

Postlude: Georgi Mushel: Toccata

 

April 2, Sunday: service                                                     Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Herbert Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament (pt. I)

Choral Prelude: Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me

Offertory: Herbert Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament (pt. II)

Anthem: Herbert Howells: My Eyes for Beauty Pine

Postlude: Herbert Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament (pt. III)

 

April 9, Sunday: service                                                     Sanctuary

Prelude: Ernest Bloch: Moderato (from Suite Modale) (flute & piano)

Offertory: J. S. Bach: Sicilienne (from Sonata II) (flute & piano)

Anthem: arr. Josephine Poelinitz: City Called Heaven

Postlude: Edwin T. Childs: St. Theodulph ~ All Glory, Laud & Honor

 

Holy Week

April 13, Maundy Thursday: EVENING SERVICE (7 pm) Chapel

Anthem: Hugh S. Roberton: All In The April Evening

 

April 14, Good Friday: EVENING SERVICE (7 pm)  Sanctuary

Franz Josef Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ (Perseid String Quartet)

 

April 16, Sunday: service                                                   Sanctuary

Prelude: Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata #3; first movement

Choral Prelude: arr. Charles Wood: This Joyful Eastertide

Offertory: William Lloyd Webber: Prelude on Rockingham

Anthem: Keith Hampton: Praise His Holy Name!

Postlude: Herbert Howells: Paean

 

April 23, Low Sunday: NO CHOIR                                 Sanctuary

Prelude: Duke Ellington: Come Sunday (piano solo)

Offertory: Gerald Near: Aria, for piano & organ

Postlude: Charles Callahan: A Gospel Prelude, for piano & organ

 

April 30, Sunday: service                                                   Sanctuary

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Largo (from Concerto in D, BWV 1043) (arr. for piano & organ)

Choral Prelude: Charles Wood: This Joyful Eastertide

Offertory: J. S. Bach & Charles Gounod: Ave Maria (arr. for piano & organ)

Anthem: J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Postlude: Alec Templeton: Bach Goes To Town (piano solo)

 

May 7, Sunday: service                                                     Sanctuary

Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romanza on The White Rock

Choral Prelude: William H. Harris: Most Glorious God of Life

Communion Setting: William Mathias: 1976 Service (op. 71) (Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

Offertory: Everett Titcomb: Adoro Te Devote

Postlude: William Mathias: Fanfare

 

May 14, Sunday: service                                                   Sanctuary

Prelude: Arthur Foote: Prelude (op. 50, 5)

Choral Prelude: Stephen Paulus: Hear My Words

Offertory: Amy Beach: Dreaming (op. 15)

Anthem: Melissa Dunphy: A New Heart

Postlude: Francis Jackson: March in C (op. 109)

 

May 21, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary

Prelude: Joseph Jongen: Petite Pièce (W. 313)

Anthem: arr. Gordon Jacob: Brother James’s Air

Offertory: Granville Bantock: A Toccata of Galuppi’s

Postlude: Max Reger: Benedictus (op. 59, 9)

 

May 28, Sunday (Memorial Day Weekend): service   Sanctuary

Prelude:

Offertory: Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste (op. 44, 1)

Anthem: arr. Howard Helvey: My Lord, What A Mornin’!

Postlude: Hubert Parry: Elegy

 

June 4, Sunday: service                                        Sanctuary

Prelude:

Offertory:

Anthem: John Rutter: For The Beauty of the Earth

Postlude:

 

 

 

 

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