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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

 

October 16, Sunday: service                                  Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Anthem: arr. Mark Kellner: Heart for the Nations (w/ organ)

 

October 23, Sunday: service                                  Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

 

October 30, Sunday: service                                  Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

Anthem: Peter Hurford: Litany to the Holy Spirit

 

November 6, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR               Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

 

November 13, Sunday: service                               Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

 

November 27, Sunday: service                               Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Choral 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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

Anthem: William Mathias: Gloria (from the Series III service)

 

December 24, Saturday: service                              Sanctuary           5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

 

January 1, Sunday: service                                    Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

Chorale 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

Organ Postlude: Myron Roberts: Variations on a London Carol

 

January 8, Sunday: service                                    Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

Anthem: Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings

 

January 15, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR                 Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

[Church canceled because of inclement weather]

 

January 22, Sunday: service                                   Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Organ 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

Organ Postlude: Paul Manz: God of Grace

 

January 29, Sunday: service                                   Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Organ 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)

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

 

February 5, Sunday: service                                   Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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)

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

 

February 12, Sunday: service                                 Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Organ Prelude: Healey Willan: Prelude on Rockingham

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

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

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

 

February 19, Sunday: service                                 Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

February 19, Sunday: EVENING SERVICE             Sanctuary           5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Organ Prelude: Grayston Ives: Processional

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

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

Organ Postlude: Théodore Dubois: Toccata in G

 

February 26, Sunday: service                                 Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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)

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

 

March 1, Ash Wednesday: service                           Chapel (4th floor) 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Anthem: John Stainer: God So Loved The World

 

March 5, Sunday: service                                      Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

 

March 12, Sunday: service                                    Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

 

March 19, Sunday: service                                    Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Prelude; Franklin D. Ashdown: A Tuscan Adagio

Offertory: Percy Whitlock: Folk Tune

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

Organ Postlude: Francis Snow: Angelus

 

March 26, Sunday: service                                    Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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)

Organ Postlude: Georgi Mushel: Toccata

 

April 2, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

 

April 9, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

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

Anthem: arr. Josephine Poelinitz: City Called Heaven

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

 

Holy Week

April 13, Maundy Thursday

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

 

April 14, Good Friday                                          Sanctuary           7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

 

April 16, Sunday: service                                      Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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, Sunday: service                                     Sanctuary             11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

 

May 7, Sunday: service                                        Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Anthem: William H. Harris: Most Glorious God of Life (w/ organ)

 

May 14, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Anthem: Stephen Paulus: Hear My Words

 

May 21, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

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

 

May 28, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Anthem: Henry Ley: A Choral Hymn for Ascensiontide (w/ organ)

 

June 4, Sunday: meditation ~ English Musical Renaissance            Sanctuary           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Anthem: Dunhill, Dyson, Harris, Howells, Moeran & Vaughan Williams

 

 

 

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