Third Baptist Church, St. Louis

Choir Repertoire, 2018

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.

We rehearse on Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, and again on Sundays, 10:30 AM, for the 11:00 AM service.

 

JANUARY 7 [“Why are you afraid…?”]

Prelude: Maurice Duruflé: Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie (organ)

Choral Prelude: Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol

Hymn of the Epiphany #288 We Three Kings [Kings of Orient]

Offertory: J. S. Bach: Symphony (from Christmas Oratorio) (piano)

Anthem: Lowry/Greene, arr. Jack Schrader: Mary, Did You Know?

Hymn of Communion #287 A Communion Hymn for Christmas, vv. 1-4 [Greenridge]

Hymn of Declaration #287 A Communion Hymn for Christmas, v. 5 [Greenridge]

Postlude: Barbara Harbach: People, Look East (organ)

 

JANUARY 14 [“The Son of Man has no place to lay his head”]

Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves (piano)

Choral Prelude: Martin Shaw: Kings In Glory

Hymn of Welcome #281 What Child Is This [Greensleeves]

Offertory: Franklin Ashdown: Bright and Guiding Star (organ)

Anthem: Maurice Bevan: There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy

Hymn of Invitation #292 Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, vv. 1-3 [Margaret]

Hymn of Declaration #292 Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, vv. 4-5 [Margaret]

Postlude: Larry Shackley: As With Gladness Men Of Old (from Following Yonder Star) (piano)

 

JANUARY 14 (MLK Service) 5 pm NO CHOIR [Guest artists: University of Illinois Chamber Choir]

Prelude: arr. Michael Tippett: Deep River (from A Child Of Our Time)

Anthems: James Macmillan: Factus Est Repente

Hildegard von Bingen: O Ignis Spiritus

Stephen Paulus: Hymn to the Eternal Flame

Rosephanye Powell: The Word Was God

Postlude: arr. Norman Luboff: Wade In The Water

 

JANUARY 21 [“Who do men say that I am?”]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) (organ)

Choral Prelude: G. F. Handel: Give Thanks To The Lord

Hymn of Welcome #264 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light [Ermuntre Dich]

Offertory: J. S. Bach: Arioso (from Cantata #156) (piano)

Anthem: J. S. Bach: Jesus, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

Hymn of Invitation #270 Joy To The World, vv. 1-3 [Antioch]

Hymn of Declaration #270 Joy To The World, v. 4 [Antioch]

Postlude: G. F. Handel: March from Scipione (organ)

 

JANUARY 28 [“What were you discussing on the way?”]

Prelude: Jack Richard Hodkinson: Elegy (piano)

Choral Prelude: arr. David von Kampen: I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Hymn of Welcome # 682 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah [Cwm Rhondda]

Offertory: Dale Wood: Guide Me Ever Great Redeemer (organ)

Anthem: arr. Gary Matheny & Jack Schrader: Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger

Hymn of Invitation #697 The Way Of The Cross Leads Home, vv. 1-2 [The Way Of The Cross]

Hymn of Declaration #697 The Way Of The Cross Leads Home, v. 3 [The Way Of The Cross]

Postlude: Cindy Berry: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (piano)

 

FEBRUARY 4 [“Simon, I have something to say to you”]

Prelude: W. A. Mozart: Andante für eine Orgelwalze (organ)

John Rutter: Communion Service

Hymn of Communion #462 Come, Share The Lord [Divernon]

Offertory: Irving Fine: Homage à Mozart (piano)

Anthem: W. A. Mozart: Jesus, Word of God Incarnate (orig. Ave Verum Corpus)

Hymn of Invitation #464 Come to the Table [Come to the Table]

Hymn of Declaration #592 Jesus Calls Us [Galilee]

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Wer nur den lieben Gott laßt walten (BWV 642) (organ)

 

FEBRUARY 11 [“Lazarus is dead”]

Prelude: Dan Forrest: Channels Only (piano)

Hymn of Welcome (special insert): How I Praise Thee, Precious Savior (Channels Only)

Spoken Litany: # 782 The Trumpet Call Of God

Vocal Meditation: Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Raising of Lazarus (op. 34, 6)

Offertory: J. S. Bach – Aus tiefer Not schrei’ ich zu dir (BWV 687) (organ)

Anthem: Robert Tanner: Lazarus (spiritual)

Hymn of Invitation #522 I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me [I’m So Glad]

Hymn of Declaration #586 He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands [Whole World]

Postlude: Vernon Duke: American Arabesque (piano)

 

FEBRUARY 14 (Ash Wednesday) 6 pm

Anthem: John Stainer: God So Loved The World

 

FEBRUARY 18 [Have Mercy! Psalm 51:1]

Prelude: Dan Forrest: What Wondrous Love Is This? (piano)

Choral Prelude: Eric Thiman: Wondrous Love

Hymn of Welcome #691 Surely Goodness and Mercy [Surely Goodness and Mercy]

Spoken Litany: # 524 Salvation By Grace

Offertory: Eric Thiman: Prelude on Rockingham (organ)

Anthem: Sasha Johnson Manning: De Profundis (premiere; commissioned for TBC)

Hymn of Invitation #161 I Will Sing of the Mercies [Fillmore]

Hymn of Declaration #314 What Wondrous Love Is This?

Postlude: Eugenio Maria Fagiani: What Wondrous Love Is This? (organ)

 

FEBRUARY 25 [My Sin is Ever Before Me! Psalm 51:3]

Prelude: Mikael Sapin: De Profundis (piano)

Choral Prelude: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Legend

Hymn of Welcome #305 Jesus Paid It All

Spoken Litany: # 523 Forgiveness

Offertory: Herbert Howells: The ‘Chosen’ Tune (piano)

Anthem: Howard Helvey: Ah! Holy Jesus

Hymn of Invitation # 491 Jesus, I Come, vv. 1-3 [Jesus, I Come]

Hymn of Declaration # 491 Jesus, I Come, v. 4 [Jesus, I Come]

Postlude: William Boyce: Voluntary and Fugue in G minor (organ)

 

MARCH 4 [Create In Me! Psalm 51:10]

Prelude: Frederic Chopin: Prelude (op. 28, 7) (piano)

Choral Prelude: Sasha Johnson Manning: De Profundis (commissioned for TBC)

Hymn of Welcome #657 Cleanse Me [Maori]

John Rutter: Communion Service

Offertory: Michael McCabe: Forty Days and Forty Nights (organ)

Anthem: Arnold B. Sherman: Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

Hymn of Invitation #461 In Remembrance [Red]

Hymn of Declaration #654 Change My Heart, God [Change My Heart]

Postlude: Frederic Chopin: Mazurka (op. 33, 3) (piano)

 

MARCH 11 [Cast Me Not Away! Psalm 51:11]

Prelude: Flor Peeters: Aria (organ)

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

Hymn of Welcome #221 All Praise To Our Redeeming Lord [Azmon]

Spoken Litany: # 698 Refuge Under His Wings

Offertory: Henry Balfour Gardiner: De Profundis (piano)

Anthem: Thomas Attwood: Turn Thy Face From My Sins

Hymn of Invitation #619 Hiding in Thee [Hiding in Thee]

Hymn of Declaration #342 Rock of Ages [Toplady]

Postlude: Felix Mendelssohn: Allegro in B flat (organ)

 

MARCH 18 [Restore Joy! Psalm 51: 12]

Prelude: Charles T. Griffes: De Profundis (piano)

Choral Prelude: Sasha Johnson Manning: De Profundis (commissioned for TBC)

Hymn of Welcome #217 Holy Ground [Beatty]

Spoken Litany: # 752 I Sing For Joy

Offertory: tbd (organ)

Anthem: Malcolm Williamson: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

Hymn of Invitation #740 I Have Found His Grace [Joy Unspeakable]

Hymn of Declaration #234 Now unto Him [Now unto Him]

Postlude: tbd (organ)

 

MARCH 25 (Palm Sunday) [Hosanna, Hosanna! Matthew 21:9]

Prelude: Dan Forrest: Lead Me To Calvary (piano)

Hymn of Welcome: #310 Lead Me To Calvary [Duncannon]

Spoken Litany: # 298 Hosanna To The Son Of David

Offertory: arr. James Koerts: Ride On, King Jesus (piano)

Anthem: John Carter: A Palm Sunday Processional

Hymn of Invitation #297 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, vv. 1-2 [Ellacombe]

Hymn of Declaration #297 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, v. 3 [Ellacombe]

Postlude: Felix-Alexandre Guilmant: March upon a Theme of Handel (op. 15, 2) (organ)

 

MARCH 28 (Holy Wednesday) 6 pm

Offertory: Edvard Grieg: To The Spring (op. 43, 6) (piano)

Anthem: John Hilton: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake

 

MARCH 30 (Good Friday) 7 pm

[Perseid String Quartet]

Samuel Barber: Adagio (from String Quartet)

Franz Schubert: Death and the Maiden quartet (D. 810)

 

APRIL 1 (Easter) [He Is Risen!]

Prelude: Herbert Howells: Saraband for the Morning of Easter (organ)

Choral Prelude: William Harris: Most Glorious Lord Of Life

Hymn of Welcome #367 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today [Easter Hymn]

John Rutter: Communion Service

Offertory: arr. Emma Lou Diemer: Let Us Break Bread Together (piano)

Anthem: Keith Hampton: Praise His Holy Name

Hymn of Invitation #361 Worship Christ, the Risen King, vv. 1-4 [Regent Square]

Hymn of Declaration #361 Worship Christ, the Risen King, v. 5 [Regent Square]

Postlude: Louis Vierne: Finale from Symphony No. 1 (organ)

 

APRIL 8 [Low Sunday] [NO CHOIR] [Jesus and Thomas John 20:24-29]

Prelude: William M. Runyan (arr. Joel Raney): Great Is Thy Faithfulness (organ & piano)

Hymn of Welcome #82 Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him [Austrian Hymn]

Spoken Litany: # 7 Praise The Almighty King

Meditation: Johann Strauss, jr.: An der schönen blauen Donau (piano)

Offertory: Charles Callahan: A Gospel Prelude (organ & piano)

Hymn of Invitation #633 Open Our Eyes [Open Our Eyes]

Hymn of Declaration #505 He Touched Me [He Touched Me]

Postlude: arr. Uwe Korn: On the beautiful blue Mississippi (piano)

 

APRIL 15 [The Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35]

Prelude: Judith Bingham: The Road to Emmaeus (from the Westminster Mass) (organ)

Choral Prelude: Charles Wood: This Joyful Eastertide

Hymn of Welcome #665 O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee [Maryton]

Spoken Litany: # 525 Press On!

Offertory: Johann Strauss, jr.: Voices of Spring (piano)

Anthem: Russ Nagy: The Emmaus Road

Hymn of Invitation #685 Footsteps of Jesus [Footsteps]

Hymn of Declaration #680 All The Way My Savior Leads Me [All The Way]

Postlude: George Shearing: Jerusalem My Happy Home (organ)

 

APRIL 22 [Breakfast with Jesus John 21:11-18

Prelude: Cyril Scott: Passacaglia (from Pastoral Suite) (piano)

Choral Prelude: Charles Wood: This Joyful Eastertide

Hymn of Welcome #109 Lamb of Glory [Lamb of Glory]

Spoken Litany: # 203 Worship With Gladness

Offertory: G. F. Handel: He Shall Feed His Flock (from Messiah) (organ)

Anthem: John Ness Beck: He Shall Feed His Flock

Hymn of Invitation #90 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, vv. 1-2 [Hymn to Joy]

Hymn of Declaration #90 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, v. 3 [Hymn to Joy]

Postlude: Cindy Berry: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (piano)

 

APRIL 29 [While We Wait Luke 24:50-53] [William Baker Festival Singers, Kansas City]

Prelude: WBFS

Hymn of Welcome #369 He Rose Triumphantly [He Rose Triumphantly]

Spoken Litany: # 364 The Lord Has Arisen

Offertory: tbd (piano)

Anthem: WBFS

Hymn of Invitation #620 Under His Wings [Hingham]

Hymn of Declaration #23 The God of Abraham Praise [Leoni]

Postlude: WBFS

 

MAY 6 [Words of Affirmation: Barnabas; Acts 11:22-24]

Prelude: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude (op. 23, 5) (piano)

Choral Prelude: Andre Kopolyoff: Alleluia, Christ Is Risen

Hymn of Communion #460 Let Us Break Bread Together [Let Us Break Bread Together]

John Rutter: Communion Service

Offertory: Alexander Glazunov, arr. James Rogers: In Modo Religioso

Anthem: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Bless The Lord, O My Soul

Hymn of Invitation #429 They’ll Know We Are Christians, vv. 1-3 [St. Brendan’s]

Hymn of Declaration #429 They’ll Know We Are Christians, v. 4 [St. Brendan’s]

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

 

MAY 13 (Mother’s Day) [Quality Time: Mother’s Love and Father’s Business Luke 2:41-51]

Prelude: J. S. Bach, arr. Virgil Fox: Adagio Cantabile (organ)

Choral Prelude: Carolyn Jennings: Mothering God

Hymn of Welcome #793 For the Beauty of the Earth [Dix]

Spoken Litany: # 477A Woman Of God

Offertory: Milan B. Williams, arr. Johannah Miller: My Mother’s Bible (piano)

Anthem: Tom Trenney: Mothering God

Hymn of Invitation #451 A Christian Home, vv. 1-3 [Finlandia]

Hymn of Declaration #451 A Christian Home, v. 4 [Finlandia]

Postlude: Niels Gade: Drei Stücke, 3 (organ)

 

MAY 20 (Pentecost) [Gifts: Pentecost; Acts 2:1-8, 12-21]

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

Choral Prelude: Thomas Tallis: O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit

Hymn of Welcome #396 Holy Spirit, Breathe On Me [Truett]

Spoken Litany: # 176 He Has Blessed Us

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

Anthem: Herbert Howells: My Eyes For Beauty Pine

Hymn of Invitation #391 Sweet, Sweet Spirit [Sweet, Sweet Spirit]

Hymn of Declaration: Herbert Howells: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

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

 

MAY 27 [Trinity] [Acts of Service: Paul; Philippians 2:5-7]

Prelude: Healey Willan: Chorale Prelude on Nicaea (organ)

Hymn of Welcome #637 Lord, Make Us Instruments Of Thy Peace [Instruments of Peace]

Spoken Litany: # 24 Praise Him With Your Heart

Offertory: William Blitheman: Gloria Tibi Trinitas (organ)

Anthem: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Hymn to the Trinity

Hymn of Invitation#3 Holy, Holy, Holy, vv. 1-3 [Nicaea]

Hymn of Declaration #3 Holy, Holy, Holy, v. 4 [Nicaea]

Postlude: Dan Miller: Holy, Holy, Holy (piano & organ)

 

JUNE 3 [Touch: An Ill Woman; Matthew 9:20]

Prelude: arr. Dan Forrest: Nearer, My God, To Thee (piano)

Hymn of Welcome #505 He Touched Me [He Touched Me]

John Rutter: Communion Service

Offertory: tbd (organ)

Anthem: Mogens Wöldike: O Thou, Who At Thy Eucharist Did’st Pray

Hymn of Invitation #463 I Will Remember Thee [Manoah]

Hymn of Declaration #485 Into My Heart [Into My Heart]

Postlude: Robert Docker: Legend (piano)

 

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