Third Baptist Church, St. Louis

Choir Repertoire, 2016

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