Third Baptist Church, St. Louis

Choir Repertoire, 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.




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: Hubert Parry: Elegy

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

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

Postlude: Eugene Thayer: America (a Fugue in five voices)


June 4, Sunday: service (Pentecost)                         Sanctuary

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (BWV 631)

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

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

Offertory: Dietrich Buxtehude: Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist (BuxWV 208)

Anthem: John Rutter: For The Beauty of the Earth

Postlude: Richard Elliott: Every Time I Feel The Spirit


June 11, Sunday: service (Trinity)                          Sanctuary

Prelude: G. F. Handel: Largo (orig. “Ombra mai fu”, from Serse)

Offertory: G. F. Handel: Coro (from Water Music, Suite #2)

Anthem: G. F. Handel: Forever Blessed Be Thy Name (from Jephtha)

Postlude: G. F. Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)


June 18, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary

Prelude: Felix Mendelssohn: Prelude in G major (op. 37, 2)

Offertory: Robert Schumann: Fugue of B-A-C-H in G minor (op. 60, 3)

Anthem: Felix Mendelssohn: I Will Sing Of Thy Great Mercies (from St. Paul)

Postlude: Niels Gade: Allegro (Three Tone Pieces, 3, op. 60)


June 25, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR            Sanctuary

Prelude: George Shearing: Amazing Grace

Vocal Prelude: Duke Ellington: Come Sunday (vocalist: Margaret Boeckman)

Offertory (Music Camp Choir): Be Strong In The Lord; Praise You

Anthem (soloist): Walter Hawkins: Goin’ Up A-Yonder (vocalist: Margaret Boeckman)

Postlude: Robert J. Powell: Chorale Prelude on Oh, Praise Ye The Lord


July 2, Sunday: service                                         Sanctuary

Prelude: Charles Callahan: Chorale Prelude on Thaxted

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

Offertory: Richard Purvis: Pastorale on Forest Green

Anthem: Peter Hurford: Litany to the Holy Spirit

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Little Fugue in D minor (BWV 544)


July 9, Sunday: service (GUEST CHOIR)                Sanctuary

The Youth Choir of Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth (TX)

Prelude: Erin MacGorman: Hyfrydol (Concord Handbells)

Choral Prelude: Emily Crocker: Jubilate Deo

Anthems: Joseph Sabolick & Benjamin Harlan: Come Just As You Are

            Douglas E. Wagner: Be Thou My Vision (Concord Handbells)

            Mark A. Miller: I Choose Love

            Lyn Robbins & Tom Fettke: He Gives More Grace

            Bruce Stevenson: Amazing Grace

            Lloyd Larson: They’ll Know We Are Christians

            Mark A. Miller & Lindy Thompson: Teach Me To Fly

Offertory: Jason W. Krug: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Concord Handbells)

Anthems: Ryan Murphy: Pilgrim Song

            Tom Fettke: The Prayer

            Cindy Berry: I Put My Hope In You

Choral Benediction: Allen Pote & Tom Long: We Will Be A Shelter

Postlude: Susan E. Geschke: Holy Manna (Concord Handbells)


July 16, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary

Prelude: Leo Sowerby: Carillon

Offertory: Harold Stover: Fantasia on Savior, Again To Your Dear Name

Anthem: Leo Sowerby: Jubilate in C

Postlude: Dan Locklair: The People Respond – Amen! (Rubrics, V)


July 23 service: NO CHOIR                          Sanctuary

Prelude: Jan Sandström: Sång till Lotta*

Offertory: Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais*

Postlude: Charles Gounod: Marche Triomphale (arr. for piano)

(*Guest artist: Adam Kosberg (trombone)


July 30, Sunday: service                                       Sanctuary

Prelude: Johannes Brahms: Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (op. 122, 4)

Offertory: Robert Schumann: Warum? (= Why?) (#3 of Fantasiestück, op. 12)

Anthem: William H. Harris: Vox Ultima Crucis

Postlude: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Monologue 1 – Con Moto (from op. 162)


August 6, Sunday: service: NO CHOIR                   Sanctuary

Prelude: W. A. Mozart: Adagio for glass harmonica in C major (K. 617a)

Offertory: Charles Ore: I Love To Tell The Story

Anthem: (Gene Dobbs Bradford, guest harmonica player)

Postlude: Joe Utterback: Variations on Beach Spring


August 13, Sunday: service                                   Sanctuary

Prelude: Joseph Jongen: Choral (op. 37, 4)

Offertory: César Franck: Danse Lente (FWV 22) (for piano)

Anthem: César Franck: O Lord, Most Holy (Panis Angelicus) (FWV 61, 5)

Postlude: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens: Fanfare


August 20, Sunday: service                                   Sanctuary

Organ Prelude: Healey Willan: Prelude on Christe, Redemptor omnium (op. 157, 2)

Offertory: Gerald Near: Aria (duet for piano & organ)

Anthem: Healey Willan: Now Let The Heavens Be Joyful

Organ Postlude: Healey Willan: Postlude on St. Anne


August 27, Sunday: service [Mark Pye, guest oboist] Sanctuary

Prelude: Georg Philipp Telemann: Siciliana; Aria 1; Aria 2 (from Partita #2 in G)

Offertory: Carl Nielsen: Romanze (from Two Fantasy Pieces for oboe & pianoop. 2)

Anthem: Howard Helvey: Jesus, My All, To Heaven Is Gone

Postlude: Georg Philipp Telemann: Aria 6 (from Partita #2 in G)



Prelude: [Paul Schmidt, piano – guest soloist]

Choral Prelude: Richard Phipps: Create In Me A New Heart

William Mathias: Communion Service (op. 71)

Anthem: William Mathias: Gloria

Postlude: [Paul Schmidt, piano – guest soloist]


SEPTEMBER 10 [Reformation: Luther]

Prelude: Douglas Steele: Arioso (organ)

Choral Prelude: Richard Phipps: Create In Me A New Heart

Offertory: Arnold Bax: Paean (piano)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Lord How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings

Postlude: Douglas Steele: On The Triad (organ)


SEPTEMBER 17 [Reformation: Luther]

Prelude: Felix Mendelssohn: Consolation (#3 from Songs Without Words, op. 30)

Choral Prelude: Felix Mendelssohn: In Deep Despair I Call (chorale, from Aus tiefer Not, op. 23)

Offertory: Max Reger: Prelude on Aus tiefer Not (op. 67, 3)

Anthem: Walter Hawkins: Goin’ Up Yonder (arr. Martin Sirvatka)

Postlude: Calvin Taylor: I’ve Been In The Storm So Long (arr.)


SEPTEMBER 24 [Reformation: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God]

Prelude: Dietrich Buxtehude: Prelude on Ein Fest Burg (BuxWV 184)

Offertory: Paul Wachs: Soir d’Automne (piano) (Fall begins 22 September)

Anthem: David von Kampen: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Postlude: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Fantasia on Ein Feste Burg (op. 65, 47)


OCTOBER 1 [Reformation: Zwingli]

Prelude: Haydn Wood: Prelude (piano)

William Mathias: Communion Service (op. 71)

Offertory: Maria Theresia von Paradis (really by Samuel Dushkin): Sicilienne (organ)

Anthem: G. F. Handel (really by Siegfried Ochs): Thanks Be To Thee

Postlude: Percy Grainger: Handel In The Strand (piano)


OCTOBER 8 [NO CHOIR; Guest brass ensemble: nightmusic]

Prelude: Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata

Offertory: Morten Lauridsen  O Nata Lux

Meditation: Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune

Postlude: Johann Sebastian Bach: My Spirit Be Joyful (from Cantata Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal, BWV 146


OCTOBER 15 [Reformation: Servetus]

Prelude: Douglas Steele: Chorale Prelude on Gibbons’ Angel’s Song

Offertory: Nathan Nokes: Funeral Procession (from The Burning of Servetus) (piano)

Anthem: Orlando Gibbons: O Lord, Increase My Faith

Postlude: Anonymous: Two Early 16th century pieces (organ)


OCTOBER 22 [Pilgrimage: Stewardship]

Prelude: Thomas Dunhill: Three Preludes for Piano (1 & 2)

Meditation: Thomas Dunhill: The Cloths of Heaven (op. 30, 3) (Margaret Boeckman, soprano solo)

Offertory: Thomas Dunhill: Nocturne (op. 38, 1) (organ)

Anthem: Thomas Dunhill: Pilgrim’s Song

Postlude: Thomas Dunhill: Three Preludes for Piano (3)



Choral Prelude: arr. John Ferguson: Shall We Gather At The River?

Hymn: arr. Benjamin Harlan: As I Went Down To The River to Pray

Offertory: Edward Macdowell: To The Sea AND From A Wandering Iceberg (Sea Pieces, op. 55, 1 & 2)

Anthem: Will James: Dark Water

Postlude: Dudley Buck: Chorale Prelude on St. Anne (op. 49, 5) (organ)


NOVEMBER 5 [Stewardship: What the Tide Brings In]

Prelude: Edvard Grieg: Organ arrangement of Violin Sonata #3, 2nd movement (op. 45)

Choral Prelude: Edvard Grieg: God’s Peace Is Peace Eternal (orig. Trudom)

Offertory: Edvard Grieg: Arietta (op. 12, 1)

Anthem: Edvard Grieg: Jesus, Friend Of Sinners (orig. Ave Maris Stella) (EG 150)

During Communion: Edvard Grieg: Poetic Tone-Pictures (op. 3, 4)

Postlude: Edvard Grieg: Jesus, meine Zuversicht (EG 185b)


NOVEMBER 12 (TBC joined by Southern Union Missionary Baptist Church)

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

Choral Prelude: sung by the choir of Southern Union Missionary Baptist Church

Offertory: George Shearing: Prelude on I Love Thee, My Lord

Anthem: arr. John Carter: Guide My Feet, Lord

Dismissal: sung by the choir of Southern Union Missionary Baptist Church

Postlude: Dan Forrest: O Worship The King (piano)


NOVEMBER 19 [Leading On Empty]

Prelude: Vladimir Rebikov: Berceuse (op. 7, 1) (organ)

Offertory: Sergei Prokofiev: Gavotte (op. 12, 2) (piano)

Anthem: Mily Balakirev: Send Out Thy Light

Postlude: Georgi Mushel: Toccata (organ)


NOVEMBER 26 [Christmas or Chaos]

Prelude: Edvard Grieg: Klokkeklang (op. 54, 6) (piano)

Offertory: Franz Josef Haydn: Representation of Chaos (from Creation) (organ & piano)

Anthem: arr. Howard Helvey: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Song of Benediction: Charles Ives: Serenity

Postlude: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Marche Triomphale on Nun Danket Alle Gott (op. 65, 59) (organ)



Prelude: Gerald Finzi (arr. Robert Gower): Carol (organ)

William Mathias: Communion Service (op. 71)

Offertory: Jack Richard Hodkinson: December (piano)

Anthem: Henry Ley: A Choral Hymn for Advent

Postlude: Frank Bridge: Allegro Marziale e ben marcato (Six Organ Pieces, 3) (organ)


DECEMBER 10 (Carol Service)

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Prelude on In Dulci Jubilo (BWV 608)

Choral Prelude: Peter Warlock: Where Riches Is Everlastingly

Six interludes (solo piano): Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite (complete)

Solo (voice & piano): Peter Warlock, arr. Sting: Balulalow

Solo (voice and guitar): J. S. Bach, arr. Sting: You Calm My Fearful Mind in Winter

Carols: Peter Warlock: Adam Lay Ybounden

Peter Warlock, arr. Philip Brunelle: The First Mercy

Peter Warlock: The Five Lesser Joys of Mary

Peter Warlock, arr. Dom Gregory Murray: Come To Bethlehem (orig. Pieds-en-l’air)

Peter Warlock: The Sycamore Tree (Three Carols, 3)

Offertory: Peter Warlock, arr. George Shearing: Balulalow

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Prelude on In Dulci Jubilo (BWV 729)



Choral Prelude: Michael McCabe: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (organ)

Offertory: Eric Carlson: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (piano)

Anthem: Douglas Nolan: A Prayer for Advent (solo trombone: Adam Kosberg)

Postlude: Adolphus Hailstork: Toccata on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (organ)



Prelude: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Choral-Improvisation on In Dulci Jubilo (op. 75, 2)

Choral Prelude: Joseph Martin: Prayer for Advent

Meditation: Robert MacGimsey: Sweet Little Jesus Boy (solo: Ella Banks)

Offertory: Jean Langlais: La Nativité (Poèmes Évangéliques (op. 2), 2)

Anthem: Witold Lutoslawski: The Holly and the Ivy

Postlude: Richard Elliott: I Saw Three Ships



Prelude: G. F. Handel: Pastoral Symphony (from MESSIAH(piano)

Choral Prelude: Edgar Bainton: Ring Out, Wild Bells

Offertory: G. F. Handel: Aria from Concerto Grosso, #12 (op. 6) (organ)

Anthem: Peter Warlock: What Cheer? Good Cheer!

Postlude: G. F. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (from MESSIAH) + Uwe Korn: Halleluja Rock (piano)