“SCRIPTURE AND MUSIC LINKS FOR SUNDAY”
PLUS: Reading & Meditation Suggestions
This page is updated every Wed/Thu during the Choir Year [generally Labor Day weekend thru 2nd Sunday June].
Readings & Meditations [….send me your favorite authors to be included….]

> FORWARD MOVEMENT “Day by Day” [copies of which can be found at the back of the church, the chapel,
and in the office], the link takes you to readings/meditations from previous days; click on "Forward Day by Day" to
see today's selections:  https://prayer.forwardmovement.org
                   (click on "Forward Day By Day meditation" to see today's meditation)
> JOHN ELDREDGE: http://www.ransomedheart.com/daily-reading/recent 
The potential list of scripture readings for this Sunday can be found here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Easter/CEaster5_RCL.html
                                                                       
MUSIC SELECTIONS CHOSEN TO REFLECT THE THEMES AND ACTIONS FOUND IN THE READINGS
[together with links where you can listen to the selections]
Sunday, May 19: Easter 5
Hymns / Service Music 10:15 Service
Opening 518 Christ is made the sure foundation
St. Mark's Episcopal Parish in Upland, CA - the church with the really interesting window designs in the wall behind the altar.  Click on "SHOW MORE" to see all the text for the verses.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb6UxYXVG9Y
Hymn of Praise Lord, I lift your name on high
One we have used before: a singer + guitar with the name TJ Taotua - great and "fresh" rendition/adaptation, with some wonderful guitar work, and equally wonderful singing.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEE0wM7OycQ
Psalm 148:1-6 (Anglican with Refrain)
Gospel 296 We know that Christ is raised
The "view & sound from the pew" at Aquia Episcopal Church, Stafford, VA.  The text link gives you vs. 1, 2, & 4.  A great example of church architecture that one often finds in the south - minimal stain-glass windows on the sides, with clear glass - creating a bright and open experience of the building.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOy1teDbe4
Text: https://hymnary.org/text/we_know_that_christ_is_raised_and_dies_n
Alleluia & Vs. I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me. (Plainsong)
Sanctus Setting by Susan Fletcher
The Sanctus we use for festival services, unfortunately nowhere to be found being sung on YouTube.  The link is to that riteseries.com site - click on the play icon to hear the melody, and zoom to 200% to see music & text more clearly. 
Listen: https://www.riteseries.org/song/eom/35/
Fraction S-154 Christ our Passover
Back to the one most used by most Episcopal churches in the US for most of the year (it IS the text from the Book of Common Prayer found in the Rite II Eucharist).  Not the best of videos/audios - a flag & a candle stand, and the congregation is a little faint!  But it is the setting that we use, and the only one on YouTube.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8bIMIqzwI
Communion 577 God is love, and where true love is
A commercial recording made at All Saints Margaret, in London, UK.  Strong singing! This is an English paraphrase of the Latin hymn "Ubi caritas". Only place I could find the text was that riteseries.org site - zoom to 200% to see the text clearly.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6j-mbONxi0
Text: https://www.riteseries.org/song/Hymnal1982/769/
Closing 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord
Part of the first verse is missing - but this is one of the few version on YouTube that actually uses the version from our hymnal.  To be expected - it's a video from St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach, FL!  You can hear that they use a "cantor" to lead the singing.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxcH-Sn7NeY
CHOIR
Offertory O taste and see    V. Brown
Full Choir
A WORLD PREMIERE (!) of a new piece written by Central Florida native, Victor Brown.  Victor was the Organist & Choir Director at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winter Park, for many years.  He is now retired, and still lives in the area.
Communion Love one another   S. S. Wesley (1810-1876)  
Youth Choir (with poss. Alumni from the Adult Choir joining in if needed)
A strong, lively, and enthusiastic rendition by the Ontario Christian Choir! .....from 2012.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OWrCtwhShw
ORGAN
Prelude 'Intermezzo' on an Irish Air   C. V. Stanford (1852-1924)
Found three on YouTube, but this is the only one where you can watch the organist play - an Irish composer using a very famous Irish tune, played by an Italian in Italy!
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYz5TGIOuA

Postlude 'Hornpipe' from Water Music   G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
I will play an organ transcription of the orchestral score.  The link is to the original - and a GREAT video it is!!  This is how it would have been done in Handel's time: notice....
1. The conductor is the harpsichord player!
2. Looks like all "period" instruments (possibly original, though more likely modern copies of instruments from that period - note the natural trumpets and horns with NO valves)
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h4mAceHmrI

ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
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ST. MICHAEL'S MUSIC
"New & Review"
A hymn used during our Sundays of Lent this year, by the female American composer, Jane Marshall: "Almighty God, your word is cast".  Next update will be for a new item in June.