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St. Michael’s Anglican Choir  Information

St. Michael’s Anglican Choir  Information

It shall be the duty of every Minister to appoint for use in his congregation hymns or anthems from those authorized by the Rubric or by the Constitution and Canons of this Church, and, with such assistance as he may see fit to employ from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung in his congregation.

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May 5th 28 2019 Easter 2 Sunday

Processional 91; Gradual 389 (2); Sermon 494; Communion  361, 201; Recessional   592 (1)

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It shall be his especial duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all irreverence in the performance. To this end, he shall be the final authority in the administration of matters pertaining to music in his congregation.”
Canon 40 Of the Music of the Church

Mr. John Apple

Organist & Choir Master

May 5 2019:

EASTER 2 Sunday after


Prelude                                This Joyful Eastertide                     David Polley

David Polley (b.1953), music director at Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas, created his organ setting of this hymn using two contrasting flute stops with a flowing accompaniment against the tune.


(Psalm 33:5b-6a) The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord:  by the word of the Lord were the heavens made. (Psalm 33:1) Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

As during Lent, each Sunday in Eastertide has a Latin name from the first words of the Introit. The name for the Second Sunday of Easter is Misericordias Domini from Psalm 33:5b: “Misericordia Domini plena est terra.”


(Psalm 63:1a, 4b) O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: I will lift up my hands in Thy name.

Anthem: This Joyful Eastertide

This Easter hymn has an evolution over three centuries. The tune, originating as a 17th century love song from the Netherlands, became a hymn tune in 1685 when it was published in the Netherlands in Joachim Oudaen’s David’s Psalmen. George Ratcliffe Woodward, an Anglican priest who translated Greek, Latin and German hymns into English, published a collection Carols for Easter and Ascension (1894) that included this poem. He collaborated with Charles Wood, an Irish composer who wrote the harmonization of the tune. The frequent rising of the melody coincides with the theme of the resurrection of Christ.

Postlude              Victory (“The Strife is O’er”)        Robin Dinda

Robin Dinda (b.1959), Massachusetts composer/organist and graduate of Davidson College, wrote his festive setting of this Easter hymn that places the tune (adapted from the Renaissance composer Palestrina) in the manuals and pedals.