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Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Icon from Bulgaria.

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Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: I will lift up mine eyes [Psalm 121] Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
The Lord is thy keeper; thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Amen.

youtube.com/watch?v=QETbN9JIBKE

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: I Sat Down Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love. [The Song of Solomon]

youtube.com/watch?v=tugtmKhAVc0

Postlude:1. Marche Gothique” Dix Pièces Théodore Salomé (1834 – 1896)

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

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Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Херўвимская песнъ No 7 [Cherubic Hymn Number 7] , Dmitry Bortniansky (1751-1825)
(Sung in Church Slavonic)

Let us who mystically represent the cherubim
and who sing the thrice-holy hymn to the life-creating Trinity
now lay aside all cares of this life,
that we may receive the King of all,
who comes invisibly upborn by the angelic host.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

youtube.com/watch?v=wLzJrQyzSJc

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Salve Regina [2005] Walter Marshall
Mr. Marshall is the conductor of this motet and a member of the choir.

(Sung in Latin)
Hail Holy Queen, mother of mercy
Hail to your life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you we cry poor banished children of Eve,
To you do we send up sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate\your eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this, our exile,
Show us the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!

The Salve Regina, also known as the Hail Holy Queen, is a Marian hymn and one of four Marian antiphons sung at different seasons within the Christian liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. The Salve Regina is traditionally sung at Compline in the time from the Saturday before Trinity Sunday until the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent.

The work was composed during the Middle Ages by German monk Hermann of Reichenau and originally appeared in Latin, the prevalent language of Western Christianity until modern times. Traditionally it has been sung in Latin.

Postlude: ‘Scherzo’ Symphonie 2 Charles Marie Widor

This Scherzo is the product of Widor’s early style period. It was replaced in later versions of the second Symphonie by a long Salve Regina which was influenced by Widor’s study of the works of the French classical composers of the 17th Century. Also the work of the monks of Solesmes on revising and refreshing Gregorian Chant was also a great influence.

youtube.com/watch?v=87yU9cfaJcM

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Icon from Bulgaria.

Icon from Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Tu Solus qui Faces Mirabilia, Josquin Des Prez ( c.?1450/1455 –  1521)

Part 1: You alone can do wonders,
You alone are the Creator, and created us;
You alone are the Redeemer, and redeemed us
With your most precious blood.
In you alone we find refuge, In you alone we trust,
None other do we worship, Jesus Christ.
To you we pour out our prayers,
Hear our supplication, and grant us our request,
O King of kindness!

Part 2: D’ung aultre amer, (To love another)
would be deceitful:
D’ung aultre amer, (To love another)
would be great stupidity and a sin.
Hear our sighs,
Re-full us with your grace,
O King of kings,
That we may remain joyfully
in your service forever.

Part two of this motet begins with a quote from Josquin’s friend the composer Johannes Ockegem (1410-1497) in old French while all the rest of text is in Latin. The secular chanson D’ung aultre amer is a secular chanson which was very popular in the 15th Century. Josquin also based a Mass on the chanson. Here is a performance of Tu Solus:
youtube.com/watch?v=JIF15LDrypk and a performance of D’ung aultre amer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy9fYYL–fg

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00: Try Me, O Lord [Psalm 139: 23,24] James Nares (1715-1783)
23. Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart; *  prove me, and examine my thoughts.
24. Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me: and lead me in the way everlasting.

Postlude: ‘10. Grand Chœur’ Dix Pièces pour Orgue Théodore Salomé (1834 – 1896)

This is not the well known Grand Chœur in G but the Grand Chœur in D.

Since Salomé is not well known here is a short biography.  At the church of La Trinite Cavaillé-Coll also built a choir organ of 12 ranks over two manuals and pedal. Théodore Salomé, who had already occupied the post of choir organist for several years on a temporary organ, continued his services in this position until his death in 1895. In 1871, the organ post at La Trinite in Paris came open and was awarded to Alexandre Guilmant. Replacing Guilmant at the grand organ during the latter’s concert tours in the United States. Guilmant and Salomé became great friends, dedicating numerous compositions to each other. Théodore Salomé played for masses and religious services with great talent and knowledge. His religious compositions were often sung by the choir of Sainte-Trinité, which was composed of some 20 children and 10 professional singers, under the capable direction of their choirmaster, Emile Bouichere. It was there, that on the 5th of June 1875, that Salomé presided at the organ for the funeral mass of Georges Bizet, in the presence of 4000 people. For a prélude, Salomé improvised on themes from Bizet’s opera Les pêcheurs de perles (“The Pearl Fishers”) then during the absolution improvised on themes from Carmen.

View of Église de la Sainte-Trinité towards Montmartre.

Salomé sat in on juries, solfège and composition exams at the Conservatoire de Paris when available, but his church work always came first. He even wrote to his pastor in August 1887 asking for a raise to at least as much as what his colleagues at the churches of Saint-Augustin, Saint-Louis, and La Madeleine were making.

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Fresco from Florence, Italy.

Fresco from Florence, Italy.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Sunday 11 a.m.: Choir Prelude: What Wondrous Love Is This Arr. by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker

1. What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this, O my soul?
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul;
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul?

2. To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb who is the great I AM,
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

3. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on!
And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIpB3Z9ZQs

Communion 2: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake, Richard Farrant (1530-1580) Text: Lidley’s Prayers, 1566

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake,
lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives.
To decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee,
now and evermore. Amen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuqfS2KqChs

Postlude: Toccata Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQvchO39eFY

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

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Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Ain’-a That Good News, William Levi Dawson (1886-1970)

1. I got a crown up in-a the Kingdom, 
Ain’-a that good news!
I’m a-goin’ to lay down this worl’, 
Goin’-a shoulder up-uh my cross,
Goin’-a take it home-a to my Jesus, 
Ain’-a that good news! 2. I got a harp up in-a the Kingdom, etc.

3. I got a robe up in-a the Kingdom , etc.

4. I got a Saviour in-a the Kingdom, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUNrEtS0KeY

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00: Turn Thy Face from My Sins, Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)

Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. [Ps.51:9-11]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqgOMVfPr_c

Postlude: ‘Wir glauben all’an einen Gott’ from the Clavierübung Part III BVW 680
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiVA5wuRalY

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

From a fresco in Bulgaria.

From a fresco in Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: My Eyes for Beauty Pine, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

My eyes for beauty pine,
My soul for Goddës grace;
No other care nor hope is mine,
To heaven I turn my face.

One splendor thence is shed
From all the stars above:
‘Tis named when God’s name is said,
‘Tis Love, ’tis heavenly Love.

And every gentle heart
That burns with true desire,
Is lit from eyes that mirror part
Of that celestial fire.

The text is by Robert Seymore Bridges, OM (1844 – 1930) who was Britain’s poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXCbaG-PSJ8

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Teach Me, O Lord, Thomas Atwood (1765-1838)

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statues,
and I shall keep it unto the end. Psalm 119:33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAmWl8xWmZQ

Postlude: Choral Song, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb7VTBwLsMY

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

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Prelude, 11:00 a.m.: Simple Gifts, adapted by Aaron Copland, Transcribed for Chorus by Irving Fine

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight
‘Till by turning, turning we come round right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARbYR3bAO0A

Communion, 11:00 a.m.: Lead Me, Lord, S.S. Wesley (1810-1876)

Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face. 
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 5 v. 8, Psalm 4 v. 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwxmEKdIQw

Postlude: “Allemande” and “Gigue” Suite Number 2 in C, Dietrich Buxtehude   (1637/39 – 1707)

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00:  Ave Verum by William Byrd  (1543-1623)

Hail to the true body, born of the Virgin Mary,
which truly suffered on the cross for mankind;
and from whose side water flowed with blood.
Grant that we may taste you at the hour of our death.
O sweet, loving son of Mary, have mercy on me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ckGcpx6xI

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: O Sacrum Convivium    Walter Marshall
[The composer is conducting this motet.]

O sacred banquet, in which Christ is received,
the memory of his passion renewed, the mind filled with grace,
and a promise of future glory given to us.

Postlude: Toccata en G, by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-5vS5OoS-s

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Icon, in Bulgaria

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Also please join us at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 9, for a concert of Rediscovered Chamber Masterworks, at the church. The concert is free of charge.

At Mass:

Prelude:
Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God T. Tertius Noble (1867 – 1953)

The Anthem is taken from the 2nd Reading.

Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking,
be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTc3qhO4jrc

Ave Verum     Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

Hail true body, born
of the virgin Mary,
truly killed, dying
on the cross for man.

From whose pierced flank
flowed the true blood;
behold him now, tested for us,
through the trial of death.

O clement, O holy, O sweet Jesus, Son of Mary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoIq6xFcfaw

Postlude: “Postlude” from 24 Pièces en Style Libre     Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCfsYxmR-2o

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

The beauty of maternal love. Icon from Bulgaria.

The beauty of maternal love. Icon from Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Choir Prelude: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether Harold W. Friedell (1905-1985)

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether;
For when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together,
Thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluya! Alleluya!
Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As the brethren used to gather
In the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father
Break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluya! Alleluya!
So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living
Make as sacraments of thee,
That by caring, helping, giving,
We may true disciples be.
Alleluya! Alleluya!
We will serve thee faithfully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlBk1hfKgY4

Communion: The Beauty of Thy House [Ps. 25]  by Walter Marshall. The composer will conduct this motet.

Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house
and the dwelling place of Thy glory.
My feet stand on level ground in the great assembly,
I will praise the Lord.

Postlude: ‘IV. ‘Toccata’ Suite Gothique  Léon Boëllmann (1862 – 1897)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZjsJgWyM8E&t=5m15s