Liturgy at Home Zoom Mass

10:30 am on Sunday, January 24, 2021 

Zoom Meeting details:

Meeting ID: 973 6502 0564

Passcode: 499550

Phone number: 778-907-2071

Download the Liturgy at Home booklet for 10:30 am on Sunday, January 24, 2021 here: Liturgy at Home Epiphany 3 Jan 24 2021

 

About Zoom:

Zoom is a simplified video conferencing and messaging application that can be downloaded to any device: Apple computer, Windows PC, Android phones, IOS iPads and iPhones, and others.

To download a free version of Zoom onto your tablet/phone, go to your usual App Store and search for the free Zoom Cloud Meeting App. Get, and follow instructions. (NB. Do not get the Business version, for which there is a charge.)

To download a free version of Zoom onto your computer type “zoom app” into Google, or type “zoom.us” in the url bar. This will bring you to the Zoom home page.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the home page and look under DOWNLOAD.

There are several options: for a Mac or PC desktop computer click “Meetings Client”; for Apple device users see above, or, click “iPhone/iPad App” and for Android phones click “Android”.

You will be asked to set up an account by giving your name and email address.

For more detailed instruction click on SUPPORT in the very right upper corner of the home page. Then click on “Getting Started”.

When you have downloaded Zoom you can “Join a Meeting” [in this case the service] by clicking the Join icon.

Then type in the Meeting ID number and password, or call the phone number.

Almighty and everlasting God – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

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Orlando Gibbons was a leading composer, virginalist and organist in the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. He sang in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge between 1596 and 1598 and was granted the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1606 before being appointed a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal by James I, where he served as an organist from at least 1615 and became senior organist in 1623.

Gibbons wrote many keyboard works, fantasias for viols, madrigals, anthems and some Anglican services. His writing demonstrates a superb mastery of melody, development and counterpoint. Gibbons’ motet Almighty and everlasting God is an exquisitely fashioned miniature which takes its text from the Book of Common Prayer’s Collect for the Third Sunday after Epiphany.

Almighty and everlasting God,
mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  

Dextera Domini (5 Hymnen, Op. 140, No. 2) – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

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The organist and composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was one of nineteenth-century Germany’s most gifted teachers and composers. Born in Lichtenstein, he nonetheless spent most of his life in Munich, where he studied and later taught at the Munich Conservatorium. Somewhat of a prodigy, he was serving as organist in his parish church by the age of 7, and by age 8 he had composed a Mass for three voices. In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for music in the royal chapel. Rheinberger was a prolific composer, with works including Masses, operas, symphonies, chamber music, and choral works. Above all, he is remembered for his elaborate and challenging organ compositions, especially his sonatas.

Rheinberger wrote works reminiscent of those of Brahms and Schumann, and yet their attractive lyricism is unique, as evidenced by this setting of Dextera Domini, a passage from Psalm 118 which serves as the ancient Offertory for Maundy Thursday, Easter Vigil and the Third Sunday after Epiphany.

Dextera Domini fecit virtutem, dextera Domini exaltavit me.
Non moriar, sed vivam, et narrabo opera Domini.

The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength; the right hand of the Lord has exalted me.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

(Psalm 118:16-17)

 

Organ Sonata No.8 in E Minor (Op. 132: IV. Passacaglia) – Josef Rheinberger

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Rheinberger’s 20 organ sonatas speak most eloquently of his skill at infusing classical forms such as the sonata with the warmth of late Romanticism. The 214-bar passacaglia from his Sonata No. 8 is a most impressive demonstration of Rheinberger’s mastery of Baroque forms, and a superb example of musical architecture. The passacaglia form originated as a dance in early 17th-century Spain and is used by composers to this day. It is a set of continuous variations over a repeating bass, very similar to its contemporary form the chaconne or ciaconne. Perhaps the most well-known organ passacaglia is Bach’s in C minor (BWV 528).

This movement from Rheinberger’s eighth organ sonata is played here by the American organist Frederick Swann, formerly of the Riverside Church in New York City and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. In this recording he plays the monumental C. B. Fisk organ (Opus 130, 2008) in the Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, California.

Gerald Harder