Musical offerings: spreading love in a time of quarantine


Fred Gray, from the September 6th service:
Prelude: “North Country Fair” (Bob Dylan)
Hymn: “Let Us Too Be as One” (traditional, “Wild Mountain Thyme”)
Postlude: JS Bach, “Unbezeichnetes Stück

Eric Robinson, from the August 30th service:
Prelude: “There Are Angels, Hovering ‘Round” (traditional)
Hymn: “De Colores,” NCH #402
Postlude: “Evening Prayer” (Engelbert Humperdinck)

Fred Gray, from the August 23rd service:
Prelude: “Give Yourself to Love” (Kate Wolfe)
Hymn: “Forgive Us Our Sins as We Forgive” (Rosamond Herklots, “Detroit,” Southern Harmony)
Postlude: “Trumpet Tune” (Henry Purcell)

Eric Robinson, from the August 16th service:
Deep River
Song of the Soul
Ye Banks and Braes

Fred Gray, from the August 9th service:
Prelude: “Fields of Gold” (Sting)
Hymn: “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” (with Eben Dodd, mandolin, from January 26, 2020)
Postlude: “Wanderer Without a Song” (Louis C. Singer, Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Juan Tizol)

Fred Gray, from the July 26th service:
Prelude” (Charles Gounod)
Hymn of Confession: “Si fui motivo de dolor/If I have been the cause of pain” (C.M. Battersby/Pablo Sosa)
Hymn: “O God of Earth and Altar” (G.K. Chesterton-J.P. Huber/R.V. Williams)
Postlude: “Silver Dagger

Fred Gray, from the July 12th service:
Prelude: “Lagrimas Negras” (Miguel Matamoros)
Hymn: NCH #21, “God Reigns O’er All the Earth” (Jane Parker Huber/Franklin Sheppard)
Postlude: “Beneath a Phrygian Sky” (Lorena McKennitt)

Fred Gray, from the June 7th service:
Prelude: “A Change is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke)
A Spanish Gloria
Hymn: NCH #593, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (James Weldon Johnson/John Rosamond Johnson)
Postlude: “Gospel Shoes” (Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin)

Fred Gray, from the May 31st Pentecost service:
Prelude: “Lament for Those We Have Lost,” BWV 555
Hymn: NCH #267, “Come O Spirit, Dwell Among Us” (Janie Alford (alt)/”Ebenezer”)
Postlude: “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” (Horace Bonar/”Kingsfold”)

Eben Dodd, with the “Coronavirus Blues

Fred Gray, from the May 17th service:
Prelude: “Maybe It’s Time” (Jason Isbell)
Hymn: “Great Is Your Faithfulness
Postlude: “Ripple” (Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia)

Eric Robinson, from the May 10th service:
Hymn: “They Will Know We Are Christians
Postlude: “Consolation

Fred Gray, from the May 3rd service:
Prelude: “Tu Has Venido a la Orilla
Hymn: “Jesus Calls Us”
Choir Anthem: “The New Jerusalem” (video here)
Postlude: “Paradise” (John Prine)

Cathy Martin, “I Will Testify to Love

Fred Gray, from the April 19th service:
Prelude (with Eben Dodd): “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” from January 26th
Hymn: “By the Mark” (Gillian Welch)
Postlude: “Boundless Love” (John Prine)

Malcolm Toleno, from the August 18, 2019 service:
Prelude: “There Will Be Rest,” by Frank Tichelli (reduction of a setting of a Sarah Teasdale poem)
Offertory: “I Remember Clifford,” by Benny Colson
Postlude: “Little Waltz,” by Ron Carter

Eben Dodd: “Those Three Days

Betsy and Laura Williams with Beth Spicer: “By the Mark“ (Gillian Welch)

Fred Gray, from the Maundy Thursday service:
Liebster Jesu,” J.S. Bach, BWV 731
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten,” J.S. Bach, BWV 691
Fragile
De Profundis” (Psalm 130)
Precious Lord
Ah, Holy Jesus
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Eben Dodd: “The Holy Ghost Will Show You

Eric Robinson, “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley/Were You There?

Eben Dodd: “The Prodigal Son

Fred Gray: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Betsy and Laura Williams with Beth Spicer: “When I Hear That Trumpet Sound

Cathy Martin: “I Will Have Faith in You

Susie recommends:


Early Easter morning, a service from the Iona Community

The Easter gospel sung by Will Burhans and Naomi Burhans

Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (Laura Benning playing Ricky Lombardo’s arrangement)

The Strife is O’er” (the Episcopal Church Virtual Choir and Orchestra)

For Easter Eve: Kelly Joe Phelps, “Roll Away the Stone

Rev. Dan Smith: “Just Keep Goin’ On

Taizé: “Mon âme se repose

For music from a variety of online quarantine choirs, click here

For a variety of poems offered during the lockdown, click here

Other suggestions:

Charlotte suggests Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (with Krista Tippett here)

Karen suggests Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness by Kristin von Kreisler, Rustle of Angels by Webber and Webber, and Alabama’s “Angels Among Us

Alice asks you that you consider this story of a state bank’s ability to help in a crisis

Charlotte offers this Pentecost reflection from the Abbey of Hope

The BBC podcast “Heart and Soul” offers personal approaches to spirituality from around the world

The Shades of Yale sing “We Shall Overcome

For absolutely no reason at all, almost two hours of Chopin nocturnes (Stefan Askenase, 1954)
And here, for not much more reason, are another six hours of Chopin (Giovanni Umberto Battel and Noah Johnson)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Sepulto Domino (Collegium 1704 , Luks–singers and orchestra all in masks)

Bach’s Easter oratorio, “Kommt, eilet und laufet,” BWV 249 (Netherlands Bach Society, van Veldhoven)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s “Missa Omnium Sanctorum,” ZWV 21 (Ensemble Inégal, Prague Baroque Soloists, Adam Viktora)

Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Missa Votiva in E minor (Collegium 1704, Luks)

Gary Stroutsos plays the Hopi flute

Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” “A Lovely Day” and a live concert or two
in honor of Bill Withers’ joining the choir celestial at 81

A live lockdown concert by Fred’s favorite young Dutch organist, Gert van Hoef

The Golden Gate Quartet: “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen


Stay tuned for more…