Weekly Program for Church

This is the schedule of repertoire I’m playing for the traditional services at First UMC of Bella Vista.

Music for Sunday, 2017-07-22 (Pentecost 9)
Christmas in July – Week 2

  • Prelude – Christmas Bells – Edwin Lemare
  • Offertory – In dulci jubilo – Marcel Dupré
  • Postlude – Carillon on a Ukranian Carol – Gerald Near

Music for Sunday, 2017-07-29 (Pentecost 10)
Handel Celebration

  • Prelude – Overture to Fireworks Music – Handel/Biggs
  • Offertory – Air from Water Music – Handel
  • Postlude – Bourée and Minuet Finale to Fireworks Music – Handel/Biggs

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2018

Music for Sunday, 2018-01-07 (Epiphany 1)

  • Prelude – Come, Thou Almighty King (MOSCOW) – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – The old year has passed (BWV 614) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Praise God from whom all blessings flow – Pachelbel

Music for Sunday, 2018-01-14 (Epiphany 2)

  • Prelude – Adeste Fideles – Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  • Offertory – Coventry Carol – Herbert Sumsion
  • Postlude – Noël Fanfares – Charles Callahan

Music for Sunday, 2018-01-21 (Epiphany 3)

  • Prelude –Of the Father’s Love Begotten – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – From East To West, From Shore to Shore – Gerald Near

Music for Sunday, 2018-01-28 (Epiphany 4)

From In Retrospect – Three Miniatures for Organ by Richard Purvis

  • Prelude – A Joyous Procession
  • Offertory – Rimembranza
  • Postlude – Roundelay

Music for Sunday, 2018-02-04 (Epiphany 5)

Program Note:  Today begins a two-year project to perform all 24 Preludes and Fugues from Book One of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier

  • Prelude – Allegro moderato e serioso from Sonata No. 1 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Offertory – Adagio from Sonata No. 1 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Postlude – Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major – J.S. Bach

Music for Sunday, 2018-02-11 (Epiphany Last)

Church canceled due to icy conditions

Music for Wednesday, 2018-02-14, 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Ash Wednesday)

  • Prelude – Prelude on Humility, Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – An Evening Litany, Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2018-02-18 (Lent 1)

  • Prelude – Grave from Sonata No. 2 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Postlude – Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C minor – J.S. Bach

Music for Wednesday, 2018-02-21, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – The Dove Descending, Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – Prelude on From the Depths, Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2018-02-25 (Lent 2)

  • Prelude – Allegro con brio from Sonata No. 4 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Offertory – Andante religioso from Sonata No. 4 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Postlude – Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C# Major – J.S. Bach

Music for Wednesday, 2018-02-28, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – Prelude on St. Magnus, Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – Intermezzo, Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2018-03-04 (Lent 3)

  • Prelude – Elegy – Malcolm Archer
  • Offertory – Andante tranquillo from Sonata No. 3 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Postlude – Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C# minor – J.S. Bach

Music for Wednesday, 2018-03-07, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – Prelude on All for Jesus – Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – Prelude on The King of Love My Shepherd Is – Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2018-03-11 (Lent 4)

  • Prelude – Prelude in C – Charles Callahan
  • Offertory – O Lamb of God – Joyce Jones
  • Postlude – Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense – Gerald Near

Music for Wednesday, 2018-03-14, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – Draw Near with Faith – Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding – Gerald Near

Music for Sunday, 2018-03-18 (Lent 5)

  • Prelude – Préambule, Louis Vierne
  • Postlude – Meditation on Ah! Dearest Jesus – Clarence Dickinson

Music for Wednesday, 2018-03-21, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – Our Father in Heaven – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – O Darkest Woe – Gerald Near

Music for Sunday, 2018-03-25 (Palm Sunday)

  • Prelude – Pastorale – César Franck
  • Offertory – Supplication and Response – Darwin Wolford
  • Postlude – Christ, Thou Art My Life – Walther/Jones

Music for Wednesday, 2018-03-28, 11:45 a.m.

  • Prelude – Near the Cross – Joyce Jones
  • Postlude – O Jesus, So Sweet – Gerald Near

Music for Maundy Thursday, 2018-03-29

Service of Taizé

Music for Good Friday, 2018-03-30

Service of Tenebrae

Music for Sunday, 2018-04-01 (Easter Sunday)

  • Prelude – A Prelude for Easter Morning – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – I Love Thee – Joyce Jones
  • Postlude – Toccata from Symphony No. 5 – Charles-Marie Widor

Music for Sunday, 2018-04-08 (Easter 2)

  • Prelude – Offertoire for Easter – Dandrieu/Biggs
  • Offertory – Litany – Schubert/Dickinson
  • Postlude – Rejoice, the Lord is King – Joyce Jones

Music for Sunday, 2018-04-15 (Easter 3)

  • Prelude – Prière – César Franck
  • Postlude – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today – Joyce Jones

Music for Sunday, 2018-04-22 (Easter 4)

  • Prelude – Cantilene – Malcolm Archer
  • Offertory – Beautiful Savior – David N. Johnson
  • Postlude – Festive Scherzo – Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2018-04-29 (Easter 5)

  • Prelude – Nazard – Jean Langlais
  • Offertory – Communion – Malcolm Archer
  • Postlude – Holy God, We Praise Your Name – Burkhardt

Music for Sunday, 2018-05-13 (Ascension)

  • Prelude – Française – Jean Langlais
  • Offertory – Trois Élévations – I – Marcel Dupré
  • Postlude – Prélude – Claude Debussy

Music for Sunday, 2018-05-20 (Pentecost)

  • Prelude – Trois Élévations – II – Marcel Dupré
  • Postlude – Menuet – Claude Debussy

Voice Recital – Spring Fling, 2018-05-20, Noon

Recital Program (PDF)

Music for Sunday, 2018-05-27 (Trinity)

  • Prelude – Meditation on the Foundation Stops – Jean Langlais
  • Offertory – Trois Élévations – III – Marcel Dupré
  • Postlude – Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy

Music for Sunday, 2018-06-03 (Pentecost 2)

  • Prelude – Our Father in the Kingdom of Heaven – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – O Sweet Jesus – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – Passepied – Claude Debussy

Piano Recital – Spring Fling, 2018-06-03, Noon

Recital Program (PDF)

Music for Sunday, 2018-06-10 (Pentecost 3)

  • Prelude – When Long Before Time – Paul Manz
  • Offertory – Prelude in F – C.V. Stanford
  • Postlude – Pastorale – César Franck

Music for Sunday, 2018-06-17 (Pentecost 4)

  • Prelude – Beautiful Savior – Paul Manz
  • Offertory – Prelude on an Ancient Welsh Tune – T. Tertius Noble
  • Postlude – Prière – César Franck

Music for Sunday, 2018-06-24 (Pentecost 5) – St John the Baptist

  • Prelude – Prelude on an Irish Church Melody – C.V. Stanford
  • Offertory – In Paradisum – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – Who Trusts in God, A Strong Abode – Paul Manz

Music for Sunday, 2018-07-01 (Pentecost 6)

  • Prelude – Lento from “Manfred” – Carl Reinecke
  • Offertory – Jesus, the very thought is sweet – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – Concert Variations on “Star-Spangled Banner”, Dudley Buck

Music for Sunday, 2018-07-08 (Pentecost 7)

  • Prelude – Ave verum corpus – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – Salvation has come to us – Sigfried Karg-Elert
  • Postlude – Roulade – Gerald Near

Music for Sunday, 2017-07-15 (Pentecost 8)
Christmas in July – Week 1

  • Prelude – Adeste Fideles – Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  • Offertory – Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen – Johannes Brahms
  • Postlude – Variations on Adeste Fideles – Raynor Taylor

2017

Music for Sunday, 2017-09-03 (Pentecost 13)

  • Prelude – Now Thank We All Our God (Cantata No. 79) – J.S. Bach/Trevor
  • Offertory – These are the ten commandments (BWV 635) – J.S. Bach
  • Communion – Our Father Who Art in Heaven (BWV 636) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Rigaudon – André Campra/Bish

Music for Sunday, 2017-09-10 (Pentecost 14)

  • Prelude – Trumpet Voluntary (Op. 6, No. 5) – Stanley/Willcocks
  • Offertory – Through Adam’s Fall All Were Corrupted (BWV 637) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – In Thee is Joy (BWV 615) – J.S. Bach

Music for Sunday, 2017-09-17 (Pentecost 15)

  • Prelude – Adagio in E Major – Frank Bridge
  • Postlude – Toccata in Symphonie No. 5 – Widor

Music for Sunday, 2017-09-24 (Pentecost 16)

  • Prelude – Rondeau – Mouret/Bish
  • Offertory – Salvation Has Come to Us (BWV 638) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Psalm 19 – Marcello/Bish

Music for Sunday, 2017-10-01 (Pentecost 17)

  • Prelude – I Call to You, Lord Jesus Christ (BWV 639) – J.S. Bach
  • Offertory – In You Have I Put My Hope, Lord (BWV 640) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Processional from “A Patriotic Suite” – Charles Callahan

Music for Sunday, 2017-10-08 (Pentecost 18)

Program Note:  Today begins a three-week cycle of eight pieces composed by Paul Manz on the hymn tune ST ANNE, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

  • Prelude – Partita on St. Anne – Introduction & Theme – Paul Manz
  • Offertory – When We Are in the Greatest Distress (BWV 641) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Partita on St. Anne – Fantasie – Paul Manz

Music for Sunday, 2017-10-15 (Pentecost 19)

  • Prelude – Partita on St. Anne – Adagio & Canon – Paul Manz
  • Postlude – Partita on St. Anne – Presto – Paul Manz

Music for Sunday, 2017-10-22 (Pentecost 20)

  • Prelude – Partita on St. Anne – Pastorale – Paul Manz
  • Offertory – All Men Are Mortal (BWV 643) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Partita on St. Anne – Fugue-Finale – Paul Manz

Music for Sunday, 2017-10-29 (Pentecost 21)

  • Prelude – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Hess/J.S. Bach
  • Offertory – Oh How Fleeting, Oh How Temporary (BWV 644) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – J.S. Bach

Music for Sunday, 2017-11-05 (Pentecost 22)

  • Prelude – Prélude from Te Deum – Marc-Antoine Charpentier/Morris
  • Offertory – Thanksgiving and Invocation – Edwin Lemare
  • Postlude – Bagatelle in A minor “Für Elise” – Beethoven

Music for Sunday, 2017-11-12 (Pentecost 23)

  • Prelude – Italian Concerto: Andante – J.S. Bach
  • Offertory – He who allows dear God to lead him (BWV 642) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – Italian Concerto: Allegro – J.S. Bach

Music for Sunday, 2017-11-19 (Pentecost 24)

  • Prelude – Au Lac de Wallenstadt – Franz Liszt
  • Postlude – Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor – Frédéric Chopin

Music for Sunday, 2017-11-26 (Christ the King, Celebrated as Advent 1)

  • Prelude – God’s Son is Coming (BWV 600) – J.S. Bach
  • Offertory – Now Come, Savior of Mankind (BWV 599) – J.S. Bach
  • Postlude – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Karl Hoyer

Organ Recital, 2017-11-26, Noon

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-03 (Advent 1, Celebrated Advent 2)

  • Prelude – Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – Beautiful Savior – Paul Manz
  • Postlude – Prelude on “Noël Nouvelet” – Malcolm Archer

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-10 (Advent Lessons and Carols)

  • Prelude – Now Come, the Gentile Church – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – From East to West, From Shore to Shore – Gerald Near

Voice Recital, 2017-12-10, Noon

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-10, 7:00 p.m. (Advent Lessons and Carols)

Same program as today at morning services

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-17 (Advent 3, Celebrated Advent 4)

  • Prelude – Of the Father’s Love Begotten – Gerald Near
  • Postlude – Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing – Michael Burkhardt

Piano Recital, 2017-12-17, Noon

  • Excerpts from “The Christmas Tree” by Franz Liszt
  • Selections From “It’s Christmas!” by Dan Coates (Arranger)
  • Concert Program (PDF)

Music for Thursday, 2017-12-21, 5:30 p.m. (Longest Night Service)

  • Prelude – Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown – Emma Lou Diemer
  • Postlude – On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry – Emma Lou Diemer

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-24, 10:45 a.m. (Advent 4, Celebrated Christmas)

  • Prelude – In Dulci Jubilo – Gerald Near
  • Offertory – Birthday of a King – arr. Kartsonakis
  • Postlude – In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729 – J.S. Bach

Organ Recital, 2017-12-24, 6:30 p.m.

Music for Sunday, 2017-12-24, 7:00 p.m. (Christmas Eve)

Same program as today at 10:45 a.m.