Weekly Program for Church

Here is the weekly program I prepare for the traditional services, First UMC of Bella Vista

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

From “The Christmas Tree” by Franz Liszt

  • 3. In Dulci Jubilo – The Shepherds at the Manger
  • 5. Scherzoso – Lighting the Candles on the Tree at Last
  • 7. Slumber Song
  • 8. Old Provençal Christmas Song

From ‘It’s Christmas!” by Arranger Dan Coates

  • The Birthday of a King – Neidlinger
  • Mary, Did You Know? – Lowry and Greene
  • Gesù Bambino – Yon
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are – Hopkins
  • Frosty the Snowman – Nelson and Rollins
  • Home for the Holidays – Allen
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Pola and Wyle
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin and Blane

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. (Repeat of November 26th Advent Sunday Noontime Concert)

An Advent Suite, Charles Callahan

  • Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
    • Cornet Voluntary
    • Fughetta
  • Creator of the Stars of Night

A Trio of Carols, James Biery

  • What is that lovely fragrance?
  • Still, Still, Still
  • O Sanctissima

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

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

Archive

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

An Advent Suite, Charles Callahan

  • Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
    • Cornet Voluntary
    • Fughetta
  • Creator of the Stars of Night

A Trio of Carols, James Biery

  • What is that lovely fragrance?
  • Still, Still, Still
  • O Sanctissima

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

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

Same program as today at morning services