Here are some of the musical selections scheduled for Trinity UMC in May 2019.
Augustinian monk Felix Gass, an organist active in Augsburg, Germany wrote his Aria in B-flat in 1740.
Charles Callahan’s 2003 Prayer of St. Paul is based on I Thessalonians 5:23.
Harpsichordist Domenico Scarlatti departed from custom to write his 1753 Sonata in D K. 288 for organ.
Ach Gott und Herr by Johann Walther is a pensive setting of a 1613 chorale that was based on Psalm 38:4.
It’s Cool in the Furnace is the Trinity Trebles’ spring musical (see director Michelle Zenk’s article for details).
Creation Will Be at Peace is based on the prophecy in Isaiah 11: 6-9, this 1993 setting is by Anna Laura Page.
JS Bach’s familiar March in D is from a collection compiled in 1722 for his musical wife Anna Magdalena.
Sandra Eithun arranged the prayerful adagio from Dvořák’s New World Symphony for handbells in 2015.
O Jesus, I Have Promised is a 2015 setting by Timothy Shaw of an 1868 hymn (see #396 in our Hymnal).
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, maître de musique for Louis XIV, wrote his Prelude to Te Deum in 1692.
Jay Althouse wrote Lord, I Stretch My Hands to You in 1992; the text states: “Lord, I stretch my hands to you; no other help I know. If you should leave me all alone, where then shall I go? Lord, I give my soul to you; I seek your care and love. No other blessings do I need but those from you above. Lord, I ask you: give me faith, and help me understand. And Lord, when I this life shall leave, just hold me in your hand.”
Handel wrote his Passacaille in 1720; its variations progress from the sedate theme to a cascade of scales.