St. John's News

About our service music this fall...

Some of you may have noticed a recent change in some of the service music at our 10 a.m. liturgy. Our chant tune for Psalms has shifted away from the familiar one by Samuel Wesley that we used throughout the summer to an equally familiar one by David Hurd (b. 1950), who contributed many hymns and service music settings to The Hymnal 1982. From now through Advent, we will alternate between this and another familiar tune by Connecticut organist Jerome Meachen (b. 1930). The choir and I look forward to introducing you to (or in some cases, reacquainting you with) some different settings of our service music in the coming weeks - a setting of the Gloria by John Rutter (b. 1945), a setting of the Sanctus to the tune Land of Rest (see hymn number 304), and a setting of the fraction anthem by Gary James, organist/choirmaster at St. James, Seattle.

Looking forward to worshipping with you each week. Soli deo Gloria!

Mike Milam, Interim Minister of Music