Music is an integral part of worship at St. Paul's.  Our 10 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist service features the St. Paul's Choir, singing service music, hymns, and anthems of old and new, accompanied by our three-manual, 67-rank, 46-stop Rodgers organ.

The choir rehearses every Thursday during the program year, 7-9 p.m.  Anyone who wishes to join the choir is encouraged to attend.  Please contact our Music Director if interested. 

Recordings of the choir can be heard on our YouTube Channel.


Music Schedule

Epiphany - Lent I 2020


5 January - Eve of Epiphany 

Prelude:  Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Johannes Pachelbel

Processional hymn:  How brightly shines the morning star, 497

Gloria:  S-260

Psalm:  Said (until Lent)

Gradual hymn:  In Christ there is no east or west, 529

Offertory:  The three kings, Peter Cornelius

Sanctus/Benedictus:  S-130

Agnus Dei:  S-164

Communion hymns:  What child is this? 115

What star is this? 124

Recessional hymn:  As with gladness men of old, 119

Postlude:  Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Dietrich Buxtehude

12 January - 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude:  Rhosymedre, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Processional hymn:  Songs of thankfulness and praise,135

Gradual hymn:  In Christ there is no east or west, 529

Offertory:  Joys seven, arr. Stephen Cleobury 

Communion hymns:  Baptized in water, 294

Christ, when for us you were baptized, 121

Recessional hymn:  O love, how deep, how broad, how high, 448, stz. 1-3

Postlude:  Voluntary V, John Stanley

19 January - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude:  Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 706, J. S. Bach

Processional hymn:  Lift every voice and sing, 599

Gradual hymn:  What wondrous love is this? 439

Offertory:  Total praise, Richard Smallwood

Communion:  Agnus Dei (from Mass in F), John Stainer

Blessed Jesus, at thy word, 440

Recessional hymn:  Ye servants of God, your master proclaims, 535

Postlude:  Paean, Peter Hurford


26 January - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude:  Elegy, George Thalben-Ball

Processional hymn:  Singing songs of expectation, 527

Gradual hymn:  Will you come and follow me, WLP 757 

Offertory:  Jesu, the very thought of thee, Simon Lole

Communion:  Almighty and everlasting God, Orlando Gibbons

Ubi caritas, WLP 831

Recessional hymn:  Christ for the world we sing, 537

Postlude: Voluntary III, John Stanley


2 February - Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Prelude:  Nunc dimittis (solo), Geoffrey Burgon

Processional hymn:  The old rugged cross, LEVAS II 38

Gradual hymn:  Blest are the pure in heart, 656

Offertory:  Nunc dimittis in D minor, Thomas Walmisley

Communion hymns:  Let all mortal flesh keep silence, 324

Sing we of the blessed mother, 278

Recessional hymn:  You shall cross the barren desert, WLP 811

Postlude:  Fanfare, Kenneth Leighton


9 February - 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude:  Chaconne, Johannes Pachelbel

Processional hymn:  Praise to the living God, 372

Gradual hymn:  Songs of thankfulness and praise, 135

Offertory:  All things bright and beautiful, John Rutter

Communion hymns: Be thou my vision, 488

Jesus, thou divine companion, 586

Recessional hymn:  Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, 344

Postlude:  Fanfare, William Mathias


16 February -  6th Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude:  Largo (Trio Sonata BWV 529), J. S. Bach 

Processional hymn:  Joyful, joyful we adore thee, 376

Gradual hymn:  Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove, 512

Offertory:  Turn back, O man, Gustav Holst

Communion: Lord, for thy mercy’s sake, Richard Farrant

My God accept my heart this day, 697

Recessional hymn:  God of grace and God of glory, 594

Postlude: Rondeau, Jean Mouret

23 February - Last Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude: Vater Unser (solo), Arvo Pärt

Processional hymn:  All things bright and beautiful, 405

Gradual hymn:  Shepherd of souls, 343

Offertory:  How beautiful upon the mountain, John Stainer

Communion hymn:  Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord, 328

Recessional hymn:  Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, 460 (omit * verses)

Postlude:  Scherzo, Alan Ridout


1 March - 1st Sunday in Lent

Processional hymn:  Forty days and forty nights, 150

Kyrie: S-86

Psalm 32, Plainsong, III, iv 

Gradual hymn:  My God, thy table now is spread, 321

Offertory:  Wash me throughly, S. S. Wesley

Sanctus/Benedictus:  S-124

Agnus Dei:  S-161

Communion:  Drop, drop slow tears, Orlando Gibbons

Ah, holy Jesus, 158

Recessional hymn:  Lord, who through these forty days, 142


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