The Texas Boys' Choir

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St. Thomas Choir School

 

EVENSONG -- 4:30 o'clock

(Page references are in The Book of Common Prayer)

PRELUDE
      Sonata in D Major for Organ and Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
OPENING SENTENCES AND VERSICLES
PSALM 96, page 459 Chant: Walter
FIRST LESSON: Job 28
MAGNIFICAT IN B MINOR, page 26 T. Tertius Noble
SECOND LESSON:  I Peter 2:1-10
NUNC DIMITTIS IN B MINOR, page 28 T. Tertius Noble
CREED AND COLLECTS, pages 29-34
ANNOUNCEMENTS
HYMN 576 T. Tertius Noble
ADDRESS                                                     THE RECTOR
THE OFFERING HYMN     Alleluia
                                                   Alleluia, Amen.
Randall Thompson
THE PLACE OF THE BLEST
           Cantata for Treble Voices and Chamber Orchestra
Randall Thompson

Texts by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674) and Richard Wilbur, whose version of The Pelican is from a medieval Bestiary by Phillipe de Thaun.

George Bragg - Conductor
Founder - Director of The Texas Boys Choir
of Fort Worth, Texas

I

THE CAROL OF THE ROSE

(To his Saviour, a child;
a present, by a child.)

Go pretty child, and bear this flower
Unto thy little Saviour;
And tell him, by that bud now blown,
He is the Rose of Sharon known:
When thou hast said so, stick it there
Upon his bib and stomacher:
And tell him (for good handsell too)
That thou hast brought a whistle new,
Made of a clean and oaten reed,
To charm his cries (at time of need):
Tell him, for coral, thou hast none,
But if thou hadst, he should have one;
But poor thou art, and known to be
Even as moniless as he.
Lastly, if thou canst win a kiss
From those mellifluous lips of his,
Then never take a second one
To spoil the first impression.

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