Thursday, May 30, 2002

Baccalaureate Service Tonight
for Dryden High School. Deacon Tom Yezak presiding. Teen Choir singing, our last time together. Memories, like the corners of my mind...

Entrance: Amazing Grace (NEW BRITAIN) - teens insisted! Cool.
Psalm: 40, Here I Am (Ricketts) - wrote this for my niece's nondenom golfcourse wedding last year. Wouldn't use it at a mass, at least during LOW - it's a salsaesque blend of the lectionary psalm and the Prayer of St. Francis. Anyhow, the teens really liked it when I played it for them. What a big warm fuzzy! Shaker egg adds a lot.
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, Give the Glory (Hurd) - their favorite. "Where two or three..." verse works really well for an ecumenical crowd, too.
Anthem: This Litle Light (trad) - tried to steer them somewhere else - no way. So we start w/ gospel organ and soloist, way rubato (rubatissimo?). Then in with whole choir, string bass and piano. Verse 1 as a refrain. Wish we'd had time to work up some harmonies. Tag with rubato Hammond and soloist again.
Recessional: Shout to the Lord (Zschech) - rare opportunity to us our CCLI license. We rock this one - if AC/DC ever did a piano song, this is what the piano track would sound like. We'll stop short of my imitation of Brian Johnson imitating Bon Scott, though. It's not pretty.

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