First United Methodist Church
Stanback Department of Sacred Music
Choral Repertoire, Fall/Early Winter 2019
William Harris, Most Glorious Lord of Life
Bernadette Farrell, God Beyond All Names
Todd Wilson, What Does the Lord Require?
Maurice Bevan, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
John Rutter, Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep
René Clausen, Set Me As a Seal (from A New Creation) David Conte, Valediction
Richard DeLong, Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Nicola Zingarelli, Go Not Far From Me, O God
Herbert Howells, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
William Walton, Jubilate Deo
Eric Thiman, Solo: Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
John Rutter, Look at the World
F. Melius Christiansen, My Song in the Night
Jean Berger ,A Rose Touched by the Sun’s Warm Rays
Martin How, Bless, O Lord Us Thy Servants
Charles Villiers Stanford, Te Deum in C
Geraint Lewis, The Souls of the Righteous
Calvin Hampton, Jacob's Ladder
David Hogan, I Love You, O My God Most High
Dan Forrest, Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus
Healey Willan, Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Francis Jackson, For the Fruit of All Creation
Gerre Hancock, Judge Eternal
Moses Hogan, Ain’t a That Good News
Mark Sirett, Thou Shalt Know Him
Paul Manz, E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Orlando Gibbons, This is the Record of John
William Harris, The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee
Anonymous, Rejoice, in the Lord Alway
G.F. Handel, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings (MESSIAH)
James Laster, Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly
Andrew Carter, A Maiden Most Gentle
December 22, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Paul Halley, Once in Royal David’s City
Frank Boles, Adam lay bounden
Leo Nestor, Who Comes? (from Three Carols)
Edwin Fissinger, The Lamb
Gerald Near, My Dancing Day
Carl Rütti, I Wonder as I Wander
Magnificat (Service in D), A. Herbert Brewer
Harold Darke, In the Bleak Midwinter
Barlow Bradford, O Magnum Mysterium* (premiere)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Barlow Bradford, Suo Gan
Ian Higginson, Sussex Carol
J.S. Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Cantata 147)
Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants,
who minister in Thy temple.
Grant that what we sing with our lips,
we may believe in our hearts,
and what we believe in our hearts,
we may show forth in our lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Royal School of Church Music
The STANBACK DEPARTMENT OF SACRED MUSIC at First United Methodist Church seeks to glorify God through a program of sacred choral and instrumental music. Known for its outstanding tradition of excellence, music at First United Methodist Church plays a significant role in the liturgical and spiritual life of the congregation and community. At the very heart of the program are multiple choirs who lead our congregation and guests in divine service throughout the year.
Our music suite includes an acoustically-superior rehearsal hall made possible in 2012 through the generosity of Nancy & Bill Stanback. This space also functions as an intimate recital hall and includes a Steinway & Sons Model B piano, gifted in 2012 by Mary Anne Laningham, in memory of her parents.
Music at First United Methodist Church is grateful to receive generous support through ongoing gifts made to the
MUSIC MEMORIAL FUND. This fund enables significant musical offerings through worship, concert, and outreach each year.
For more information regarding our music program, please contact Matthew Michael Brown, Director of Music and Organist
at (704) 636-3121, extension 104 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.