Friday 27 April

Fridy in the fourth week of Easter

6 p.m. Service of thanksgiving and Dedication

Order of Service
A Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication to mark the reordering of the Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton

Choral music before the service
George Friderick Handel (1685–1759)—'Lord, I trust thee' from the Brockes Passion
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840–93)—Hymn to the Trinity

Hymn 301 God is here! As we his people BLAENWERN
Hymn 383 Be still, for the presence of the Lord BE STILL
Hymn 365 Christ is our cornerstone HAREWOOD
  354 God save our gracious Queen NATIONAL ANTHEM

Organ music before the service
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Nun danket alle Gott (‘Now thank we all our God’) BWV 657
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)—Komm, heiliger Gott, herre Gott BuxWV 199 (Prelude for Pentecost)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)—Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, canon at the fifth (‘Dearest Jesu, we are here’) BWV 633
Final organ voluntary
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)—Nun danket alle Gott (‘Now thank we all our God’)

The choir and organ music before and after this service of thanksgiving is based on ‘Now thank we all our God’ (Nun danket alle Gott) and on the Holy Trinity (being the ‘title’ of this church building). So the centrepiece before the service is Tchaikovsky’s Hymn to the Trinity, but there are also pieces address to God the Father (‘Lord, I trust thee), God the Son (‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’) and God the Holy Spirit (‘Komm, heiliger Gott, herre Gott’)

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