Music for Sunday, May 21

This coming Sunday after the Ascension, we have a grand Anglican choral anthem with organ based on an excerpt from the Song of Solomon by English composer Patrick Hadley (1899-1973), including the text “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” In that same vein, there will be an organ voluntary at communion based on another excerpt from the Song of Solomon by a direct contemporary of Hadley’s in France, Marcel Dupré (1886-1971). Also featured during communion is a brand new choral anthem by our own Robert Lockwood, who sings bass in the St. Michael’s Singers and is in his final year as Music Director of Portland’s Christmas Revels, a position he has held for over twenty years. Lots of great music to listen for on Sunday!