“We Praise Our God” – Music from the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin
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Nashotah House Theological Seminary - Geoffrey Williams, Director of St. Mary’s Chapel / Thomas Heidenreich, Organist-in-Residence — “We Praise Our God” - Music from the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin
Release date : Oct. 21, 2022
Label : Affetto Records
  1. Michael the Bell Rings the Angelus
  2. Hymn “Firmly I Believe and Truly” (Seminary Hymn)
  3. A St. Edmund Mass, Andrew Smith
  4. Kyrie and Glori
  5. Alleluia
  6. Nicene Creed, Calvin Hampton
  7. Hymn “Jerusalem the Golden” (Ewing)
  8. Sanctus and Benedictus, Andrew Smith
  9. Memorial Acclamation: Christ Has Died
  10. Our Father
  11. Agnus Dei
  12. Dismissal
  13. Mass on Lenten Hymn Tunes adapted by Geoffrey D. Williams
  14. Kyrie Eleison (King’s Majesty)
  15. Sanctus and Benedictus (Herzliebster Jesu)
  16. Agnus Dei (Song 44)
  17. Organ Solo: Herzliebster Jesu, Helmut Walcha
  18. Preces and Phos Hilaron (Rite II), Geoffrey D. Williams
  19. Psalm 43 Judica me, Deus, Tone VII.1
  20. Psalm 67 Deus misereatur, C. Hylton Stewart
  21. Evening Service in D, Herbert Howells
  22. Responses (Suffrages A, Rite II), Geoffrey D. Williams
  23. Hymn “We Praise Our God” (Maynard), Geoffrey D. Williams
  24. Lent Prose arr. John Scott
  25. Hymn “Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly” (Pleading Savior) harm. Richard Proulx
  26. Organ Solo: Master Tallis’ Testament, Herbert Howells


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 “We Praise Our God” captures the daily and uniquely beautiful rhythm of chapel worship at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, an Anglican seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, founded in 1842. Each day of the academic year begins with Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist. The day ends with Evensong, the music taken from The Hymnal 1982 and the Nashotah House Plainsong Psalter or the New Nashotah House Anglican Chant Psalter. Once a week, on Thursdays, the day begins with sung Matins in the morning, followed by a community music rehearsal when new music and a brief singing lesson are offered. Thursday’s Solemn High Eucharist in the evening is usually attended by the wider community of student and faculty families. This album attempts to recreate the experience of the “Alleluia, Sing” LP recording of the early 1970s, from the opening track of Nashotah’s beloved bell, Michael, to new settings of the Mass Ordinary used in the chapel, along with compositions by Nashotah faculty. The album was primarily recorded from live services during the celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 24 and 25, 2022.