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Thanks to those who came up with suggestions. Today's lunch-time concert at St. John's Cathedral In Memoriam John Scott had the following programme:

 

Two English Voluntaries

Voluntary in A - John Stanley

Voluntary in D - William Boyce

 

Three Elegaic Pieces

Adagio - Frank Bridge

Folk Tune - Whitlock

Elegy - Thalben-Ball

 

Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV 582 - J.S. Bach

 

All except the Bach were chosen following suggestions made here.

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The Requiem Mass for John Scott was held on Saturday 12th of September at St. Thomas' Church, New York and was sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

 

Organ Music played by Benjamin Sheen, Acting Organist

 

Romance, from Symphony no.4, - Louis Vierne

Meditation - Louis Vierne trans. Duruflé

Played by Frederick Teardo, Guest Organist

 

Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

 

The Mass Setting: Missa pro Defunctis Plainsong - Liber Usualis (pg.1807)

 

Introit: Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

Gradual Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae

In Paradisum: Plainsong

 

Hymn: Love Divine, all loves excelling - Blaenwern

 

Readings: Wisdom 3:1-5, 9

I Corinthians 15:50-58

Saint John 14:1-6

Psalm: 121 Levavi oculos, Chant - Walford Davies

The Lord's Prayer: Robert Stone

 

Motets/Anthems: If ye love me, - Thomas Tallis

Libera now, salva nos, - John Sheppard

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est, - Maurice Duruflé

Drop, drop, slow tears, - Orlando Gibbons

Crucifixus etiam pro nobis, - Antonio Lotti

O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, - Johann Sebastian Bach

Russian Kontakion for the Departed - Melody from Kiev - arr. W. Parratt

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I am sure that it will have been a profoundly moving occasion. I think the organ world has been more rocked by John's death than by anything that I can remember. People have written so admiringly of him both as a person and a musician. I thought the tribute in Choir and Organ was especially poignant, and David Hill and Christopher Robinson have also contributed their own thoughts on the St John's website. I only met John fleetingly on one occasion, but I feel his loss to the world of organ music very keenly.

 

I would love to see some of the scholarly members of this board commenting on the proposals for the new organ at St Thomas. A carving of John and of other St Thomas luminaries is to be included in the casework, but what about the specification? Again, I can't bear to think of the fact that John hasn't lived to see this amazing project through to its conclusion.

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Further to my post above there is also the sermon on the St. Thomas' (NY) website:

http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/calendar/events/worship/15180/solemn-funeral-liturgy-for-john-scott/sermon

 

and the service leaflet:

http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/calendar/John_Gavin_Scott_(1956-2015)1.pdf

 

The sermon includes mention that John's wife had a son earlier this month, named towards the end of the sermon as Arthur John Gavin Scott. A fitting tribute IMO.

 

Dave

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A moving tribute to John Scott on The Choir (BBC R3). Very disconcerting to hear his voice in the extract from an edition of the programme some years ago which featured his work at St Thomas, Fifth Avenue.

For those of you who can get BBC iPlayer, the item is about ten minutes before the end of this episode. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06flbm9
They also mentioned that they are broadcasting two of his Choral Evensong broadcasts: from St Paul's on 28th October and then on 23rd December from St Thomas's Church.

 

John Scott's life and work will be remembered at Evensong in St Paul's Cathedral, London, this Friday, 9 October, at 5 pm.
https://www.stpauls.co.uk/…/john-scott-commemoration-arrang…

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In the USA, Michael Barone has altered his Pipedreams schedule, and the next two-hour programme is in John's memory.

As wolsey and John Pike Mander pointed out, we have Michael Barone of Pipedreams to thank for this excellent memoriam to John Scott.

http://pipedreams.pu...ings/2015/1533/

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A moving tribute to John Scott on The Choir (BBC R3). Very disconcerting to hear his voice in the extract from an edition of the programme some years ago which featured his work at St Thomas, Fifth Avenue.

For those of you who can get BBC iPlayer, the item is about ten minutes before the end of this episode. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06flbm9

 

Scroll to 1 hour, 16 minutes and 53 seconds into the programme.

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