Music

Jazz Music

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Israel Annoh (percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Teach Mr Tonight” by Gene DePaul and Sammy Cahn, and “La Paz Del Señor” by Anders Ruuth; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “St. Paul Send His Love”; a Message Song: “I‘m Glad There Is You” by Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Madeira; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “A Time and a Place” by Jimmy Heath, and “Our Day Will Come” by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Dan Balmer (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “September Song” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, and “All God’s Children Got Rhythm” by Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn, and Bronislaw Kaper; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Jonah 3:10 – 4:11; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Detours”; a Homily Song: “Detour Ahead” by Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, and Lou Carter; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr., and “Minority” by Gigi Gryce. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16th, 2020 – In Memory of Carol Wallis – features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Brown (cantor), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Stan Bock (trombone) … and includes Gathering Music: “You’re My Everything” by M. Dixon, J. Young. H. Warren, and “Teach Me Tonight” by G. De Paul, S. Cahn; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Liturgy: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light, Psalm 141; a Reading from Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Death Can’t Stop It”; Music: “We’ll Be Together Again” by C. Fischer, F. Laine; Gospel Canticle; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; Benediction … and concludes with Sending Music: “Tree of Knowledge” by M. Horsfall, and “This I Dig Of You” by H. Mobley …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Brown (cantor), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Devin Phillips (tenor sax) … and includes Gathering Music: “I Love You” by Cole Porter, and “A Time For Love” by Paul Francis Weber and Johnny Mandel; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Jazz Vespers Opening Liturgy: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light, Psalm 141; a Reading from Romans 8:12-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “My Shining Hour”; Jazz Sermon Tune: “My Shining Hour” by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen; Gospel Canticle: “My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness”; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; Blessing … and concludes with Sending Music: “African Flower” by Duke Ellington, and “Alone Together” by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

Watch video recordings of music from the St. James Lutheran Church Jazz Vespers series, recorded on June 16th, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, performed by our Director of Jazz Ministry, Mike Horsfall on piano, accompanied by Haley Horsfall on vocals & percussion, with artwork created by Joel Nickel:

“I Thought About You” with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Jimmy Van Heusen …

“Afro Blue” with lyrics by Oscar Brown and music by Mongo Santamaria …

“Blue Train” with lyrics and music by Lo Borges …


Organ Music

Listen to audio recordings of music from the Estey Pipe Organ at St. James Lutheran Church, performed by our Director of Music, Michael Lindner, M.M., M.S.M.:

“Fuga: Sostenuto e legato” by Felix Mendelssohn …

“Fugue in G fur Organ, K. 401” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart …

“Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell …

“Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke …

“The Church of Christ in Every Age”

“All Are Welcome”

“We All Are One in Mission”

“Christ Be Our Light”

“Rise, Shine, You People”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

“The God of Abraham Praise”

“O Master, Let Me Walk with You”

“Faith of Our Fathers”

“Lead On, O King Eternal”

“O Sacred Head” by David N. Johnson …

“Sonata III: Adagio” by Felix Mendelssohn …

“Go to Dark Gethsemane”

“All Glory Laud and Honor”

“Jesus Christ is Risen Today”

“The Sovereign’s Fanfare” by Arthur Bliss …

“Fanfare” by William Mathias …

“All Glory Laud and Honor” by David N. Johnson …

“Ich ruf zu dir” by Johann Sebastian Bach …

“Christ lag in Todesbanden” by Johann Sebastian Bach …