McGrew's MiscellaneaOur King's Court

Repertoire of Our King's Court
PBC's Madrigals Ensemble

Our King's Court was a vocal ensemble of Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto. We sang period and period-style Christian music for PBC's Sunday worship services, for PBC's Music Ministry concerts, and for various special events. We often performed in costumes based on clothing styles worn during the 16th or 17th centuries.

These are the songs we sang.

Ferguson–Parton Wedding
PBC, July 30, 2000
Canon of Praise Johann Pachelbel (17th c.)
arr. Hal H. Hopson
Be Thou My Vision Irish folk melody
v. 1, ancient Irish hymn
vv. 2–4, Holland Davis (20th c.)
Grace Choral Festival
Arroyo Grande, CA; May 28, 2000
Canon of Praise Johann Pachelbel (17th c.)
arr. Hal H. Hopson
Two Settings of the 23rd Psalm Claude Goudimel (16th c.)
arr. Ronald Herder
Lord of the Dance Sydney Carter (20th c.)
melody adapted from trad. Shaker hymn
arr. David Wilcocks
A Spring Concert of Favorites
PBC Spring Concert, May 21, 2000
Lord Hosanna Jerry Bayne (20th c.)
If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments Thomas Tallis (16th c.)
text, John 14:15–17
Spirit of the Lord Jerry Bayne (20th c.)
Lord of the Dance Sydney Carter (20th c.)
melody adapted from trad. Shaker hymn
arr. David Wilcocks
PBC Good Friday Service, April 21, 2000
Behold and See Gregory Sullivan Isaacs (20th c.)
Such a Small King: The Gift of Hope
PBC Christmas Concert, December 19, 1999
O Come, O Come Emmanuel 12th c. French
arr. Robert W. Thygerson
Christ in the Stranger's Guise Old English rune of hospitality
adpt. Alfred Burt
Heigh Ho the Holly Ann Walker (20th c.)
arr. Mark Dodson
Canon of Praise Johann Pachelbel (17th c.)
arr. Hal H. Hopson
December Carol Jane Foster Knox (20th c.)
lyrics by Mark Wilson
Seven Joys of Christmas
(performed with Grateful Heart and Legacy)
Kirke Mechem (20th c.)
 The Joy of Love:
This Is the Truth
trad. English 
 The Joy of Bells:
Din Don! Merrily on High
French
from Thoinot Arbeau, Orchésographie (16th c.)
arr. G. R. Woodward
 
 The Joy of Mary:
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
trad. German 
 The Joy of Children:
Patapan
trad. Burgundian
Bernard de la Monnoye (18th c.)
tr. Percy Dearmer
 
 The Joy of the New Year:
New Year Song
trad. Japanese 
 The Joy of Dance:
Fum, Fum, Fum!
trad. Spanish 
 The Joy of Song:
God Bless the Master of this House
trad. English 
PBC special events, December 1999
Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wint'ry Wind Alfred Burt (20th c.)
lyr. Bates G. Burt
PBC Spring Concert, June 1999
Seek to Serve Lloyd Pfautsch (20th c.)
Based on the Kyrie from Mass IX Cum Jubilo (12th c.)
Two Settings of the 23rd Psalm Claude Goudimel (16th c.)
arr. Ronald Herder
Dona Nobis Pacem trad. Latin
arr. Michael Kysar
Lord of the Dance Sydney Carter (20th c.)
melody adapted from trad. Shaker hymn
arr. David Wilcocks
Of the Father's Love Begotten 13th c. plainsong, Divinum Mysterium
arr. Paul Wohlgemuth
lyrics, Aurelius C. Prudentius (4th c.)
tr. John M. Neal and Henry W. Baker
PBC Christmas Concert, December 1998
Patapan trad. Burgundian Carol
arr. Ed Lojeski
What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) 16th c. English
lyrics, W. C. Dix (19th c.)
arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
Coventry Carol 16th c. English
arr. Salli Terri
We Wish You a Merry Christmas trad. English folksong
arr. Emily Crocker