Music

Music is embedded in the life of Richfield UMC. A ministry of the heart, music cultivates spiritual vitality through worship, concerts, and as a community. May we innovate with courage, honor tradition, and expand the ways we praise God through the gift of music. Worship features a unique flavor of music that is varied and balanced. The standard worship music rotation schedule is:
1st Sundays:
Organ/Choral Music
2nd/3rd Sundays: Blended Music
4th Sundays: Living Waters Band

Worship leaders on the chancel will often be unmasked. No congregational singing at this time, thank you.

A variety of music ensembles offer the gift of music in the midst of worship:

  • The Sanctuary Pipe Organ fills the space with great music played by Music Director Nancy Dierauer.
  • Chancel Choir is an SATB choir (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) led by Paige Armstrong, choir director.
  • Living Waters Band plays classic and modern hymns/songs and secular songs, led by Victor Zupanc.
  • Chancel Bell Choir carries on the tradition of beautiful tintinnabulation, led by Ann Johnson, bell director.
  • Sunday School Choir empowers children to share song, led by Ann Johnson, Lisa Oster, and Becca Whitaker.
  • Special Guests enhance the worship experience, including soloists, duets and quartets, and many musicians of every instrument family, including a Christmas Eve string quartet during the traditional worship service and Easter Sunday brass.
  • Groth Music Scholars share their musical gifts in worship throughout the summer months.

A variety of music ensembles and community user groups who rehearse and/or perform concerts on campus:

  • Twin Cities Masters Chorale and one of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony ensembles rehearse on campus. TCMC typically performs at least one concert each year on campus, and other recent concerts and/or guest ensembles in worship have included the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, and Southside Singers.

MUSIC ARCHIVES

Browse all hymns, songs, and other musical selections that appeared in worship since March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday). This collection is listed in alphabetical order by title. Tap or click the date link and go straight to that piece of music in worship. To look up a musical setting by title, author, or date: search with “Find in Page” in your mobile browser or use the browser search function from your PC or Mac. If the song was the very first element in the order of worship and you last left off in the middle of worship, you may have to scrub back to the beginning. (UMH: United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS: The Faith We Sing hymnal)

Music is listed as follows:
Title
(Author/Source)
Date(s) in Worship
MM.DD.YEAR

Enjoy God’s gift of music!

A
Allegro (J. Carvalho) – 09.19.2021
Allegro from “Water Music” (G.F. Handel) – 05.02.202106.06.2021
All Honor, Laud, and Glory (UMH #280) – 03.28.2021
All Who Hunger (TFWS #2126) – 07.25.2021, 09.26.2021
Amazing Grace (UMH #378) – 04.25.2021
Amazing Love (D. Forest) – 05.02.2021
America the Beautiful (UMH #696) – 05.30.2021
Aria (G.F. Handel) – 04.18.2021
Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar) – 09.26.2021
Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) – 10.10.2021
Ave Verum (W.A. Mozart, arr. D. Bish) – 08.01.2021

B
Behold the Risen Savior!” (Lloyd Larson) – 04.04.2021
Be Thou My Vision (UMH #451) – 09.26.202110.17.2021
Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham) – 04.25.2021
Blue Monk (Thelonius Monk) – 07.25.2021
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) – 06.13.2021
Bread for the Journey (Brett Hesla) – 04.01.2021
Breathe (M. Barnett) – 05.30.2021

C
Canticle of the Turning (arr. T. Lauer/N. Gardner) – 08.22.2021
Canzona (G. Gabrielli) – 04.04.2021, 04.04.2021
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (UMH #302) – 04.04.2021
Come Away with Me (Keithahn/Horman) – 08.08.2021
Come By Here (Kyle Pederson) – 10.17.2021
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (UMH #196) – 10.24.2021
Concerto in C, Mvt. 1 (A. Vivaldi) – 04.04.2021
Con spiritu (anon.) – 10.10.2021
The Crucifixion from “La Nativite” (O. Messiaen) – 04.02.2021

D
Dance Prelude on ‘Thine Be the Glory’ (G.F. Handel, arr. K. Grinnell) – 04.04.2021
Down by the Riverside (traditional) – 05.30.2021

E
El Shaddai (UMH #123) – 04.01.2021
Envía tu Espíritu (Bob Hurd) – 09.05.2021
Eternal Father, Strong to Save (TFWS #2191) – 08.01.2021
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit (arr. W. Dawson) – 05.23.2021

F
Faith to Be Strong (Andrew Peterson) – 07.04.2021
Faith, While the Trees Are Still in Blossom (UMH #508 – 08.29.2021
Fanfare (G. Telemann) – 09.06.2020, 06.27.2021
Fire and Rain (James Taylor) – 07.25.2021
For Everyone Born (B. Mann, arr. T. Trenney) – 10.03.2021
Forever Young (Bob Dylan) – 10.24.2021
Forgiven (David Meece) – 06.20.2021

G
Gather Us In (TFWS #2236) – 08.08.202109.12.2021
Gentle Breeze (C. Miller) – 05.02.2021
Gift of Love (H. Hopson) – 10.10.2021
Give Me Jesus (trad. spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan) – 03.28.2021
God Be with You till We Meet Again (UMH #672) – 04.25.2021
God of Grace, and God of Glory (arr. P. Manz) – 08.01.2021
God, How Can We Forgive (TFWS #2169) – 06.20.2021
Grace Alone (TFWS #2162) – 04.25.2021
Great Is the Lord (TFWS #2022) – 08.22.2021
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (UMH #140) – 06.20.2021

H
Halle, Halle, Halleluja (TFWS #2026) – 10.03.2021
He Is Risen (Larry Sale) – 04.04.2021
He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word (arr. M. Hogan) – 04.02.2021
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (arr. R. Vandall) – 10.03.2021
His Eye Is on the Sparrow (C. Gabriel, arr. L. Zanienelli) – 09.06.2020, 06.27.202108.01.2021, 09.05.2021
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (UMH #64) – 09.19.2021
Honor Them All (Janis Ian) – 05.30.2021
How Great Thou Art (arr. D. Forrest) – 05.23.2021
How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely (TFWS #2042) – 08.22.2021

I
I Don’t Know How to Love Him (A. Lloyd Webber) – 04.01.2021
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (TFWS #2129) – 10.10.2021
I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing (UMH #333) – 05.23.2021
In Christ There Is No East or West (UMH #548) – 06.06.2021
In the Midst of New Dimensions (TFWS #2238) – 09.06.2020
In Remembrance (B. Red) – 04.03.2021
I Only Want to Say (Gethsemane) – 04.02.2021
I Surrender All (UMH #354) – 10.10.2021
I Waited for the Lord (F. Mendelssohn) – 09.19.2021

J
Jaqueline’s Tears (J. Offenbach) – 04.02.2021
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (UMH #89) – 05.02.2021
Joy to the World (UMH #246) – 08.08.2021

K
Keep Your Eyes Upon Jesus / Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (Frankie Vallie) – 06.13.2021
The King of Glory Comes (TFWS #2091) – 07.11.2021
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (H. Shelley) – 05.30.2021
Kum-Ba-Yah (arr. J. Behnke) – 10.03.2021

L
Lady Bug Waltz” (M. Mier) – 05.02.2021
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (Pete Seeger) – 07.11.2021
Lead Me, Guide Me (Doris M. Akers) – 04.25.2021
Lean On Me (Bill Withers) – 04.25.2021
Let the People Shout Hosanna! (Alex Gartner) – 03.28.2021
Lift Every Voice and Sing (J.W. and J.R. Johnson) – 04.25.2021
Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song (UMH #544) – 05.02.2021
The Lone Wild Bird (TFWS #2052) – 07.11.2021
The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte) – 05.30.2021
Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service (UMH #581) – 09.05.202109.19.2021
Love One Another (Victor Zupanc) – 04.03.2021
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley) – 05.09.2021
Loving Spirit (TFWS #2123) – 06.13.2021

M
Make Me a Servant (TFWS #2176) – 08.15.2021
Mama Liked the Roses (Johnny Christopher) – 05.09.2021
Many Gifts, One Spirit (UMH #114) – 10.17.2021
Mary Did You Know (Lowry & Greene) – 12.09.2020
Minuet Finale from Fireworks Music (G.F. Handel) – 08.29.2021
Moonlight Sonata (L. van Beethoven) – 04.01.2021
Morning Has Broken (UMH #145) – 08.01.202108.15.2021
A Mother Lined a Basket (TFWS #2189) – 05.09.2021
My Country ‘Tis of Thee (Scott Soper / UMH #697) – 09.06.2020, 07.04.2021
My Heart Ever Faithful (J.S. Bach) – 09.06.2020, 05.02.202109.05.2021
My Life Flows On (TFWS #2212) – 06.27.2021

N
Na Golici (Trad. Slovenian Polka) – 09.12.2021
The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael) – 08.22.2021
Night of Silence (Daniel Kantor) – 12.09.2020
No Sweeter Name (Kari Jobe) – 09.26.2021
Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds – 04.04.2021
Now Praise the Hidden God of Love (TFWS #2027) – 07.25.2021

O
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (UMH #211) – 12.09.2020
(Postlude on) Old Hundredth (F. Bock) – 09.12.2021
One Lord (Lori True) – 07.11.2021
Only Love (Patrick D. Bradley) – 08.22.2021
On This Day, O Beautiful Mother (Louis Lambillotte) – 05.09.2021
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (UMH #286) – 04.02.2021

P
A Place in the Choir (John Loesberg) – 08.08.2021
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) – 07.04.2021
Play Me (Neil Diamond) – 10.24.2021
Prelude in Classic Style (G. Young) – 08.15.2021
Prelude in E Minor (F. Chopin) – 04.01.2021
Prelude to a ‘Te Deum’ (M. Carpenter) – 10.10.2021
Praise to the Lord (J.S. Bach) – 05.16.2021
The Prayer (Foster and Sager) – 12.09.202009.19.2021

R
The Rainbow Connection (P. Williams, K. Ascher) – 09.26.2021
Rain on Me (Victor Zupanc) – 04.03.2021
Rondo in G (J. Bull) – 04.25.2021

S
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) – 10.24.2021
Scherzo in F (Moritz Moszkowski) – 06.06.2021
Schindler’s List (for cello) (J. Williams) – 04.02.2021
The Servant Song (TFWS #2222) – 10.03.2021
Shepherd Me, O God (Marty Haugen) – 04.25.2021
Shower the People (James Taylor) – 06.13.202109.05.2021
Silent Night (UMH #239) – 12.09.2020
Sim Shalom (J. Robison) – 10.03.2021
Sing (Joe Raposo) – 08.08.2021
Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Ernest Sands) – 05.16.2021
Something (George Harrison) – 05.09.2021
The Song of the Birds (trad. Catalan) – 04.03.2021
Song from a Secret Garden (Rolf Lovlan) – 06.27.2021
The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve (TFWS #2241) – 08.29.2021
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (TFWS #2120) – 09.26.2021
Stand By Me (UMH #512) – 08.01.2021
Steal Away to Jesus (UMH #704) – 10.24.2021
The Summons (TFWS #2130) – 10.24.2021
Surely the Presence of the Lord (UMH #328) – 05.23.2021

T
Thine Be the Glory (UMH #308) – 04.04.2021
This Is a Day of New Beginnings (UMH #383) – 06.13.2021, 09.12.2021
This Is My Song (UMH #437) – 07.04.2021
This Little Light of Mine (UMH #585) – 07.04.202109.12.2021
Toccata on ‘All Glory, Laud, and Honor’ (M. Burkhardt) – 03.28.2021
Toccata in F (C.M. Widor) – 04.04.2021
Toccata in Seven (J. Rutter) – 09.19.2021
Trumpet Tune in D Major, Op. 15 (C.S. Lang) – 09.12.2021
Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger) – 09.06.2020, 09.05.2021

U
Up from the Grave He Arose (UMH #322) – 04.03.2021
An Upper Room with Evening Lamps Ashine (David W. Music) – 04.01.2021

W
We Know that Christ Is Raised (C. Cherwein) – 04.03.2021
What Wondrous Love Is This (A. Crouch) – 03.28.2021
When We Are in Deepest Need (J.S. Bach) – 03.28.2021
When the Poor Ones Who Have Nothing (A. Olivar anM. Monzano) – 08.15.2021
When You Believe (S. Schwartz) – 07.04.2021
Who Is My Mother, Who Is My Brother (TFWS #2225) – 06.06.2021
Woke Up This Morning (TFWS #2082) – 05.16.2021
Woman (John Lennon) – 05.09.2021
The Word Became Flesh… and lived for a while among us (English, Purifoy, Kauflin) – 05.16.2021

Y
You Say (Lauren Daigle) – 06.13.2021
Your Song (Elton John) – 10.17.2021
You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King) – 08.08.2021