Sunday 7 April, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 5th Sunday of Lent

Introit

Timor et tremor – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Responses

Ferial

Psalm

126

Canticle

Benedictus

Hymns

Jesu, lover of my soul

 

It is a thing most wonderful

 

We sing the praise of Him who died 

 

The royal banners forward go

Anthem

Tristis est anima mea – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Voluntary

Laetare: V. Postlude-Fantasie (L'orgue mystique) – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)

Sunday 14 April, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | Palm Sunday

Introit

Hosanna to the Son of David – Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

118.19-24

Canticle

Vinea mea electa – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Hymns

Ride on, ride on in majesty!

 

O Love, how deep, how broad, how high! 

 

All glory, laud and honour

 

My song is love unknown 

Anthem

Tenebrae factae sunt – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Voluntary

Suite du Deuxième Ton: 1. Plein Jeu – Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)

Sunday 21 April, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | Easter Day

Introit

Haec dies – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Processional hymn

The day of resurrection!

Mass setting

Mass in G minor – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 

Gradual hymn

Jesus Christ is risen today

Offertory hymn

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Communion

Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Recessional hymn

Thine be the glory

Voluntary

Carillon sortie – Henri Mulet (1878-1967)   

Sunday 28 April, 11.00am. Choral Matins | 2nd Sunday of Easter

Introit

In resurrectione tua – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Responses

Byrd

Psalm

Laudibus in sanctis (Psalm 150) – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Love’s redeeming work is done

 

The strife is o’er, the battle won

 

The church’s one foundation 

Anthem

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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