Sunday 2 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Sunday after Ascension Day

Introit

Coelos ascendit hodie – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

97

Canticle

Jubilate in B flat – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Hymns

Hail the day that sees him rise

 

The head that once was crowned with thorns

 

All hail the power of Jesu’s name

 

Crown him with many crowns

Anthem

O clap your hands – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Voluntary

Improvisation on Victimae Paschali - Charles Tournemire (1870 – 1939) 

Sunday 9 June, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | Pentecost   

Introit

Factus est repente – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Processional hymn

O thou who camest from above

Mass setting

Messe Solennelle – Jean Langlais (1907-1991) 

Gradual hymn

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Offertory hymn

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

Communion

Loquebantur variis linguis – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Recessional hymn

Come down, O Love divine

Voluntary

Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator' – Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986)   

Sunday 16 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Trinity Sunday

Introit

Libera nos I – John Sheppard (c.1515-1558)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

8

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

 

Bright the vision that delighted

 

Father, Lord of all creation

 

I bind unto myself today  

Anthem

I saw the Lord – John Stainer (1840-1901)

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 23 June, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Birth of John the Baptist

Introit

The great forerunner of the morn – English Trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Responses

Ayleward

Psalm

85.7-end

Canticle

Benedictus (Short Service) – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Hymns

Captains of the saintly band

 

On Jordan’s bank

 

Rejoice in God’s saints

 

Ye watchers and ye holy ones

Anthem

This is the record of John – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 30 June, 11.00am. Service of Commemoration | Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles

Introit

Шестопсалмие (All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, No. 7) – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1973-1943)

Choral music

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

 

Verleih uns Frieden – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

 

Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré

 

Auf dich, Herr, hab ich gehoffet (Utrecht Te Deum) – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Hymns

Lord, for the years

 

Pray that Jerusalem may have

 

I vow to thee, my country

 

My song is love unknown

Voluntary

Te Deum (Prelude) – Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

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