Sunday 30 April 10am – VISITING CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Easter (A) Year of Matthew

Acts 2.14, 22-23, 1Pt 1.17-21; Lk 24.13-35 He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them Supper-at-Emmaus-Caravaggio

  • Mass setting: Mass in the Dorian Mode – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
  • Motet: ‘O pray for the peace of Jerusalem’ – Herbert Howells
  • Communio: Surrexit Dominus, et apparuit Petro, alleluia. The Lord has risen and has appeared to Peter, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts HEREFORD; Strengthen for service ACH GOTT UND HERR
  • Organ Prelude: Air – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude on ‘St Peter’ – Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Carillon ‘O Filii et Filiae’ – Richard Keys Biggs (1886-1962)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

This week there will be a visiting choir, the Brabyn Singers, conducted by Bransby Byrne.

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Sunday 23 April 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Easter (A) Year of Matthew – “Quasimodo” Sunday

Acts 2:42-47; 1Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20.19-31 Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 20.27) Mitte manum tuam, et cognosce loca clavorum, alleluia, et noli esse incredulus, sed fidelis alleluia. Stretch forth your hand and feel the place where the nails were, alleulia, and be not doubtful but believing, alleluia.
  • Hymns: CWB 449 Alleluia, sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL; TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour tune TIS 611 BRYN CALFARIA; CWB 507 Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Symphonie 4 (3rd mvt. Andante) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Praised be You, Jesus Christ – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Voluntary: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

 

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Sunday 16 April 10am – CHOIR

Mass of Easter Day

Acts 10.34,37-43; Col 3.1-4; Jn 20.1-9

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F KV192 (Mozart)
  • Psalm: This is the day (Willcock)
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong
  • Motets:
    • (during lustration) Vidi aquam (Ross) I saw water flowing forth from the temple on the right side, alleluia.
    • (during the dedication) I was glad*(Parry)
    • (during communion) Greater Love** (John Ireland)
  • Hymns: TIS 360 Light’s reddening dawn gleams through the sky LASST UNS ERFREUEN; TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour tune TIS 611 BRYN CALFARIA; TIS 386 By your kingly power, O risen Lord RUGGIERO
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Easter Prelude – Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • Organ Offertorium: Jesus Christ, our Saviour – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Triomphale – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand in thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls and plenteousness within thy palaces.

**Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,
ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto to God, which is your service.

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Saturday 15 April 7pm – CHOIR

Solemn Easter Vigil

Gen 1; psalm 103; Ex 14 with ex 15; Isaiah 55 with Is 12; Rom 6.3-11 with psalm 117; Lk 24: 1-12Easter_Empty_Tomb

The Service of Light

  • Solemn Exultet
  • Mass: Mass VIII (de Angelis)

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Readings and Psalms
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong

The Liturgy of Baptism and Confirmation

  • Motet: Vidi aquam (Ross) I saw water flowing forth from the temple on the right side, alleluia.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet: Greater Love* (John Ireland)
  • Hymn: TIS 386 By your kingly power, O risen Lord RUGGIERO
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Jesu, Name above all names – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Offertorium: Verse on the 1st tone – Giovanni M. Trabacci (c.1575-1647)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘g’ minor – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,
ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto to God, which is your service.

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Friday 14 April 3pm – CHOIR

Good Friday

Is 52.13-53.12; Heb 4.14-16,5.7-9; Jn 18.1-19 -19.42 Crucifixion-dore

The organ will be silent to encourage reflection. 

  • Silence during the prostration
  • Veneration of the cross: The Improperia (Victoria)*; O Bone Jesu** (Robert Parsons 1535-1571)
  • Ante-Communio: Civitas sancti*** (W. Byrd)
  • Hymns: O Sacred Head sore wounded (Passion chorale)

*Popule meus, quid feci tibi? Aut in quo contravisti te? Responde mihi. Quia eduxi te de terra Ægypti: parasti crucem Salvatori tuo. Agios o Theos. Sanctus Deus. Agios ischyros. Sanctus fortis. Agios athanatos, eleison imas. Sanctus et immortalis, miserere nobis.

My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me. I led you out of Egypt, but you have prepared a cross for the one who saved you. Holy God. Holy and Strong. Holy immortal one, have mercy on us.

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**O bone Jesu. Illumina oculos meos, ne umquam obdormiam in morte, ne quando dicat inimicus: prevalui adversus eum. 
O Adonai. In manus tuas Domine commendo spiritum meum: redemisti me Domine Deus veritatis. 
O Messias. Locutus sum in lingua mea: notum fac mihi finem meum.  
O agios. Et numerum dierum meorum quis est, ut sciam quid desit mihi. 
O Heloi. Dirupisti Domine vincula mea: tibi sacrificabo hostiam laudis, et nomen Domini invocabo. 
O Emmanuel. Periit fuga a me, et non est qui requirat animam meam.  
O Christe. Clamavi ad te Domine, dixi: tu es spes mea, portio mea in terra viventium. 
O rex noster. Fac me cum signum bonum, ut videant qui oderunt me, et confundantur: quoniam tu Domine adjuvisti et consolatus es me. 
O Rabbi. Signatum est super nos lumen vultus tui Domine: dedisti laetitiam in corde meo. Amen.

O good Jesus. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, and my enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him.’ O Lord. Into your hands I commit my spirit: deliver me, Lord God of truth. O Messiah. I have spoken: Lord, make me know my end. O Holy One. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is lacking in me. O my God. You have broken my bonds: I will offer you the sacrifice of praise and call on the name of our Lord. O Emmanuel. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. O Christ. I have cried to you, O Lord, I have said, ‘You are my hope, my portion in the land of the living.’ O our King. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me. O teacher. You have let the light of your face shine on us: you have filled my heart with joy. Amen.

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***Civitas sancti tui facta est deserta.
Sion deserta facta est,
Jerusalem desolata est.

Your holy city has become a wilderness.
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem has been made desolate.

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Thursday 13 April 7pm – CHOIR

Maundy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Ex.12.1-8, 11-14; 1Cor. 11.23-26; Jn 13.1-15

  • Mass Setting: Mass for Five voices (William Byrd 1540-1623); Gloria: Mass VIII (de Angelis)  
  • Motets:
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur This is my body which is given up for you
  • Hymns: TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY
  • Procession to the altar of repose: Pange lingua Sing my tongue (plainsong)
  • Organ Prelude: O Sacred Head – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.

Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart. Where charity and love are, God is there.

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**O sacrum convivium! in quo Christus sumitur: recolitur memoria passionis eius: mens impletur gratia: et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

O sacred banquet! in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is renewed,
the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory to us is given.

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*** Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine cuius latus perforatum fluxit aqua et sanguine: esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine. O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae. Miserere mei. Amen. 

Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, having truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side water and blood flowed: Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet] in the trial of death! O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary, have mercy on me. Amen.

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Tuesday 11 April 7pm – CHOIR

Service of Tenebrae and Reconciliation

  • Introit: Thou knowest Lord (Henry Purcell)
  • Hymn: If thou but suffer God to guide thee

During the extinction of lights:

  • Motets:
    • In monte oliveti (Mariano Garau)
    • I am the resurrection (William Croft)
    • Crux Fidelis (John IV of Portugal)

During the 2nd rite of Reconciliation: 

  • Motet: Excerpt from The Lamentations of Jeremiah (Tomas Luis de Victoria)

Ensemble Luceat, directed by Edmond Park

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