Sunday 30 October 10am – VISITING CHOIR

31st Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Wis 11.22-12.2, , Thess 1.11-2.2, Lk 19.1-10

The Son of Man came to seek and to find that which was lost 


  • Mass setting: Mass in “C” – Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1795)
  • Motet: Benedic anima mea – Claudin de Sermisy (1495-1562).

1. Benedic, anima mea, Domino, et omnia quae intra me sunt nomini sancto ejus. 2. Benedic, anima mea, Domino, et noli oblivisci omnes retributiones ejus; 3. Qui propitiatur omnibus iniquitatibus tuis; qui sanat omnes infirmitates tuas.

1. Praise the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me praise his holy Name. 2. Praise the Lord, O my soul: and forget not all his benefits; 3. Who forgiveth all thy sin: and healeth all thine infirmities.

  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 15) Notas mihi fecisti vias vitae: adimplebis me laetititia cum vultu tuo, Domine You have made know unto me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy at the sight of your countenance O Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 217 Love Divine BLAENWERN; TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude – Henry Coleman (1888-1965)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Secundi Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: ‘Placare Christe Servulus’ – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Choir: The Brabyn Singers

Cantor: Noel Debien

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Sunday 23 October 10am – CHOIR

30th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Sirach 35.12-14, 16-19, 2 Tim 4.4-8, Lk 18.9-14

The tax collector returned to his home justified, the pharisee did notmosaic-pharisee-and-tax-collector

  • Mass setting: Mass for 5 voices (Byrd)
  • Motet: Ubi Caritas et amor Where there is Charity and love (Maurice Duruflé)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Hymns: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE ; Glory and Praise Vol 3, 224 “Only this I want”.
  • Organ Prelude: Recit. de Chromhorne – Louis Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Moderato in ‘d’ minor – Ludwig Ernst Gebhardi (1787-1862)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 675 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 16 October 10am – CHOIR

29th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Ex 17.8-13, 2Tim 3.14-4.2; Lk 18.1-8 Pray always and do not lose heart

The Unjust Judge and the Importunate Widow published 1864 by Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896

The Unjust Judge and the Importunate Widow published 1864 Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829-1896 Presented by Gilbert Dalziel 1924

  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in F (Gabrieli, A)
  • Motet: Os iusti The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart and his feet do not falter. Alleluia. (Anton Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is you name in all the earth
  • Hymns: TIS 630 The Law of Christ LOVE IS THE FULFILLING; TIS 46 My peace be upon you forever MY PEACE
  • Organ Prelude: Ave Maria von Arcadelt – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Organ Offertorium: The Angel’s Song (Song 34) – Peter Hurford (b. 1930)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c.1575-1647)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 9 October 10am – CANTOR

28th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

2 Kgs 5:14-17, 2 Tm 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19
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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O though Great Redeemer CWM RHONDA; TIS 134 Praise my soul the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL; TIS 502 Soul of my Saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary in ‘g’ minor – Samuel Long (d.1764)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prélude du Quartrieme ton – Jacques Boyvin (1649-1706)
  • Organ Voluntary: Canon in ‘C’ Opus 56 No. 1 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 2 October 10am – CHOIR

Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred)

Gal 1:13-24, Lk 10:38-42


  • Introit: (Gregorian, from the Seraphic Missal) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honoris beati Francisci de cuius solemnitate gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep the festival in honour of blessed Francis. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise of the Son of God
  • Mass setting: Missa Pax et bonum (Richard Connolly – composed for and dedicated to our parish of St Francis)
  • Motet: For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter)
  • Communio: (from the Seraphic Missal) Non sunt condigne passiones huius temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All creatures of our God and King; CWBII 555 Make me a channel of your peace
  • Organ Prelude: Andantino poco allegretto – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Quinto Tono – Anonymous Portugese Composer
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata Giocosa – Ian Hunt (b. 1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 25 September 10am – CHOIR

26th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 6.1,4-7, 1 Tim 6.11-16, Lk 16:19-31

During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony 


  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: A Clare Benediction (Rutter): May the Lord show his mercy upon you, may the light of his presence be your guide; May he guard you and uphold you, may his spirit be ever by your side. When you sleep may his angels watch over you; when you wake may he fill you with his grace; May you love him and serve him all your days, then in heaven may you see his face.
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Memento verbi tui servo tuo, Domine in quo mihi spem dedisti: haec me consolata est in humilitate mea Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope: this has been my comfort in my affliction
  • Hymns: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE; TIS 630 The Law of Christ alone can set us free LOVE IS THE FULFILLING
  • Organ Prelude: Fugato – Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude for 4 Voices – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude und Fuge in ‘D’ BWV 532 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 18 September 10am – CHOIR

25th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Amos 8.4-7, 1 Tim 2.1-8, Lk 16.1-13 You cannot be slaves both of God and money parable_of_the_talents-_mironov

  • Mass setting: The Little Organ Mass (Joseph Haydn)
  • Motets: Venite, Comedite (Byrd) Come, eat the bread and drink the wine I have mixed for you
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Hymns: TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of Humankind REPTON, TIS 502 Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘D’ – Thomas Adams (1785-1858)
  • Organ Offertorium: Méditation-Prière – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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