Music List for January to March 2017

January 1st. Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

Introit:             plainsong proper

Communion:  organ music – Chorale prelude – “Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ” (BWV 604) – J S Bach

Mass setting:  Congress Mass, by Alan Rees (until Lent); N.B. – Agnus Dei on January 22nd. and three

movements on February 26th.

Voluntary:      Chorale prelude – “In dir ist Freude” (BWV 615) – Bach

 

January 8th. – The Epiphany

Introit:            Chorale prelude – “Wie Schon Leuchet Uns Der Morgenstern” – Max Reger

Communion:  plainsong proper

Anthem – “Epiphany Carol,” by Frank Merrick

Voluntary:     “Te splendour et virtus” (from “Le Tombeau de Titelouze” – Marcel Dupré

January 15th. – Second Sunday of Epiphany

Voluntary:      Fugue in A minor – Johann Pachelbel

Communion:  Anthem – “Brightest and best,” by Malcolm Archer

After:              trumpet music

January 22nd.  – Third Sunday of Epiphany organist: Emily

Introit:             “The First Disciples” – John Webber (Choir)

Communion:   Anthem – “There shall a star from Jacob come forth,” by Felix Mendelssohn

Setting:            with Agnus Dei from setting by Harold Darke in F major

Voluntary:       Chorale prelude – “Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele” (BWV 654) – J S Bach

 

January 29th. – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

Introit:            “Light of the world” – John Dankworth

Processional:  506 The Candlemas Ceremony (antiphon and plainsong Nunc Dimittis with fauxbourdons  by

Carolus Andreas)

Communion:   Anthem – “When Mary to the temple went,” by Johannes Eccard

Angelus:          sung

Voluntary:       Prelude in C major (BWV 553) – J S Bach

This special service will involve members of St. John’s Choir and many  singers from elsewhere.  All welcome.

Saturday, February 4th. – Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral – Amici Cantantes: 4.00p.m.

                               organist: Graham Powell

Responses:      William Byrd

Psalm:             24 (anglican chant in D major by Henry Ley)

Canticles:        T Tertius Noble in B minor

Anthem:         “Blessed be the God and Father,” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Hymn:             NEH 440 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation (omit vv 4,5; descant v.6)

 

February 5th. – Fourth Sunday before Lent (with Baptisms)

Before:            piano music

Communion:   plainsong proper

Anthem – Croatian Alleluya – folk song, arranged by Roger Nicholls

February 12th. – Third before Lent

Introit:             violin music

Communion:   Anthem – “Swing low, sweet chariot” – spiritual, arr. Kenneth Pont

Voluntary:       A Trumpet Minuet – Alfred Hollins

 

February 19th. – Second Sunday before Lent

Before:            piano music

Communion:   Anthem – “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,” by Peter Aston

Voluntary:       Passacaglia in D minor BuxWV 161 – Dietrich Buxtehude

February 26th. – Sunday next before Lent

Introit:             “O nata lux de lumine,” by Thomas Tallis (Adult Choir)

Communion:   plainsong proper

Anthem – “By and by” – spiritual

Setting:          with Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from setting by Harold Darke in F major

After:              piano music

March 1st. – Ash Wednesday

Introit:             “Let thy merciful ears,” by Thomas Mudd

During the Ashing: Psalm 38 (plainsong)

Communion:   plainsong proper

Anthem – “Examine me, O Lord,” by William Boyce

Mass setting:   Latin Ferial plainsong (Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

 

March 5th. – First Sunday of Lent (no Baptisms)

Introit:            Ubi caritas (Taize), followed by a short silence

Asperges:       singing of Penitential Rite

Communion:  plainsong proper

Anthem – “Wilt thou forgive that sin?” by Pelham Humfrey

Mass setting:  Penitential Rite from “Short Mass for Advent and Lent,” by Stephen Dean, Sanctus,

Benedictus and Eucharistic Acclamation from “St. Andrew’s Responsorial

Acclamations,” by Stephen Dean and Agnus Dei from “Mass of St. Edmund of

Abingdon,” by Derek Fry (until Palm Sunday); N.B. – Agnus Dei on March 26th.

Voluntary:      flute music

 

March 5th. Choral Evensong 6.00p.m.

Introit:             “Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake,” attrib. Richard Farrant

Responses:       Ferial

Office hymn:   63 All ye who seek a comfort sure

Psalm:             50, vv.1-15 (plainsong tone VIII.1)

Canticles:        plainsong, with fauxbourdons by Thomas Morley; Magnificat antiphon: Come let us return to

the Lord: for our God will richly pardon

Readings:        Deuteronomy 6, vv.4-9, 16-end; Luke 15, vv.1-10

Anthem:          “Turn thy face from my sins,” by Thomas Attwood

Hymns:           76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said

376 I heard the voice of Jesus say

Voluntary:      Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 – Dietrich Buxtehude

March 12th. – Second Sunday of Lent

Introit:            Ubi caritas (Taize), followed by a short silence

Asperges:       singing of Penitential Rite

Communion:  Anthem – “Surely he hath borne our griefs” (“Messiah”), by G F Handel

Voluntary:      Chorale prelude – “O Mensch bewein dein Sünde gross” (BWV 622) – J S Bach

 

March 19th. – Third Sunday of Lent

Introit:            Ubi caritas (Taize), followed by a short silence

Asperges:        singing of Penitential Rite

Communion:  Anthem – “He was despiséd” (“Messiah”), by G F Handel (solo: Christine) main section only

March 26th. – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday; with Baptisms).

Introit:            Ubi caritas (Taize), followed by a short silence

Asperges:       singing of Penitential Rite

Communion:  Anthem – Magnificat in F, by George Dyson (solo: Rachel)

Angelus:         sung (v.3 descant)

Setting:           with Agnus Dei from setting by John Ireland in C

Voluntary:      Magnificat (BWV 733) –  J S Bach