Category: Worship Music

Music for the Online Service on Sunday, 20 December 2020

[The following is a list of music from the Service of Holy Communion on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 20 December 2020] Prelude Improvisation on “Gabriel’s Message” Improvisation on the piano by Adrian Boynton on the tune of a Basque folk carol, originally based on a 13th century carol Angelus Ad Virginem Introit Bogoróditsye Dyévo Words from Luke...

Music to End the Day

Good evening, everyone. Traditionally on the third Sunday of Advent our thoughts turn to John the Baptist, and his proclamations of the coming of the Messiah. Tonight we begin with Charles Coffin’s great eighteenth-century hymn ‘On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry announces that the Lord is nigh’, set to the tune ‘Winchester New’, adapted from a...

Music for the Online Service on Sunday, 13 December 2020

[The following is a list of music from the Service of Holy Communion on the Third Sunday of Advent, 13 December 2020] Prelude Improvisation on the tune ‘Dundee’ (The people that in darkness sat) Adrian Boynton Short Introit O Nata Lux (O Light, born of Light, you who are deigned to become clothed in flesh for...

Music to End the Day, 6 December 2020

Good evening, friends. Our music to end the day features wonderful repertoire by the great baroque composers Bach and Handel. Bach wrote the glorious cantata ‘Wachet auf rift uns di stimme’ (Sleepers Wake, the watch-cry pealeth) for Advent Sunday 1724. He takes the original hymn melody by Philipp Nicolai (1599) and gives it a joyful and...

Music for the Service on Sunday, 6 December 2020

[The following is a list of music from the Service of the Word on the Second Sunday of Advent, 6 December 2020] Prelude Sonata No.4 in B♭ major From 6 Organ Sonatas, Opus 65, by Felix Mendelssohn 2nd Movement – Adante religioso Short Introit How beautiful are the feet Aria from “Messiah” (HWV 56) by George...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 22 November 2020

Good evening, friends. Today is the Feast of Christ the King, the climax of the church’s liturgical year. Next week we begin a ‘new year’ as we enter the season of Advent. The Kingship of Christ is powerfully represented in the image of Jesus hanging from the Cross on Good Friday. In the words of St...

Music videos for Sunday, 22 November 2020

Prelude Harpichord sonata in C Andantino Composed by Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti c. 1740. Introit Responsorial Psalm 97 “The Lord is king, most high above all earth” Hymn The king of love my shepherd is Composed by Henry Williams Baker in 1868. Tune: DOMINUS REGIT ME by John Bacchus Dykes composed also in 1868, arr Adrian Boynton....