Category: Worship Music

Music to End Sunday, 20 June 2021

Good evening, friends. St John’s Gospel, chapter 14 provides wonderful words of comfort to sustain us through this great season of Pentecost. ‘If you love me, you will obey my commands; and I will ask the Father, and he will give you another to be your advocate, who will be with you for ever – The Spirit...

Music to End Sunday, 13 June 2021

Hello, everyone. The theme of rest and sleep runs through our music this evening. The Italian late baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti wrote nearly six hundred sonatas for keyboard. Many of them are boisterous and virtuosic, but tonight I have chosen the reflective Sonata in G minor to establish a mood of quiet contemplation. Sonata in G...

Music to End Sunday, 6 June 2021

Hello, everyone. Over the past fifteen months I have recorded several ‘Orgelbuchlein’ chorale preludes of J.S. Bach. They are particularly well-suited to our organ at Cornerstone. We open tonight with the prelude based on ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ (‘Our Father who art in heaven’), one of Luther’s greatest hymns. The original hymn is in nine stanzas,...

Music to End Trinity Sunday, 30 May 2021

Dear Friends, On this Trinity Sunday, we begin with an improvisation on the wonderful Irish tune ‘St Patrick’ commonly used for the hymn ‘I bind into myself today the strong name of the Trinity’ (St Patrick’s Breastplate).  The melody appears in the ‘Petrie Collection’ of Irish music, edited by Stanford in 1903. Now we will hear St Patrick’s Prayer,...

Music to End the Day for Sunday, 23 May 2021 Pentecost

Dear Friends, We begin our musical sequence for Pentecost Sunday with the beautiful Aria from Bach’s Variations written for the keyboard player Johann Goldberg.  Goldberg was a student of Bach.  He was also musician to the Russian Ambassador to the Electoral Court of Saxony, and told Bach that he was often required to play late into the night...

Choral Evensong for Ascensiontide Sunday, 16 May 2021

Led by Revd Tim Norwood Music before the Service: Andante in C for flute W.A. Mozart (1778) K 315/285e performed by Abigail Burrows (flute) Adrian Boynton (piano) Introit God is gone up with a merry noise and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet. O sing praises unto our God. O sing praises unto our King....

Music to End the Day Sunday, 9 May 2021

Hello everyone Our worship this weekend continues to focus on inspirational words from John, chapter 15: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Dwell in my love. … You did not choose me: I chose you. I appointed you to go on and bear fruit, fruit that will last. … This is my...

Music to end the Day, Sunday 2 May 2021

The last two Sundays of Easter focus on inspirational words from St John’s Gospel, chapter 15. If you dwell in me and my words dwell in you, ask whatever you want and you shall have it. This is how my Father is glorified: you are to bear fruit in plenty and so be my disciples. As the Father...