Category: Worship Music

Music to End the Day Sunday, 13 September 2020

In the Lutheran Church, it is common practice for each hymn to be introduced, not by a simple ‘player’ of the tune, but by a fully developed ‘chorale prelude’, either composed or improvised. J.S. Bach wrote hundreds of magnificent chorale preludes, covering every Sunday of the Church’s year and a wide range of liturgical themes. ‘Wenn...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 6 September 2020

Good evening friends. Those of you who have been part of Cornerstone for a number of years will remember Canon Denys Ruddy who collaborated with our choir in many special choral services before moving to a clergy retirement home near Cheltenham. As well as being a fine scholar and teacher, Denys could also turn his hand...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 30 August 2020

Good evening, everyone. Music to end the day begins with the delightful ‘Les Barricades Mystérieuses’, written for harpsichord by the great French clavecinist Francois Couperin in 1717. It is a fine example of ‘style brisé’ (broken-chord style) characteristic of French baroque keyboard music. The piece is in rondo form, with a recurring theme which appears four...

Music videos for Sunday, 23 August 2020

[The following pieces of music were prepared by Adrian Boynton, but not all were used for the morning service.] Prelude: Ach Gott, wem soll ich’s klagen, das heimlich Leiden mein? “Ah Lord, to whom should I lament my secret suffering?” 2nd movement from Organ Sonata No.3 composed by Paul Hindemith. Introit: Take this moment, sign and...

Music to end the day for Sunday, 16 August

Dear Friends, I hope you have been enjoying the hymns in our virtual services over the lockdown period. Each week, as well as selecting carefully to reflect the theme of the day and the message of the readings, I have endeavoured to embrace the full range of Christian traditions which make up Cornerstone and to achieve...

Music videos for Sunday, 16 August 2020

Organ prelude: Bist du bei mir BWV 508 from J S Bach’s Anna Magdelena Notebook based on an aria from opera “Diomedes” composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel 1718, arr Noel Rawsthorne. Introit: Restore in us, O God, the splendour of your love Words by Carl P. Daw, 1989. Tune by William Daman 1579. Hymn – Dear Lord...

Music to end the day for Sunday, 9 August 2020

Dear friends, To open our music this evening, I would like to share with you Telemann’s sparkling Sonata in F for Treble Recorder and Continuo, in a performance by Rocio Sanchez, one of our guest choir members, at Olney Parish Church last September – part of the special service to conclude the Amazing Grace Pilgrimage Walk....

Music videos for Sunday, 9 August 2020

Organ prelude 2nd movement of Kleine Präludien und Intermezzi, opus 9 by Hermann Schröder, 1932. Introit – How beautiful are the feet Words from Romans 10:14-15. From the oratorio Messiah, HWV 56 composed by Georg Friederich Händel, 1741. Performed by Elizabeth Weisberg (soprano), Cornerstone Chamber Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boynton.   Hymn – God has spoken by his prophets...