Category: Worship Music

Music to End the Day Sunday, 28 February 2021

In St Mark’s Gospel chapter 8, set for the second Sunday of Lent, Jesus declares: ‘Anyone who wants to be a follower of mine must renounce self; he must take up his cross and follow me. Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 21 February 2021

Good evening, friends. The six suites for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach are among the most ingenious and inspired of all his compositions. Written exactly 300 years ago, when Bach was Kappellmeister in Köthen, the single instrumental lines weave a miraculous pattern of implied harmonies and varied colours. The music historian Wilfred Mellers described the suites...

Music to End Transfiguration Sunday, 14 February 2021

Before the penitential season of Lent begins, we are reminded today of the revelation of God’s glory in Christ on the Feast of Transfiguration – Jesus appears in dazzling white on the mountain with Elijah and Moses (Mark 9, 2–9). The disciples misunderstand, thinking that this is their final destination (Let us make three tabernacles, one...

Music to End the Day Sunday, 7 February 2021

Dear Friends, As you will know, we are currently in the season of Candlemas, which began last Tuesday with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. St Luke (Chapter 2) recounts how Jesus was brought by his parents to the temple in Jerusalem, and greeted by the aged Simeon who declared the young child ‘a light...

Epiphany Carol Service

Today we are pleased to be able to offer the Epiphany Carol Service, the third in our series of special services for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. It includes seasonal musical offerings by the choir, lovely Epiphany hymns, instrumental interludes by flautist Abigail Burrows, readings by members and friends of the Church, and a short reflection by Revd Wendy Carey....

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...