Sunday 24 March 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Ex.3:1-8, 13-15; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9 Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did


  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Motet: Plange quasi virgo* (Carlo Gesualdo 1566-1613)
  • Communio: Passer invenit sibi domum – The sparrow has found herself a home
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Our Father’ – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude on ‘O Sacred Head’ – Carl Heinrich Zöllner (1792-1836)
  • Organ Voluntary: Plein Chant de l’Agnus Dei (Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Plange quasi virgo plebs mea: ululate, pastores, in cinere et cilicio: Quia veniet dies Domini magna, et amara valde. Accingite vos, sacerdotes, et plangite ministri altaris, aspergite vos cinere. 

Lament like a maiden, my people. Howl you shepherds, in ashes and sackcloth. For the day of the Lord is coming: a great day, and very bitter. Make ready, and lament you priests. Howl, you ministers of the altar, cover yourselves with ashes.

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Sunday 17 March 10am – CHOIR

2nd Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Gen 15:5-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17- 4:1; Lk 9:28-36 As Jesus prayed, the aspect of his face changed


  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Meditabor in mandatis tuis* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis – Tell no one about the vision you have seen
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 125 The God of Abraham Praise LEONI
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Deck thyself my soul’ – Peter Hurford (1930-2019**)
  • Organ Offertorium: Verse on the 1st tone – Giovanni Maris Trabaci (c. 1575-1647)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Verum – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Meditabor in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi valde:
et levabo manus meas ad mandata tua, quae dilexi.

My delight shall be in your commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to your commandments, which I have loved.


**Peter Hurford was also a well-known and accomplished organist. He was born on St Cecilia’s day in 1930 and recently passed away. Vale.


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Sunday 10 March 10am – CANTOR

1st Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Deut 26.4-10; Rom 10.8-13; Lk 4.1-13 Jesus was led by the Spirit and tempted in the wilderness

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio:  Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi, et sub pennis eius sperabis: scuto circumdabit te veritas eius. He will overshadow you with His pinions, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 25 As pants the hart for cooling streams MARTYRDOM; TIS 463 May this Lenten discipline LINDFIELD
  • Organ Prelude: Offertoire for the First Sunday of Lent – Jacques Charpentier (1933-2017)
  • Organ Offertorium: Inno – Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ricercare – Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Wednesday 6 March 7pm – CHOIR

Ash Wednesday 2019: Mass with Distribution of Ashes

Joel 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motets: Emendemus in melius* (Byrd); Purge me, O Lord** (Tallis)
  • Communio: Qui meditabitur in lege Domini – Who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord
  • Antiphon: (during the distribution of ashes) Immutemur habitu in cinere et cilicio; jejunemus, et ploremus ante Dominum; quia multum misericors est dimittere peccata nostra Deus noster. Let us change our garments to sackcloth and ashes, let us fast and weep before the Lord, that our God, rich in mercy, might forgive us our sins.
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’ – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: ‘O Lamm Gottes unschuldig’ – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Emendemus in melius quae ignoranter peccavimus; 
ne subito praeoccupati die mortis, 
quaeramus spatium poenitentiae, et invenire non possimus. 
Attende, Domine, et miserere; quia peccavimus tibi. 
Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster, et propter honorem nominis tui libera nos

Let us amend for the better in those things in which we have sinned through ignorance; 
lest suddenly overtaken by the day of death,
we seek space for repentance, and be not able to find it. 
Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy: for we have sinned against You.
Help us, O God of our salvation, and for the honour of Your name deliver us.

**Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin, 
and save thou me by faith from ill, 
that I may rest and dwell with thee, 
upon thy holy blessed hill. 

And that done, grant that with true heart 
I may without hypocrisy 
affirm the truth, detract no man, 
but do all things with equity.

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Sunday 3 March 10am – CHOIR

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Sir 27:4-7; 1 Cor 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

  • Mass setting: Missa Ave Regina (Victoria)
  • Motet: Domine convertere* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: Cantabo Domino, qui bona tribuit mihi: et psallam nomini Domini altissimi. I will sing unto the Lord who has granted marvellous things to me: yea, I will sing psalms to the name of the Lord most high.
  • Hymns: TIS 560(i) All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL; TIS 437 Blessed Jesus at your word LIEBSTER JESU
  • Organ Prelude: Sacerdotes – Jean-Marie Plum (1899-1944)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘C’ BWV 564 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Domine, convertere, et eripe animam meam; salvum me fac propter misericordiam tuam.

Turn, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for your mercy’s sake

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Sunday 24 February 10am – CHOIR

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

1 Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Lk 6:27-38 Love your enemies

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Ubi caritas (Maurice DurufléUbi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Where there is charity and love, God is there.
  • Communio: Narrabo omnia mirabilia tua: laetabor, et exsulatabo in te: psallam nomini tuo, Altissime. I will relate all your wondrous deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing to the honour of your name, O Most High.
  • Hymns: TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; TIS 217 Love divine, all loves excelling (tune: TIS 590 BLAENWERN)
  • Organ Prelude: Verso 2 – Antonio Valente (c. 1520-c.1580)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘Db’ – Carl Ferdinand Becker (1804-1877)
  • Organ Voluntary: Preludio (3rd Sonata) – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 17 February 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Jer 17:5-8; 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20; Lk 6:17, 20-26

  • Mass setting: Mass in A (H. Darke)
  • Motets: The Lord bless you and keep you* (Rutter); Sicut cervus** (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Ps 77.29-30)  Manducaverunt et saturati sunt nimis, et desiderium eorum attulit eis Dominus: non sunt fraudati a desiderio suo. They ate and were fully satisfied; the Lord gave them all that they desired; they were not deprived of their wants.
  • Hymns: TIS 416 Great God, your Spirit like the wind JERUSALEM; TIS 160 Father all loving and ruling in majesty WAS LEBET; TIS 386 By your kingly power, O risen Lord RUGGIERO
  • Organ Prelude: Berceuse – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you,
And give you peace,

** Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus

As the deer longs for running streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.

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