Sunday 30 July 10am – VISITING CHOIR & CANTOR

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Rom 8.26-27; Mt 13.24-43 Weeds among the wheat

  • Mass setting: Messe Brève (Theodore Dubois)
  • Psalm: No. 118
  • Motet: Exaltabo te, Domine* (Alessandro Scarlatti)
  • Communio (Gregorian): Simile est regnum caelorum homini negatiotori, quaerenti bonas margaritas: inventa una pretiosa margarita, dedit omnia sua et comparavit eam. The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking precious pearls. When he had found one pearl of great price, he sold all he had, and made it his own.
  • Hymns: TIS 560 All my hope on God is founded MICHAEL; TIS 495 Father we give you thanks SPIRITUS VITAE
  • Organ Prelude: Kyrie eleison – Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘d’ minor – William Hine (1687-1730)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘F’    BWV 540 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Choir: This week there will be a visiting choir, the Brabyn Singers, conducted by Bransby Byrne.

*Exaltabo te Domine,  quoniam suscepisti me
nec delectasti inimicos meos super me.
Domine clamavi ad te et sanasti me.

I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up:
and not made my foes to triumph over me.
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee: and thou hast healed me.

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Sunday 23 July 10am – CHOIR

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Wis 12.13, 16-19; Rom 8.26-27; Mt 13.24-43 The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all mustard_seed1

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Beati mundo corde (W. Byrd)*
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Acceptabis sacrificium justitiae, oblationes et holocausta, super altare tuum, Domine Then you will be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with oblations and burnt offerings over your altar O Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord the Almighty LOBE DEN HERREN; TIS 134 Praise, my soul, the king of heaven PRAISE, MY SOUL
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary on a theme of Orlando Gibbons – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude – Cesar Franck (1822 – 1890)
  • Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in ‘G’ – John Stanley (1713-1786)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

* beati mundo corde quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt

beati pacifici quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur

beati qui persecutionem patiuntur propter iustitiam quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Sunday 16 July 10am – CHOIR

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Is 55.10-11, Rom 8.18-23, Mat 13.1-23 sown on good soil, the one who hears the word and understands it… indeed bears fruit van gogh sower with-setting-sun-1888

  • Mass setting: Mass in E (H. Darke)
  • Motet: Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)*
  • Communio: Passer invenit sibi domum, et turtur nidum, ubi reponat pullos suos: altaria tua Domine virtutum, Rex meus, et Deus meus: beati qui habitant in domo tua, in saeculum saeculi laudabunt te The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; close to the side of your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you
  • Hymns: TIS 447 Lord your almighty word MOSCOW; TIS 480 My God accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: Diapason Movement – Maurice Greene (1659-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: My soul doth magnify the Lord – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sortie ‘Adoramus in æternum’ – Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Verbe égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance, Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux. De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence: divin sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux. Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante; que tout l’enfer fuie au son de ta voix. Dissipe le sommeil d’une âme languissante qui la conduit à l’oubli de tes lois! Ô Christ ! sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle, pour te bénir maintenant assemblé. Reçois les chants qu’il offre à ta gloire immortelle, et de tes dons qu’il retourne comblé. 

Word of God, one with the most high, in whom alone we have our hope. Everlasting day of heaven and earth, we break the silence of the peaceful nigh. Saviour divine, cast your eyes upon us! Pour on us the fire of your mighty grace, that all hell may flee at the sound of your voice. Banish the slumber of a weary soul that brings forgetfulness of your laws! O Christ, look with favour upon your faithful people now gathered here to praise you. Receive their hymns offered to your endless glory; may they go forth filled with your gifts. 

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Sunday 9 July 10am – CANTOR

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Year of Matthew

Zec 9.9-10; Rom 8.9,11-13; Mt 11.25-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest Green banner ordinary time

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian)  Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus: beatus vir, qui sperat in eo Taste and see the goodness of the Lord: Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord
  • Hymns: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren), TIS 571 Forth in your name SONG 34
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude on ‘Pange lingua’ – Alexandre Boëly (1785-1858)
  • Organ Offertorium: Pax vobiscum – H. Elliot Button (1861-1925)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praeludium und Fuge in ‘D’ – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 2 July 10am – CHOIR

13th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew

2Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42 Whoever welcomes you welcomes me 


  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Sumsion)
  • Motet: Qui vult venire post me (Sweelinck)*
  • Communio: Christus resurgens ex mortuis jam non moritur, alleluia. Mors illi ultra non dominabitur, alleluia alleluia. Christ, rising from the dead, dies now no more, alleluia; death shall no longer have any dominion over him, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI; TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON
  • Organ Prelude: Our Father in heaven – J. Weinmann (d. 1542)
  • Organ Offertorium: Ave Maris Stella – verse 2 – Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Organ Voluntary: March in ‘G’ – Henry Smart (1813-1879)


Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum,
tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me, dicit Dominus.

If anyone will come after me, let them deny themselves,
and take up their cross, and follow me, says the Lord.

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Sunday 25 June 10am – CHOIR

12th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew

Jer 20:10-13; Rom 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33

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  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: O Taste and See (R. Vaughan Williams)* 
  • Communio: Quod dico vobis in tenebris, dicite in lumine, dicit Dominus: et quod in aure auditis, praedicate super tecta. “That which I tell you in the dark, utter in the light”, says the Lord; “and that which you hear whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the housetops”.
  • Hymns: TIS 192 Christ is the world’s Redeemer MOVILLE; TIS 197 God’s son came to bless us GOTTES SOHN IST KOMMEN
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on ‘Melcombe’ – Charles H. H. Parry (1848-1918)
  • Organ Offertorium: Pange lingua 1 – Giovanni B. Fasolo (c.1600 – c.1664, Franciscan Monk)
  • Organ Voluntary: Litanies – Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blest is the man that trusteth in him. (Ps. 34: 8)

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Sunday 18 June 10am – CHOIR

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (A) Year of Matthew

Deut 8.2-3, 14-16; 1Cor 10.16-17; Jn 6.51-58 The one who eats this bread will live for ever Corpus_Christi3_Institution-of-the-eucharist--Sassetta--Siena_Pinacoteca

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli (William Byrd)*
  • Communio: (Gregorian, John 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Sweet Sacrament Divine DIVINE MYSTERIES, Soul of my Saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Blessed Jesu, at Thy word we are gathered BWV 731 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1659-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Gott Des Himmels – Peter Hurford (b. 1930)
  • Organ Voluntary: Alleluyas – Simon Preston (b. 1938)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli Dominum Jesum in fractione panis.
Alleluia. Caro mea vere est cibus, et sanguis meus vere est potus:
qui manducat carnem, et bibit meum sanguinem, in me manet, et ego in eo. Alleluia.

Alleluia! The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread.
Alleluia! My flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and I in him. Alleluia!


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