Sunday 20 May 10am – CHOIR

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11; Gal 5:16-25; Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15


  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit, Lord of Light
  • Motet: Dum complerentur* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Factus est repente de caelo sonus advenientis spiritus vehementis, ubi erant sedentes, alleluia: et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto, loquentes magnalia Dei, alleluia The sound of rushing wind came suddenly from heaven where they were sitting: Alleluia! And they were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking all the great wonders of God: Alleluia!
  • Hymns: TIS 398 Come Down, O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; TIS 572 (ii) O thou who camest from above HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: O Jesus Christ, Thou fount of grace – Bedrich Janácek (1920-2007)
  • Organ Offertorium: Hymnus ‘Come Creator Spirit’ – Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566)
  • Organ Voluntary: Come Holy Ghost (Fantasia) BWV651 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes,
erant omnes pariter dicentes, Alleluia:
et subito factus est sonus de coelo, Alleluia,
tamquam spiritus vehementis,
et replevit totam domum, Alleluia.

When the day of Pentecost had come
they were all together talking, Alleluia:
and suddenly there was a sound from heaven, Alleluia,
as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled the whole house, Alleluia.

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Sunday 13 May 10am – CANTOR

The Ascension of the Lord (B) Year of Mark

Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1.17-23; Mk 16.15-20 Ascension_of_Our_Lord

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Vergin, tutto amor* (F. Durante)
  • Communio: Signa eos qui in me credunt, haec sequentur… These signs will acompany those who believe: they will cast out demons, and when they lay their hands upon the sick, these will recover. Alleluia!
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA; Hail the day that sees him rise CHISELHURST
  • Organ Prelude: Prologue on ‘Ascension’ – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Offertorium: Petit Offertoire – Cesar Frank (1822-1890)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in ‘d’ minor – Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Organist: Bransby Byrne


*Vergin, tutto amor, o madre di bontade, o madre pia, madre pia,

ascolta, dolce Maria, la voce del peccator.

Il pianto suo ti muova, giungano a te i suoi lamenti,

suo duol, suoi tristi accenti, senti pietoso quel tuo cor.

O madre di bontade, Vergin, tutto amor.

Virgin [Mary], full of love,Oh mother of goodness,Oh mother holy,Hear, sweet Mary,The voice of the sinner.May his weeping move you,May his laments be received by you.Let his sorrow, his sad pleas,Be heard by your merciful heart.Oh mother of goodness,Virgin [Mary], full of love.

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Sunday 6 May 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 10.25-26, 34-35, 44-48, 1John 4.7-10, Jn 15.9-17 Jesus_Vine_and_branches

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: If ye love me (Tallis)
  • Communio: (Jn15.16) Ego vos elegi de mundo, ut eatis et fructum afferatis…I have chosen you from the world, in order that you might go forth and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should last, alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 202 I know that my Redeemer CRÜGER; TIS 432 Christ is made the sure foundation WESTMINSTER ABBEY
  • Organ Prelude: Praeludium (Canon) – M.G. Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Offertorium: Diapason Movement – John Alcock, the elder (1715-1806)
  • Organ Voluntary: Canzona – Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 29 April 10am – CANTOR

5th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 9.26-31; 1 Jn 3.18-24; Jn 15. 1-18


  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 15.5) Ego sum vitis vera et vos palmites, qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum multum, alleluia, alleluia. I am the true vine and you are the branches; those who abide in me and I in them, they shall bear much fruit, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA; TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY; TIS 517 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL
  • Organ Prelude: O Lamb of God all holy BWV 618 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versus (Magnificat Secundi Toni) – Johannes Speth (1664-1720)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘C’ BWV 564 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 22 April 10am – CHOIR

4th Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 4.8-12; 1Jn 3.1-2; Jn 10.11-18 Stained_Glass_ChristGoodShepherd

  • Mass setting: Missa O quam gloriosum (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Flocks in pastures green abiding (J.S. Bach)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 10.14) Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia: et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae, alleluia, alleluia. I am the good shepherd says the Lord. I know my sheep and my own know me, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Shepherd of Souls NEUMARK; TIS 10 The Lord’s my Shepherd CRIMOND
  • Organ Prelude: Toccata VI Tono – Annibale of Padua (1527-1575)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘e’ – Henry Smart (1813-1879)
  • Organ Voluntary: Processional – Alan Tregaskis (1918-1993)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 15 April 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48 duccio_apostles_at_table_eastertide

  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F (Andrea Gabrieli)
  • Motet: Cantate Domino (G. Pitoni) Cantate Domino canticum novum; laus eius in ecclesia sanctorum. Laetetur Israël in eo qui fecit eum, et filii Sion exsultent in rege suo. Sing to the Lord a new song: let His praise be in the church of the saints. Let Israel rejoice in Him who made her and let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
  • Communio: (Ps 95.2) Cantate Domino, alleuia, benedicite nomen eius; bene nuntiate te de die in diem salutare euis. . . Sing unto the Lord, alleluia, sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim His salvation day after day, alleluia
  • Hymns: TIS 384 Through the Red Sea brought at last STRAF’ MICH NICHT; Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
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Sunday 8 April 10am – CANTOR

2nd Sunday of Easter (B) Year of Mark – “Quasimodo” Sunday

Acts 4:32-35; 1Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20.19-31 Easter_Altar_Cloth3

  • Introit: Quasi modo geniti infantesAs newborn babes, alleuia, long for pure spiritual milk, alleluia. Rejoice in God our helper, shout for joy to the God of Jacob
  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory: Now the green blade riseth
  • Communio: Mitte manum tuam, et cognosce loca clavorum . . .Stretch forth your hand and feel where the nails were, alleluia; and be not doubtful but believing
  • Hymns: TIS 362 Jesus Christ is ris’n today EASTER HYMN; Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio (Symphony 3) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Kyrie – Giovanni Fasolo (c. 1600-c. 1664)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marcia (Symphony 3) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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