Sunday 19 June 10am – CHOIR

12th Sunday in Ordinary time (C) Year of Luke

Zech 12.10-11, 13.1, Gal 3.26-29, Lk 9.18-24 You are the Messiah sent by God. It is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer muchChrist embracing the cross (El Greco)

  • Mass setting: Missa Quarti Toni (Victoria)
  • Motet: Salvator Mundi (Blow) Salvator mundi salva nos qui per crucem et sanguinem redemisti nos, auxiliare nobis, te deprecamur Deus noster Saviour of the world save us, who by Your cross and blood have redeemed us, help us, we beseech You our God.
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Mt 16.24) Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum: et tollat crucem suam, et sequator me If anyone wishes to follow me, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me.
  • Hymns: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord, the almighty LOBE DEN HERREN; One Bread, One Body EUCHARIST
  • Organ Prelude: Chant Ecclésiastique (from ‘Messe des pauvres’) – Erik Satie (1866-1925)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion – Edwin Lemare (1865-1934)
  • Organ Voluntary: March – Louis Lefébure-Wely (1817-1869)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Notes on the Organ Voluntary (Postlude)

March in ‘Eb’ – Louis Lefébure-Wely (1817 – 1869)

You’ll hear French organ music by Louis Lefébure-Wely at the end of mass today.

If you have ever heard recordings of the organ in Notre Dame in Paris (or been lucky enough to hear it in person), you will know that it makes an enormous and distinctive sound. The maker of the organ was Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, who (long after his death) remains internationally famous for his pipe organs. Louis Lefébure-Wely  and Aristide Cavaillé-Coll are key figures in the development of uniquely French organ music, and  Lefébure-Wely  inaugurated many new organs built by his friend, the iconic Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

Lefébure-Wely was one of the most respected and popular artistic figures on the Parisian scene of his day, with other famous composers like Cesar Franck and Charles-Valentin Alkan dedicating works to his memory.

He served as organist at L’Église de la Madeleine in Paris from 1847-1958 and at Saint-Sulpice from 1863 until his death in 1869.