Organ Recital – Sunday 22 May 2:30pm

A Journey from Introspection to Jubilation 

Bransby Byrne, Organist at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington

Guest artists: PLEKTRA Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble, directed by Stephen Lalor

Dear friends,

Please join us at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington on Sunday 22 May at 2:30pm for the first, long-awaited organ recital in our 2022 series.

Bransby Byrne, organist at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington will perform, with guests, music celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of César Franck.

Works by Frank Bridge, Herbert Howells, Peter Hurford, Francis Jackson, Jehan Alain, Jeanne Demessieux, Nadia Boulanger, and César Franck. 

The guest artists for this recital will be PLEKTRA Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble,
directed by Stephen Lalor

There is no charge for admission, but a note donation is requested.

Sunday 22 May 10am – CHOIR

6th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke (First Communion)

Note: during this Mass, a number of children will receive First Holy Communion. This has been reflected in the selection of music to accompany the liturgy. 

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Apoc 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14.23-29 The Holy Spirit will remind you of all I have said to you

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina), Mass Shalom (Smith)
  • Motet: Panis angelicus* (Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 14.26): Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos, alleluia: quaecumque dixero vobis, alleluia. The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia; all the things that I have said to you, Alleluia.
  • Hymns: I, the Lord of Sea and Sky HERE I AM, LORD; Lord Jesus, when you give yourself to me FIRST COMMUNION HYMN
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘G’ – Michael Gotthard Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Voluntary: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns BWV 666 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis cœlicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, Pauper,
servus et humilis.

The bread of angels
Becomes bread for humankind;
This heavenly bread gives
an end to all forms.
Oh, wonderful fact!
The Lord feeds the poor,
The slave, the lowly.