Music 2022

Music for 2022, Lectionary cycle C (Luke)

Mass at St Francis Paddington is celebrated under COVID-Safe precautions in line with official requirements. Below is a record of music from this year to date. Any future entries are suggested music; the schedule will be altered during the year as necessary.

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Sunday, 2 January 2022 10AM Epiphany of the Lord CANTOR
Is 60:1-6, Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6, Mt 2:1-12 And they fell down and worshipped him.

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (Missa de angelis)
  • Offertory Motet: The Three Kings (Cornelius)
  • Communio: Vidimus stellam eius in Oriente – We have seen his star in the East
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude on ‘Divinum Mysterium’ – John R. Watkinson (d. c.1952)
  • Organ Voluntary: Jesu, meine Freude – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 9 January 2022 10AM Baptism of the Lord CANTOR
Is 40:1-5, 9-11, Tit 2:11-14, Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (Missa de angelis)
  • Offertory Motet: He shall feed his flock – from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Communio: Omnes, qui in Christo baptizati estis All you who are baptized in Christ
  • Organ Prelude: Prose pour Noël – Jean Jacques Charpentier (1734-1794)
  • Organ Voluntary: Quand Jésus naquit à Noël – Claude Balbastre  (1724-1799)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 16 January 2022 10AM 2nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Is 62:1-5, 1 Cor 12:4-11, Jn 2:1-11

  • Introit: Let all the earth worship you and praise you, O God; may it sing in praise of your name, O Most High.
  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (Missa de angelis)
  • Communio: Dicit Dominus: Implete hydrias The Lord says: Fill the water-pots with water
  • Organ Prelude: Noël – Henri Mulet (1868-1967)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude for Christmas-tide – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 23 January 2022 10AM 3rd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Neh 8.2-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12.12-30; Lk 1.1-4, 4.14-21

  • Introit: Bow down before God, all you Angels of His. Zion has heard and is glad; and the daughters of Judah have rejoiced.
  • Mass setting: Messe in B (Lemmens)
  • Offertory Motet: Laudate Dominum (Gounod)
  • Communio: Comedite pinguia – Go, eat rich meat and drink rich wine
  • Organ Prelude: Canzone ‘La Spiritata’ – Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
  • Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in ‘G’ (Double Fugue) – William Boyce  (1711-1779)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantors: Jess Ciampa and Rodney Smiith

Sunday, 30 January 2022 10AM 4th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Jer 1.4-5, 17-19 ; 1 Cor 12.31-13.13; Lk 4.21-30

  • Introit: Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice; seek the Lord and be strengthened; seek his face for evermore.
  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (Missa de angelis)
  • Offertory Motet: Biblical Song: I Will sing a New song unto Thee (Dvorak)
  • Communio: Illumina faciem tuamMake Your face to shine upon Your servant
  • Organ Prelude: 3-Part Prelude in ‘b’ – Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921)
  • Organ Voluntary: Preludio from 3rd Sonata – Alexandre Guilmant  (1837-1911)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 6 February 2022 10AM 5th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Is 6.1-8; 1 Cor 15.1-11; Lk 5.1-11 They left everything and followed Him

  • Introit: Come, let us worship God and bow down before the Lord; let us shed tears before the Lord who made us, for He is the Lord our God.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Darke)
  • Motet: Locus Iste (Anton Bruckner 1824-96)
  • Communio: Introibo ad altare DeiI will go to the altar of God.
  • Organ Prelude: Prose pour la Purification – Jean Jacques Charpentier (1734-1794)
  • Organ Voluntary: Herr Gott, nun schluss den Himmel auf BWV 617 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 February 2022 10AM 6th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR + CANTOR

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

  • Introit: Be unto me a protecting God and a house of refuge, to save me; for you are my support and my refuge; and for the sake of your name you will lead me and nourish me.
  • Mass setting: Mass in A (Darke)
  • Motet: Prayer of self dedication (B. Kirkpatrick)
  • 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.
  • Organ Prelude: Largo – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chromatic Fugue from Organ Sonata 4 – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 20 February 2022 10AM 7th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR

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

  • Introit: O Lord, I have placed my trust in your merciful love; my heart has rejoiced in your salvation. I will sing unto the Lord who has dealt bountifully with me.
  • Mass setting: Missa Corrente (Francesco Foggia)
  • Motet: Ubi Caritas (Ola Gjeilo)
  • 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: Praise, my soul, the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL; Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Prelude: Chant Chérubique – Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata XII (1614) – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 February 2022 10AM 8th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR

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

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
  • 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.
  • Organ Prelude: A Retrospection – Richard Purvis (1913-1994)
  • Organ Voluntary: Der Papst-Hymnus – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 7PM Ash Wednesday CHOIR
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
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
  • Organ Prelude: Interlude for Lent (Norman Gilbert)
  • Organ Voluntary: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (W.F. Bach)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 6 March 2022 10AM First Sunday of Lent CHOIR
Deut 26:4-10; Ps 90:1-2,10-15; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13 Jesus was led by the Spirit and tempted in the wilderness

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell)
  • Communio: Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi – He shall cover you with his wings
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude for Lent – Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
  • Organ Voluntary: Psalm-Prelude Set 2, No. 2 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 March 2022 10AM Second Sunday of Lent CANTOR
Gen 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 26:1, 7-9, 13-14; 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)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis – Tell no one about the vision you have seen
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 510  My God your table now is spread BROMLEY; Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord GUSTATE
  • Organ Prelude: Sicilienne – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Organ Voluntary: Pavane in ‘a’ – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 20 March 2022 10AM Third Sunday of Lent CHOIR
Ex 3:1-8, 13-15; Ps 102:1-4, 6-8, 11; 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 (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
  • 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: Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verdebt BWV 637 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ – Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 March 2022 10AM Fourth Sunday of Lent LAETARE CHOIR
Josh 5:9-12; Ps 33(34):2-7; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Your brother here was dead and has come to life

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Introit: Laetare Jerusalem – Rejoice, Jerusalem!
  • Motet: If we believe that Jesus died (John Goss)
  • Communio: Oportet te fili gaudere – My son, you should rejoice
  • Hymns: TIS 613 Lord of all hopefulness SLANE; TIS 512 Bread of the world RENDEZ A DIEU
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to Introit for Laetare – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prélude – Andante con moto – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 3 April 2022 10AM Fifth Sunday of Lent CHOIR
Ezek 37:12-14; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 I am the resurrection and the life

(readings and liturgical setting from Year A for this year’s catechumens)

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake (Farrant)
  • Communio: Videns Dominus flentes sorores Lazari ad monumentum…When the Lord saw the sisters of Lazarus in tears near the tomb, he wept in the presence of the Jews and cried: “Lazarus, come forth.” And out he came, hands and feet bound, the man who had been dead for four days.
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 342 When I survey the wondrous cross ROCKINGHAM
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on ‘Horsley’ – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Voluntary: Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 10 April 2022 10AM Palm Sunday CHOIR
Is 50:4-7; Ps 21:8-8,17-20,23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 23:1-49

At the blessing of palms:

  • Motet: Pueri Hebraorum – The children of the Hebrews (Victoria)

At the Mass:

  • Mass setting: Missa XVIII (Deus Genitor Alme)
  • Motet: Vigilate et orate (Cristóbal de Morales)
  • Communio: Pater, si non potest hic calix transire – Father, if this cup cannot pass away
  • Hymns: TIS 333 All Glory, Praise and Honour ST THEODULPH, TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on ‘Hail to Thee, blessed Jesus’ – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Valet will ich dir geben (Fantasia) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Thursday, 14 April 2022 7:30PM Maundy Thursday CHOIR
Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Ps 115:12-13,15-18; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

  • Reception of the holy oils from the Metropolitan Cathedral: Priestly people (Deiss)
  • Mass: Mass Shalom (Smith); Mass for 4 voices (William Byrd)
  • Motets (during the mandatum): Ubi caritas et amor (Ola Gjello)
  • Communio: Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur – This is My body, which is given up for you
  • Hymns: TIS 519 And now, O Father, mindful of the love SONG 1 (TIS 521), TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY, At the Lamb’s high feast we sing SALZBURG
  • Procession to the altar of repose: Pange lingua Sing my tongue (plainsong)
  • During the adoration: Ave Verum Corpus Hail true body (Mozart)
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘O sacred head’ – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Friday, 15 April 2022 3PM Good Friday CHOIR
Is 52:13-53:12; Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19 -19:42 The organ will be silent to encourage reflection.

  • Silence during the prostration
  • Veneration of the cross: Christus factus est (Anton Bruckner)
  • Ante-Communio: O vos omnes (Victoria)
Saturday, 16 April 2022 7PM Solemn Easter Vigil CHOIR
Gen 1:1-2:2; Ex 14:15-15:1; Rom 6:3-11; Lk 24:1-12

The Service of Light

  • Solemn Easter Proclamation (Exsultet)
  • Mass: Mass Shalom (Smith)

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Readings and Psalms: Sicut cervus (Palaestrina)
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong

The Liturgy of Baptism

  • Motet: Vidi aquam (Victoria)

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet (Communio): Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Voluntary: 1st Offertoire for Easter – Jules Grison (1842-1896)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 17 April 2022 10AM Easter Day CHOIR
Acts 10:34,37-43; Ps 117:1-2,16-17,22-23; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9

  • Introit (Gregorian) Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia: posuisti super me manum tuam, alleluia, mirabilis facta est scientia tua, alleluia. I am risen, and I am always with you, alleluia; you have placed your hand upon me, alleuia; your wisdom has been shown to be most wonderful…
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Darke)
  • Motet: (during the lustration) Vidi Aquam (Victoria)
  • Motet: (during the dedication): Greater love hath no man (Ireland)
  • Communio: Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia: itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis… Christ, our paschal Lamb has been sacrificed for us, alleuia; therefore , let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Bring all you dear bought nations LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Preludio in ‘G’ – Giovanni Battista Polleri (1855-1923)
  • Organ Voluntary: Offertoire for Easter – Jules Grison (1842-1896)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 April 2022 10AM 2nd Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo) CANTOR
Acts 5.12-16; Apoc 1:9-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31 Eight days later, Jesus came

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 20.27) Mitte manum tuam, et cognosce loca clavorum… et noli esse incredulus, sed fidelis alleluia... Stretch forth your hand and feel the place where the nails were, alleulia, and be not doubtful but believing alleluia
  • Hymns: This joyful Eastertide VRUECHTEN; Humbly we adore Thee ADORO TE DEVOTE
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude to Introit for Quasimodo – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Easter Alleluia – Alois Ottenwälder (1869-1946)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 1 May 2022 10AM Third Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Ps 29:2, 4-6, 11-13; Apoc 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 Jesus stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina)
  • Motet: If ye love me (Tallis)
  • Hymns: CWB 804 Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; TIS 437 Blessed Jesus, at your word LIEBSTER JESU
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 21.15, 17) Simon Ioannis, diligas me plus his? Domine, tu omnia nosti: tu scis, Domine, quia amo te alleluia.“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? ” Lord, You know all things, You know O Lord that I love You, alleluia”
  • Organ Prelude: Ad caenam Agni providi Verse 1- Jehan Titelouze (1563-1633)
  • Organ Voluntary: Alleluia – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 8 May 2022 10AM Fourth Sunday of Easter CANTOR
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 99:1-3,5;  Apoc 7:9, 14-17; Jn 10:27-30 The lamb will be their shepherd, and lead them to springs of living water

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Jn 10.14) Ego sum pastor bonus, alleluia: et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae… I am the good shepherd says the Lord. I know my sheep and my own know me…
  • Hymns: Father, we praise you SANDY BAY; Hail Redeemer, King divine REX; Christ is the Bread of Life BREAD OF LIFE
  • Organ Prelude: Jesus meine Zuversicht BWV 728 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Benidicamus Domino (Domenico Bellando (1868-1922)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 15 May 2022 10AM Fifth Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 14:21-27; Apoc 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another

  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Behold the tabernacle of God (Harris)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Jn 15.5) Ego sum vitis vera et vos palmites, qui manet in me, et ego in eo, hic fert fructum, 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; Where there is charity and love JEREMY 
  • Organ Prelude: Preludio – Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
  • Organ Voluntary: Improvisation on ‘Alleluia, Pascha Nostra’ – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 22 May 2022 10AM Sixth Sunday of Easter CHOIR
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

Sunday, 29 May 2022 10AM The Ascension of the Lord (transferred) CANTOR
Acts 1:1-11; Ps 46:2-3,6-9; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53 While blessing them, he was taken to heaven

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (CD Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 67:33,34) Psallite Domino qui ascendit super caelos caelorum ad Orientem, alleluia Sing to the Lord who has ascended the highest heavens, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Hail the day that sees him rise CHISELHURST; Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Majesty of Christ – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Organ Voluntary: Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV630- JS Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Noel Debien

Sunday, 5 June 2022 10AM Pentecost CHOIR
Acts 2:1-11; Rom 8:8-17; Jn 14:15-16, 23-26

  • Introit: (Gregorian, Wis 1.7, Ps 67) Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, alleuia, et hoc quod continet omnia, scientiam habet vocis, alleuia, alleuia… The spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia, and that which contains all things, has knowledge of the voice, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Loquebantur variis linquis (Palestrina)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit Lord of Light
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Acts 2.2,4,11) Factus est repente de caelo sonus advenientis spiritus vehementis, ubi erant sedentes Alleluia, et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto loquentes magnalia Dei alleluia…. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,wind coming where they were sitting, and all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking the wonderful works of God…
  • Hymns: TIS 398 Come down O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; O breathe on me, breath of God ST COLUMBA
  • Organ Prelude: Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • Organ Voluntary: Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Fantasia) BWV 651 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 12 June 2022 10AM Trinity Sunday CANTOR
Prov 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 Whatever the Father has is mine. The Spirit will receive what I give and tell you about it.

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Tob 12.6) Benedicimus Deum caeli, et coram omnibus viventibus confitebimur ei; quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam We bless the God of Heaven and will utter his praises before all who live; for he has dealt with us according to his mercy
  • Hymns: All creatures of our God and king LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Holy Holy Holy NICEA; Holy God, we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Prose pour la Fête-Dieu – Jean Jacques Charpentier (1734-1794)
  • Organ Voluntary: Nun laßt uns Gott dem Herren, LV 39 – Friedrich W. Zachau (1663-1712)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 19 June 2022 10AM Corpus Christi CHOIR
Gen 14:18-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11-17 – They ate as much as they wanted

  • Introit: Cibavit eos…He fed them with the finest of wheat, alleluia. And with honey from the rock he satisfied them, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palestrina)
  • Sequence: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
  • Motet: Tantum ergo (Duruflé)
  • Communio: (Gregorian 1 Cor 11: 24-25) Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur: hic calix novi testamenti est in meo sanguine, dicit Dominus: hoc facite, quotiescumque sumitus, in meam commemorationem: This is my body which is given up for you; this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood” says the Lord. “Each time you do this, do it in memory of me”.
  • Hymns: Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY; Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: Sacris Solemnis (Panis Angelicus) – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Verbum Supernum (O Salutaris Hostia) – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 26 June 2022 10AM 13th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
1 Kg 19:16, 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62 I will follow you wherever you will go

  • Asperges (Filipe de Magalhães)
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Sumsion)
  • Motet: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, PS 30) Inclina aurem tuam, accelera ut eruas nos Lend your ear and make haste to help us
  • Hymns: Baptised in water BUNESSAN; Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON; This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘A’ Op.156, No. 10 – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Voluntary: Passacaglia in ‘g’ – Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 3 July 2022 10AM 14th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Is 66.10-14; Ps 65:1-7,16,20; Gal 6.14-18. Lk 10.1-12, 17-20 The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few

  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Beati Mundo Corde (W. Byrd)
  • Communio: (Ps 33.9) Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus: beatus vir, qui sperat in eo Taste and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the one who hopes in Him
  • Hymns: We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL; My God, accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude – Isaac Flagler (1844-1909)
  • Organ Voluntary: Trumpet Tune – David Johnson (1922-1987)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 10 July 2022 10AM 15th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Deut 30:10-14; Ps 68:14,17,30-31,33-34,36-37; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37 Who is my neighbour?

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: O Lord, whose Mercies numberless (G.F. Handel)
  • Communio: (Ps 83, Grgeorian ) 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 The sparrow has found herself a home, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: at your altars O Lord of hosts, my King and my God! Blessed are they who dwell in your house, they shall praise you for ever and ever.
  • Hymns: We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL; My God, accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: Praeludium No. 1 – Carl Piutti (1846-1902)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude &  Fugue in ‘c’ BWV 549 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 17 July 2022 10AM 16th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Gen 18:1-10; Ps 14:2-5; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 You are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.

  • Mass setting: Missa Dixit Maria (Hassler)
  • Motet: Jesu dulcis memoria (Victoria)
  • Communio: (Lk 10.42., Gregorian) Optimam partem elegit sibi Maria, quae non auferetur ab ea in aeternum Mary has chosen the better part. It will never be taken away from her.
  • Hymns: Love divine all loves excelling BLAENWERN; Fairest Lord Jesus ST ELIZABETH 
  • Organ Prelude: Berceuse – Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Choeur in ‘C’ – Charles-Alexis Chauvet  (1837-1871)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 July 2022 10AM 17th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Gen 18:20-32; Ps 137:1-3,6-8; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 Lord, teach us to pray

  • Mass setting: Missa Pater Noster (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Lk 11.9, and Ps 30) Petite, et accipietis quaerite, et invenietis: pulsate, et apperietur vobis: omnis enim qui petit, accipit: et qui quaerit, invenit: pulsanti aperietur, alleluia Ask, and it shall be given you: seek and you shall find: knock and it shall be opened to you, for everyone that ask recieves, and those who seek shall find, and to those that knock, the door shall be opened. Alleluia.
  • Hymns: TIS 635 Forgive our sins as we forgive ST NICHOLAS; TIS 197 God’s son came to bless us GOTTES SOHN IST KOMMEN
  • Organ Prelude: Praeludium – Teofil Klonowski (1805-1876)
  • Organ Voluntary: Dialogue (with Cornet)’ – Francois d’ Agincour (1684-1758)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 31 July 2022 10AM 18th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23; Ps 89:3-6,12-14,17; Col 3:1.5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21 Store up treasure for yourself in heaven

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, wis 16.20) Panem de caelo dedisti nobis, Domine, habentem omne delactamentum, et omnem saporem suavitatisYou gave us bread from heaven, O lord, having in itself all that is delicious, and the sweetness of every taste
  • Hymns: Come down, O Love Divine DOWN AMPNEY; Come to me, all you who labour MISNEACH; Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI*
  • Organ Prelude: Sonata per l’Elevazione – Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cornet Voluntary – William Walond (1725-1770)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

*For the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola

Sunday, 7 August 2022 10AM 19th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Wis 18:6-9; Ps 32:1,12,18-20,22; Heb 11:1-2,8-19; Lk 12:32-48 From the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked

  • Mass setting: ‘Give us Peace’ Mass (R. Connolly)
  • Motet: In illo tempore dixit Jesus (Morales)
  • Communio: Beatus servus quem cum venerit Dominus invenerit vigilantem: amen dico vobis, super omnia bona sua constituet eum. Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find watchful: amen I say to you: he shall place him over all his goods.
  • Hymns: Wake, awake WACHET AUF; How Great Thou Art O STORE GUT
  • Organ Prelude: Invocation – Alphonse Mailly (1833-1918)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on theme of Gibbons (Song22) – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 August 2022 10AM 20th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps 39:2-4,18; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: O Quanta Qualia (Peter Abelard)
  • Communio: Primum quaerite regnum Dei, et omnia adicientur vobis, dicit Dominus. Seek first the kingdom of God, and all the rest will be given to you in addition, says the Lord.
  • Hymns: Lead us, heavenly Father MANNHEIM; Channel of Peace CHANNEL OF PEACE
  • Organ Prelude: Salve Regina – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Maria – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 21 August 2022 10AM 21st Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Is 66:18-21; Ps 116; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30 Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last

  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Os justi (Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Jn 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: TIS 351 Lift high the cross CRUCIFER; TIS 192 Christ is the world’s redeemer MOVILLE
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘c’ minor – Johann Albrechtsberger (1736-1809)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio from Concert in ‘d’ minor – Vivaldi / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 28 August 2022 10AM 22nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Sir 3:17-20, 28-29; Ps 67:4-7,10-11; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24; Lk 14:1, 7-14 All who exalt themselves will be humbled and all who humble themselves will be exalted

(First Communion)

  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motets: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar); Panis angelicus (César Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Ps 70:16-18) Domine, memorabor iustitiae tuae solius: Deus, docuisti me a iuventute mea, et usque in senectam et senium, Deus, ne derelinquas me O Lord, be mindful of your justice alone; you have taught me, O God, from my youth; and so, unto old age and grey hairs. O God, forsake me not.
  • Hymns: First Communion Hymn (Connolly); Eat this bread (Taizé), Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: Preludium – Thomas Tomkins* (1572-1656)
  • Organ Voluntary: A Ground – Thomas Tomkins* (1572-1656)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*For the 450th anniversary year of Thomas Tomkins birth

Sunday, 4 September 2022 10AM 23rd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Wis 9:13-18; Ps 89:3-6,12-14,17; Phil 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33 Whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple

  • Mass setting: Missa Alme Pater (A. Millington)
  • Motet: Teach me O Lord, the way of thy statutes (Byrd)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 75) Vovete, et reddite Domino Deo vestro, omnes qui in circuiti eius affertis munera: terrabili, et ei qui aufert spiritum principum: terribili apud omnes reges terrae Make vows to the Lord your God, and accomplish them, all you who gather around Him to present offerings; to the awesome God who takes away the life of princes; he is greatly feared by all the kings of the earth
  • Hymns: Take up your cross O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT; My God accept my heart this day BELMONT
  • Organ Prelude: Duo – Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fanfare – Eric Thiman (1900-1975)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 September 2022 10AM 24th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Ex 32:7-11,13-14; Ps 50:3-4,12-13,17,19; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 There will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who does penance

(First Communion)

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Offertory Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart); Panis angelicus (César Franck)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Lk 15.10) Dico vobis, gaudium est angelis Dei super uno peccatore paenitentiam agente I say to you there is joy among the angels of God for one single sinner who repents
  • Hymns: First Communion Hymn (Connolly); Eat this bread (Taizé), Sweet Sacrament divine DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
  • Organ Prelude: The Queen’s Funeral March – Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postludium- Hugh Bancroft (1904–1988)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 18 September 2022 10AM 25th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Amos 8:4-7; Ps 112:1-2,4-8; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13 You cannot be slaves both of God and money

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Hymns: The Law of Christ Alone LOVE IS THE FULFILLING; Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Andante tranquillo – Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in ‘A’ BWV 536 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 25 September 2022 10AM 26th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Amos 6:1,4-7; Ps 145:6-10; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony.

  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: A Clare Benediction (Rutter)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 118) Memento verbi tui servo tuo, Domine in quo mihi spem dedisti: haec me consolata est in humilitate mea Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope: this has been my comfort in my affliction
  • Hymns: What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE; Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Prelude: Kyrie – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in ‘g’ minor – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 2 October 2019 10AM 27th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Hab 1:2-3,2:2-4; Ps 94:1-2,6-9; 2 Tim 1:6-8,13-14; Lk 17:5-10 If you had faith!

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: O Rest in the Lord  (Mendelssohn)
  • Communio: In salutare tuo anima meaMy soul aspires after your salvation…
  • Hymns: TIS 628 In faith and hope and love ARALUEN; TIS 607 Channel of Peace CHANNEL OF PEACE
  • Organ Prelude: Hymnus – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • Organ Voluntary: Dialogue sur les Grand jeux 14 (Parishes) – François Couperin  (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 9 October 2019 10AM Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred) CHOIR

Sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7; Gal 6:14-18; Mt 11:25-30

You have hidden these things from the clever, and have revealed them to mere children

  • Introit: (Gregorian, from the Seraphic Missal) Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honoris beati Francisci de cuius solemnitate gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep the festival in honour of blessed Francis. Let us join with the angels in joyful praise of the Son of God
  • Mass setting: Missa Pax et Bonum (Richard Connolly)
  • Motet: Os Justi (Bruckner)
  • Communio: (Romans 8.18) Non sunt condignae passiones huis temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to us (from the Seraphic Missal)
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All Creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFEUEN; TIS 127 Holy God we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Benedictus e Elevatio – Giovanni Fasolo (Franciscan Friar, c.1600-c.1664)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata per Organo (XI, XII toni) – Girolamo Diruta (Franciscan Friar, 1557-1612)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 16 October 2022 10AM 29th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Ex 17.8-13, 2 Tim 3.14-4.2; Lk 18.1-8 God will see those who cry to him vindicated

  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in F (Gabrielli)
  • Motet: O Lord, increase my faith (Loosemore)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is you name in all the earth
  • Hymns: What does the Lord require SHARPTHORNE; We are called WE ARE CALLED
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘d’ minor – Felix Mendelssohn  (1809-1847)
  • Organ Voluntary: Psalm Rhapsody – Norman Gilbert (1912-1975)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 23 October 2022 10AM 30th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-19; 2 Tim 4:4-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 The tax collector returned to his home justified, the pharisee did not

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Ubi caritas et amor (Ola Gjeilo)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Hymns: TIS 560(i) All my hope in God is founded MICHAEL; Only this I want ONLY THIS I WANT
  • Organ Prelude: 3-part Prelude in ‘D’ – Władysław ŻELEŃSKI (1837-1921)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 664 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 30 October 2022 10AM 31st Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Wis 11:22-12.2; Thess 1:11-2.2; Lk 19.1-10 The Son of Man came to seek and to find that which was lost

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: I will sing new songs to the Lord (Dvořák)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 15) Notas mihi fecisti vias vitae: adimplebis me laetititia cum vultu tuo, Domine You have made know unto me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy at the sight of your countenance O Lord.
  • Hymns: Praise, my soul, the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL; King of glory, King of peace GWALCHMAI
  • Organ Prelude: Placare Christe Servulus (Vingt cinq Versets) – Henri Nibelle (1883-1967)
  • Organ Voluntary: Placare Christe Servulus (Le Tombeau de Titelouze) – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 6 November 2022 10AM 32nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thess 2:16 – 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 He is not a God of the dead, but of the living

  • Mass setting: Missa gaudeamus* (G. Kerry)
  • Motet: Adoramus te* (G. Kerry)
  • Communio: Dominus regit me, et nihil mihi deerit; in loco pascuae ibi me collocavit; super aquam refectionis educavit me. The Lord is my shepherd and I shall want nothing; He has set me in a land of abundant pastures; He has led me to life-renewing waters.
  • Hymns: All creatures of our God and king LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Love divine all loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata* – G. Kerry (b. 1961)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Commissioned by Diane Parks for the choir of St Francis of Assisi, in thanksgiving for David Bookallil’s 75th birthday

Sunday, 13 November 2022 10AM 33rd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Mal 3:19-20; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 Your endurance will win you your life

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Offertory Motet: Sing ye a joyful song (Dvořák)
  • Communio: Amen dico vobis, quidquid orantes petitis, credite quia accipietis, et fiet vobis. Amen I say to you, whatever you ask in your prayers, believe that you shall receive it, and it shall be granted unto you.
  • Hymns: TIS 264 Hark a herald-voice is calling MERTON; TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Organ Prelude: Coelestis urbs Jerusalem (Tombeau de Titelouze) –  Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Elegy – George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 20 November 2022 10AM Christ the King CHOIR
2 Sm 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom

  • Introit (Gregorian): Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est, accipere virtutem, et divinitatem, et sapientiam, et fortitudinem, et honorem. Ipsi gloria et imperium in saecula saeculorum The Lamb who has been slain is worthy to recieve power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honour; let glory and dominion be his for ever and ever
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Darke)
  • Motet: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Bairstow)
  • Communio (Gregorian, Ps 28): Sedebit Dominus Rex in aeternum: Dominus benedicet populo suo in pace The Lord shall sit as king forever; the Lord will bless his people with peace
  • Hymns: TIS 224 All Hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE; TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Fanfare – Francis Jackson (1917-2022)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Symphonie V) – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 November 2022 10AM 1st Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44

  • Mass setting: Missa simplex
  • Motet: O, Thou the central orb (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Communio: Dominus dabit benignitatem, et terra nostra dabit fructum suum. The Lord will bestow his loving kindness, and our land will yield its fruit.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: Veni Emmanuel (Advent Suite) – Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet Auf, BWV 645 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday, 4 December 2022 10AM 2nd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12

  • Mass setting: Missa simplex
  • Motet: This is the Record of John (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Communio: Jerusalem surge, et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Arise, 0 Jerusalem, and stand on high; and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); O come, o come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
  • Organ Prelude: Meditation ‘Conditor Alme’ – Alec Rowley (1892-1958)
  • Organ Voluntary: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, Allzugleich – Johann Walther   (1684-1748)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 December 2022 10AM 3rd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew – GAUDETE CANTOR + CHOIR
Is 35:1-6,10; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

  • Mass setting: Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Purcell)
  • Communio: (Gregorioan, Isaiah 35.4) Dicite: Pusilanimes confortamini, et nolite timere: ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos. Say “Take courage, you who are fainthearted, and do not fear; behold, our God will come and he will save us”
  • Hymns: TIS 265 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL; TBA
  • Organ Prelude: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen –  Johannes Brahms  (1833-1897)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Maris Stella – Plein Jeu à 5 – Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 18 December 2022 10AM 4th Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Is 7:10-14; Rm 1:1-7, Mt 1:18-24 The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and his name will be called Emmanuel

    • Mass setting: Missa simplex
    • Motet: Magnificat (T. Morley)
    • Communio: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium et vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
    • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); TIS 272 Come, thou long-expected Jesus STUTTGART
    • Organ Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland – Diedrich Buxtehude  (1637-1707)
    • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – ‘Vom Himmel hoch’ – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)            

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 December 2022 9:30PM Night Mass of the Nativity CHOIR
Is 9:1-7; Titus 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 To you is born this day… a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord

Carols before the mass (starting 9 pm): Once in Royal David’s City; Hark the Herald Angels Sing

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Dominus dixit ad me, Filius meus es tu, ego hodie genui teThe lord said to me, You are my Son, this day I have begotten you
  • Mass setting: Messe de Minuit (Charpentier)
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 109) In splendoribus sanctorum, ex utero ante luciferum genui te. Amidst the splendours of the heavenly sanctuary, from the womb, before the morning star, I have begotten you
  • Hymns: Silent night; O come all ye faithful.
  • Organ Voluntary: Cantique de Noël – Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 December 2022 10AM Solemn Mass of Christmas Day (with Orchestra) CHOIR
Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus. A child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called: the Angel of Great Counsel.
  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
  • Hymns: Hark the Herald Angels sing; Away in a manger; O come all ye faithful
  • Organ Prelude: Introit for Christmas – Paul de Maleingrau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on ‘Adeste Fidelis’ – Eric Thiman (1900-1975)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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