Music 2016

Music for 2016, Lectionary cycle C (Luke)


Sunday, 3 January 2016 10AM Epiphany of the Lord  CHOIR
Is 60:1-6, Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6, Mt 2:1-12 – And they fell down and worshiped him.

  • Mass setting: Mass XVIII (de Angelis)
  • Hymns: Three kings (Cornelius), As with gladness men of old, O little town of Bethlehem, O come all ye faithful
  • Communio: Vidimus stellam eius in Oriente  – We have seen his star in the East
  • Organ Prelude: Our Father In Heaven BWV 737 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: In this morning hour – M. G. Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Voluntary: Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke (1659-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 10 January 2016 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 Shalom
  • Hymns: When Jesus Came to be Baptised WINCHESTER NEW, Joy to the World ODE TO JOY, Angels from the Realms of Glory IRIS
  • Communio: Omnes, qui in Christo baptizati estis All you who are baptised in Christ
  • Organ Prelude: Adagio – Henry Ley (1887-1962)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion: – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
  • Organ Voluntary: Preludium (from Preludium, Canzona & Ciacona) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10AM 2nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Is 62:1-5, 1 Cor 12:4-11, Jn 2:1-11

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: O breathe on me Breath of God ST COLUMBA, Just as I am SAFFRON WALDEN, I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Communio: Dicit Dominus: Impolite hydrias The Lord says: Fill the water-pots with water
  • Organ Prelude: How brightly shines the morning star – J. C Bach (1642-1703)
  • Organ Offertorium: Hymnus: ‘Exultet celum laudibus’ – John Redford (1486-1547)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Plein Jeu (from ‘Mass for the Convents’) – Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Cantor: Gordon Hutcheon

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 January 2016 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

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: TIS 61 Sing all creation ISTE CONFESSOR, TIS 437 Blessed Jesus at your word LIEBSTER JESU, City of God (Schutte)
  • Communio: Comedite pinguia – Go, eat rich meat and drink rich wine
  • Organ Prelude: Communion in ‘e’ minor & major – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Abide, O dearest Jesus – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude in ‘D’ – Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 31 January 2016 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

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: TIS 134 Praise, my soul the King of Heaven PRAISE MY SOUL, The Spirit of God rests upon me (Diess), GATHER 193 One Bread, one body
  • Motet (Offertory): The Call, from The 5 Mystical Songs (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Communio: Illumina faciem tuam – Make Your face to shine upon Your servant
  • Organ Prelude: In nomine – Richard Allwood (16th century)
  • Organ Offertorium: Plein chant (from ‘Mass for the Parishes’) – Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)

Cantor: Noel Debien

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 7 February 2016 10AM 5th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Is 6.1-8; 1 Cor 15.1-11; Lk 5.1-11

  • Mass setting: Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Locus Iste (Anton Bruckner 1824-96)
  • Communio: Introibo ad altare Dei – I will go to the altar of God..
  • Hymns: TIS 598  Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON, TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude: Church Prelude 1 – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Offertorium: Asperges me (Psalm 51, v.7) – William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio & Allegro – Giovanni Battista Pescetti (1704-1766)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 7PM Ash Wednesday  CHOIR
The choir will visit Holy Family Church, Lindfield, for sung Mass at 7:30pm. Sung Mass at 7pm will not be celebrated at St Francis this year. Said Masses at other times are listed on the parish website.

Jl 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

  • Mass setting: Mass for 4 voices (Byrd)
  • Motets: Thou knowest Lord (Purcell); Miserere – Have mercy on me, O God (Allegri)
  • Communio:  Qui meditabitur in lege Domini – Who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord
  • Hymns: God of Mercy and Compassion AU SANG QU’UN DIEU; Love will be our Lenten calling PICARDYMay this Lenten Discipline LINDFIELD

Organist: Christian Catsanos

Sunday, 14 February 2016 10AM First Sunday of Lent  CANTOR
Deut 26.4-10; Rom 10.8-13; Lk 4.1-13 Jesus was led by the Spirit and tempted in the wilderness 

  • Mass setting: from the Missal
  • Communio: Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi – He shall cover you with his wings
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 25 As pants the hart for cooling streams MARTYRDOM, TIS 463 May this Lenten discipline LINDFIELD

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 21 February 2016 10AM Second Sunday of Lent CHOIR
Gen 15.5-12; Phil 3.17- 4.1; Lk 9.28-36 As Jesus prayed, the aspect of his face changed 

The organ will be silent to encourage Lenten reflection.

  • Mass setting: Missa VIII: de Angelis (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Hail Gladdening Light (Charles Wood) text: Hail! gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured who is th’immortal Father, heavenly, blest,Holiest of Holies–Jesus Christ our Lord! Now we are come to the Sun’s hour of rest; the lights of evening round us shine; we hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine! Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung with undefiled tongue, Son of our God, giver of life, alone: Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own. Amen Original Greek text: Φώς ιλαρόν αγίας δόξης αθανάτου Πατρός, ουρανίου, αγίου, μάκαρος, Ιησού Χριστέ, ελθόντες επί τήν ηλίου δύσιν, ιδόντες φώς εσπερινόν, υμνούμεν Πατέρα, Υιόν, καί άγιον Πνεύμα, Θεόν, Αξιόν σε εν πάσι καιροίς υμνείσθαι φωναίς αισίαις, Υιέ Θεού, ζωήν ο διδούς, διό ο κόσμος σέ δοξάζει.
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis – Tell no one about the vision you have seen
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 203 Fairest Lord Jesus ST ELISABETH
Sunday, 28 February 2016 10AM Third Sunday of Lent  CHOIR
Ex.3.1-8; 1 Cor 10.1-6,10-12; Lk 13.1-9 Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did 

The organ will be silent to encourage Lenten reflection.

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Motet: Plange quasi Virgo (Carlo Gesualdo 1566-1613): Plange quasi virgo plebs mea: ululate, pastores, in cinere et cilicio: Quia venit dies Domine magna, et amara valde. Accingite vos,sacerdotes, et plangite ministri altaris, aspergite vos cinere. Quia venit dies Domini magna, et amara valde. Lament like a virgin, my people. Howl you shepherds, in ashes and sackcloth. For the day of the Lord is coming: a great day, and very bitter. Make ready, and lament you priests. Howl, you ministers of the altar, cover yourselves with ashes.
  • 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
Sunday, 6 March 2016 10AM Fourth Sunday of Lent LAETARE CHOIR
Josh 5.9-12; 2 Cor 5.17-21; Lk 15.1-3, 11-32 Your brother here was dead and has come to life 

  • Mass setting: Mass XVIII (de Angelis) 
  • Introit: Laetare Jerusalem – Rejoice, Jerusalem!
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord alway (anon.)
  • Communio: Oportet te fili gaudere – My son, you should rejoice
  • Hymns: TIS 613 Lord of all hopefulness SLANE, TIS 145 The King of love my shepherd is DOMINUS REGIT ME
  • Organ Prelude: Élévation de Troisième Tonne – André Raison (1645-1719)
  • Organ Offertorium: Lord Jesus Christ, my life’s light – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Voluntary: Melody (from Triptyque) – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 March 2016 10AM Fifth Sunday of Lent  CANTOR
Is.43.16-21; Phil 3.8-14; Jn 8.1-11 If there is one of you who has not sinned, then let him be the first one to throw a stone at her.

The organ will be silent to encourage Lenten reflection.

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • Communio: Nemo te condemnavit, mulier? Woman, has no one condemned you?
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; TIS 342 When I survey the wondrous cross ROCKINGHAM

Cantor: Noel Debien

Sunday, 20 March 2016 10AM Palm Sunday  CHOIR
At the Mass: 

Is 50.4-7; Phil 2.6-11; Lk 14-23; 56

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
  • 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, Vexilla Regis The Royal Banners (plainsong)
  • Organ Prelude: All glory, laud and honour – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Offertorium: Elevazione per Organo – Bernado Sabardini (1650-1718)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia: Valet will ich dir geben BWV 735 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

At the Ecumenical blessing of palms (Anglican/Uniting/Catholic):

Lk 19.28-40

  • Hymn: All glory, laud and honour ST THEODULPH
  • Antiphon: Hosanna filio David – Hosanna to the Son of David (plainsong)
  • Motet: Pueri Hebraorum – The children of the Hebrews (Victoria)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 7PM Tenebrae and Reconciliation  CHOIR
  • Introit: Miserere mei (Tomás Luis de Vittoria)
  • Hymns: If thou but suffer God to guide thee NEUMARK
  • Psalm 50: chant

During the extinction of lights:

  • Motets: 
    • Tenebrae Responsory: Amicus meus (Tomás Luis de Vittoria)
    • Tenebrae Responsory: Judas mercator pessimus (Tomás Luis de Vittoria)
    • In Monte Oliveti (Garau)
    • Ne irascaris, Domine (William Byrd)

During the 2nd rite of Reconciliation: 

  • Motet: Lamentations of Jeremiah – excerpts (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palaestrina)

Directed by Edmond Park

Thursday, 24 March 2016 7PM Maundy Thursday  CHOIR
Ex.12.1-8, 11-14; 1Cor.11.23-26; Jn 13.1-15

  • Reception of the holy oils from the Metropolitan Cathedral: Priestly people (Deiss)
  • Mass: Mass for 5 voices (William Byrd)
  • Motet (during the mandatum): Ubi Caritas Where there is Charity and love (Maurice Duruflé ) + plainsong + Taize responsory
  • Communio: Hoc corpus quod pro vobis tradetur – This is My body, which is given up for you
  • Hymns: At the Lamb’s High feast we sing, Where there is charity and love, My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN
  • Procession to the altar of repose: Pange lingua Sing my tongue (plainsong)
  • During the adoration: Ave Verum Corpus Hail true body (Mozart)
  • Organ Prelude: Le Banquet Celeste – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Organ Offertorium: Lamento – Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Organ Voluntary: O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross BWV 622 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Friday, 25 March 2016 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: Popule Meus The Reproaches (Tomás Luis de Vittoria), O vos Omnes – All you who pass by, see if there is sorrow like my sorrow (Pablo Casals 1876-1973); Christus factus est– Christ became obedient unto death (Anton Bruckner)
  • Ante-Communio: Crux Fidelis (John IV of Portugal)
Saturday, 26 March 2016 7PM Solemn Easter Vigil  CHOIR
Gen 1; psalm 103; Ex 14 with ex 15; Isaiah 55 with Is 12; Rom 6.3-11 with psalm 117; Lk 24: 1-12

The Service of Light

  • Solemn Exultet
  • Mass: Mass XVIII (de Angelis)

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Readings and Psalms: Sicut cervus Like the deer that yearns for running streams (Palaestrina)
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong

The Liturgy of Baptism

  • Motet: Vidi Aquam – I saw water (Ross)

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Motet (Communio): Greater Love (Ireland)
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour BRYN CALFARIA, TIS 386 By your kingly pow’r O risen Lord RUGGIERO
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Voluntary: A Voluntary for Easter – Douglas Guest (1916-1996)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 March 2016 10AM Easter Day  CHOIR
Acts 10.34,37-43; 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 D (Dvořák)
  • Psalm: This is the day (Willcock)
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple plainsong
  • Motet: (during the baptismal renewal and lustration) Vidi Aquam – I saw water (Ross)
  • Motet: (during the dedication) Rise Heart thy Lord is Risen (R. Vaughan Williams)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) 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…
  • Hymns: Light’s reddening dawn bedecks the sky LASST UNS, By your kingly power O risen Lord, Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Solemn dismissal with double Alleluia
  • Organ Prelude: Praeludium – Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
  • Organ Offertorium: Jesus Christ, our great Redeemer BWV 626 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sarabande for the morning of Easter – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 3 April 2016 10AM 2nd Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo) CHOIR
Acts 5.12-16; Rev.9-13,17-19; Jn 20.19-31 Eight days later, Jesus came 

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – The eternal gifts of Christ
  • Gospel Acclamation: triple Alleluia (plainsong)
  • Motet: I was glad (Parry)
  • 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: Alleluia Sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL; This Joyful Eastertide
  • Organ Prelude: Choral Dorien – Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
  • Organ Offertorium: Aberystwyth ‘Jesu, lover of my soul’ – Charles Hylton Stewart (1884-1932)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘G’ – Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 10 April 2016 10AM Third Sunday of Easter  CANTOR
Acts 5.27-32;40-41; Rev 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: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: Lord enthroned in heavenly Splendour BRYN CALFARIA, TIS 386 By your priestly power, TIS 535 I am the Bread of Life
  • 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: Blessed Jesu, at thy word, we are gathered BWV 731 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Jesu, name above all names – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cornet Voluntary in ‘G’ – William Walond (1725-1770)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 17 April 2016 10AM Fourth Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 13.14, 43-52, Rev 7.9, 14-17, Jn 10.27-30 The lamb will be their shepherd, and lead them to springs of living water 

  • Mass setting: Missa Surrexit Pastor Bonus (Orlando di Lasso)
  • Motet: Flocks in Pastures green Abiding (J.S.Bach from Cantata No 208)
  • 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: Shepherd of souls NEUMARK; At the Lamb’s High Feast we sing SALZBURG
  • Organ Prelude: Andante Tranquillo – Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Organ Offertorium: Antienne du 1er mode – Vincent d’Indy (1851-1931)
  • Organ Voluntary: Pax Vobiscum – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 April 2016 10AM Fifth Sunday of Easter  CHOIR
Acts 14.21-27; Rev 21.1-5; Jn 13.31-35 I give you a new commandment: Love one another 

  • Mass setting: Mass for Five 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: TIS 408 Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN, TIS 520 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA (611)
  • Organ Prelude: Trio in ‘c’ minor – Johann Krebs (1713-1780)
  • Organ Offertorium: Adagio – John Bennett (1735-1784)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fond d’orgue – Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 1 May 2016 10AM Sixth Sunday of Easter  CHOIR
Acts 15.1-2,22-29;Rev 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 Dixit Maria (Hassler)
  • Motet: O Thou the Central Orb (Gibbons)
  • 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: TIS 416 Great God your spirit JERUSALEM, TIS 408 Love divine, all loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Prelude: Élévation – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
  • Organ Offertorium: “Just as I am” – Jack Goode (1921-2002)
  • Organ Voluntary: “O what their joy and their glory must be” – Derek Healey (b. 1936)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 8 May 2016 10AM The Ascension of the Lord (transferred) CANTOR
Acts 1.1-11; Eph 1.17-23; Lk 24.46-53

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Hymns: TIS 224(i) All Hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE; TIS 517 Hallelujah sing to Jesus HYFRYDOL; TIS 237 Hail redeemer, King Divine REX
  • 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
  • Organ Prelude: Prologue on ‘Ascension’ – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939
  • Organ Voluntary: Sonata No. 3 – 1st mvt – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 15 May 2016 10AM Pentecost CHOIR
Gen 11.1-9; Ex 19.3-8,16-20; Jn 7.37-39

  • 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, alleuia. Let God arise and his enemies be scattered…
  • Mass setting: Missa Papae Marcelli (G.P. da Palaestrina)
  • Sequence: Holy Spirit Lord of Light
  • Motet: Dum Complerentur (G.P. da Palaestrina)
  • 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, TIS 572(ii) O thou who camest from above HEREFORD
  • Organ Prelude: Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Offertorium: “Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire” – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia – “Come Holy Ghost” BWV 651 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 22 May 2016 10AM Trinity Sunday CHOIR
Prov 8.22-31; Rom 5.1-5;Jn 16.12-15

  • Mass setting: Mass for Three Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Holy, Holy, Holy (F. Schubert)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Tob 12.6) Benedicimus Deum caeli, et coram omnibus viventibus confitebimur ei; quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam Let us bless the God of Heaven and utter his praises before all who live; for he has dealt with us according to his mercy
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All Creatures of our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN; TIS 140 Firmly I believe and truly (DRAKES BROUGHTON)
  • Organ Prelude: Prélude du cinquième ton – Nicolas Gigault (1625-1707)
  • Organ Offertorium: Plain-chant for Communion – Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
  • Organ Voluntary: Hymne d’Actions de grâces “Te Deum” – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 29 May 2016 10AM Corpus et Sanguis Christi  CANTOR
Gen 14.18-20; 1Cor 11.23-26; Lk 9:11b-17 – They ate as much as they wanted  

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Motet: Panis Angelicus  – Bread of the Angels (Franck)
  • 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: Sweet Sacrament divine  DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, TIS 502 Soul of my Saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary in ‘f’ minor – Thomas Roseingrave (1690-1766)
  • Organ Offertorium: Verso 1 – Antonio Valente (c.1520-c.1580)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata per il ‘Deo Gratias’ – Giambattista Martini (1706-1734)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 5 June 2016 10AM 10th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
1 Kg 17.17-24, Gal 1.11-19, Lk 7.11-17  – Young man, I say to you, rise!

  • Mass setting: Missa Secunda (Hassler)
  • Motet: I am the Resurrection (O. Gibbons)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Psalm 17) Dominus firmamentum meum, et refugium meum, et liberator meus: Deus meus adiutor meus. The Lord is my support, my refuge and deliverer; God is my only help
  • Hymns : TIS 637 Lord of the Living ISTE CONFESSOR, TIS 607 Make me a channel of your peace CHANNEL OF PEACE
  • Organ Prelude: Prãludium – Johann Rinck (1770-1846)
  • Organ Offertorium: Ah! Dieu et Seigneur – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata & Fugue in ‘d’ minor BWV 565 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 12 June 2016 10AM 11th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke  CANTOR
2 Sam 12.7-10, 13; Gal 2.16, 19-20; Lk 7.36-8.3 – Your faith has saved you; go in peace

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: (Gregorian Psalm 26) Unam petii a Domino, hanc requiram: ut inhabitem in domo Domini omnibus diebus vitae meae One thing have I required of the Lord, this I will seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life
  • Hymns: God’s Son came to bless us GOTTES SOHN IST KOMMEN, TIS 584(i), Just as I am without one plea SAFRON WALDEN
  • Organ Prelude: Canzon – Gioseffo Guammi (1540-1611)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘e’ minor – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in ‘f’ minor – Johann Krebs (1713-1780)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 19 June 2016 10AM 12th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
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 much. 

  • 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

Sunday, 26 June 2016 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 

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Ave Maria (Robert Parsons)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, PS 30) Inclina aurem tuam, accelera ut eruas nos Lend your ear and make haste to help us
  • Hymns: TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of humankind REPTON, TIS 561 Who would true valour see (John Bunyan – from the Pilgrim’s ProgressMONK’S GATE
  • Organ Prelude: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 697 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Our Father In Heaven – Johann Steigleder (1593-1635)
  • Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Croft’s 136th tune – Charles H.H. Parry (1848-1918)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 3 July 2016 10AM 14th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Today the Choir of St Francis of Assisi, Paddington, will be joined by the Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK.

Is 66.10-14; Gal 6.14-18. Lk 10.1-12, 17-20 The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few

  • Introit: We wait for thy loving kindness (W. McKie)
  • Mass setting: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet (Offertory): Set me as a seal upon thine heart (William Walton)
  • 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: TIS 347 We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL; Love Divine, all Loves excelling BLAENWERN
  • Organ Prelude: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland (Orgelbüchlein), BWV 599  (J S Bach)
  • Organ Offertorium: Petit Offertoire (César Franck)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542 (J S Bach)

Organist: Jonathon Ellse, Senior Organ Scholar, Christ’s College, Cambridge

Sunday, 10 July 2016 10AM 15th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Deut 30.10.-14, Col 1.15-20, Lk.10. 25-37 Who is my neighbour?

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • 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: TIS 102 YIGDAL (LEONI) Praise to the Living God; TIS 658 Servant Song Brother, sister let me serve you; TIS 699  A New Commandment NEW COMMANDMENT
  • Organ Prelude: Fuga 1 – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versus ‘Te per orbem terrarum’ – John Redford (1486-1547)
  • Organ Voluntary: Basse et Dessus de Trompette – Louis-Nicola Clérambault (1676-1749)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 17 July 2016 10AM 16th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Gen 18.1-10; 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 Pater Noster (Palestrina)
  • Motet: O taste and see how gracious the Lord is (Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958, composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953)
  • Communio: (Lk 10.42., Gregorian) Optimam partem elegit sibi Maria, quae non auferetur abea in aeternum Mary has chosen the better part. It will never be taken away from her.
  • Hymns: TIS 125 The God of Abraham Praise YIGDAL (LEONI); TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day (tune 514 BELMONT)
  • Organ Prelude: Pastorale – Ignace Leybach (1817-1891)
  • Organ Offertorium: Versillo del Sexto Tono – Francisco Llissá (died after 1738)
  • Organ Voluntary: Carillon – Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 24 July 2016 10AM 17th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Gen 18.20-32; Col 2.12-14; Lk 11.1-13 Lord, teach us to pray

  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Herbert Sumsion)
  • Motet: Ave verum corpus (Mozart)
  • 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: Forgive our sins (tune: ST NICHOLAS), TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day (tune 514 BELMONT)
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary in ‘d’ minor – William Croft (1678-1727)
  • Organ Offertorium: Benedicimus te – Nicolas le Bègue (1630-1702)
  • Organ Voluntary: Organ Sonata no. 2 (3rd & 4th mvts.) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 31 July 2016 10AM 18th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Eccl 1.2, 2.21-23; Col 3.1.5, 9-11; Lk 12.13-21 Store up treasure for yourself in heaven

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • 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: CWB 662 Come to me all you who labour MISNEACH, One bread, one body; TIS 315 Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord BATTLE HYMN
  • Organ Prelude: O Magnum Mysterium – Dulcie Holland (1913-2000), Australian Composer
  • Organ Offertorium: Chorale Prelude – Crux Fidelis – Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘g’ minor BWV 578 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 7 August 2016 10AM 19th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Wis 18.6-9; 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: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: In illo tempore dixit Iesus discipulis suis (Cristóbal de 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:  TIS 155 How Great Thou Art O STORE GUT; TIS 432 Christ is made the sure foundation
  • Organ Prelude: A Rouen Church Melody – Peter Hurford (b. 1930)
  • Organ Offertorium: Lento in ‘g’ minor – J.G. Albrechtsberger (1736-1809)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata Opus 71 – Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 August 2016 10AM 20th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; 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
  • 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: Lo He Comes with Clouds descending HELMSLEY; TIS 607 Make me a channel of your peace CHANNEL OF PEACE; TIS 745 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God SEEK YE FIRST
  • Organ Prelude: Inno (Ave Maris Stella) – Jean Dandrieu (1681/2-1738)
  • Organ Offertorium: Choral (1917) – Arthur Honneger (1892-1955)
  • Organ Voluntary: Praeludium und Fuge in ‘e’ minor – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 21 August 2016 10AM 21st Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Is 66.18-21; Heb 12.5-7; Lk 13.22-30 Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last

  • Mass setting: Mass in A (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, John 6.57, as on Corpus Christi) 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 Opus 89 N. 3 – Georg Goltermann(1824-1898)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Primi Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: Marche Heroique – Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 28 August 2016 10AM 22nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Sir 3.17-20,28-29; 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

  • Mass setting: Missa Vidi Speciosam I saw the fair one (Vittoria)
  • Motet: Greater Love (John Ireland 1879-1962) text: Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree. That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; That ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light. I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.
  • 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: Come to Me all ye who labour MISNEACH, CWB 709 Humbly we adore thee ADORO TE
  • Organ Prelude: Fuga – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
  • Organ Offertorium: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 690 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude und Fuge in ‘c’ minor  BWV 549 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 4 September 2016 10AM 23rd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Wis 9.13-18, 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 Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: In illo tempore dixit Iesus discipulis suis (Cristóbal de Morales) At that time Jesus said to his disciples:’Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms.Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  • 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: TIS 583 Take up your cross and follow me, TIS 485 My God accept my heart this day BELMONT TIS 514
  • Organ Prelude: Préambule – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Organ Offertorium: Meditation – J. Arthur Meale (1880-1932)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘b’ minor – Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 September 2016 10AM 24th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CANTOR
Ex 32.7-11,13-14, 1Tim 1.12-17, Lk 15.1-32 There will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who does penance 

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • 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: TIS 630 The law of Christ alone can make us free LOVE IS THE FULFILLING; TIS  129 Amazing Grace; TIS 613 Lord of all hopefullness SLANE
  • Organ Prelude: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Our Father In Heaven – Georg P. Telemann (1681-1767)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allegro from Suite in ‘D’ – John Stanley (1713-1786), arr. George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 18 September 2016 10AM 25th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Amos 8.4-7, 1 Tim 2.1-8, Lk 16.1-13 You cannot be slaves both of God and money 

  • Mass setting : The Little Organ Mass (Joseph Haydn)
  • Motet: Venite, Comedite (Byrd) Come, eat the bread and drink the wine I have mixed for you
  • 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: TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of Humankind REPTON, TIS 502 Soul of my saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘D’ – Thomas Adams (1785-1858)
  • Organ Offertorium: Méditation-Prière – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 September 2016 10AM 26th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Amos 6.1,4-7, 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: TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE; TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Organ Prelude: Fugato – Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude for 4 Voices – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude und Fuge in ‘D’ BWV 532 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 2 October 2016 10AM Patronal Festival of St Francis (transferred) CHOIR
Gal 1:13-24, Lk 10:38-42

  • 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 – composed for and dedicated to our parish of St Francis)
  • Motet: For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter)
  • Communio: (from the Seraphic Missal) Non sunt condigne passiones huius temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us
  • Hymns: TIS 100 All creatures of our God and King; CWBII 555 Make me a channel of your peace
  • Organ Prelude: Andantino poco allegretto – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Organ Offertorium: Quinto Tono – Anonymous Portugese Composer
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata Giocosa – Ian Hunt (b. 1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 9 October 2016 10AM 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time CANTOR

2 Kgs 5:14-17, 2 Tm 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom
  • Communio: Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Hymns: TIS 569 Guide me O though Great Redeemer CWM RHONDA; TIS 134 Praise my soul the king of heaven PRAISE MY SOUL; TIS 502 Soul of my Saviour ANIMA CHRISTI
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary in ‘g’ minor – Samuel Long (d.1764)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prélude du Quartrieme ton – Jacques Boyvin (1649-1706)
  • Organ Voluntary: Canon in ‘C’ Opus 56 No. 1 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 16 October 2016 10AM 29th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Ex 17.8-13, 2Tim 3.14-4.2; Lk 18.1-8 Pray always and do not lose heart

  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in F (Gabrielli)
  • Motet: Os iusti The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart and his feet do not falter. Alleluia (Anton Bruckner)
  • 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: TIS 630 The Law of Christ LOVE IS THE FULFILLNG; TIS 46 My peace be upon you forever MY PEACE
  • Organ Prelude: Ave Maria von Arcadelt – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Organ Offertorium: The Angel’s Song (Song 34) – Peter Hurford (b. 1930)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c.1575-1647)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 23 October 2016 10AM 30th Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
Sirach 35.12-14, 16-19, 2 Tim 4.4-8, Lk 18.9-14

The tax collector returned to his home justified, the pharisee did not

  • Mass setting: Mass for 5 voices (Byrd)
  • Motet: Ubi Caritas et amor Where there is Charity and love (Maurice Duruflé)
  • 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 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE ; Glory and Praise Vol 3, 224 “Only this I want”.
  • Organ Prelude: Recit. de Chromhorne – Louis Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Moderato in ‘d’ minor – Ludwig Ernst Gebhardi (1787-1862)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 675 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 30 October 2016 10AM 31st Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke Visiting CHOIR and 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 in “C” – Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1795){Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei}
  • Motet: Benedic anima mea – Claudin de Sermisy (1495-1562).1. Benedic, anima mea, Domino, et omnia quae intra me sunt nomini sancto ejus. 2. Benedic, anima mea, Domino, et noli oblivisci omnes retributiones ejus; 3. Qui propitiatur omnibus iniquitatibus tuis; qui sanat omnes infirmitates tuas. 1. Praise the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me praise his holy Name. 2. Praise the Lord, O my soul: and forget not all his benefits; 3. Who forgiveth all thy sin: and healeth all thine infirmities.
  • 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: TIS 217 Love Divine BLAENWERN; TIS 618 What does the Lord Require SHARPETHORNE
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude – Henry Coleman (1888-1965)
  • Organ Offertorium: Magnificat Secundi Toni – Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  • Organ Voluntary: ‘Placare Christe Servulus’ – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Noel Debien with The Brabyn Singers

Sunday, 6 November 2016 10AM 32nd Sunday in Ord. time (C) Year of Luke CHOIR
2 Macc 7.1-2,9-14, 2 Thess 2.2.16-3.5, Lk 20.27-38

He is not a God of the dead, but of the living

  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: If we believe that Jesus died and rose again (John Goss)
  • 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
  • Hymns: TIS 384 Through the Red Sea brought at last STRAF’ MICH NICHT; TIS 125 The God of Abraham Praise YIGDAL
  • Organ Prelude: Largo (from Four Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Offertorium: Communion – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allegro Grandioso (1925) – Hugh Blair (1864-1932)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 November 2016 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
  • 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), TIS 526 Lord Jesus Christ LIVING LORD
  • Organ Prelude: Versi – Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘Bb’ – Graham Elliott
  • Organ Voluntary: Praeludien und Fugen No. 3 in ‘F’ – Vincent Lübeck (1654-1740)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 20 November 2016 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: Communion Service in F (Herbert Sumsion) adapted for the Roman Missal
  • Motet: In manus tuas Domine (Byrd) Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
    You have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
  • 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: Third Prelude – Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘Ab’ – Cornelius Bryan (1726-1814)
  • Organ Voluntary: Finale (from Symphonie IV) – Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 November 2016 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: Lo, how a rose e’er blooming (M. Praetorius 1571-1621)
  • 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: Nun komm; der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: ‘From Heaven above to earth I come’ – Johann Buttstedt (1666-1727)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 4 December 2016 10AM 2nd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Is 11.1-10, 15.4-9, Mt 3.1-12

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme; Agnus Dei: Mass for Five Voices (Byrd)
  • 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), Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude:  Offertoire sur un Noël – Charles Chauvet (1837-1871)
  • Organ Offertorium: French Carol No.1 – Alexandre Boëly (1785-1858)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata ‘Vom Himmel hoch’ – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 December 2016 10AM 3rd Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew – GAUDETE  CHOIR
Is 35.1-6,10, James 5.7-10, Mt 11.2-11

  • Mass setting: Mass XVIII (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; Lo, He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
  • Organ Prelude: Now come, Redeemer – Diedrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • Organ Voluntary: Noël No. 1 – Louis-Claude D’Aquin (1694-1772)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 18 December 2016 10AM 4th Sunday of Advent (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 7.10-14, Rm 1.1-71, Mt 1.18-24 The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and his name will be called Emmanuel

  • Mass setting:  Mass Shalom
  • 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 265 O come, O come, Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL; TIS 302 The angel Gabriel from heaven came GABRIEL’S MESSAGE
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Thy Kingdom come!’ – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Paean on ‘Divinum Mysterium’ – John Cook (1918-1984)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 December 2016 Midnight Midnight Mass of the Nativity (with brass)  CHOIR
Is 62.1-5, Titus 2.11-14, Lk 2.1-14

Carols before the mass (starting 11.30 pm): Lo He comes with clouds descending; People look East; The Silver Stars; Good King Wenceslaus

  • Mass setting: Missa “La Stella” (D. Scarlatti)
  • Introit (Gregorian): Dominus dixit ad me, Filius meus es tu, ego hodie genui te The lord said to me, You are my Son, this day I have begotten you
  • Motet: Videte miraculum (Thomas Tallis) Videte miraculum matris Domini:
    concepit virgo virilis ignara consortii, stans onerata nobili onere Maria;
    et matrem se laetam cognosci, quae se nescit uxorem. Haec speciosum forma prae filiis hominum castis concepit visceribus, et benedicta in aeternum Deum nobis protulit et hominem. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. Behold the miracle of the mother of the Lord: a virgin has conceived though she knows not a man, Mary, who stands laden with her noble burden; knowing not that she is a wife, she rejoices to be a mother. She has conceived in her chaste womb one who is beautiful beyond the sons of men, and blessed for ever, she has brought forth God and man for us. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
  • 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: O come all ye Faithful; Silent Night; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
  • Organ Offertorium: All my heart this night rejoices – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cantique de Noël  (‘O Holy Night’) – Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 December 2016 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

  • Mass setting: Missa brevis in C, ‘Spatzen-Messe’ (W. Mozart)
  • Gospel Acclamation:  Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (Handel)
  • Motet: Sir Christèmas (W. Matthias)
  • Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
  • Hymns: O Come all ye faithful; Away in a manger; Hark the Herald Angels sing
  • Organ Prelude: Noël ‘Puer nobis nascitur’ – Nicolas le Begue (1630-1702)
  • Organ Offertorium: Noël – Charles Chauvet (1837-1871)
  • Organ Voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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