Sunday 14 April 10am – CHOIR

Palm Sunday

Is 50.4-7; Phil 2.6-11; Lk 14-23; 56 Palm_Sunday_German_master_OsnabruckAltarpiece_1370

At the blessing of palms:

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

At the Mass:

  • Introit: Ingrediente Domino in sanctam civitatem
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme
  • 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: Hosanna Filio David – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘c’ – Colin Mawby (b. 1936)
  • Organ Voluntary: Valet will ich dir geben (Fantasia) BWV 735 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 7 April 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Is 43:16-21; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 If there is one of you who has not sinned, then let them be the first one to throw a stoneWoman Adultery Jesus 2

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus Genitor Alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake* (Farrant)
  • Communio: Nemo te condemnavit, mulier? Woman, has no one condemned you?
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 347 We sing the praise of him who died BOW BRICKHILL
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude on ‘Rockingham’ – Charles H.H. Parry (1848-1918)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ebarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives:
to decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart, before thee now and evermore.

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Sunday 31 March 10am – CANTOR

4th Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke – Laetare Sunday

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 VIII (de Angelis)
  • Introit: Laetare Jerusalem – Rejoice, Jerusalem!
  • Communio: Oportet te fili gaudere – My son, you should rejoice
  • Hymns: TIS 233 I will sing the wondrous story HYFRYDOL; TIS 203 Fairest Lord Jesus ST ELIZABETH; TIS 580 Lead us Heavenly Father MANNHEIM
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary 1 – Benjamin Cosyn (c. 1580-1653)
  • Organ Offertorium: Élévation for Laetare – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Introitus on ‘Herzliebster Jesu’ – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Sunday 24 March 10am – CHOIR

3rd Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Ex.3:1-8, 13-15; 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
  • Motet: Plange quasi Virgo (Carlo Gesualdo 1566-1613)
  • 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: ‘Our Father’ – Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude on ‘O Sacred Head’ – Carl Heinrich Zöllner (1792-1836)
  • Organ Voluntary: Plein Chant de l’Agnus Dei (Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin (1668-1733)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Plange quasi virgo plebs mea: ululate, pastores, in cinere et cilicio: Quia veniet dies Domini magna, et amara valde. Accingite vos, sacerdotes, et plangite ministri altaris, aspergite vos cinere. 

Lament like a maiden, 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.

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Sunday 17 March 10am – CHOIR

2nd Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

Gen 15:5-12, 17-18; 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)
  • Motet: Meditabor in mandatis tuis* (Palaestrina)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis – Tell no one about the vision you have seen
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 125 The God of Abraham Praise LEONI
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Deck thyself my soul’ – Peter Hurford (1930-2019**)
  • Organ Offertorium: Verse on the 1st tone – Giovanni Maris Trabaci (c. 1575-1647)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ave Verum – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Meditabor in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi valde:
et levabo manus meas ad mandata tua, quae dilexi.

My delight shall be in your commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to your commandments, which I have loved.


**Peter Hurford was also a well-known and accomplished organist. He was born on St Cecilia’s day in 1930 and recently passed away. Vale.


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Sunday 10 March 10am – CANTOR

1st Sunday of Lent (C) Year of Luke

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: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio:  Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi, et sub pennis eius sperabis: scuto circumdabit te veritas eius. He will overshadow you with His pinions, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 25 As pants the hart for cooling streams MARTYRDOM; TIS 463 May this Lenten discipline LINDFIELD
  • Organ Prelude: Offertoire for the First Sunday of Lent – Jacques Charpentier (1933-2017)
  • Organ Offertorium: Inno – Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
  • Organ Voluntary: Ricercare – Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

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Wednesday 6 March 7pm – CHOIR

Ash Wednesday 2019: Mass with Distribution of Ashes

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
  • Antiphon: (during the distribution of ashes) Immutemur habitu in cinere et cilicio; jejunemus, et ploremus ante Dominum; quia multum misericors est dimittere peccata nostra Deus noster. Let us change our garments to sackcloth and ashes, let us fast and weep before the Lord, that our God, rich in mercy, might forgive us our sins.
  • Hymns: Attende Domine (chant); TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’ – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: ‘O Lamm Gottes unschuldig’ – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Emendemus in melius quae ignoranter peccavimus; 
ne subito praeoccupati die mortis, 
quaeramus spatium poenitentiae, et invenire non possimus. 
Attende, Domine, et miserere; quia peccavimus tibi. 
Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster, et propter honorem nominis tui libera nos

Let us amend for the better in those things in which we have sinned through ignorance; 
lest suddenly overtaken by the day of death,
we seek space for repentance, and be not able to find it. 
Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy: for we have sinned against You.
Help us, O God of our salvation, and for the honour of Your name deliver us.

**Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin, 
and save thou me by faith from ill, 
that I may rest and dwell with thee, 
upon thy holy blessed hill. 

And that done, grant that with true heart 
I may without hypocrisy 
affirm the truth, detract no man, 
but do all things with equity.

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