Music

For over 100 years St Peter’s had a traditional robed choir of men and boys and was able to continue in this tradition long after many choirs ceased to exist.  St Peters now admits ladies and children (of both sexes) to the choir, and after a few years of experimentation with this it is now the settled format.  We continue to uphold the traditional music of the church including all the Advent, Christmas and Easter services as well a regular Choral Evensong.  If you are interested in joining please contact the choirmaster or organist, details on the contacts page.

Choir Notes

The Parish Church of St. Peter, Bocking: Service Music for December 2018

Sunday 2nd Family Communion 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 522 O come, O come Emmanuel (Tune: Veni Emmanuel all unison)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 666 Spirit of the living Lord (Sung twice, harmony)

Offertory Hymn: 118 Colours of day

Sanctus and Benedictus: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)  CHFE 433 Vol 1

Choir Anthem: The Lord’s Prayer (Rimsky-Korsakov)

Communion Hymns:  490 Morning has broken

                                      895 My Jesus, my saviour

Recessional Hymn:  891 Longing for light

Sunday 2nd Advent Evening Service 6.00pm

See separate sheet

Sunday 9th Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 364 God is love (Tune: Blaenwern NEH 408, 1st &  last unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  315 Word of the Father (Tune: Ad Tuum Nomen, all unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 408 Love divine  (Tune, Love Divine, all harmony)

Sursum corda: Plainchant

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthem:  Blest be the Lord (Bernadette Farrell) Supp. 860

Recessional Hymn: 10 Long ago, prophets knew (Tune: Personent Hodie)

Sunday 16th Sung Communion 10.00am  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 575 On Jordan’s bank (Tune: Winchester New, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  243 Hark, a herald voice is calling (Tune: Merton, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 255 Hills of the north rejoice  (Tune: Little Cornard, last unison)

Sursum corda: Plainchant

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthems: Creator of the stars of night (Conditor Alme, NEH 1, vs 1,3,4,6)

Hark, the glad sound (David Thorne) OBFA p. 99

Recessional Hymn: 268 How lovely on the mountains (Our God reigns)

Sunday 23rd Sung Communion 10.00am   (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: (TBC) 3 Come, thou long expected Jesus (Tune: Cross of Jesus, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  186 Tell out my soul (Tune: Woodlands)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 297 Lord Jesus Christ (Tune: Living Lord)

Sursum corda: Plainchant

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Choir Anthem:  Magnificat (Herbert Brewer in D)

Recessional Hymn: 9 Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Tune: Helmsley, last unison)

Sunday 23rd Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 6.00pm

See separate sheet

Sunday 30th Sung Communion 10.00am  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

To be supplied

Choir practice is on Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm unless otherwise stated