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.

The Parish Church of St. Peter, Bocking: Service Music for May 2019 

Sunday 5th Family Communion: 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 812 Will you come and follow me (Tune: Kelvingrove)

Gloria: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)  CHFE 406 Vol 1

Gradual Hymn: 477 Majesty, worship his majesty

Offertory Hymn: 379 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Tune: St Helen, NEH 296, last unison)

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

Choir Anthem: Clare Benediction (John Rutter)

Communion Hymns: 54 As the deer pants (Tune: Antioch, as set)

                                     209 God forgave my sin

Recessional Hymn: 275 I danced in the morning

Sunday 12th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 112 Jesus Lives! (Tune: St. Albinus, all harmony)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 282 Faithful shepherd feed me (Tune: Pastor Pastorum, all harmony)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 307 Sweet sacrament divine (Tune: Divine Mysteries, 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:  The Lord’s my shepherd (Bob Chilcott) OBFA p. 242

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 463 Thine for ever, God of love (Tune: Newington, 1st & last unison)

Sunday 19th  Sung Communion 10.00am and Sunday Club  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 15 All creatures of our God and King (Tune: Lasst uns Erfreuen, omit 4,5,6, all unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  4 A new commandment I give unto you

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 606 Praise to the holiest (Tune: Gerontius, 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 Anthem: I give to you a new commandment (Peter Nardone)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 388 Lord, the light of your love is shining

Sunday 26th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 119 The strife is o’er (Tune: Vulpius NEH 107, as set)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  366 God of mercy, God of grace (Tune: Heathlands, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 310 We hail thy presence glorious  (Tune: Offertorium, 1st & 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 Anthem:  O for a closer walk with God (Grayston Ives)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 113 Love’s redeeming work is done (Tune: Savannah, last unison)

Sunday 26th  Congregational Evensong: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Introit: View me, Lord (Richard Lloyd)

Responses: Ferial

Psalm126 & 127 (Chants: Turle in E Flat, Goss in A Flat, as set)

Hymn: 443 Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune: Gopsal, last unison)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: (Chants: Turle and Baker)

Anthem:  If ye love me, keep my commandments (Thomas Tallis)

Hymn: 103 Allelyua, Allelyua (Tune: Lux Eoi, last unison)

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