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 January 2020  

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

Processional Hymn: 788 We three Kings (Tune: Kings of Orient, last unison) Vol 2

Gloria: Salazar arr. Inwood CHFE 406 Vol 1

Gradual Hymn: 167 Father, we love you  Vol 1

Offertory Hymn: 55 As with gladness, men of old (Tune: Dix, last unison) Vol 1

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

Choir Anthem: A great and mighty wonder (M. Praetorious) CFC 1 p.1, vv. 1 &2                             

Communion Hymn: 241 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Tune: Cruger, last unison) Vol 1

Recessional Hymn: 745 To God be the glory(Choruses unison, verses harmony) Vol 2

 

Sunday 12th Sung Communion 10.00am The Baptism of Christ (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 56 Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: St. Edmund, 1st & last unison, omit v. 4)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 12 On Jordan’s Bank (Tune: Winchester New, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn:  52 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness  (Tune: Was Lebet, 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)

Recessional Hymn 495 God is working his purpose out (Tune: St. Benson, all unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 351 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Tune: Mannheim, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  161 Father, Lord of all creation (Tune: Abbots Leigh, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 139 Crown him with many crowns (Tune: Diademata, last unison) Vol 1

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 God, you search me and you know me (Bernadette Farrell)

Recessional Hymn: 914 The Spirit lives  Supp.

 

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

Processional Hymn: 339 Be thou my vision (Tune: Slane, as set)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 200 Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult (Tune: St. Andrew, 1st & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 49 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (2nd Tune: Epiphany, 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:  From the rising of the sun (F. Ouseley)

Recessional Hymn: 486 We have a gospel to proclaim (Tune: Fulda, last unison)

 

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

Introit: All people sing thy praises (J.S. Bach)

Responses: St. Martin’s (David Drinkell)

Psalm33  (Chant: Randall in E flat)

Office Hymn: 48 Bethlehem of noblest cities (Tune: Stuttgart, last unison)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: (Herbert Brewer in D)

Anthem: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Hubert Parry)

Hymn: 377 Immortal, invisible (Tune: St. Denio, last unison)

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