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 April 2018 

Easter Day Sunday 1st April  Sung Communion: 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 322 Jesus Christ is risen today (Tune: Easter Hymn, all harmony)

Gloria: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)

Gradual Hymn: 20 All heaven declares

Offertory Hymn: 728 Thine be the glory

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

Acclamation: Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)

Choir Anthem: Christ the Lord is risen again (Philip Stopford)

Hallelujah  (from the anthem O God, thou art my God, Henry Purcell)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 690 The day of resurrection (Tune: Ellacombe, last unison)

 

Sunday 8th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 103 Alleluya! Alleluya! Hearts to heaven and voices raise (Tune: Lux Eoi, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  369 Happy are they (Tune: Binchester, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 113 Love’s redeeming work is done (Tune: Savannah, 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: Walking in a garden (Trad), Come, my way, my truth, my life (Noel Rawsthorne)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 468 Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune: Marching, 1st & last unison)

 

Sunday 15th  Sung Communion 10.00am and Sunday Club  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 230 Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (Tune: Vulpius, verses unison, choruses harmony)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  735 This joyful Eastertide (arr. Charles Wood, NEH 121)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 619 Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune: Gopsal, 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: 268 Our God reigns (unison)

 

Sunday 22nd  Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 205 Christ is made the sure foundation (Tune: Westminster Abbey, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  115 Now the green blade riseth (Tune: Noel Nouvelet, all harmony)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Tune: St. Helen, 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:  Brother James’ Air (arr. Gordon Jacob)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 457 The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: Dominus regis me, last unison)

 

Sunday 22nd Congregational Evensong: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Introit: To thee, O Lord (S. Rachmaninof)

Responses: Ferial

Psalm81 (Chant: J. Battishill)

Hymn: 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (Tune: St. Peter, last unison)

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

Anthem:  This joyful Eastertide (Trad, arr. Charles Wood)

Hymn: 463 Thine forever, God of love (Tune: Newington, last unison)

 

Sunday 29th  Sung Communion 10.00am  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 568 O Lord my God (Tune: O Store Gud, 1st verse unison, rest in harmony )

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  215 God is love (Tune: Personnent Hodie)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 43 And can it be (Tune: Sagina)

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: Ave verum (W. A. Mozart)

Sung Dismissal: Easter Octave

Recessional Hymn: 778 We have a Gospel to proclaim (Tune: Fulda, last unison)

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