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 March 2019

Sunday 3rd Family Communion 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 490 Morning has broken (Tune: Bunessan)

Gloria: (Salazar, arr. Inwood CHFE 406 Vol 1)

Gradual Hymn: 633 Seek ye first

Offertory Hymn: 42 An upper room (Tune: O waly, waly)

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

Choir Anthem: Be still for the presence of the Lord (D. Evans, arr. Richard Shephard)

Communion Hymn:  663 Soul of my saviour (Tune: Anima Christi)

                                      71 Be still and know that I am God                                       

Recessional Hymn:   488 Mine eyes have seen the glory  (Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Wednesday 6th Sung Communion Ash Wednesday 7.30pm  (New English Hymnal)

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

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 357 Father, hear the prayer we offer (Tune: Sussex, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: None

Offertory Hymn: 410 My God, how wonderful thou art (Tune: Westminster, 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:  Litany for Lent (Plainsong, vs 1,2 & 5)

Recessional Hymn: 76 Take up the cross (Tune: Breslau, from AMR 333, 1st & last unison)

Sunday 10th Sung Communion 10.00am  (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 67 Forty days and forty nights (Tune: Aus der tiefe, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  414 O for a closer walk with God (Tune: Caithness, all harmony)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 383 Jesu, lover of my soul  (Tune: Aberystwyth, harmony, last 4 lines of v.4 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: Turn thy face from my sins (Thomas Attwood)

Recessional Hymn: 333 All my hope on God is founded (Tune: Michael)

Sunday 17th Sung Communion 10.00am  (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

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

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 20 All heaven declares

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 384 Lord Jesus, think on me  (Tune: St. Paul’s NEH 70, 2nd Tune, 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: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Henry Purcell)

Recessional Hymn: 891 Longing for light

Sunday 24th Sung Communion 10.00am   (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 137 Come down O love divine (Tune: Down Ampney, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  72 My faith looks up to thee (Tune: Olivet, 1st & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 74 O for a heart to praise my God (Tune: Stockton, 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: Cast thy burden upon the Lord (Felix Mendelssohn)

Recessional Hymn: 434 Oft in danger, oft in woe (Tune: University College, 1st & last unison)

Sunday 24th Congregational Evensong: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Introit: O most merciful (Charles Wood)

Responses: Ferial

Psalm: 12 & 13 (Chants: Flintoft in F minor, Goss in A flat major)

Hymn: 245 God that madest (Tune: All through the night, last unison)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Chants: Turle and Baker

Anthem:  God so loved the world (John Stainer)

Hymn: 148 The God of Abraham praise (Tune: Leoni, omit vs. 2,3,5, last unison)

Sunday 31st Mothering Sunday: Family Communion and Parade 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 512 Now thank we all our God (Tune: Nun Danket, 1st & last unison))

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 357 Let all the world in every corner sing (Tune: Luckington)

Offertory Hymn: 177 For the beauty of the earth (Tune: England’s Lane, all unison)

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

Choir Anthem: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) (Redman and Myrin, arr. Heather Sorenson)

Communion Hymn:  899 O let the son of God enfold you

                                        4 A new commandment I give unto you  (sung twice)                                   

Recessional Hymn:   745 To God be the glory  (Tune: To God be the glory; verses unison, choruses harmony)

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