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 September 2018 

 

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

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

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

Gradual Hymn: 88 Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia, last unison)

Offertory Hymn: 536 O Jesus I have promised (Tune: Wolvercote)

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

Choir Anthem: Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes (Thomas Attwood)

Communion Hymns:  72 Be still for the presence of the Lord

4 A new commandment I give to you

Recessional Hymn: 118 Colours of day

 

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

Processional Hymn: 294 Just as I am (Tune: Saffron Walden, 1st &  last unison )

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  324 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (Tune: St. Matthew, all unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 466 Thou, whose almighty word   (Tune: Moscow, 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 to the Holy Spirit (Peter Hurford)

Recessional Hymn: 415 O for a thousand tongues to sing (Tune: Oxford New, 1st & last unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 326 Jesus is Lord (Tune: Jesus is Lord, unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  106 Christ be beside me (Tune: Bunessan)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 606 Praise to the holiest in the height (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 Anthems: Christ be with me (Trad, arr. Stanford), Come, my way, my truth, my life (Noel Rawsthorne)

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

 

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

Processional Hymn: 377 Imortal, invisible, God only wise (Tune: St. Denio, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  431 O thou who camest from above (Tune: Hereford, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 334 All people that on earth do dwell (Tune: Old hundredth, 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:  The Peace of God (John Rutter)

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

 

Sunday 23rd  Choral Evensong: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

Introit: God be in my head (Walford Davies)

Responses: St. Martin’s (David Drinkell)

Psalm: 119 vs. 137-152 (Chant: J. Soaper in D)

Hymn: 150 O blest creator of the light (Tune: Lucis Creator, 2nd Tune, unison, with Amen)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Herbert Brewer in D

Anthem:  Turn back, O man (Gustav Holst)

Hymn: 362 Glorious things of thee are spoken (Tune: Abbot’s Leigh NEH 185 , last unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 386 Lord of all hopefulness (Tune: Slane, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  390 Lord, thy word abideth (Tune: Ravenshaw, (3rd & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 699 The King of love, my shepherd is (Tune: Dominus regit me, 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: Wondrous Cross (Philip Wilby)

Recessional Hymn: 209 God forgave my sin

 

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