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 July 2018 

 

Sunday 1st  Family Communion: 10.00am (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 602 Praise my soul, the King of heaven (as set, last verse descant)

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

Gradual Hymn: 164 Father we adore you

Offertory Hymn: 159 Father, I place into your hands (2nd Tune)

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

Choir Anthem: Lead me Lord (S.S. Wesley)

Communion Hymns: 674 Sweet sacrament divine (2nd Tune)

895 My Jesus, my saviour

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

 

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

Processional Hymn: 357 Father, hear the prayer we offer (Tune: Susex, 1st unison &  last unison )

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  394 Let all the world in every corner sing (Tune: Luckington)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 485 Thy hand, O God, has guided   (Tune: Thornbury, 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:  Come, my way, my truth, my life (Noel Rawsthorne)

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

 

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

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

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  343 King of glory, King of peace (Tune: Gwalchmai, in G, NEH 391, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 663 Soul of my saviour (Tune: Anima Christi, in A flat, NEH 305, 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: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (J.S. Bach)

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

 

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

Processional Hymn: 130 Hail the day that sees him rise (Tune: Llanfair, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  237 Morning has broken (Tune: Bunessan)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (Tune: St. Peter, 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:  Walking in a garden (Trad, NEH 123)

Recessional Hymn: 113 Love’s redeeming work is done (Tune: Savannah, 1st & last unison)

 

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

Introit: Lord, for thy tender mercies sake (R. Farrant)

Responses: St. Martin’s (David Drinkell)

Psalm: 63 (Chant: H. Lawes in B flat)

Hymn: 408 Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune: Love divine, last unison)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Herbert Brewer in D

Anthem:  Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)

Hymn: 243 At even when the sun was set (Tune: Angelus, last unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 109 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:  477 Majesty, worship his majesty

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 379 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Tune: St. Helen, NEH 296, 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: Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)

Recessional Hymn: 233 Guide me, O thou great redeemer (Tune: Cwm Rhondda, all harmony)

 

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