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 December 2019 

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

Processional Hymn: 479 Make way, make way Vol 2

Gloria: NONE

Gradual Hymn: 666 Spirit of the living God Sung twice, Vol 2

Offertory Hymn: 567 O Lord, all the world belongs to you Vol 2

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

Choir Anthem: Come, my way, my truth, my life (Noel Rawsthorne)                               

Communion Hymns: 822 You are the King of glory Vol 2

                                     20  All heaven declares (Vol 1)

Recessional Hymn: 488 Mine eyes have seen the glory Vol 2

 

Sunday 1st  Advent Evening Service: 6.00pm (New English Hymnal)

See separate sheet

 

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

Processional Hymn: 11 O come, O come, Emmanuel (Tune: Veni Emmanuel, all unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: NONE

Gradual Hymn: 3 Come, thou long expected Jesus (Tune: Cross of Jesus, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn:  495 God is working his purpose out (Tune: St. Benson, all 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: Creator of the stars of night (NEH 1, plainsong)

Recessional Hymn 9 Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Tune: Helmsley, last unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 64 Awake, awake, fling off the night (Tune: Grenoble in C, all unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: NONE

Gradual Hymn:  575 On Jordan’s Bank (Tune: Winchester New, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 243 Hark, a herald voice is sounding (Tune: Merton in F, A&MR 47) 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: Blest be the Lord (Bernadette Farrell)

Recessional Hymn: 375 Long ago, prophets knew (Tune: Personent Hodie at 215  Vol 1)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus (Tune: Daily, Daily, omit vs 4,5,6, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Communion Service in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: NONE

Gradual Hymn: 6 Hark, the glad sound (Tune: Bristol, 1st & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 15 The Lord will come, and not be slow (Tune: St. Stephen, 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:  Lord Jesus Christ (NEH 297 vs 1&4); The Angel Gabriel (arr. Pettman)

Recessional Hymn: 186 Tell out my soul (Tune: Woodlands)

 

Sunday 22nd  Nine Lessons and Carols 6.00pm

See separate sheet

 

Tuesday 24th Midnight Mass 11.00pm

1st Carol: O little town of Bethlehem (Green Book p. 92, last v. unison/descant)

2nd Carol: (Instead of Gloria): Hark the herald angels sing (Green Book p.39, last v. unison/descant)

3rd Carol: Away in a manger (Green Book p.2, all harmony)

Gospel: (Acclamations said)

4th Carol: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Bethlehem Book no. 7, last v. unison/descant)

Eucharistic Prayer: (Sursam corda said)

Sanctus: 433 CHFE Inwood Gathering Mass vol. 1

Acclamation (Christ has died, Christ is risen)  434 CHFE Inwood Gathering Mass vol. 1

During Communion: Christmas Lullaby (John Rutter)

Communion Carols: Once in royal David’s city (Orange Book p.148)

                                    Silent Night, Holy Night (Bethlehem Book p. 16)

5th Carol: O come all ye faithful   (Green Book, p.88, all 7 verses) Sung in choirstalls  

 

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

Processional Hymn: 335 Joy to the world (Tune: Antioch, as set) Vol 1

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 883 Jesus, name above all names (Sung twice) Vol 1

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 305 In the bleak midwinter (Tune: Cranham, as set) 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:  God rest you merry, gentlemen (CFC 1, p.29, vs 1,2 &5)

Recessional Hymn: 244 Hark, the herald angels sing (Tune: Mendelssohn, last verse unison/descant)

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