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 March 2020 

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

Processional Hymn: 185 Forty days and forty nights (Tune: Aus Der Tiefe, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 895 My Jesus, my saviour  Supp.

Offertory Hymn: 351 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us  (Tune:Mannheim, last unison) Vol 1

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

Choir Anthem: God be in my head (Philip Wilby)                          

Communion Hymns: 344 Kum ba ya  Vol 1, 71 Be still and know Vol 1

Recessional Hymn: 190 Give me joy Vol 1

 

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

Processional Hymn: 238 New every morning is the love (Tune: Melcombe 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 358 Father of heaven (2nd Tune: Rievaulx, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn:  383 Jesu, lover of my soul  (2nd Tune: Aberystwyth, V4 last 4 lines 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: God so loved the world (John Stainer)

Recessional Hymn 427 O praise ye the Lord (Tune: Laudate Dominum, last unison)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 21 All my hope on God is founded (Tune: Michael) Vol 1

Kyries: Mass in C (John Ireland)

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn:  54 As the deer pants Vol 1

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 606 Praise to the holiest (2nd Tune: Gerontius, last unison) Vol 2

Sursum corda: Plainchant  

Sanctus and Benedictus: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Acclamation:  Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Agnus Dei: Little Organ Mass, Haydn

Choir Anthem: Litany for Lent (Plainsong)

Recessional Hymn: 901 One more step  Supp.

 

Sunday 22nd  Family Communion 10.00am (Mothering Sunday) (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 45 Angel voices ever singing (Tune: Angel Voices, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Gloria: None

Gradual Hymn: 358 Let there be love shared among us (sung twice)  Vol 1

Offertory Hymn: 383 Lord Jesus Christ  (Tune: Living Lord) Vol 1

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

Choir Anthem: Fairest Lord Jesus (Martin How)                          

Communion Hymns: 177 For the beauty of the earth (1st Tune: England’s Lane, all unison)  Vol 1,

                                       899  O let the son of God enfold you Supp.

Recessional Hymn: Bless the Lord O my soul (10,000 Reasons) on sheet

 

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

Introit: O most merciful (Charles Wood)

Responses: St. Martin’s (David Drinkell)

Psalm31  (Chants: 1-16 J. Jones in A flat, 17-27 F. Ouseley in A flat)

Office Hymn: 394 Let all the world (Tune: Luckington)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in B flat

Anthem: Thou knowest Lord (Henry Purcell)

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

 

Sunday 29th  Sung Communion 7.30pm (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: 341 Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia, all harmony)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 305 Soul of my saviour (Tune: Anima Christe, 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: O saviour of the world (John Goss)

Recessional Hymn: 434 Oft in danger (Tune: University College, last unison)

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