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 November 2019 

Saturday 2nd All Souls’ Requiem 2.30pm (New English Hymnal)

Processional Hymn: 463 Thine for ever, God of love (Tune: Newington, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 376  I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune: Kingsfold, 1st & last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 457 The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: St. Columba, 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: 368 Guide me, O thou great redeemer (Tune: Cwm Rhondda, all harmony)

 

Sunday 3rd  Family Communion: 10.00am All Saints’ (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone)

Processional Hymn: 176 For all the saints (Tune: Sine Nomine, vs 1,2,3,7,8, all unison) Vol 1

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

Gradual Hymn: 248 He who would valiant be (Tune: Monk’s Gate, last unison) Vol 1

Offertory Hymn: 275 I danced in the morning Vol 1

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

Choir Anthem: The Peace of God (John Rutter)                               

Communion Hymns: 663 Soul of my saviour (Tune: Anima Christi, all harmony) Vol 2

                                     633  Seek ye first (Vol 2)

Recessional Hymn: 580 One shall tell another Vol 2

 

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

Processional Hymn: 417 O God our help in ages past (Tune: St. Anne, 1st & last unison)

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn: 499 Thy Kingdom come, O God (Tune: St. Cecilia, last unison)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 307 Sweet sacrament divine (Tune: Divine Mysteries, 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: A flower remembered (John Rutter)

National Anthem: 489 (Sung at War Memorial, all 3 verses)

 

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

Processional Hymn: 179 For the healing of the nations (Tune: Regent Square NEH 265, 1st & last unison) Vol 1

Kyries: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gloria: Mass of St. Cedd  (Peter Nardone)

Gradual Hymn:  40 Amazing grace  Vol 1

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn:113 Christ triumphant (Tune: Guitting Power) 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: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (J.S. Bach)

Recessional Hymn: 118 Colours of day  Vol 1

 

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

Processional Hymn: 345 Christ is the King (Tune: Vulpius, as set)

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, as set)

Gospel Acclamations: Communion Service (Peter Aston)

Offertory Hymn: 465 Thou didst leave thy throne (Tune: Margaret, 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 Anthems:  The Lord’s Prayer (Rimsky Korsakov), The Road Home (Stephen Paulus)

Recessional Hymn: 443 Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune: Gopsal,  last unison)

 

Sunday 24th Congregational Evensong 6.00pm

Introit: Lord, I trust thee (G.F. Handel) AFC p. 95

Responses: Ferial

Psalm72  (Chant: T. Norris in A flat)

Hymn: 241 Before the ending of the day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum, alt. version)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Set A

Anthem: Lord that descendedst, Holy Child (Eric Gritton) AFC p.98

Hymn: 134 The head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune: St. Magnus, last unison)

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