Friday, 22 June 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018

10th June 2018 Trinity 2

Lord For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake  Music could be by either Farrant or John Hilton.  Arrangement by Anthony Green. Words from J Bull, Christian Prayers and Holy Meditation (1568)

Henry Bull died in 1577.  He was an eminent theological writer.  In 1553 when Mary I came to the throne, he with the help of a conspirator snatched a censer from the hand of an officiating priest and was expelled from Magdalen. He was quiet during the rest of her reign, but came back to prominence on the ascension of Elizabeth I. He was also the editor of Christian Praiers and Holy Meditacions which appeared first by 1570, from which the text of our anthem today was taken.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

27th May 2018 Trinity Sunday

God So Loved The World    Stainer

The words are taken from the Gospel reading for today.

See 25th June 2017

Monday, 7 May 2018

6th May 2018 Easter 6

Ave Verum Corpus WA Mozart

See 23.7.2017

29th April 2018 Easter 5

Walking in a garden   Traditional Irish Melody arranged by Arthur Hutchings (1906-1989) 
Poem Hilary Greenwood (1929-2003)

Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings was an English Musicologist and after WW2 Professor of Music at The University of Durham. He was also a composer and many of his tunes are included in The New English Hymnal, serving many years as a director of the English Hymnal Company.

Hilary Peter Frank Greenwood was an Anglican theologian.  He wrote "Walking in a garden" for his nephews and set it originally to "Puff the Magic Dragon". As well as the Hutchings arrangement it is also set to "Au Clair de la  Lune". It includes the three gardens, Eden, Gethsemane and the Easter garden of Resurrection.

Monday, 23 April 2018

22nd April 2018 Easter 4 Good Shepherd Sunday

Turn Thy Face From My Sins   Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)

The text is from Psalm 51, vv. 9-11

See 29.10.17

15th April 2018 Easter 3

O For A Closer Walk With God     Stanford

See 15.10.17