Choral Vespers

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20061004

For the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, from Montserrat Abbey, Spain, with the Pilgrim Consort.

Introit: Cuncti Simus Concanentes (Llibre Vermell)

Office Hymn: Most high, omnipotent, good Lord (Jesu, corona virginum)

Psalm: 104 (plainsong)

First Lesson: Isaiah 55

Anthem: The Praises of St Francis (Martin Bussey) First performance

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1 vv17-31

Homily: The Rev Angela Tilby

Magnificat tertii toni (Victoria)

Motets: O Crux (Fernando Sor)

Mariam Matrem (Llibre Vermell)

Final Hymn: All creatures of our God and King (Lasst uns erfreuen)

Marcus Farnsworth (director of music).

20071125

Live from Westminster Cathedral for the Feast of Christ the King.

Hymn: Te saeculorum principem (Plainsong)

Psalms: 110, 145 (Plainsong)

Canticle: Salus et gloria (Plainsong)

Reading: 1 Corinthians 15 vv25-28

Magnificat: octavi toni (Vivanco)

Homily: Mgr Mark Langham

Motet: Christus vincit (James MacMillan)

Organ Voluntary: Te Deum (Demessieux)

Master of Music: Martin Baker

Assistant Master of Music: Matthew Martin

Organ Scholar: Oliver Brett.

20071216

Live from Leeds Cathedral.

Organ Prelude: PriÃre (Langlais)

Introit: Qui sedes, Domine, super Cherubim (Rheinberger)

Office Hymn: Conditor alme siderum (Plainsong)

Psalms: 110, vv1-5, 7; 111 (Saunders, Bevenot)

New Testament Canticle: Revelation 19, vv1-2, 5-7 (Duffy)

Reading: Philippians 4, vv4-7

Motet: Rorate caeli desuper (Byrd)

Homily: The Right Rev Arthur Roche

Magnificat primi toni (Colin Mawby)

Marian Antiphon: Alma redemptoris (Pedro de Cristo)

Organ Voluntary: Rorate caeli desuper (Naji Hakim)

Director of music: Benjamin Saunders

Assistant director of music: Christopher McElroy.

20080406

Sung by the Pilgrim Consort in the Basilica of St Paul's outside the Walls, Rome.

Introit: Sleeper, awake, rise from the dead (Martin Bussey) - first performance

Office Hymn: The Lamb's high banquet (Ad cenam Agni)

Psalm 118 (plainsong)

Epistle: Philippians 2 vv 1-11

Motet: Magnus sanctus Paulus (Palestrina)

Gospel: John 20 vv 19-29

Motet: Alleluia! Christus surrexit (Anerio)

Homily: Father Gregory Collins

Magnificat tertii toni (Palestrina)

Motets: Christe, adoramus te (Monteverdi); Tu es Petrus (Palestrina); Regina coeli (Anerio)

Hymn: Ye sons and daughters of the King (O filii et filiae)

Directors of music: Marcus Farnsworth, James Hawkey.

20081123

Live from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.

Organ Prelude (Suite medievale) (Langlais)

Introit: A child's prayer (James MacMillan)

Responses: Philip Stopford

Office Hymn: O God, whose hand hath spread the sky (Coeli deus sanctissime)

Psalm: 27 (Martin, Cooke)

New Testament Canticle: Colossians 1 vv12-20 (Parratt)

Lesson: James 1 vv22-27

Homily: Archbishop John Onaiyekam

Anthem: Let all the world (Leighton)

Magnificat (James MacMillan)

Final Hymn: Hail redeemer, King divine (King Divine)

Motet: Salve regina (Timothy Noon)

Organ Voluntary: Festival Fanfare (Leighton)

Director of music: Timothy Noon

Organist: Richard Lea.