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Welcome our 10th weekly ‘Choral Evensong from Home’ series – for The 5th Sunday after Trinity.
I am Director of Music at St James, and the music in this video is performed by four members of the choir who also happen to be part of my family!
We set up a little studio in my home office, which is a cabin at the bottom of our garden (I have a digital organ there), and sang everything from there. Mother Katie led the service, two members of the choir read the lessons, and one of our basses acted as host of the Zoom meeting.
Ordinarily we would be part of a larger team comprising the full resources of four-part (soprano, alto, tenor and bass – SATB) choir. Within our family we can only call on two of these parts (we are sopranos and tenors), and are exploring ways to render something that (hopefully!) continues to be musically rich and satisfying to listeners. We are discovering a whole new (to us) repertoire of music primarily intended for one or two voice parts!
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The order of Service:
- Organ – Prelude in G minor from Op.7 (Marcel Dupré)
- Opening Hymn – Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
- Sung Responses (Disraeli Brown)
- Psalm 63 (Responsorial)
- Old Testament Reading: 2 Samuel 7: 18-29
- Magnificat – The Cherubini Service (Ian Wicks)
- New Testament Reading: Luke 19: 41 – 20:8
- Nunc Dimittis – The Cherubini Service (Ian Wicks)
- Creed and Sung Responses (Disraeli Brown)
- Anthem – A Gaelic Blessing (John Rutter)
- Closing Hymn – Christ is the King! O friends rejoice
- Organ Voluntary – Fugue in G minor from Op.7 (Marcel Dupré)