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Welcome the 12th service in our ‘Choral Evensong at Home’ series – for The Eighth 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. Our vicar, Mother Katie, led the service.
The two readings both relate to a ‘craving’ (as Mother Katie characterised it) for truth and wisdom, and the psalm expresses a yearning to return to be back with God. Falsehood (as represented by the false prophet ‘magician’ BarJesus in the reading from Acts) can only lead to a desolation symbolised by the ‘cry of the pelican’ in our anthem by Andrew Gant – ‘Lead Me, O Lord’.
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The order of service:
- Organ Voluntary – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Symphony from ‘Solomon’ by Handel)
- Opening Hymn – Immortal, invisible, God only wise
- Sung Responses (Aston)
- Psalm 80 (Responsorial)
- Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 10: 1-13
- Magnificat – Evening Service in C (Frank Henry Shera)
- New Testament Reading: Acts 13: 1-13
- Nunc Dimittis – Evening Service in C (Frank Henry Shera)
- Creed and Sung Responses (Aston)
- Anthem – Lead me, O Lord (Andrew Gant)
- Closing Hymn – All my hope on God is founded
- Organ Voluntary – Paean (Herbert Howells)