Music

 

September

SUNDAY 5th

 

11.00

 

CHORAL EUCHARIST  

 
Trinity 14   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                        Hymns: 334, 466

Setting: Sumsion in F

Psalm :125

Motet: Ave Verum Corpus – Elgar                                                                                   

 
    Voluntary: Carillon Sortie -Mulet

 

 
  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG  
    Psalm: 119 vv41-48

Canticles: Stanford in Bb

Responses: Clucas

Hymns: 150. 65 (AMR 91)

 
    Anthem: Notre Père – Duruflé  
    Voluntary: Transports de Joie -Messiaen  
     
SUNDAY 12th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST  
Holy Cross   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                  Hymns: 641 (omit*), 613

Setting: Kleine Orgel Messe – Haydn

Psalm: 22 VV22-27

    Motet: Adoramus Te Christe – Monteverdi

Voluntary: Litanies – Alain

 

  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG
 

 

  Psalm: 119 vv73-80

Antiphon: O Crux Splendidior

Canticles: Wood in D

Responses: Clucas

Hymns: 79, 82

 

 

 

TUESDAY 14th

 

 

 

7.00

Anthem: Solus Ad Victimam – Leighton

Voluntary: Prelude and fugue sur le nom d’Alain – Durufle

 

Memorial Service For Those Lost To Covid 19

Special Order Of Service

 

SUNDAY 19th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Trinity 16   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                    Hymns: 332 (omit *), 333

Setting: Darke in F

Psalm: 1

 
    Motet: Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd

Voluntary: Spitfire prelude – Walton

 

CHORAL EVENSONG

Psalm: 119vv137 – 152                                                                        Responses: Clucas

Canticles: Sumsion in A                                                                            Hymns: 70, 487

Anthem: In Pace – Blithman

Voluntary: Toccata on Ave Maris Stella – Flor Peeters

 
       
SUNDAY 26th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Trinity 17   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                     Hymns: 623, 234

Setting: Missa Secunda – Hassler         

    Psalm: 124

Motet: View Me Lord – Lloyd

Voluntary: Theme and variations -Andriesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG  
    Psalm: 120, 121                                                                                   Responses: Clucas  
   

 

 

 

6.00

Canticles: Dyson in F                                                                                Hymns: 70, 487

Anthem: And I Saw A New Heaven – Bainton

Voluntary: Prelude  and Fugue in E – Saint Seans

 

Lord -Lieutenants Service

Special Order Of Service

 
       
OCTOBER      
SUNDAY 3rd 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Trinity 18   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                   Hymns: 338, 186

Setting: Missa Aeterna Christe Munera – Palestrina

    Psalm: 26

Motet: Sacerdotes Domini – Byrd

Voluntary: Toccata in b – Gigout

 

  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG  
    Psalm: 125, 126

Canticles: Aston in F

Responses: Sanders                                                                       Hymns: 369, 372  
    Anthem: Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies – Byrd

Voluntary: Fancy for Double Organ – Gibbons

 
       
SUNDAY 10th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Trinity 19   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                   Hymns: 600, 376

Setting: Stanford in C & F

 
    Psalm: 22 vv 1-15

Motet: Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart

Voluntary: Marche Heroique  – Brewer

 

 
  3.00 FREEMASONS SERVICE

Special Order Of Service

Voluntary: Toccata in Bb minor – Vierne

 

SUNDAY 17th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST  with re-dedication of the Abbey organ  
Trinity 20

Eve of St Luke

  Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                 Hymns: 433,  205

Setting: Darke in E

 
   

 

 

 

3.00

Psalm: 104 vv 1-9

Motet: Tantum Ergo – Vierne

Voluntary: Allegro from Organ Sonata – Elgar

 

CHORAL EVENSONG

Psalm: 33                                                                                             Responses: Sanders

Antiphon: Beati eritis

Canticles: Stanford in A                                                                      Hymns: 214, 324,243

Anthem: Psalm 150 – Burtenshaw   Composed for the re-dedication of the organ

Voluntary: Tu es Petra – Mulet

 

 
SUNDAY 24th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Trinity 22   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                   Hymns: 613, 272

Setting: Darke in a

 
    Psalm: 34 vv1-8

Motet: Oculi Omnium – Wood

Voluntary: Allegro Risoluto (Plymouth Suite) – Whitlock

 

 
                   
 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG

Psalm: 127                                                                                           Responses: Sanders

Canticles: The Short Service – Gibbons                                              Hymns: 331, 626

Anthem:  Te Lucis Ante Terminum  (Ferial) – Tallis

Voluntary: Psalm Prelude set 2 No3 – Howells

 
SUNDAY 31st 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Eve of All Saints   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                   Hymns: 197, 478

Setting: Missa Brevis in a – Casciolini

 
   

 

 

 

3.00

Psalm: 24vv1-6

Motet: O Quam Gloriosum – Victoria

Voluntary: Hymn Prelude Darwall’s 148th  – Whitlock

 

CHORAL EVENSONG

Psalm: 145                                                                                            Responses: Radcliffe

Canticles: The Eddington Service – Ives                                           Hymns: 196(ii), 231

Anthem: The Fair Chivalry – Ashfield

Voluntary: Incantations pour un jour Saint (Langlais)

 
                   
 

 

 

TUESDAY 2ND

All Souls

4.30

 

 

7.30

SOLEMN REQUIEM FOR THE DEPARTED OF THE PARISH

Setting: Requiem – Fauré

 

SOLEMN CHORAL EUCHARIST

Setting: Mass Of The Quiet Hour – Oldroyd                                      Hymns:324, 114

Psalm:23

Motet: Holy Is The True Light – Harris

 
    Voluntary: Mors et Resurrectio – Langlais

 

 
SUNDAY 7th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
3rd Before Advent   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                   Hymns: 473, 420

Setting: Wood in c

Psalm: 62 vv5-12

 
    Motet: Lead Me Lord – Wesley  
    Voluntary: Con moto maestoso from Sonata 1 – Mendelssohn

 

 
  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG
    Psalm:  46

Canticles: Sumsion in G

Anthem: Let Thy Merciful Ears O Lord – Mudd

Responses: Radcliffe

Hymns: 464, 663

    Voluntary: Trumpet Minuet – Hollins
       
SUNDAY 14th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST  
Remembrance Sunday   Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                    Hymns: 620,361

Setting: Messe De Requiem – Alain

    Psalm:16
    Motet: For The Fallen – Guest

Voluntary: Fugue in Eb (the ‘St Anne’) – Bach

 

  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG
    Psalm: 95 Responses: Radcliffe
    Canticles: Murrill in E                                                                            Hymns:391, 372
 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 21ST

Christ The King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year C

 

 

 

 

 

11.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.00

Anthem: Greater Love Hath No Man – Ireland

Voluntary: Piece Heroique – Franck

 

 

 

CHORAL EUCHARIST

Gloria: Merbecke                                                                                 Hymns: 345, 352

Setting: Missa Eleinsis – Wills

Psalm:93

Motet: Lift Up Your Heads – Mathias

Voluntary: Allegro Marziale – Bridge

 

CHORAL EVENSONG  
Psalm: 72 vv 1-7                                                                             Responses: Radcliffe Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: St John Service – Howells                                                   Hymns: 433,394  
Anthem: Let All The World – Vaughan Williams

Voluntary: Acclamations – Langlais

 

 

 
SUNDAY 28th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Advent   Introit: Matin Responsory – Palestrina                                                   Hymns: 9, 11

Kyrie: Merbecke

Setting: Jackson in G

Psalm: 25vv 1-9

 
    Motet: Hosanna To The Son Of David – Weelkes  
    Voluntary: Toccata on Veni Emanuel – Carter

 

 

 
 

 

 

DECEMBER

4.00 ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

See special order of service

 

 
SUNDAY 5th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Advent 2   Kyrie: Merbecke                                                                                       Hymns: 12, 420

Setting: Service In The Phrygian Mode – Wood

Canticle: Benedictus

 
    Motet: Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord – Wise  
    Voluntary: Toccata in D minor (Dorian) – Bach

 

 
  3.00
CHORAL EVENSONG
Psalm: 75                                                                                         Responses: Radcliffe
Canticles: Tone 1 – Willan                                                                       Hymns: 1, 466
Anthem: O Thou The Central Orb – Gibbons

Voluntary: Fugue sur le theme du Carillon des Heures  – Durufle

 
       
SUNDAY 12th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Advent 3   Kyrie: Merbecke                                                                                         Hymns: 415, 7

Setting: Missa Brevis – Palestrina

Psalm: 146 vv 4-9

 
    Motet: Rejoice In The Lord – Redford  
    Voluntary: Fugue in G minor (little fugue) – Bach

 

 
  3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG  
    Psalm:50 vv1-6

Canticles:  The Third Service – Moore

Responses: Radcliffe

Hymns: 234,  8 (t128ii)

 
    Anthem: Rejoice In The Lord Alway – Purcell  
    Voluntary: Chorale in B minor – Franck

 

 

 

 
SUNDAY 19th 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Advent 4   Kyrie: Merbecke                                                                                           Hymns:19, 10

Setting: Missa Salve Regina – Victoria

Psalm: Magnificat

 
    Motet: There Is No Rose – Joubert  
    Voluntary: Wachet Auf!  – Karg Elert

 

 
 
3.00 CHORAL EVENSONG
  Psalm:50 vv1-6

Canticles:  The Third Service – Moore

Responses: Radcliffe

Hymns: 234, 1, 8 (t128ii)

  Anthem: We Wait For Thy Loving Kindness – McKie
  Voluntary: Chorale in B minor  – Franck

 

 

 

CHORAL EVENSONG

Psalm:123                                                                                           Responses: Radcliffe

Canticles: Magnificat Sexti Toni “Beau Le Christal” – Lassus             Hymns: 41, 188

Anthem: Ave Maria – Biebl

Voluntary: Wachet Auf! – Bach

 
FRIDAY 24th   6.00 FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS     
    See special order of service

 

 
  11.30 MIDNIGHT MASS         
    Setting: Spatzenmesse – Mozart                                                              Hymns:30, 26

Psalm: 95 vv1-3, 11-13

 
    Motet: O Magnum Mysterium – Lauridsen  
 

 

  Voluntary: Carillon de Westminster  – Vierne  
SATURDAY 25TH 11.00 CHORAL EUCHARIST    
Christmas Day   Setting: Mass Of St Thomas – Thorne                                           Hymns30, 28, 22, 26  
    Psalm: 96

Voluntary: Sortie on Adeste Fideles  – Cochereau

 
     

 

 

 
Vicar of Shrewsbury Abbey: Rev’d Dr Tom Atfield                                                    Director of Music: Peter Smith

Curate: Rev’d Kristian Hewett                                                                                       Organist: Nigel Pursey

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are Recruiting

Music plays a vital role in the life and liturgy of the Abbey.

In order to maintain the musical tradition of the Abbey we need your support.

Are you an adult singer?

If yes then please consider joining the Abbey choir.

We are currently recruiting Soprano, Counter-Tenor, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.

 

Junior Choir

Do you have a son/daughter aged 7 or above? Do you know anyone with children of that age group?

If Yes, then please read on.

It is the intention of the Abbey to start a junior choir for both boys and girls aged 7 and above.

The Director of music would be pleased to hear from any parents, friends etc, who feel that their son/daughter may be interested in this opportunity. Please contact the abbey office or e-mail to arrange an informal meeting.

 

Choral Scholar

Are you in full time education and aged over 16?

If yes, then you may be interested to know that we are currently offering a number of choral scholarships to students who wish to further their vocal talents. Remuneration is by way of vocal tuition from a professional voice coach to the value of £500.00 per annum.

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Please contact the Director of Music for information about these exciting opportunities at Shrewsbury Abbey.