Choral Evensong

Tuesday 10th January

Baptism of Christ

Choral Evensong

Introit Let all the angels of God, Handel

Responses Ayleward

Psalm 47

Canticles Purcell in Bb

Readings Joshua 3:1-8, 14-end; Hebrews 1:1-12

Anthem Hallelujah, Handel

Hymns 57 The race that long in darkness pined (vv.1,3,4,5); 55 Hail to the Lord’s anointed (vv.1,4,5)

Tuesday 17th January

Holy Communion

Introit If ye love me, Tallis

Communion Missa ‘Che fa oggi il mio sole.’ Allegri

Readings Romans 12: 6-16a; John 2:1-11

Anthems Hortus conclusus, Ceballos

Hymns 457 The King of Love (vv1,2,4,6); 271 Alleluya, sing to Jesus (vv. 1,3,4); 336 Angel Voices ever singing (vv.1,4,5)

Tuesday 24th January

Choral Evensong

Introit God be in my head, Horton

Responses Reading

Psalm 33:1-12

Canticles Sumsion in G

Readings Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, 1Peter 1:3-12

Anthem Blessed be the God and Father, Wesley

Hymns 341 Blest are the pure in heart; 345 Christ is the King (vv.1,2,5,6)

Tuesday 31st January

Presentation of Christ in the temple

Choral Evensong

Introit Come unto me, Jeffcoat

Responses Byrd

Psalm 34:1-10, plainsong (English)

Canticles Magnificat Octavus tonus, Gombert; Nunc Dimittis, tone VIII (English)

Readings Genesis 28:10-end, Philemon 1-16

Anthem Maria wallt zum Heiligtum: Eccard

Hymns 353 Dear Lord and Father of mankind (vv.1,2,5); 331 Abide with me (vv.1,2,4,5)

Tuesday 7th February

Choral Evensong

Introit O praise the Lord, Batten

Responses Smith

Psalm 4

Canticles Magnificat Octavi toni, Morales; Nunc Dimittis, Holst

Readings Amos 2:4-end, Ephesians 4:17-end

Anthem Beati quorum via, Stanford

Hymns 336 Angel-voices ever singing (1,2,5); 486 We have a gospel to proclaim (1,5,6)

Tuesday 14th February

Choral Evensong

Introit O nata lux, Tallis

Responses Rose

Psalm 13

Canticles Wood in D

Readings Amos 3:1-8, Ephesians 5:1-17

Anthem Hail, gladdening light, Wood

Hymns 357 Father, hear the prayer we offer; 401 Light’s abode, celestial Salem (1,4,6)

Tuesday 21st February

Holy Communion in Musicians’ Chapel (Quartet)

Introit Adoramus te, Lassus

Communion Mass for four voices, Byrd

Readings Genesis 3:9-19; Luke 8:4-15

Anthems Ave Verum Corpus, Byrd

Hymns 419 O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace; 244 Glory to thee, my God, this night (1,2,4,5)

Tuesday 28th February

Shrove Tuesday

Choral Evensong

Introit Drop, drop slow tears, Gibbons

Responses Tallis

Psalm 84

Canticles ‘Second’ evening service, Byrd

Readings 2Kings 2:1-12; Matthew 17:9-23

Anthem Civitas sancti tui, Byrd

Hymns 64 Be thou my guardian and my guide; 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (1,2,4,6)

Tuesday 7th March


Choral Evensong

Introit Ubi Caritas, Durufle

Responses Gant ‘Pentatonic’

Psalm 50:1-6, 12-15

Canticles ‘Collegium Regale,’ Howells

Readings Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 16-end; Luke 15:1-10

Anthem O Sing unto the Lord, MacMillan

Hymns 67 Forty days and forty nights (1,2,5,6); 439 t.1 Praise to the Holiest in the height (1,2,6,7)

Tuesday 14th March

Choral Evensong

Introit Prayer of King Henry VI, Ley

Responses Morley

Psalm 135:1-7

Canticles Morley ‘Fauxbourdon’

Readings Numbers 21:4-9; Luke 14:27-33

Anthem Versa est in luctum, Lobo

Hymns 76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said (1,2,5,6); 296 t.1 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour (1,4,5)

Tuesday 21st March

Holy Communion

Introit Salvator mundi, Tallis

Communion Nicholson in Db

Readings Numbers 22:21-31; Luke 11:14-28

Anthems In ieiunio et fletu, Tallis

Hymns 420 O Jesus, I have promised (1,2,4); 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence (1,3,4); 396 Let saints on earth in concert sing (1,3,4,5)

Tuesday 28th March

Choral Evensong in Fusiliers Chapel (Quartet only)

Introit Almighty and everlasting God, Gibbons

Responses Smith (4-part)

Psalm 31:1-8

Canticles Gibbons ‘Short’ evening service

Readings Michah 7:1-8, 14-end; James 5: 7-end

Anthem Exultate Justi, Viadana

Hymns 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (1,2,4,6) ;445 Rock of ages (1,3,4)

Tuesday 4th April

Choral Evensong

Introit A lent prose (v.1,2,4,5)

Responses Byrd

Psalm 30

Canticles Plainsong

Readings Lamentations 3:19-33; Matthew 20:17-end

Anthem Lamentations of Jeremiah, Tallis

Hymns 452 Stand up and bless the Lord (1,2,4,5); 332 All hail the power of Jesu’s name (1,4,5,7)

Tuesday 11th April

Holy Week Service

Tuesday 13th April

Holy Week Service