Category: Worship Music

Choral Evensong for Sunday, 11 July 2021

Led by Revd Tim Norwood The video recording for this service can be viewed below:   Because it is quite a lengthy recording (over an hour) it may, depending on your network, take a little while to get started. The Service Sheet is available as a PDF file here: Online Service Sheet for Evensong on Sunday,...

Music to End Sunday, 4 July 2021

Dear Friends, Exactly one year ago today, Ernesto invited me to share with you music on a Sunday evening, and so began ‘Music to end the day’, which we have maintained every Sunday since then. We begin tonight with the very first piece offered in this series on 5 July 2020, the chorale prelude ‘Liebster Jesu,...

Music to End Sunday, 27 June 2021

Good evening, friends. Last week I shared with you Thomas Tallis’s wonderful setting of words from St John’s Gospel, appropriate to this season of the Holy Spirit. Tonight we hear a more recent setting of the same text by Philip Wilby. Yorkshire-born Wilby was for many years a lecturer of music at the University of Leeds. He...

Music to End Sunday, 20 June 2021

Good evening, friends. St John’s Gospel, chapter 14 provides wonderful words of comfort to sustain us through this great season of Pentecost. ‘If you love me, you will obey my commands; and I will ask the Father, and he will give you another to be your advocate, who will be with you for ever – The Spirit...

Music to End Sunday, 13 June 2021

Hello, everyone. The theme of rest and sleep runs through our music this evening. The Italian late baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti wrote nearly six hundred sonatas for keyboard. Many of them are boisterous and virtuosic, but tonight I have chosen the reflective Sonata in G minor to establish a mood of quiet contemplation. Sonata in G...