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04. Music List 08/04/20

04. Music List 08/04/20

Hosanna

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Thomas Tallis – The Lamentations of Jeremiah

We begin our musical Holy Week with the service of Tenebrae (darkness). It is the most austere of the services of Holy Week, made up of Psalms, readings, and responsories. The readings are based around the liturgy of one of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday, with the service held the day before. For today’s Music List we will use the

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03. Music List 05/04/20

03. Music List 05/04/20

Hosanna

Sunday 5th April 2020

As the choir would have sung two pieces in church for this week’s Palm Sunday festivities, I have chosen two works for today’s Music List.

Arr. Shaw – Ride on King Jesus
We begin with a piece which our choir have sung every Palm Sunday in recent times, an arrangement of the Negro Spiritual “Ride on, King Jesus”.

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02. Music List 29/03/20

02. Music List 29/03/20

James Macmillan

Sunday 29th March 2020

My choice for this morning’s music list is one which may not be familiar to you: it is a piece I have performed many times, and one which never fails to enthrall audiences, congregations, and performers alike: James MacMillan’s Miserere mei, Deus.

I have had the privilege of working closely with James on a number of occasions over the past few years. He is an

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01. Music List 22/03/20

01. Music List 22/03/20

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Sunday 22nd March 2020

Given the difficulty with using music in church services at the present time, I shall draw up a weekly ‘music list’, drawing on the liturgy to choose one piece of music suitable for each Sunday and major festival. We begin this Sunday with one of my favourite pieces of music. It is a work which means a lot to me personally, and also encapsulates the joy of celebrating Mothering Sunday: Ave Maria, by Robert Parsons.