Music List

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This page contains information on music that has been sung recently, and a provisional list of the music that will be sung at St Bride’s. A more detailed music list, containing the hymns and psalms, is also listed in the rear pages of The Oystercatcher every month – click here.

December 2018

2 Sunday

Advent Sunday

10.30  Choral Eucharist

MASS Terry in C

MOTET The Advent Prose

VOLUNTARY Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546

13.00 Organ Recital by PETER WAKEFORD

Music for Advent by Bach, Howells, Leighton and Dupre

15.30 Advent Carol Service


9 Sunday

Advent II

10.30  Choral Eucharist

MASS Terry in C

MOTET This is the record of John Gibbons

VOLUNTARY Gibbons Fantasia in Four Parts


16 Sunday

Advent III

10.30  Choral Eucharist

MASS Terry in C

MOTET Long ago, prophets knew arr. Archer

VOLUNTARY Franck Choral No.2 in B minor


23 Sunday

Advent IV

10.30  Choral Eucharist

MASS Darke in F

MOTET Alma redemptoris mater Palestrina

VOLUNTARY Buxtehude Magnificat Primi Toni BuxWV 204

15.30 Christmas Carol Service


24 Monday

Christmas Eve

23.00 Choral Eucharist

MASS Darke in F

MOTET Nativity Carol Rutter

VOLUNTARY Mulet Carillon-Sortie


25 Tuesday

Christmas Day

10.30  Sung Eucharist

MASS Macmillan St Anne’s Mass



As well as singing the Sunday morning Mass settings, Psalms (generally to Anglican chant) and motets, the choir of St Bride’s is one of very few choirs to sing the weekly Mass Propers for the Liturgical Year from the English Gradual (Introit, Gradual, Alleluia/Tract, Offertory and Communion). These are settings of the Psalms and other texts from the Scriptures, using beautiful plainsong. A cantor and the choir take turns to sing the various parts of the text, in a responsorial style. This runs as a thread through the Choral Eucharist every Sunday morning, and provides a meditative backdrop to our worship.








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