2010 – Chester Cathedral

In August 2010 we visited Chester Cathedral, and sang the cathedral services for a week.

Here also a link with some photo impressions of the week taken by Richard Granger

 http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/richardjgranger/ECSChester2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_n-9vegab7-gE&feat=directlink

Monday 9 August – Choral Evensong

  • Preces and Responses: Grayston Ives
  • Psalms: 47, 48, 49
  • Canticles: Wood in E flat 1891 – No 1
  • Anthem: God is Love – Andrew Carter
  • Hymn: NEH 374 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

Tuesday 10 August – Choral Evensong

  • Preces and Responses: Morland Responses – Graham Ellis
  • Psalms: 53, 54, 55
  • Canticles:  Thomas Attwood Walmisley in D
  • Anthem: Geistliches Lied, Opus 30 –  Brahms
  • Hymn: NEH 499 Thy Kingdom come O God


Wednesday 11 August – Choral Evensong

  • Introit: God be in my head Nicholson
  • Preces and Responses: Grayston Ives
  • Psalms 59, 60, 61
  • Canticles: Sumsion in G
  • Anthem: Hail Gladdening Light – Charles Wood
  • Hymn: NEH 464 Thou art the way


Friday 13 August – Choral Evensong with viol consort

  • Preces and Responses: Tomkins
  • Psalms: 69, 70
  • Canticles: Weelkes First service
  • Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills – Thomas Tomkins
  • Hymn: NEH 494 Christ is the world’s true Light (Nun danket)


Saturday 14 August – Choral Evensong

  • Introit: Prayer of King Henry VI – Henry Ley
  • Preces and Responses: Morland Responses – Graham Ellis
  • Psalms: 73, 74
  • Canticles: St. Andrew’s Service – Peter Aston
  • Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father – Samuel S. Wesley
  • Hymn: NEH 383 Jesu, lover of my soul (Aberystwyth)


Sunday 15 August – Cathedral Eucharist

  • Communion setting: Prince of Peace – W.S. Lloyd Webber
  • Motet at the Peace: Oculi omnium – Andrew Parnell
  • Communion Motet: Ave Maria – Elga
  • Hymns:  NEH 478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones (gathering)
  •             NEH 341 Blest are the pure in heart (gradual)
  •             NEH 302 O thou who at thy Eucharist (offertory)
  •             NEH 275 Blessed Jesu, Mary’s Son (communion)
  •             NEH 186 Tell out my soul Tune: Woodlands (post communion)


Sunday 15 August BCP Eucharist – Choir

  • Communion setting:     Darke in F
  • Gradual Motet    Ave verum – Richard Pearsall
  • Creed/Our Father    Merbecke
  • Communion Motet    O sacrum convivium – Thomas Tallis
  • Hymns: NEH 366 God of mercy (gathering)
  •             NEH 187 Virgin born Tune: Quem pastores
  •             NEH 292 Jesu thou joy of loving hearts (Eisenach)
  •             NEH 446 Sing Alleluya forth


Sunday 15 August – Choral Evensong – The Feast of the blessed Virgin Mary

  • Introit: Bless O Lord, us thy servants – John Harper
  • Preces and Responses: Sumsion
  • Hymn: NEH 452 Stand up, stand up for Jesus
  • Psalm: 132
  • Canticles: Brewer in 
  • Anthem: Ave Maria – Parsons
  • Hymn: NEH 477 Ye know that the Lord is gracious (Hyfrydol)

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