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Vol I No. 1
Feasts & Seasons

Choral Evensong with Sermon (Feast of Ss. Simon and Jude)

by William J. Martin
St Simon whose emblem is a fish (on the left)
and St Jude, with a boat (on the right)
All Saints Church Carleton Rode — Rood screen

The opening anthem:

“A New Song”

by Sir James MacMillan

the words from Psalm 96:1-2, 13:
O sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the whole earth. Sing unto the Lord and praise his name, be telling of his salvation from day to day. For he cometh to judge the earth, and with righteousness to judge the world and the people with his truth.

Psalm 99

Sung to  a chant by Mark Dwyer (also conducting) with
Jeremy Bruns, organist

The Canticles:

Evening Service ‘Collegium Magdalanæ Oxoniense’

by Kenneth Leighton

The Sermon

Aside from St Jude and St Simon, the Sermon touches upon Cranmer’s approach to the liturgical calendar and the role of Scripture as this informed the first Anglican Books of Common Prayer.

The Anthem: “Thy word is a lantern unto my feet” — Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

with Francesco Logozzo, Sully Hart, Glenn Billingsley, soloists
Jeremy Bruns, conductor and Mark Dwyer, organist.

“Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my paths. I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed to keep thy righteous judgements. I am troubled above measure, quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word. Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments. The ungodly have laid a snare for me: but yet I swerved not from thy commandments. Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever: they are the very joy of my heart. Hallelujah.”                                            (Ps 119:105–111)

Officiant and Preacher:  Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff

The music featured is from the sound archive of the Choir of the Church of the Advent, Boston, by kind permission of the Rector, Fr. Douglas Anderson and the Director of Music, Mark Dwyer.