Early American Folk Hymns

Our next video in the hymn series: American folk hymns. Learn more about shape notes and the Sacred Harp tradition! Thank you to chorister Normand Richard for singing “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” at the end.

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The Complete Psalter: Psalms 4-6

Continuing our journey through the Anglican Psalter, today’s selection is Psalms 4-6. You can download the music here if you would like to follow along at home, and don’t forget to follow all our musical content on our dedicated web and Facebook pages.

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An English Rhapsody

Harold Darke (1888-1976) is probably one of the best-known choral composers of the Twentieth Century, yet almost all of his music, aside from his popular works like In the bleak midwinter, has fallen into obscurity. Using his epic Rhapsody (1908) as the centrepiece, we explore the history of the rhapsodic...

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Organ Vespers – Pentecost 5

Another chance for you to listen to our service of Organ Vespers from Pentecost 5. Prelude: Moderato, Niels Gade (1817-1890) Reflection: Adoration, Florence Price (1887-1953) Magnificat: Suite du Premier ton Jean-Adam Guilain Reflection: Melody, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) Postlude: Sonata no. 3, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

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The Complete Psalter: Psalms 1-3

Today we being a journey through the full Anglican psalter, coincidentally on the day when the BAS lectionary has appointed Psalms 1-3 for morning prayer. Over the coming months you will be able to experience the full emotional breadth of the so-called Psalms of David, the prayers and hymns that...

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In a Green Pasture: Herbert Howells & Psalm 23

    The music of Herbert Howells features regulalry on the normal music lists at Christ Church Cathedral. In the same way that the music of his teacher and mentor, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, had defined the nineteenth-century ecclesiastical soundscape, so too did that of Howells, arguably, for the twentieth...

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Gregorian chant

In this next episode of our hymn series, Nick gives us a basic overview of the largest and oldest repertory of the Church – Gregorian chant. He also presents a practical guide of how you can sing from chant notation.

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Psalm 118

Our psalm for Monday 29 June 2020, taken from today’s Canadian BCP lectionary is Psalm 118: O give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious. You can download the music for this psalm here, and don’t forget to follow our website and Facebook pages for all the latest musical...

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Te Deum in F

Our latest online choir project – John Ireland’s setting of the Te Deum in F major. A massive thank you to all our choristers for their contributions to these projects, all of which take a significant amount of time for each person involved. Don’t forget you can keep up to...

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Anglo-Catholic Hymnody

In the next episode of our new hymn series, Nick talks about other hymn writers from Victorian England. Learn more about the creators behind well-loved translations and texts like “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “Praise to the Holiest in the Height.” Thank you to chorister Catharine Murray for singing...

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