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Music at Services at the Cathedral of St.Machar.


Music at Services at the Cathedral of St.Machar.


Full details of the music to be heard at each Service are included in the Order of Service and are published on accompanying pages of this website.


Choral Music

A choir of over 30 members, including Choral Scholars, which sings at the Sunday morning Service at 11a.m., has an extensive repertoire, ranging from medieval plainchant to pieces which have been written in the twenty first century. The Choir usually makes two contributions to the Service - an Anthem and a Motet during the Offertory collection.  Three items are included at the monthly Communion Service on the last Sunday of the month.



Music at Services at the Cathedral of St.Machar – April 2018


Choral Music

There is a thriving choir of over 30 members, including Choral Scholars, that sings at the Sunday morning Service at 11.  The Choir has an extensive repertoire, ranging from medieval plainchant to pieces which have been written in the twenty first century. The Choir usually makes two contributions to the Service - an Anthem and a Motet during the Offertory collection.  Three items are included at the monthly Communion Service on the last Sunday of the month.


During April the Choir will sing a wide range of music with emphasis on recent or living composers.  Sir Philip Ledger, Simon Lindley, Barrett-Ayres, Humphrey Clucas, Herbert Howells, will all be represented.  Other music will be by Brahms, Fauré, and on the last Sunday in the month of April we shall sing three movements from the Missa Seconda by the German Renaissance composer, Hans Leo Hassler.



Organ Music

The Cathedral has a fine three-manual organ by ‘Father’ Willis which nearly two years ago celebrated its 125th anniversary.  Organ music in this post Easter period will include several Chorale Preludes by the twentieth century Belgian Composer and Organist, Flor Peeters, who visited St. Machar’s Catheral to give an organ recital in the 1970s. Other music will be by Herbert Howells and to accompany the Hassler Mass on the final Sunday in April, some of his organ music will be played.


Full details of the music is always included in the Order of Service for the day.

Apr. 1 Easter Day



Organ Music:       Before:


After:



Apr.8  Low Sunday


Organ Music:       Before:


After:


Apr. 15  


Organ Music:       Before:

After:


Apr.22


Organ Music:       Before:

After:


Apr. 29



Organ Music:       Before:

After:



Anthem: This joyful Eastertide

Offertory: Now the green blade  

Communion: I Know that my Redeemer liveth: Ershienen ist der herrlich Tag    

Jesu, hilf siegen du Fürst des Lebens    

Ershienen ist der herrliche Tag      

Heut triumphiret Gottes Sohn                     


Anthem; Most glorious Lord of life:

Offertory: This joyful Eastertide;  

Aeterna Christi munera   

I am lucis orto sidere                               

Paean:

                                                    

Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes:     

Offertory: This is the Day:               

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr    

Erstanden ist der heilige Gott BWV 628


Anthem: I will praise Thee:   

Offertory: We Love the place:          

Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 658

Nun Danket alle Gott BWV 657

                 

Anthem: Kyrie (Missa Secunda)          

Offertory: Gloria

Communion: Agnus Dei

Ricercar (aus a)  

Canzona in g         

Philip Ledger

Simon Lindley

Handel

Karg-Elert

Karg-Elert

J.S.Bach

J.S.Bach


William  Harris

P.Ledger

Flor Peeters

Flor Peeters

H.Howells


Humphrey Clucas

Anon (17th. cent.)

Flor Peeters

J.S.Bach.


R.Barrett-Ayres.

J.Brahms

J.S.Bach

J.S.Bach


H.L.Hassler



H.L.Hassler

H.L.Hassler


Director of Music and Organist Dr. Roger B.Williams, M.B.E.