02 November 2008

Evensong for Pentecost XXV

Tonight's Evensong from the BBC was recorded at The Queen's College in Oxford.

The Queen's College has one of the finest mixed-voice (males and females) choirs in England. As a musician, I can say the sopranos are well reigned in! The Anglican Chant of the psalms for this Evensong are particularly well rendered.

Introit: Beati omnes (Purcell)

Responses: Reading

Psalms: 66, 67 (Ley, Knyvett, Elgar)

First Lesson: Hosea 11 vv1-11

Office Hymn: For all thy Saints, O Lord (Sandys)

Canticles: Purcell in G minor

Second Lesson: Luke 6 vv17-31

Anthems: Selig sind die Toten (Schutz); Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Schutz); Let my prayer come up (Blow)

Final Hymn: Who are these, like stars appearing (All Saints)

Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in D minor for double organ (Purcell)

Organ scholar: Benedict Lewis-Smith
Director of music: Owen Rees.