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The Parish Church of Sarum St. Martin - Hymns and Voluntaries

Hymns are going to be added as a resource and the recordings are being produced by Robert Fielding on his home practice organ. There will be voluntaries included.

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Ordinary Time 15 - 12th July - In memoriam Alan Harwood

This posting brings to an end Robert's musical contributions for use during the lock-down period of the coronavirus pandemic.
Should we be forced back into lock-down these postings will again be provided!

Many thanks to singers who have made contributions and to Sarum Web Design, especially Kirstie Pugh, for page development
and regular posting of the many files and links I have sent in since Maundy Thursday.

Opening Voluntary

Tierce en Taille et Récit de Chromhorne (Suite Évocatrice ii) – Charles Tournemire

Tournemire wrote his Suite Évocatrice (1938), in a neo-classical style, celebrating the Classical French Organ styles of the 18th century. This is also reflected in his titles which use names of organ stops.

Hymn: ‘Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face’ (EH 312, AMR 414 and HAMNS 274)

Tune: Amesbury by Alan Harwood

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Suite Evocatrice II. Tierce en Taille et Recit de Chromhorne - Tournemire

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Amesbury by Alan Harwood

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God be in my head - Nicholas Hale

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Flourish for an Occasion – William Harris

 

 

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God be in my head – Nick Hale

Both the hymn and the motet were recorded last year in St. Martin’s and sung by CSD, directed by Nick Hale.

Closing Voluntary

Flourish for an Occasion – William Harris

I played this for Alan’s memorial service last year and subsequently made a recording of it at home on the digitised Hereford Cathedral set.

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Ordinary Time 14 - 5th July

For those who are unable to attend permitted worship today, I have provided an uplifting hymn and set of voluntaries.

Opening Voluntary

Cantilène – Leonce de Saint-Martin

Hymn: A brighter dawn is breaking  (NEH 102)

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Cantilene - Leonce de Saint-Martin

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A brighter dawn is breaking

 

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Carillon - Leonce de Saint-Martin

       

Closing Voluntary

Carillon – Leonce de Saint-Martin

Both voluntaries are movements from Saint-Martin’s ‘Suite Cyclique’ (so-called because themes occur throughout the work). Written in 1930, the work is not often heard but is immediately attractive. The Cantilène makes much of singing themes heard quietly on a flute with tremulant and then later on, played on a 4’ reed in the pedal. The Carillon belts forth the theme and bells are heard tolling and ringing joyously in a French style! This was meant to be a voluntary for Easter Day but we were in lock-down. Now, when worship begins today again at St. Martin’s, this piece celebrates this small step towards what we hope to be normal times. 

Ordinary Time 13 - 28th June SS. Peter & Paul

Opening Voluntary

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten BWV642 – J.S. Bach

Another masterful composition from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein.
This translation of verse 1 will answer your question, ‘why chosen for today?’
‘If thou but suffer God to guide you,
and hope in him through all his ways;
He’ll give you strength and bear you through (these) evil days.
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love,
builds on the rock that nought can move.’

Hymn: With golden splendour (NEH 171)

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(The penultimate syllable of every line is sung to two notes using a dotted rhythm.)
This hymn is a translation (Lacey), of a 6th century Latin text. With a metre of 12 12 12 12 (twelve syllables to each line), it has only one tune in the NEH that fits, ANNUE CHRISTE, a melody from La Feillée’s Méthode du plain-chant, 1782.

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With golden splendour

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Wer nur den lieben - Bach

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Tus es Petrus - Demessieux

Closing Voluntary

Tu es Petrus (Marcia) – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)

A pupil of Dupré and organist at La Madeleine, Paris, the highly-talented Jeanne Demessieux had a prodigious memory (c.2,500 works!). Sadly, she died young suffering from throat cancer. This short but punchy choral prelude features the chant melody Tu es Petrus, repeated at different pitches in the pedal and scored for full organ! Maybe an interpretation of the character of S. Peter? It is taken from the set of Twelve Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes (1947).

Ordinary Time 12 - 21st June (Feast of the Sacred Heart transferred from Friday 19th)

Opening Voluntary

Offertoire - L'Orgue Mystique 28ii (Sacred Heart) – Tournemire

Hymn: Father of heaven, whose love profound (NEH 358ii)

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L'Orguse Mystique, 28ii Offertoire (Sacred Heart)

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Father of heaven, whose love profound

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L'Orgue Mystique, 28v Prelude et Fresque (Sacred Heart)

Closing Voluntary

Prelude et Fresque - L'Orgue Mystique 28v (Sacred Heart) - Tournemire

L’Orgue Mystique No 28 - Sacratissimi Cordis Jesu (Le Sacré-Coeur de Jésus) op.57. As you would expect, this suite for the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, includes some of Tournemire’s most poignant writing. The luxurious use of all available 8 foot bourdons, flutes, strings and the Unda Maris on all three manuals in the slow Offertoire second movement add to the appeal and beauty of this meditation in sound, using the pre-1929 chant Benedic anima. The gentle final movement with its unusual title, Prélude et Fresque (fresco), contains ethereal sections for the flutes and rich harmonies in opening and closing chorale sections. The movement is based on the Easter psalm chant Venite, exsultemus and Vespers hymn Auctor beate saeculi. Both movements have been recorded by Robert at home using Hauptwerk software.

Corpus Christi (transferred) - 14th June

Opening Voluntary

Chorale Prelude on Gibbons Song 24 (NEH 303) - Healey Willan
This quiet voluntary sets today’s Communion hymn tune by Gibbons, often sung at St. Martin’s.

Hymn: O word immortal of eternal God (NEH 303)

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(Last line sings as, ‘And with th’eternal Father glorified.’)

 

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O word immortal of eternal God

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Willan Song 24

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Tantum ergo - de Severac

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L'Orgue Mystique, 27v Fantaisie Paraphrase (Corpus Christi)

Motet – Tantum ergo by Déodat de Séverac
Tantum ergo comprises the last two verses of the Eucharistic hymn Pange lingua by Thomas Aquinas (13th cent.).

Therefore so great a Sacrament
Let us fall down and worship,
And let the old law
Give way to a new rite, and let faith stand forward
To make good the defects of sense.

To the Father and the Son
Be praise and joy,
Health, honour and virtue and blessing,
And to him proceeding from both
Be equal praise. Amen.

Closing Voluntary

Fantaisie Paraphrase - L'Orgue Mystique 27 (In Festo Corporis Christi) – Charles Tournemire

The extensive final movement of Suite 27 for the feast of Corpus Christi, uses the familiar but slightly different ’Pange lingua’ chant which appears in figuration and pedal cantus firmus and ends with a resounding quotation of the ‘Te Deum’ chant - We praise Thee O Lord!

Trinity Sunday - 7th June

Opening Voluntary (Click here for Note on L’Orgue Mystique)

Communion - L'Orgue Mystique 26 (In Festo Ss. Trinitatis) - Tournemire

Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! (NEH 146)

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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

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Darke in F Agnus Dei

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Darke in F Gloria

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Darke in F Sanctus & Benedictus

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Darke in F Kyrie

 

 

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L'Orgue Mystique, 26iv Communion (Trinity)

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L'Orgue Mystique, 26v Triptique (Trinity)

Communion Service in F by Harold Darke
Recorded in St. Martin’s, Trinity Sunday 2019.
Kyrie – Gloria – Sanctus & Benedictus – Agnus Dei

Closing Voluntary

Triptique - L'Orgue Mystique 26 (In Festo Ss. Trinitatis) - Tournemire

The fourth movement from this suite for the feast of the Blessed Trinity (Communion), refers to parts of the chant used for Communion, Benedicimus Deum. The final movement uses the opening of the 2nd Vespers hymn Iam sol recedit (also used for the hymn at Lauds, Tu Trinitas Unitas. It begins with bold statements in the left-hand and pedals accompanied by toccata figuration and marked fff. This movement requires the player to reduce the organ gradually to end with a reference to the Te Deum laudamus chant played on a single Cor de nuit solo on the Recit.

Sarum St Martin
Pentecost Sunday - 31st May

Opening Voluntary

The Lark Ascending - R.V. Williams arr. Fielding

At the close of Ascentiontide, a peaceful English pastoral moment set against preparations for Mass in St. Martins; 2nd June 2019.

Hymn: Breath on me breath of God (NEH 342)

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The Lark Ascending

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Breath on me breath of God

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Komm Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667

Both hymn and voluntary were recorded last year on Pentecost Sunday, the 9th June, in St. Martin's.

Voluntary

Komm Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667 - J.S. Bach 

Bach used the first section of this Pentecost chorale prelude in both the Orgelbüchlein and the so-called collection 'the 18' where he provided an extension featuring a bold pedal statement of the chorale melody. This is played on our forthright pedal trombone which was installed during the time of dear Alan Harwood RIP. This is exactly the sort of piece he wanted this stop for!

 

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A PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH

Almighty God, you have made us members of Christ and of his Church in this parish. May we as a congregation reach upwards to your throne in worship and adoration: inwards to one another in understanding and fellowship; and outwards to the world in evangelism and social compassion. Make us like a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hidden, so that men and women may find Christ as the Light of the World, and his Church as the family of the redeemed, and eternal life as the gift of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

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