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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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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!

Easter 7 - 24th May

Hymn: Hail thee festival day (NEH 109 - Ascension verses)  

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Hail thee festival day

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Mendelssohn Sonata VI Allegro

Voluntary

Allegro from Sonata VI – Felix Mendelssohn

This Sonata is a set of variations on the chorale melody ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ (The Lord’s Prayer). Mendelssohn was himself an accomplished organist and a great influence on his generation, especially in promoting the organ works of J.S. Bach. Recorded last year on the digital realization of Hereford Cathedral for a CD of English Organ Works.

Ascension Day - 21st May

Hymn: The head that once was crowned with thorns (NEH 134)

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The head that once was crowned with thorns

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Heut triumphieret BWV 630

The head that once was crowned with thorns (NEH 134).
Recorded in St. Martin’s on Ascension Day last year.
Not a high quality recording but good to hear our congregation singing together!

Voluntary

Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630 - J.S. Bach

(Today God’s Son triumphs, Hallelujah!)
This bold festive chorale, from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, is associated with Easter and Ascensiontide.  It uses a four-bar passacaglia bass in the pedals until the final three bars which explode in a final Hallelujah! Recorded by me at home using Hauptwerk software and a 1732 Andreas Silbermann organ in the church of St. Maurice, Ebersmunster, Alsace, France

 

Easter 6 - 17th May

Hymn: A brighter dawn is breaking (NEH 102)

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n.b. verse 4!

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A brighter dawn is breaking

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BWV 625 and 628

Click here for the Michael Overbury Kyrie and Gloria (10th May)

Psalm 65 (Fielding) - please click to download the Psalm for Easter 6.

Click here for the Regina Coeli (3rd May) or The Angelus (26th April)

Voluntary

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625 & Erstanden ist der heilge Christ BWV 628 - J.S. Bach

Two Easter chorale preludes from the Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book). The first ('Christ lay in death’s dark prison, it was our sins that bound him' – Luther), has been described by Dupré as representing ‘the descent by the holy woman step by step, down to the holy tomb’. The second ('Risen is the Holy Christ') represents what Mary Magdalene discovered when she arrived!

Easter 5 - 10th May

Hymn: ‘Love’s redeeming work is done’ (NEH 113)

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Recorded in SSM on 19th May 2019

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Love’s redeeming work is done’

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Kyrie and Gloria - Overbury

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O Filii - Demessieux

Kyrie & Gloria (Overbury) - recorded in SSM on 19th May 2019

Voluntary

O Filii - Variations composed by Jeanne Demessieux

An imaginative and colourful set of short variations on this well-known 17th century Easter melody used for the words of hymn 125 in the NEH ‘O sons and daughters of the King’.

Easter 4 - 3rd May

Hymn: The Lord is ris’n indeed! (NEH 118)

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The Lord is ris’n indeed! 

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Regina Coeli

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Christ ist erstanden v.3

The Regina Coeli

Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven, alleluia:
He who thou was meet to bear, alleluia:
He has risen as he said, alleluia:
Pour for us to God thy prayer, alleluia!


V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is Risen indeed, alleluia.

Priest:   Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
didst vouchsafe to give joy to the whole world:
we beseech thee, that through the intercession of his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
through the same Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

Sung in place of the Angelus during the season of Easter and attributed to Saint Gregory who is said to have heard angels singing the first three lines while he was taking part in a procession in Rome. He added the fourth line later. This translation fits with the hymn tune EASTER HYMN (NEH 110), used at St. Martin’s. https://hymnary.org/hymn/NEH1985/110

Voluntary

Chorale Prelude: Christ ist erstanden v.3 BWV 627 - J.S. Bach

Alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!
We should all be joyful at this,
Christ wants to be a consolation.
Lord have mercy

The final verse of three from this Easter chorale prelude, set by Bach in The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book).  Bach writes a pedal part that suggests Christ stamping down the power of death in his ‘harrowing of hell’.

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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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