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Verbe égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance

By Richard Fauré

Featuring the All Saints' Evensong Choir

and Clive Driskill-Smith

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Verbe égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance, jour éternel de la terre et des cieux, de la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence: Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux. Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante, que tout l'enfer fuie au son de ta voix; dissipe le sommeil d'une âme languissante, qui la conduit à l'oubli de tes lois! Ô Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle, pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé; reçois les chants qu'il offre à ta gloire immortelle, et de tes dons qu'il retourne comblé.

 

Word of the Highest, our only hope, eternal day of earth and the heavens, we break the silence of the peaceful night; Savior Divine, cast your eyes upon us! Pour on us the fire of your powerful grace, that all hell may flee at the sound of your voice; banish the slumber of a weary soul, that brings forgetfulness of your laws! O Christ, look with favor upon your faithful people now gathered here to praise you; receive their hymns offered to your immortal glory, and may they go forth filled with your gifts.

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was the Organist at L’église de la Madeleine in Paris, and Director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Blessed are the pure of heart 

By Woldemar Voullaire

Featuring the All Saints' Evensong Choir

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Blessed are the pure of heart; they shall see the Father.

Woldemar Voullaire (1825-1902) was a German organist, composer and preacher. In 1855 he was ordained a deacon in Gnadau near Magdeburg, and worked there from then on as a preacher and organist of the Moravian Church.

Psalm 71: Part I
Anglican Chant by Henry Aldrich 

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O come, O come, Immanuel

Featuring the All Saints' Evensong Choir

and Clive Driskill-Smith

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O come, O come, Immanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan's tyranny; from depths of hell thy people save, and give them victory o'er the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes, on Sinai's height, in ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, thou Key of David, come, and open wide our home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

John Rutter (born 1945) is an English composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music. He was Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge, and later founded his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He is President of the Bach Choir, and President of the Association of British Choral Directors.

Evensong for the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

Featuring the All Saints' Evensong Choir,

the All Saints' String Quartet,

and Clive Driskill-Smith. 

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The Anthem

Maria, mater gratiæ, dulcis parens clementiæ, tu nos ab hoste protege, et mortis hora suscipe. Jesu, tibi sit gloria, qui natus es de virgine, cum patre, et almo spiritu, in sempiternam sæcula. Amen.

Mary, mother of grace, gentle mother of mercy, protect us from evil, and receive us at the hour of death. Glory be unto thee, Jesus, who was born of the virgin, with the father and the holy spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

Music composed by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Organist of L’église de la Madeleine in Paris, and Director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Click here to join us for Evensong every Sunday. 

Easter March

Mark Andrews

Easter March, composed by Mark Andrews, arranged for brass quintet by Brad Howland, featuring two Easter hymns: The strife is o’er (#208) and Jesus Christ is risen today (#207). Performed by Peter Stammer, Garrett Lindholm (trumpets), Reese Farnell (horn), Christian Paarup (trombone) and Jarrod Robertson (tuba) – the Fort Worth Brass Quintet who also performed at our Palm Sunday Eucharist.

Psalm 103

Anglican Chant

The Anglican chant was composed by the English organist Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876), who wrote over 1,000 hymn tunes; his most famous tune is Irby, the tune to which we sing the Christmas carol Once in royal David’s city (Hymn #102).

The All Saints' Evensong Choir

Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist and Conductor

Click here to join them every Sunday for Evensong. 

Nolo mortem pecatoris

By Thomas Morley

Nolo mortem peccatoris; haec sunt verba Salvatoris.

I do not wish the death of a sinner; these are the words of the Savior.

Father, I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save. Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have. Father, my will now is all this: Nolo mortem peccatoris. Father, behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side; Ev’n from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied, but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.

Music composed by Thomas Morley (1557-1602), student of William Byrd, and Organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

The All Saints' Evensong Choir

Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist and Conductor

Click here to join them every Sunday for Evensong. 

O Taste and See

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blest is the man that trusteth in him.

O taste and see is a setting of Psalm 34, verse 8, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, June 2, 1953.

The All Saints' Evensong Choir

Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist and Conductor

Click here to join them every Sunday for Evensong. 

Teach Me, O Lord

By Peter Moger

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes and I shall keep it unto the end.  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law: yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart. Amen.

Music composed by Peter Moger (b. 1965), Canon Precentor of York Minister

The All Saints' Evensong Choir

Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist and Conductor

Click here to join them every Sunday for Evensong. 

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