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Choral Music Schedule, 2016-2017

The Choir of Saint Ignatius of Antioch

The Rev’d Dr Andrew C. Blume, Rector

Mr James Kennerley, MA, MMUS, FRCO, Organist and Choirmaster


The choir of Saint Ignatius, directed by James Kennerley, is a professional ensemble with a core of eight voices, expanding to around sixteen for the larger repertoire. The choir is one of the finest of its type and continues the tradition of excellent music-making that has defined worship at Saint Ignatius for over 140 years. The choral repertoire is drawn primarily from the late medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as from the nineteenth– and twentieth–century Anglican choral tradition. The splendid acoustics of the church make for an unparalleled setting for performing choral music.

All services are Solemn Masses beginning at 11 A.M. unless otherwise noted. On weekdays, the organ prelude begins at 6:45 P.M.

The choral services consist of congregational hymns drawn from the great corpus of Anglican hymnody represented primarily in the English Hymnal, and the Hymnals 1940 and 1983. The choir also performs a setting of the Mass Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Bendictus, Agnus Dei). The minor propers at Solemn Mass on Sundays and Major Feasts are from the Graduale Romanum and sung in Latin to the traditional Gregorian plainsong chants. At Sung Mass on summer Sundays and on certain Feasts during the year, the minor propers are adapted from The English Gradual and sung in English. The Latin phrase following the title of each Sunday or Feast is the incipit (the first word or words) of the introit traditionally appointed to be sung on that day. Holy Days were often known and referred to in this way.

Over the next two years we are planning to offer the complete survey of the works of the great Anglican composer, William Byrd (1543–1623).



Sunday, September 11 — The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Da pacem, Domine)
Missa ‘Alma redemptoris mater’ — Leonel Power (1370 to 1385–1445) 
Benedicamus Domino — Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397–1474)

Sunday, September 18 — The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Iustus es Domine)
Missa brevis in D, Op. 63 — Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
Gaude virginis Mariae, H. 59 — Marc–Antoine Charpentier (1645/50–1704)                 

Sunday, September 25 — The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Omnia quae fecisti)
Messe de Tournai— anonymous 14th century
Sancta Maria — John Dunstable (c. 1390–1453)

Thursday, September 29 — Saint Michael and All Angels: Michaelmas (Benedicite Dominum) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Communion Service — Arthur Wills (b. 1926)
Glory be to the Father — Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)



Sunday, October 2 — The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (In voluntate tua)
Missa Brevis — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)              
Sing Joyfully — William Byrd (1543–1623)                                                   

Sunday, October 9 — The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Si iniquitates)
Missa quator vocum (Messa di Madrid) — Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
Salve regina — Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)         

Sunday, October 16 — Saint Ignatius of Antioch: The Patronal Feast (Nos autem) (ONE MASS 10:00 A.M.)
Missa ‘de la Batalla escoutez’ – Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)
Cum beatus Ignatius — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)

Sunday, October 23 — The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Laetetur cor)
Missa ‘Nasce la gioja mia’ — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
Exultate deo — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)

Sunday, October 30 — The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ne derelinquas me)
Missa Secunda — Hans Leo Hassler (1562–1612)
Ave Maria — Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410–1497)



Tuesday, November 1 — All Saints Day (Gaudeamus) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa in Simplicitate — Jean Langlais (1907–1991)
Lord, grant grace — Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)

Wednesday, November 2 —All Souls Day (Requiem aeternam) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa pro defunctis — Frei Manuel Cardoso (1566–1650)

Sunday, November 6 — The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints (Gaudeamus)
Missa ‘Gaudeamus’ Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)     
O how glorious is the kingdom — Basil Harwood (1859–1949)

Sunday, November 13 — The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Dicit Dominus)
Messa da Cappella a quattro voci (1641) — Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Aspice Domine — William Byrd (1543–1623)

Sunday, November 20 — The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King (Dignus est)
Communion Service in C and F — Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Thou, O God, art praised in Zion — Malcolm Boyle (1902–1976)
O salutaris hostia (Eb major, 1880) — Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Tantum Ergo — Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
A Hymn for St. Cecilia — Herbert Howells (1892-1983)           

Sunday, November 27 —The First Sunday of Advent (Ad te levavi)
The Litany — Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
Missa super Num komm, der Heiden Heiland — Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (c. 1670–1746)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland — Michael Praetorius (c. 1571–1621)



Sunday, December 4 — The Second Sunday of Advent (Populus Sion)
•At the Solemn Mass, 11:00 A.m.:

Kyrie ‘Leroy’ — John Taverner (c. 1490–1545)             
Missa ‘Christe Jesu’ — William Rasar (b. c. 1491)        
Rorate caeli — William Byrd (1543–1623)

•At the service of Advent Lessons and Carols, 5:00 p.m.:
Advent Responsory — Richard Marlow (1939–2013)
Adam lay ybounden (2016)— James Kennerley (b. 1984)             
A hymn to the Virgin — Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
Rorate caeli— William Byrd (1543–1623)
Peace be to you (2014) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)

Sunday, December 11 — The Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)
Missa ‘De Domina’
Johannes Magnon (Magirus) (1537–1614)
Confortamini et iam Roland de Lassus (1532–1594)

Sunday, December 18 — The Fourth Sunday of Advent (Rorate caeli)
Mass in C major — Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839–1901)
Alma redemptoris mater — Aires Fernandez (sixteenth–century)                  

Saturday, December 24 — The Eve of the Nativity: Christmas Eve (Dominus dixit)
•At the Solemn Mass, 5:30 p.m.:
Missa di sancta Maria Magdalena — Healey Willan (1880–1968)
Away in a manger — Traditional Normandy melody

•At the prelude, 9:30 p.m.:
Benedicamus domino — Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
In dulci jubilo — Traditional German carol, arr. Robert Pearsall (1795–1856)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day — English traditional, arr. David Willcocks (1919–2015)
O Magnum mysterium — Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557–1612)                  

•At the Solemn Mass, 10:00 p.m.:
Missa ‘Laetatus sum’ — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)                           
O Magnum mysterium — Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Nativity Carol — John Rutter (b. 1945)

Sunday, December 25 — The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day (Puer natus est) (MASS 11:00 A.M.)
The Mass of the Quiet Hour — George Oldroyd (1887–1956)
Hodie Christus natus est — Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)
In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke (1888–1976)



Sunday, January 1 — The Holy Name of Our Lord (In nomine Jesu) (ONE MASS 11:00 A.M.)
Missa ‘O magnum mysterium’ — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)                     
O magnum mysterium — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) 

Friday, January 6 — The Epiphany of Our Lord (Ecce advenit) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
The choral music today is offered by Polyhymnia, John Bradley, Music Director.

Sunday, January 8 — The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord (Dilexisti)
Missa ‘Surge et illuminare’ — Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510–1564)
Videntes stellam — Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)                       

Sunday, January 15 — The Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Omnis terra)
Communion Service in F Harold Darke (1888–1976)
Bethlehem Down — Peter Warlock (1894–1930)

Sunday, January 22 — The Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Dominus secus mare)
Mass ‘The Western Wind’ — John Sheppard (c. 1515–1559/60)
Omnes de Saba venient Orlande de Lassus(1532–1594)

Sunday, January 29 — The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Laetetur cor) (ONE MASS 10:00 A.M.)
Communion Service in G major — Francis Jackson (b. 1917)
The Three Kings, Opus 8/3 — Peter Cornelius (1824–1874), arranged by Ivor Atkins (1869–1953)



Thursday, February 2 — The Presentation of Our Lord: Candlemas (Suscepimus) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa ‘Rex seculorum’ — John Dunstable (c. 1390–1453)
Quem terra, pontus, aethera — William Byrd (1543–1623)

Sunday, February 5 — The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany(Venite, adoremus Deum)
Missa Mi–Mi(Quarti toni) — Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410–1497)
Reges Tharsis — John Sheppard (c. 1515–1559/60)

Sunday, February 12 — The Feast of Dedication (Terribilis est)
Missa octo vocum — Hans Leo Hassler (1512–1562)
Blessed city, heavenly Salem — Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874–1946)   

Sunday, February 19 — The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (Domine, in tua misericordia)
Missa Brevis — Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Exultate deo — Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)       

Sunday, February 26 — The Last Sunday after the Epiphany (In excelso throno)
Missa Sexti toni ‘L’homme armé’ — Josquin des Prez (c. 1440–1521)
A New Song — James MacMillan (b. 1959)


MARCH 2017

Wednesday, March 1 — Ash Wednesday (Misereris omnium) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa XVIII (Deus Genitor Alme)Plainchant
Vide Domine — William Byrd (1543–1623)

Sunday, March 5 — The First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit me)
Mass for Four Voices — William Byrd (1543–1623)
Domine praestolamur — William Byrd (1543–1623)

Sunday, March 12 — The Second Sunday in Lent (Reminiscere)
Mass XVII (Kyrie salve I)Plainchant
Defecit in dolore — William Byrd (1543–1623)

Sunday, March 19 — The Third Sunday in Lent (Oculi mei)
Missa Brevis — William Walton (1902–1983)
A Litany — William Walton (1902–1983)

Sunday, March 26 — The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare Jerusalem)
Missa ‘Salve intemerata’ — Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
Tristitia et anxietas — William Byrd (1543–1623)


APRIL 2017

Sunday, April 2 — The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Judica me)
Missa XVII (Kyrie salve II) Plainchant
Emendemus in melius — William Byrd (1543–1623)      

Sunday, April 9 — The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (Domine, ne longe)
Missa in die tribulationis — Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)
Hosanna to the son of David — Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)                     
Pueri Hebraeorum — Marc’Antonio Ingegneri (c. 1535/1536–1592)
Improperium expectavit — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)

Wednesday, April 12 — Tenebrae ( 7:00 P.M.)

Thursday, April 13— Maundy Thursday (Nos autem) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa ‘Pange lingua’ — Josquin Desprez (c. 1440–1521)
Ubi caritas — Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Tristis est anima mea — Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)
Una hora — Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)
In monte Oliveti — Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)

Friday, April 14— Good Friday (12:30 P.M.)
•At the Solemn Liturgy, 12:30 p.m.:
— Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
Adoramus te, Christi — Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Saturday, April 15— Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil and the First Mass of Easter (8:00 P.M.)
Sicut cervus — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
Missa ‘Alleluia’ — Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
Jubilate Deo a 8 — Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557–1612)
Magnificat from the Evening Service Collegium Regale — Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

Sunday, April 16— The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (Resurrexi)
Missa ‘Congratulamini mihi’ — Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)          
Dum transisset Sabbatum (I) — John Taverner (c. 1490–1545)

Sunday, April 23 — The Second Sunday of Easter (Quasi modo)
Missa ‘Maria Magdalena’ — Alonso Lobo (c. 1555–1617)
Maria Magdalena — Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)

Sunday, April 30 — The Third Sunday of Easter (Jubilate Deo)
The Mass ‘Western Wind’ — John Sheppard (c. 1515–1559/60) 
Alleluia: Dic nobis Maria — Francisco López Capillas (c. 1605–1674)


MAY 2017

Sunday, May 7 — The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Misericordia Domini)
Missa ‘Il bianco e dolce cigno’ — Stefano Bernardi (c. 1585–1636)
The Lord is my Shepherd — Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Regina coeli —Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500–1553)

Sunday, May 14 — The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Cantate Domino)
Frences Mass — John Sheppard (c. 1515–1559/60)
Easter (‘Rise heart; thy Lord is risen’) — Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Sunday, May 21 — The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday (Vocem jucunditatis) (ONE MASS 10:00 A.M.)
Missa Brevis, opus 57 — Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
I was glad when they said unto me — Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Thursday, May 25 — Ascension Day (Viri Galilaei) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
The choral music today is offered by one of the church’s ensembles–in–residence.

Sunday, May 28 — The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day (Exaudi, Domine)
Messa sopra l'aria di Fiorenza a 8 — Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
Caelos ascendit hodie — Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)


JUNE 2017

Sunday, June 4 — The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday (Spiritus Domini)
Mass for Mixed Chorus, Opus 84 — Vincent Persichetti (1915–1987)
Loquebantur variis linguis — Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585) 

Sunday, June 11 — Trinity Sunday (Benedicta sit)
Communion Service ‘Collegium Regale’ — Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Libera nos (I) — John Sheppard (c. 1515–1559/60)
Te Deum in G Major — Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)                    

Thursday, June 15 — The Body and Blood of Our Lord: Corpus Christi (Cibavit eos) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Missa Sanctae Mariae Virginis (2013/2016) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)
Lauda, Sion, Salvatorem — Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584–1654)               
O sacrum convivium — Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
O salutaris hostia — Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
Tantum ergo (2017) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)



Sunday, August 13 — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (tr.) (Gaudeamus)
Missa de Beata Virgine — Josquin des Prez (c. 1440–1521)
Assumpta est Maria — Peter Philips (1560/61–1628)