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Choral Music Schedule, 2017-2018

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.



Sunday, September 10 — The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Iustus es Domine)
Communion Service — Arthur Wills (b. 1926)
Haec dies — Thomas Morley (1557–1603)

Sunday, September 17 — The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Da pacem, Domine)
Messe Basse — Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Gloria from Mass VIII (de Angelis) — Plainchant
Gaude virginis Mariae, H. 59 — Marc–Antoine Charpentier (1645/50–1704)

Sunday, September 24 — The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Salus populi ego sum)
Messe de Tournai— anonymous 14th century
Sancta Maria — John Dunstable (c. 1390–1453)

Friday, September 29 — Saint Michael and All Angels: Michaelmas (Benedicite Dominum) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Mass for Three Voices — Antonio Lotti (c. 1667–1740)
Glory be to the Father — Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)



Sunday, October 1 — The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (In Nomine Domini)
Missa Papae Marcelli — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
O clap your hands together — Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)

Sunday, October 8 — The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (In voluntate tua)
Missa Brevis — Simon Preston (b. 1938)
Alleluia. I heard a voice — Thomas Weelkes (1576–1923)

Sunday, October 15 — The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Si iniquitates)
Missa 'Laudate Dominum' — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
O God, thou art my God —Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Sunday, October 22 — Saint Ignatius of Antioch: The Patronal Feast (Nos autem) (ONE MASS 10:00 A.M.)
Mass for Saint Ignatius (2017) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)
Cum beatus Ignatius
— Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)

Sunday, October 29 — The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (Laetetur cor)
Mass for Three Voices — Antonio Lotti (c. 1667–1740)
Benedicamus Domino — Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397–1474)



Wednesday, November 1 — All Saints Day (Gaudeamus) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Mass for Three Voices — William Byrd (c. 1540–1623)
Quem terra, pontus, aethera – Byrd

Thursday, November 2 — All Souls Day (Requiem aeternam) (MASS 7:00 P.M.)
Reqiuem (1605) — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)

Sunday, November 5 — The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints (Gaudeamus)
Missa 'O quam gloriosum' — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
O quam gloriosum — Victoria
Beati mundo corde — William Byrd (c. 1540–1623)

Sunday, November 12 — The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Intret oratio mea)
Missa secunda — Hans Leo Hassler (1562–1612)
O sing unto the Lord a new song — Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)

Sunday, November 19 — The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Dicit Dominus)
Missa Sine Nomine — Josquin des Prez (c. 1440–1521)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom — Thomas Weelkes (1576–1923)
A Hymn for St. Cecilia — Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Sunday, November 26 — The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King (Dignus est)
Missa 'Per signum Crucis' — Ludwig Senfl (c. 1486–1542/1543)
O God, the king of glory — Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
O salutaris hostia — Jacob Handl (1550–1591)
Tantum Ergo in Eb-major — Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)



Sunday, December 3 — The First Sunday of Advent (Ad te levavi)
The Litany — Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585)
Kyrie 'Leroy' — John Taverner (c. 1490–1545)
Missa 'Christe Jesu' — William Rasar (b. c. 1491)
Alma redemptoris mater a 8 — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)

Sunday, December 10 — The Second Sunday of Advent (Populus Sion)
•At the Solemn Mass, 11:00 A.m.:
Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63 — Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
This is the Record of John — Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
I sing of a maiden — Patrick Hadley (1899–1973)

•At the service of Advent Lessons and Carols, 5:00 p.m.:
Works by William Byrd, Herbert Howells, James Kennerley, and Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Sunday, December 17 — The Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)
Missa 'Mi–Mi' — Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410–1497)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland — Michael Praetorius (c. 1571–1621)
Rejoice in the Lord alway — attrib. John Redford (d. 1547)

Saturday, December 24 — The Fourth Sunday of Advent (Rorate caeli)
•At the Solemn Mass, 10:00 A.m.:
Missa 'Alma redemptoris mater' — Leonel Power (1370 to 1385–1445)
Sancta Maria — John Dunstable (c. 1390–1453)

The Eve of the Nativity: Christmas Eve (Dominus dixit)
•At the Solemn Mass, 5:00 p.m.:
Missa di sancta Maria Magdalena — Healey Willan (1880–1968)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day — English traditional, arr. David Willcocks (1919–2015)
Away in a manger — Traditional Normandy melody, arr. Reginald Jacques (1894–1969)

•At the prelude, 9:30 p.m.:
Puer natus in Bethlehem — Samuel Scheidt (1587–1654)
Sans Day carol — arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)
Sussex carol — Traditional English melody, arr. Sir Philip Ledger (1937–2012)
Adam lay ybounden (2016) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)

•At the Solemn Mass, 10:00 p.m.:
Missa 'O magnum mysterium' — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
O Magnum mysterium — Palestrina
Lullay, myn lyking (2017) — James Kennerley (b. 1984)
The Lamb — Sir John Tavener (1944–2013)

Monday, December 25 — The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day (Puer natus est) (MASS 11:00 A.M.)
Missa Dixit Maria — Hans Leo Hassler (1562–1612)
In the bleak midwinter — Harold Darke (1888–1976)

Sunday, December 31 — The First Sunday after Christmas (Dum medium)
Mass for Three Voices — Antonio Lotti (c. 1667–1740)
Coventry Carol — Anon. 15th–century



Monday, January 1 — The Holy Name of Our Lord (In nomine Jesu) (MASS 11:00 A.M.)
Missa di sancta Maria Magdalena — Healey Willan (1880–1968)

Sunday, January 7 — The Epiphany of Our Lord (tr) (Ecce advenit)
Missa 'Simile est regnum coelorum' — Alonso Lobo (c. 1555–1617)
Omnes de saba — Jacob Handl (1550–1591)

Sunday, January 14 — The Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Omnis terra)
Missa 'Vinum bonum' — Orlande de Lassus (1532–1594)
Vinum bonum — Lassus

Sunday, January 21 — The Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Adorate Deum)
Communion Service in F — Harold Darke (1888–1976)
Bethlehem Down — Peter Warlock (1894–1930)

Sunday, January 28 — The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Laetetur cor) (MASS 10:00 A.M.)
Missa de Beata Virgine — Josquin des Prez (c. 1440–1521)
Ave Maria — Josquin