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Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm

The Cathedral Church of St Machar.

Music for September 2023.

As the choir resumes this month a wide variety of music will be performed in the Services. Beginning with medieval plainchant – sung at this Cathedral prior to the Reformation – there will be an emphasis on music written for the Episcopalean tradition, with works by S.S.Wesley, Vaughan Williams, Stanford and Elgar.

Organ music will be taken from the German baroque period with music by Böhm, Pachelbel and Buxtehude, culminating in one of J.S.Bach’s most extrovert Chorale Preludes.  Other music will come from nineteenth century France with pieces by Leon Boellmann.

Sunday September 3rd.

 Music before the Service: Vater unser                                         G. Böhm (1661-1733)

 Introit: To God the Father                                                         Plainchant mode (iv)

 Anthem: Let us now praise famous men                                      R.Vaughan Williams (1972-1958)

 Recessional: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her                                   G. Bohm

Sunday September 10th.

 Music before the Service: Prière à Notre Dame                              L.Boellmann (1812-97)

 Introit: This is the Day                                                              Anon (c.1600)

 Anthem: Alone, Thou goest forth                                               M.Thomson (1949-2016)

 Music for Contemplation: Elevation no. 1                                     L. Boellmann

 Recessional: Toccata (Suite Gothique)                                         L.Boellmann

 (Organist: Kamil Mika)

Sunday September 17th.

 Music before the Service: Vater unser im Himmelreich                   D.Buxtehude (1637-1707)

 Introit: Lead me, Lord                                                               S.S.Wesley (1810-76)

 Anthem: Wash me throughly                                                     David Halls (b.1963)

 Recessional: Toccata in e minor                                                  J.Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Sunday September 24th – Communion Sunday.

 Music before the Service:

 Elevations 1 & 2                                                                       L. Boellmann (1812-97)

 Introit: Cantate Domino                                                            G.O.Pitoni (1657-1743)

 Anthem: Magnificat (Service in C)                                               C.V.Stanford (1852-1924)

 Communion Motet: O Salutaris                                                   E.Elgar (1857-1934)

 Recessional: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 719               J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

 Minister: Rev. Sarah Brown:

 Director of Music and Organist: Dr Roger B. Williams, MBE.