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Music for September 2021

Music at the Cathedral Church of St. Machar.

With the recent lifting of some of the restrictions of the Covid pandemic, and further relaxations anticipated in the near future, we are grateful for the restoration of the choir, which enables us to sing motets and anthems once again.  The choir will sing two items at each of the Services in October – an opening Introit before the Call to Worship and an Anthem before the Gospel reading. Several settings of If ye Love me, will be sung as the Introit, ranging from Tallis to Paul Mealor, while the repertoire for the Anthems will range from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

The organ music to be heard before the Services will be examples of the work of the North German composer Johannes Pachelbel, one of the great influences on J.S Bach. Music for contemplation will be short pieces from the Belgian-born, French organist and composer, César Franck. The Recessionals will be major pieces by J.S.Bach.

 September 5th.

          Music before the Service:  Vater unser im Himmelreich: J. Pachelbel(1653-1706)

Introit: Jubilate Deo          attrib.W.A.Mozart(1753-91)

          Anthem: O for a closer walk with God   C.V.Stanford(1852-1924)

          Music for Contemplation: Andantino (Sept Pièces):  C.Franck (1822-1890)

          Recessional Voluntary: Fugue in C Major, BWV 946: J.S.Bach(1685-1750)


September 12th.

          Music before the Service: Ciacona in f minor  J.Pachelbel(1653-1706)

Introit: If ye love Me     Paul Mealor(b.1975)

Anthem: Cantate Domino    G.Pitoni(1657-174

Music for Contemplation: Poco Allegretto (Sept Pieces) C.Franck (1822-1890)

Recessional Voluntary: Prelude in G Major, BWV 541 J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

September 19th.

          Music before the Service: Ciacona in d minor  J.Pachelbel(1653-1706)

          Introit: If ye love Me     R.B.Williams(fl.2021)

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

Music for Contemplation:  Poco maestoso (Sept Pièces): C.Franck (1822-1890)

Recessional Voluntary: Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 J.S.Bach(16851750)

September 26th.

          Music before the Service: Fantasia in g minor  J.Pachelbel(1653-1706)

          Introit: Laudate nomen Domini    C.Tye(c.1505-1573)

Anthem: Exsultate justi     G.Viadana(c.1560-1627)

Music for Contemplation: No. 2 (Sept Pièces):   C.Franck (1822-1890)

Recessional Voluntary:  Fantasia in C Major, BWV 570 J.S.Bach(1685-1750)



(Director of Music and Organist:

Roger B, Williams, M.B.E., D.Mus, Ph. D.,  B.Mus., FRCO, FTCL,ARCM