Choral Evensong: Canon Quentin 18 Oct

October 15, 2020 - 450 views

Choral Evensong this week is for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity and it’s taken from The Book of Common Prayer of The Church in Wales (1984). The music in this week’s service is to a large extent associated with the organist composer Francis Jackson who was organist of York Minster from 1946-1982, and who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday.

The Introit is Francis Jackson’s setting of “Laetantur Ceoli” sung by the choir of York Minster. The choir of Salisbury Cathedral sing the appointed Psalm 121. The choir of York Minster sing the canticles and anthem which are by Francis Jackson; we have his “Hereford setting” of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, and the anthem, “Sing a new song”, the words taken from Psalm 98.

This Hymn “For the fruits of his creation” is sung to Francis Jackson’s tune, “East Acklam” and is sung by the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge. The service commences with a “Prelude on York tune by Charles Wood and the closing voluntary is Pierre Cochereau’s Improvisation of Haec Dies, both played for us by John Scott Whiteley on the great organ of York Minster.

So join me Canon Quentin Bellamy in our service of Choral Evensong for the 19th Sunday after Trinity.