CHAPEL ROYAL HAMPTON COURT PALACE Services for November Music List November 2012.pdfCHAPEL ROYAL HAMPTON COURT PALACE Services for November 2012 ... once more from earth and sky ... Toccata in Seven John Rutter Hail, gladdening Light

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    CHAPEL ROYAL

    HAMPTON COURT PALACE

    Services for November 2012

    Carl Jackson MVO MA ARAM FRCODirector of Music

    Rufus Frowde MA MMus ARCO (DipCHD)Organist

    Canon Denis Mulliner MACanon of Her Majestys Chapel Royal

    Deputy Priest in Ordinary

    David WrightHonorary Clerk of the Chapel

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    November 2012

    Thursday 1 All Saints DayFriday 2 All Souls DaySaturday 3 St Winefride, seventh century Welsh abbessSunday 4 The Twenty-second Sunday after TrinityMonday 5 FeriaTuesday 6 St Illtud, fifth and sixth century Welsh missionary Wednesday 7 St Willibrord, English Benedictine missionary in the Low Countries, died in 739 Thursday 8 FeriaFriday 9 FeriaSaturday 10 St Leo I the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church, died in 461Sunday 11 The Twenty-third Sunday after TrinityMonday 12 St Martin, Bishop of Tours, died in 397 (transferred) Tuesday 13 FeriaWednesday 14 Feria Thursday 15 St Albert the Great, Bishop of Ratisbon, Doctor of the Church, died in 1280Friday 16 St Margaret, English Queen of Scots, monastic Founder, benefactress of the poor, died in 1093Saturday 17 St Hugh, Carthusian, Bishop of Lincoln, died 1200Sunday 18 The Twenty-fourth Sunday after TrinityMonday 19 St Elizabeth of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Franciscan tertiary, died in 1231Tuesday 20 St Edmund, King of East Anglia, Martyr in 870Wedensday 21 FeriaThursday 22 St Cecilia, Martyr in Rome in the fourth century, Patron Saint of musicFriday 23 St Clement, fourth Bishop of Rome, Martyr in c. 100Saturday 24 FeriaSunday 25 The Sunday next before Advent Monday 26 FeriaTuesday 27 FeriaWednesday 28 FeriaThursday 29 FeriaFriday 30 St Andrew the Apostle, the First-called

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    FROM THE CHAPLAIN

    At the beginning of November we celebrate the solemnity of All Saints or All Hallows, the festival of the Communion of Saints, of those holy men and women whom the Church commemorates on their own Saints Days (usually the anniversaries of their deaths), together with those whose names are unknown or have been long forgotten. Keeping All Saints Day started in the East, where it has always been observed on the Sunday after Pentecost, when in the West we celebrate Trinity Sunday in those years when the Eastern (Julian) Calendar coincides with the Western (Gregorian) one. The date of the 1st of November may have been chosen under the influence of the Celtic celebration of Samhain, a pagan harvest festival. The earliest mention of keeping All Saints Day occurs in the early ninth century Irish calendar of Saints Days called the Flire engusso, the Martyrology of Angus, Bishop of Tallaght (part of modern south Dublin). It has been the Churchs wise practice from the earliest times to superimpose a Christian festival upon a heathen one, rather than to try to prohibit the observance of non-Christian religious celebrations.

    If you look at the Lessons and prayers which are provided for the last fortnight in November, you may notice that already some of the themes of Advent are anticipated. Advent once consisted of six weeks of preparation for Christmas (as it still does in the Eastern Church), parallel to the six weeks of Lent. We know that this was the case in fifth century Gaul (which then included most of northern Italy as well as all of modern France). It is, therefore, remarkable that the very conservative lectionary of the Book of Common Prayer has retained traces of that ancient Gaulish arrangement for fifteen hundred years. These traces are to be found not only in some of the Collects, Epistles and Gospels for the last two weeks before Advent, but also in some of the Lessons appointed for Matins and Evensong. The theme of those is sometimes explicitly or obliquely eschatological (that is to say, pertaining to ta eschata, the Last things: our Lords Second Coming, and death, judgment, hell, and heaven).

    I commend to you in advance the beautiful liturgy of the First Sunday in Advent. You will enjoy music and Lessons from the Scriptures at the Choral Services on that Sunday which, I believe, will match or surpass any that you will hear at Christmas four weeks later.

    Yours in Do,Denis Mulliner

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    Sunday 4th November 2012 The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity

    8.30 am Holy Communion

    11.00 am Choral Eucharist Hymn 349 Come, let us join our cheerful songs Setting Missa Brevis Berkeley Epistle Philippians 1: 3-11 Gradual Hymn 467 Through all the changing scenes of life Gospel Matthew 18: 21-25 The Nicene Creed (NEH page 562) Sermon Offertory Hymn 338 At the name of Jesus (omit v.5) Motet Canas Guest Allain Hymn 359 Fight the good fight with all thy might Voluntary (R. Frowde) Moto Ostinato (from Sunday Music) Eben

    Canas GuestRichard Allain, b. 1965

    (from Choirbook for The Queen)

    As Canas quiet, wondrous guestDrew richest wine from water blessd;Through trembling vow and thankful songMay glory shine, as hearts respondTo Heavens theme with love,Earths antiphon.

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    Sunday 4th November 2012 The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity

    3.30 pm Choral EvensongHymn 397 Let us with a gladsome mind Responses Gibbons & BarnardPsalm 132 Gauntlett, HanforthFirst Lesson Ecclesiasticus 4: 11-28Magnificat Second Service ByrdSecond lesson Matthew 12: 22-45Nunc dimittis Second Service ByrdAnthem O quam gloriosum VictoriaOffertory Hymn 461 Theres a wideness in Gods mercy (t. 700*) Voluntary (C. Breeze) Recit de Tierce en Taille Nicolas de Grigny

    O quam gloriosumToms Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611

    O quam gloriosum est regnum, in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes Sancti, amicti stolis albis, sequuntur Agnum quocumque ierit.

    O how glorious is the kingdom wherein all the saints rejoice with Christ! Clothed in white robes, they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.

    * Offertory Hymn 461 Theres a wideness in Gods mercy Tune 700 from Hymn book supplement

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    Sunday 11th November 2012 The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity

    8.30 am Holy Communion

    11.00 am Act of Remembrance and Choral MatinsFor the Fallen: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Laurence Binyon

    Hymn O valiant hearts (please turn to back cover for the words)

    Responses Gibbons & BarnardVenitePsalm 110 TurleFirst Lesson Ecclesiasticus 44: 1-15Te Deum in F IrelandSecond Lesson Luke 13: 1-10Jubilate in F IrelandAnthem Turn back, O man HolstHymn 417 O God our help in ages past SermonOffertory Hymn 494 Christ is the worlds true Light (t. 413) Voluntary (C. Jackson) Nimrod Elgar

    Turn back, O manGustav Holst, 1874-1934

    Turn back O Man, forswear thy foolish ways.Old now is Earth, and none may count her days,Yet thou her child, whose head is crowned with flame,Still wilt not hear thine inner God proclaimTurn back O man, forswear thy foolish ways!

    Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise,Age after age their tragic empires rise.Built while they dream, and in that dreaming weep.Would man but wake from out his haunted sleep,Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise.

    Earth shall be fair, and all her people one,Nor till that hour shall Gods whole will be done.Now, even now, once more from earth and skyPeals forth in joy mans old undaunted cry,Earth shall be fair, and all her folk be one!

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    Sunday 11th November 2012 The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity

    3.30 pm Choral Evensong Hymn 491 Lord, while for all mankind we pray (t. 129)

    Responses Gibbons & BarnardPsalm 137 LangFirst lesson II Samuel 1: 17-27Magnificat St Johns Service HowellsSecond Lesson Matthew 25: 14-30Nunc dimittis St Johns Service Howells Anthem As the Father hath loved me MooreOffertory Hymn 468 Through the night of doubt and sorrowVoluntary (C. Breeze) My soul hath a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord George Oldroyd

    As the Father hath loved mePhilip Moore, b. 1943

    (from Choirbook for The Queen)

    As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love;even as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in his love.This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    [John 15: 9-10, 12-13]

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    Sunday 18th November 2012 The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity

    8.30 am Holy Communion

    11.00 am Choral Matins Hymn 372 He who would valiant be

    Responses Gibbons & BarnardVenitePsalm 136 LloydFirst Lesson Maccabees 14: 4-15 Te Deum MathiasSecond Lesson Luke 15: 1-10Jubilate MathiasAnthem Insan et van cur HaydnHymn 416 (ii) O God of Bethel, by whose handSermonOffertory Hymn 333 All my hope on God is foundedVoluntary (R. Frowde) Recessional Mathias

    Insan et van curFranz Josef Haydn, 1732-1809

    Insan et van cur invadunt mentes nostras, spe furore replent corda, privata spe. Quid prodest, O mortalis, conari pro mundanis, si clos negligas? Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te.

    Insane and vain cares invade our minds, and often they fill our hearts, which are deprived of hope, with fury. Of what use is it, O mortal, to strive after worldly things, if you neglect the heavenly ones? All things are good for you, if God is on your side.

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    Sunday 18th November 2012 The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity

    3.30 pm Choral EvensongHymn 460 There is a land of pure delight (t. 374)Responses Gibbons & Barnard Psalm 142 HerveyFirst Lesson Ecclesiasticus 11: 7-28Magnificat in B minor NobleSecond Lesson Matthew 25: 31-46 Nunc dimittis in B minor NobleAnthem Hail, gladdening light WoodOffertory Hymn 362 Glorious things of thee are spoken (t. 185)Voluntary (C. Breeze) Toccata in Seven John Rutter

    Hail, gladdening LightCharles Wood,, 1866-1926

    Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory pouredWho is the immortal Father, heavenly, blest,Holiest of Holies, Jesus Christ our Lord!

    Now are we come to the suns hour of rest,The lights of evening round us shine, We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Divine.

    Worthiest art thou at all times to be sungWith undefild tongue,Son of our God, giver of life alone :Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.

    [3rd century hymn translated by John Keble]

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    Sunday 25th November 2012 The Sunday next before Advent - Christ the King

    8.30 am Holy Communion

    11.00 am Choral Matins Hymn 345 Christ is our King, O friends rejoice!

    Responses Gibbons & Barnard VenitePsalm 145 Walford DaviesFirst Lesson I Samuel 8: 4-20 Benedicite in B flat PurcellSecond Lesson I Timothy 6: 11-16Jubilate in B flat PurcellAnthem Hallelujah HandelHymn 388 (i) Jesus shall reign whereer the sun SermonOffertory Hymn 433 O worship the King

    Voluntary Violin Sonata in Gm Purcell (R. Frowde violin, C. Breeze organ)

    HallelujahGeorge Frideric Handel, 1685-1759

    Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth: Hallelujah!The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ;

    And he shall reign for ever and ever.KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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    Sunday 25th November 2012 The Sunday next before Advent - Christ the King

    3.30 pm At All Times and in All Places (Adult voices) A Service celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer (A special Service Booklet is provided)

    Hymn 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven Remember not, Lord, our offences PurcellResponses GibbonsPsalm 95 DakersFirst Lesson Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Jubilate in C BrittenMagnificat Third Service MooreSecond Lesson John 18: 28-38 Sanctus Mass for a Saints Day Nicholas JacksonA Reading from the Third Exhortation in the Holy CommunionPrayersAnthem Come Holy Ghost ChappleOffertory Hymn 373 How shall I sing thy majesty (t. Coe Fen)Voluntary (C. Jackson) Paean Leighton

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    www.chapelroyal.orge-mail: chapelroyal@hrp.org.uk

    Telephone: 020 3166 6515

    Th e Choral FoundationTh e Chapel Royal

    Hampton Court PalaceEast Molesey, Surrey

    KT8 9AUTelephone: 020 3166 6516

    choral.foundation@hrp.org.uk Registered Charity Number: 1142075

    O valiant hearts, who to your glory cameTh rough dust of confl ict and through battle fl ame;Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

    Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war,As who had heard Gods message from afar;All you had hoped for, all you had, you gaveTo save mankind yourselves you scorned to save.

    Splendid you passed, the great surrender made,Into the light that never more shall fade;Deep your contentment in that blest abode,Who wait the last clear trumpet-call of God.

    O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our dead,Whose cross has brought them and whose staff has led:In glorious hope their proud and sorrowing landCommits her children to thy gracious hand.

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