HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Services for May 2015
Carl Jackson MVO MA ARAM FRCODirector of Music
Rufus Frowde MA MMus ARCO (DipCHD)Organist
Canon Denis Mulliner LVO MACanon of Her Majestys Chapel Royal
Deputy Priest in Ordinary
David WrightHonorary Clerk of the Chapel
Friday 1 SS. Philip and James the Less, Apostles Saturday 2 St Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church, 373 ADSunday 3 Easter IVMonday 4 Feria in EastertideTuesday 5 Feria in EastertideWednesday 6 St John the Apostle Ante Portam Latinam Thursday 7 St John of Beverley, Bishop of York, 721Friday 8 Feria in EastertideSaturday 9 St Gregory of Nazianzen, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, 389Sunday 10 Easter V: Rogation SundayMonday 11 Rogation DayTuesday 12 Rogation Day: St Pancras, Martyr, fourth century Wednesday 13 Rogation Day: St Robert Bellarmine, Archbishop of Capua, Doctor of the Church, 1621Thursday 14 Ascension DayFriday 15 St Pachomius, founder of cnobitic monasticism, 346Saturday 16 St Brendan the Navigator, Abbot of Clonfert, 575Sunday 17 The Sunday after the AscensionMonday 18 Feria in AscensiontideTuesday 19 St Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988Wednesday 20 St Bernardino of Siena, Franciscan friar, 1444Thursday 21 Feria in AscensiontideFriday 22 Feria in AscensiontideSaturday 23 Feria in AscensiontideSunday 24 Whitsunday or PentecostMonday 25 Monday in the Octave of Pentecost Tuesday 26 Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost Wednesday 27 Wednesaday in the Octave of Pentecost Thursday 28 The Priesthood of the LordFriday 29 Friday in the Octave of Pentecost Saturday 30 St Joan of Arc, virgin, burnt in Rouen 1431Sunday 31 Trinity Sunday
From the Chaplain
Ascension Day, which falls this year on Thursday the 14th of May, is the Churchs celebration of God the Fathers completion of his great work in the Resurrection of his Divine Son by receiving him with his risen, incarnate humanity, into heavenly glory. The Incarnation, which is celebrated especially at Christmas, began Gods saving work: God, infinite and eternal not subject to the limitations of space or time took to himself our (finite and temporal) human nature and became a man in our Lord Jesus Christ. An assortment of heresies, most of them derived from Platonist difficulties in thinking of God as anything other than utterly separate from and superior to the material world, have plagued the Christian world ever since: Valentinian Gnostics, Docetists, Manichees, Cathars, Bogomils, some Anabaptists in the sixteenth century, and religious crackpots of our own times, have been unable to accept the astonishing and miraculous mystery of the Incarnation. Belief in the Incarnation of God in Christ has always been the essential orthodox Christian belief that our Lord Jesus Christ really was and is the eternal Son of God, truly God and truly man, who really died on the Cross, and was really raised from the dead in his incarnate nature (both Divine and human), and has really ascended to God the Father whence he came. The Resurrection and Ascension of the Lord are continuous with his incarnate life and ministry, but we believe that his incarnate body has been changed by the power of God the Father in such a way that his human nature, too, is now infinite and eternal, so he can be present (as he promised) where two or three are gathered together in his Name, in those who suffer, and in the Sacrament of the Holy Communion: indeed, he said Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. The Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord are historical events, some aspects of which were witnessed by some of his disciples those who saw him after he had been raised from the dead, and others (such as Saint Paul) who encountered him after he had ascended. But both events are also events in the spiritual world, beyond space and time, so that the Resurrection is a transformation of the Lords physical, natural body into a celestial body ; and his Ascension is a transcendent event, the exaltation of his Divinity and his manhood to the glory of heaven.
As my time as Chaplain draws closer to its conclusion I should like to express to you my thanks for your generosity in supporting the worship, ministry and witness of the Chapel Royal by means of your giving in collections and through your donations. The finances of the Chapel Royal have become much more secure in the last few years than they were earlier. Your giving, especially through the Gift Aid scheme, has increased in spite of the inevitable rise in our running costs. The Keeper of the Privy Purse has been helpful and generous in the annual subvention from the Privy Purse Charitable Trust, meeting about a quarter of our costs, and
he has followed the progress of the Choral Foundation with warm approval and a generous additional contribution. The Choral Foundation, of which I was the founding trustee, has been the most important factor in helping the Chapel Royal to meet the cost of its liturgical music, so releasing funds to be used for other purposes; and a significant increase in income from donations from visitors in the alms boxes at the door of the Chapel Royal and in the Holy Day Closet, together with donations for votive candles from visitors, have further improved our financial position. Until quite recently the numbers of regular worshippers had begun to decline (as so many of us move away from this area, grow older or suffer from health problems). But the last few months have shown some increase in attendance at services, especially at Evensong, probably the result of visitors discovering the worship of the Chapel Royal following the lunch-time music recitals, or from our advertising in the local newspapers. Of course the help which you give by word of mouth, telling people where you worship, has contributed to this improvement in the numbers of new worshippers who have joined us. I hope you will want to join me in thanking God for all that is prospering in the life of the Chapel Royal, and will endorse my thanks to the sidesmen who take the collections at services, those who count the alms which are collected and look after the provision of votive candles, and to Ji Musil, who keeps the accounts of the Chapel Royal as well as editing and compiling the monthly Music Programme for us.
Please note that the Joint Evensong, at which the Choir of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, sings the Office at The Queens Chapel, Marlborough Gate, with the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St Jamess Palace, is on Sunday the 17th of May.
Yours in Do,Denis Mulliner
A date for your diaryThere will be a reception in the Garden Room after Evensong on Sunday the 12th of July to say farewell to the Chaplain and his wife.
The Choral Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of chorister awards donated by grant making bodies, individual benefactors and as In Memoriam gifts:-
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Award ~ Mikolaj Derdun
The Clive de Paula Award ~ Max Spenser
The Coutts Charitable Trust Award ~ Maximillian Sitter
The Donald Miller Award ~ Aidan Cole
The Sir John Hall Award ~ Stephan Dykanov
The Richard Anderton Award ~ Nicholas Stoner
These awards provide bursaries to meet the musical education of choristers and have been made on the recommendation of the Director of Music. Friends of Cathedral Music, All-chuches Trust, The Garfield Weston Foundation, the Ernest Cook Trust, the Golsconcott Foundation and over 100 individual donors also generously support the recruitment and training of choristers. If you would like to make an enquiry about endowing an award through regular giving, a legacy or In Memory of a loved one please contact Michele Price, the Director of Development on 020 3166 6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Lunchtime Music Recitals for Palace Visitors at 1pm for 30 minutesNo separate ticket required all seating unreserved
3rd May Nazrin Rashidova (violin)
10th May Joseph Padfield and Elizabeth Rossiter* (baritone and piano)
17th May Rufus Frowde and Richard Sisson (piano duet)
24th May Richard Shiner and Frederick Brown* (clarinet and piano)
31st May Carl Jackson (organ)
7th June Aizhana Nurkenova* (piano)
14th June Rufus Frowde (organ)
28th June Kings College School Wimbledon (instrumental)
5th July Claire Wicks* (flute)
12th July Sarah Sew* (violin)
19th July Genesis Sixteen (choral) seating restrictions may apply
*With the generous support of the Worshipful Company of Musicians
Please be aware that the lunchtime music recitals are for Hampton Court Palace admission ticket holders and those who have attended the 11.00 service.
Unfortunately it is not possible to attend only the music recital without a palace ticket or HRP membership.
Sunday 3rd May 2015 The fourth Sunday after Easter
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Choral Eucharist The congregation is encouraged to join in heartily in the sung responses
and the Nicene Creed at this service.Hymn 113 Loves redeeming work is doneSetting Missa Festiva PeetersEpistle James 1: 17-21 Gradual Hymn 114 Now is eternal life Gospel John 16: 5-15 The Nicene Creed (NEH page 562)SermonOffertory Hymn 255 Most glorious Lord of lifeMotet Rise, heart, thy Lord is risen Vaughan WilliamsHymn 124 Ye choirs of new JerusalemVoluntary (R Frowde) Festival Toccata Fletcher
Rise, heart, thy Lord is risenRalph Vaughan Williams (18721958)
Rise, heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays,Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise with him mayst rise:That, as his death calcined thee to dust, His life may make thee gold, and much more just.Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part with all thy art.The cross taught all wood to resound his name who bore the same.His stretched sinews taught all strings What key is best to celebrate this most high day.Consort both heart and lute and twist a song pleasant and long,Or since all music is but three parts vied and multiplied;O let thy blessd Spirit bear a part,And make up our defects with his sweet art. [from Easter by George Herbert, priest and metaphysical poet 15931633]
Sunday 3rd May 2015 The fourth Sunday after Easter
3.30 pm Choral EvensongHymn 443 Rejoice, the Lord is King Responses LeightonPsalm 145 Page 532 Walford DaviesFirst Lesson Exodus 35: 30 - 36: 1 Magnificat in G HowellsSecond Lesson Luke 16: 19-31 Nunc Dimittis in G HowellsAnthem Hallelujah HandelOffertory Hymn 250 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise Voluntary (C Jackson) Toccata Fax
HallelujahGeorge Frederic Handel (16851759)
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, Hallelujah!King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and He shall reign for ever and ever, Hallelujah!
Saturday 9th May 2015
5.00 pm Choral Evensong for Historic Royal Palaces Members
Responses Leighton Psalm 116 Page 497 Aldrich
First Lesson Joshua 24: 1-28 Magnificat in E MurrillSecond Lesson Acts 28: 16-31 Nunc dimittis in E MurrillAnthem I was glad ParryHymn 427 O praise ye the Lord!Voluntary (L Thain) Processional Ives
I was glad Hubert Parry (18481918)
I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord.Our feet shall stand in thy gates, O Jerusalem.Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.Peace be within thy walls and plenteousness within thy palaces.
[Psalm 122, vv.1-3]
Sunday 10th May 2015 The fifth Sunday after Easter Rogation Sunday
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Choral MatinsHymn 493 Rejoice, O land, in God thy mightResponses SmithEaster Anthems (Book of Common Prayer page 128)Psalm 133 Page 520 TurleFirst Lesson Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 Te Deum First Service WeelkesSecond Lesson Acts 13: 26-43 Jubilate First Service WeelkesThe Litany Book of Common Prayer page 30 TallisHymn 416 O God of Bethel, by whose hand (t. ii)SermonOffertory Hymn 351 Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem Voluntary (L Thain) Jesu, meine Freude BWV 713 J S Bach
Sunday 10th May 2015 The fifth Sunday after Easter Rogation Sunday
3.30 pm Choral EvensongHymn 126 Lord, in thy name thy servants pleadResponses LeightonPsalm 107 vv. 1-22 Page 486 Turle, StainerFirst Lesson Deuteronomy 6: 1-25 Magnificat in D MoeranSecond Lesson Luke 10: 38 - 11: 13 Nunc dimittis in D MoeranAnthem Lo, the full, final sacrifice FinziHymn 263 All creatures of our God and King (omit *)Voluntary (L Thain) Allegro marziale Bridge
Lo, the full, final Sacrifice Gerald Finzi (19011956)
Lo, the full, final, SacrificeOn which all figures fixt their eyes.The ransomed Isaac, and his ram;The Manna, and the Paschal Lamb.
Jesu Master, just and true!Our Food, and faithful Shepherd too!
O let that love which thus makes theeMix with our low Mortality,Lift our lean Souls, and set us upConvictors of thine own full cup,Coheirs of Saints. That so all mayDrink the same wine; and the same way.Nor change the Pasture, but the PlaceTo feed of Thee in thine own Face.
O dear Memorial of that DeathWhich lives still, and allows us breath!Rich, Royal food! Bountiful Bread!Whose use denies us to the dead!
Live ever Bread of loves, and beMy life, my soul, my surer self to me.
Help Lord, my Faith, my Hope increase;And fill my portion in thy peace.Give love for life; nor let my daysGrow, but in new powers to thy name and praise.
Rise, Royal Sion! rise and singThy souls kind shepherd, thy hearts King.Stretch all thy powers; call if you canHarps of heaven to hands of man.This sovereign subject sits aboveThe best ambition of thy love.
Lo the Bread of Life, this daysTriumphant Text provokes thy praise.The living and life-giving bread,To the great twelve distributedWhen Life, himself, at point to dieOf love, was his own Legacy.
O soft self-wounding Pelican!Whose breast weeps Balm for wounded man.All this way bend thy benign floodToa bleeding Heart that gasps for blood.That blood, whose least drops sovereign beTo wash my worlds of sins from me.Come love! Come Lord! and that long dayFor which I languish, come away.When this dry soul those eyes shall see,And drink the unseald source of thee.When Glorys sun faiths shades shall chase,And for thy veil give me thy Face.Amen.
[from Richard Crashaws versions of the Hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas, Adoro Te and Lauda Sion Salvatorem.]
Thursday 14th May 2015 Ascension Day
7.30 pm Choral Eucharist The congregation is encouraged to join in heartily in the sung responses
and the Nicene Creed at this service. Hymn 476 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaimSetting Missa Festiva PeetersLesson Act 1: 1-11 Gradual Hymn 131 O King most high of earth and skyGospel Mark 16: 14-20 The Nicene Creed (NEH page 562)SermonOffertory Hymn 271 Alleluya sing to JesusMotet Clos ascendit hodie StanfordHymn 130 Hail the day that sees him rise Alleluya! (t. i, omit *)Voluntary (R Frowde) Festival Voluntary Peeters