Music

Music

   

The Choir of St. Peter’s (high school through adult)

The Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, September to June, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and sings at the 10:00 am Sunday Eucharist. Like all music in the  Episcopal Church, it functions as a “handmaiden of the Liturgy” by reflecting, underscoring, and amplifying the Readings of the Day and the season. We draw on the entire great repertoire of the Church, from chant to contemporary works by English and American cathedral composers, sung in Latin and English, a cappella and accompanied. If you have sung in a Chamber Choir in high school or college, you will feel right at home.

Highlights of the coming year include a plainsong Requiem for All Souls, Lessons & Carols, Holy Week Services, and Evensong. We are a friendly and committed group, and we warmly welcome singers from the community. Interested singers are invited to contact Choirmaster Fred Backhaus.

Office            203-874-8562
Email            music@stpetersmilford.org

 

Choral Music for Lent, 2019 – Year C

March 6   Ash Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
    During the Imposition of Ashes:  Psalm 51 - Tone IV
    Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord - Richard Farrant

March 10   Lent I  
    From deepest woe I cry to thee - Martin Luther

March 17   Lent II  (Blessed are the meek)
   Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord - Richard Farrant

March 24   Lent III 
    Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace (Song 22) - Orlando Gibbons

March 31   Lent IV   (Rose Sunday)
    O sacrum convivium - Edward D'Evry

April 7   Lent V  
   Forty days and forty nights - Harrison Oxley

April 14   Palm Sunday
    Liturgy of the Palms: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes - Christian Gregor
    Psalm 31:9-16 - Anglican Chant: Arthur H. Mann
    Adoramus te, Christe (SATB) - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    Adoramus te, Christe (SSA) - Oreste Ravanello & Padre Martini

April 18   Maundy Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    At the Foot-Washing: Plainsong antiphons & Ubi caritas - Maurice Duruflé
    Ave verum Corpus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    At the Stripping of the Altar: Psalm 22 - Tone II

April 19   Good Friday at 7:30 p.m.
    Psalm 22:1-11 - Tone II
    At the Adoration of the Cross:
       Adoramus te, Christe (SATB) - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
       Adoramus te, Christe (SSA) - Oreste Ravanello & Padre Martini

April 21   Easter Day at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
    Psalm 118 - Anglican Chant: by Charles V. Stanford
    This is the Day - Jacobus Gallus (Handl)