The Music of St James’s Church


Ash Wednesday

7.30pm High Mass
Setting: Mass for 5 voices – Byrd
Motets: Ne irascaris, Domine – Byrd
Tristis est anima mea – Kuhnau

SUNDAY 10th March

Lent I

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Mass in A – Lotti
Motet: Lord, let me know mine end – Greene
Voluntary: Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 – J. S. Bach

SUNDAY 17th March

Lent II

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa Brevis – Radcliffe
Motet: Set me as a seal – Walton
Voluntary: Rhapsody No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 32 – Howells

SUNDAY 24th March

Lent III

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa Brevis in D minor – Mozart
Motet: A litany – Walton
Voluntary: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 – J. S. Bach

SUNDAY 31st March

Mothering Sunday

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Mass in C, KV 317 “Coronation” – Mozart
Motet: Ave Maria – Stopford(in honour of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven)
Voluntary: Orb & Sceptre – Walton (in hounour of HM The Queen)

SUNDAY 7th April

Passion Sunday

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa bell’ amfitrit altera – Lassus
Motet: Crucifixus a 8 – Lotti
Voluntary: Prelude in C minor, BWV 546 – J. S. Bach

6pm Choral Evensong & Benediction
Responses: Reading
Psalm: 35 vv. 1-9
Canticles: Short Service – Byrd
Anthem: Wash me thoroughly – Wesley
Voluntary: Attende Domine – Demessieux

SUNDAY 14th April

Palm Sunday

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici – Rubbra
Motet: Hosanna to the Son of David – Weelkes
Voluntary: Dominica in Palmis – Langlais

THURSDAY 18th April

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm High Mass
Setting: Missa Quarti Toni – Victoria
Anthem: Ubi caritas – Duruflé
Motet: O sacrum convivium – Tallis

FRIDAY 19th April

Good Friday

1.30pm Music as per Order of Service

SATURDAY 20th April

Easter Vigil

9pm High Mass
Setting: Mass in E flat, Op. 109 “Cantus Missae” – Rheinberger
Motet: Easter (Five Mystical Songs) – Vaughan Williams
Voluntary: Incantation pour un Jour Saint – Langlais

SUNDAY 21stApril

Easter Sunday

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Messe Solennelle in C sharp minor, Op. 16 – Vierne
Motet: Blessed be the God and Father – Wesley
Voluntary: Choral-Improvisation sur le ‘Victimae Paschali’ – Tournemire

6pm Festal Evensong & Benediction
Responses: Spicer
Psalm: 66 vv. 1-11
Canticles: Woodin E flat
Anthem: Now the green blade riseth – Lindley
Voluntary: Toccata – Lanquetuit

SATURDAY 28th April

Low Sunday

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa Paschalis – Lassus
Motet: God so loved the world – Chilcott
Voluntary: Fugue in C, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach

George de Voil BA (Oxon.) FRCO
Organist and Director of Music 

This programme is subject to change and is a guide only.