Music for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

This Sunday’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrates the final of the Christmas theophonies, or manifestations of God. In the later Christmas season beginning with the Epiphany, we celebrate the three great manifestations of Christ – the Adoration of...

Music for the Solemnity of the Epiphany

Ave Maria by G. Caccini 1551-1618 The Three Kings by Peter Cornelius (1824-174) arr. Ivor Atkins This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany, and the Communion Motet is The Three Kings by Peter Cornelius. His most famous work is lieder, but amongst British...

Music for the Fourth Week of Advent

St Anne’s Mass (J. MacMillan 1959- ) Ave Maria (Jakob Arcadelt 1507-1568) Come Unto Him (Messiah, G. F. Handel 1685-1759) The music for the Fourth Week of Advent includes a setting of the Ave Maria by Jacob (or Jacques) Arcadelt – a Franco-Flemmish Renaissance...