• April 7th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Lord’s Prayer — John Sheppard (1515-1558)

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Votive antiphon: Libera nos, salva nos — Sheppard

    Free us, keep us safe and do justly with us, O blessed Trinity.

  • March 31st, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Lord’s Prayer — John Sheppard (1515-1558)

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Votive antiphon: Regina caeli — plainsong

    Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia. The Son you merited to bear, alleluia, Has risen as he said, alleluia. Pray to God for us, alleluia.

  • March 24th, 2024

    Miserere mihi Domine — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service — Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Deo gratias — Byrd

    Motet: Absalon fili mi — Josquin des Prez (1450-1521)

    Absalon fili mi, quis det ut moriar pro te, Absalon? Non vivam ultra, sed descendam in infernum plorans.

    (Absalon my son, if only I had died instead of you, Absalon! I shall live no more, but go down to hell, weeping.)

  • March 17th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service — Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Deo gratias — William Byrd (1543-1623)

    Motet: Absalon fili mi— Josquin des Prez (1450-1521)

    Absalon fili mi, quis det ut moriar pro te, Absalon? Non vivam ultra, sed descendam in infernum plorans.

    (Absalon my son, if only I had died instead of you, Absalon! I shall live no more, but go down to hell, weeping.)

  • March 10th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service — Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1543-1623)

    Motet: Sic Deus dilexit mundum — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

  • March 3rd, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Deo Gratias — Byrd

    Votive antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum— plainsong

  • February 25th, 2024

    Miserere mihi Domine — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Deo Gratias — Byrd

    Anthem: Drop, drop, slow tears— Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Drop, drop, slow tears,
    And bathe those beauteous feet
    Which brought from Heaven
    The news and Prince of Peace.

    Cease not, wet eyes,
    His mercy to entreat;
    To cry for vengeance
    Sin doth never cease.

    In your deep floods
    Drown all my faults and fears;
    Nor let His eye
    See sin, but through my tears.

  • February 18th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis — Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Votive antiphon: Peccantem me quotidie — Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)

    Peccantem me quotidie et non poenitentem, timor mortis conturbat me. Quia in inferno nulla est redemptio. Miserere mei, Deus, et salva me.

    (Sinning daily, and not repenting, the fear of death disturbs me. For there is no redemption in Hell, have mercy on me, O God, and save me.)

  • February 11th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    In manus tuas — John Sheppard (1515-1558)

    Lord’s Prayer — Sheppard

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Votive antiphon: Eighth Tune — Tallis

    God grant with grace,
    He us embrace,
    In gentle part,
    Bliss be our heart:
    With loving face
    Shine He in place,
    His mercies all
    On us to fall.

    That we Thy way
    May know all day,
    While we do sail
    This world so frail:
    Thy health’s reward
    Is nigh declared,
    As plain at eye
    All Gentiles spy

  • February 4th, 2024

    Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum — Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

    Nunc dimittis: The Short Service – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Lord’s Prayer — John Sheppard (1515-1558)

    Deo Gratias — William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Votive antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum— plainsong

    Hail, O Queen of Heaven.
    Hail, O Lady of Angels
    Hail! thou root, hail! thou gate
    From whom unto the world a light has arisen:

    Rejoice, O glorious Virgin,
    Lovely beyond all others,
    Farewell, most beautiful maiden,
    And pray for us to Christ.