Podcasts on William Byrd

One of the most important composers of the Anglican patrimony’s musical expression is William Byrd.  A composer of the Chapel Royal under Elizabeth I, Byrd’s high musical standards helped establish a high benchmark for liturgical music in the Anglican tradition. I have not finished listening to two recent podcasts about Byrd, but based on what…

Derby Cathedral Composition Competition

Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music have launched a composition competition for a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.  The winning Derby Service will be performed as part of the 14 June 2020 gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music at Derby Cathedral.  

Anglican Choral Music Brings Catholics in Ottowa Together for Candlemas

People from across the Catholic community in Ottawa (including the Nuncio!) came together a few nights ago to celebrate a choral High Mass in the Anglican Use, the first time this particular feast day has been celebrated with full choral music by Ordinariate Catholics in the city. (The first write-up from the evening can be…

Lessons & Carols at 100

The Lessons and Carols service the whole world knows, i.e. the version performed by—and broadcast from—King’s College Cambridge, celebrates its centenary this year. It is a helpful reminder to many that this service is only one hundred years old, since there are those who identify Lessons and Carols as representing the essence of Anglican worship. …

The Saint Peter Gradual

The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter has produced The Saint Peter Gradual, and it should soon be available through such distributors as Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Newmanhousecatholicbooks.org.  (It is already available through Amazon.co.uk.  Here is the link.) To quote from the Fall 2018 issue of The Ordinariate Observer, this resource contains musical settings “for the…

Documentary on Professor Edward Higginbottom of New College, Oxford.

Information on the release of a new documentary on Professor Edward Higginbottom, the retired choirmaster of New College, Oxford.  The documentary promises “an insight into his teaching and his art … Filmed in the resplendent setting of the prestigious school, this documentary shows us the benefits of a high-quality musical education, of an introduction to…

Conference on the English Musical Renaissance and the Church

For the full announcement, click here. The organising committee for The English Musical Renaissance and the Church and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invite proposals for this one-day conference to be held at Durham University on the 5 November 2018. We invite researchers to submit proposals engaging with perspectives on the relationship between composers associated…

Celebration Evensong at St. Anselm’s, Pembury (Pepenbury) – 1 July

“A reminder that this Sunday, [1 July,] at 6:30pm, [St. Anselm’s, Pembury,] hold a special Evensong to celebrate the beautification project of recent years which transformed St. Anselm’s from a tired mass centre into a church fit for daily worship and reflecting both the patrimony and worship of the Ordinariate. We shall also be blessing…

Music List of St. Osmund’s – 3 June to 24 September 2018

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham at St Osmund’s Catholic Church, Gainford, DL2 3DZ.   MUSIC LIST 3rd June to 24th September 2018 Choir Rehearsals: Sundays at 10.15 am. More information on 01325 730191 Sunday 3rd June                         THE BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST – Solemn Mass, Procession to Grotto & Benediction at 11.30 am Hymns:                                      …

Music Lists – Please Send!

As mentioned in the piece below from the 15 April 2018 Newsletter of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, a number of groups in the Ordinariates devote significant time and effort to the musical aspect of our Anglican patrimony.  This often includes making music lists available on websites.  If you want to have…