RESOURCE: Music for Private Evensong

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  1. Toma

    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Family in Christ,

    Here are some of the clearest evening canticle recordings on YouTube, using the 1662 text.
    Please pray the Evening Service at home when unable to get to a church!
    Click the word(s) to open the respective canticle. Some services are combined into one video.

    John Sheppard 1515-1559
    Magnificat
    Nunc dimittis

    Thomas Weelkes 1576-1623
    Fourth Service: Magnificat
    Fourth Service:Nunc dimittis
    Sixth Service: Magnificat
    Sixth Service: Nunc dimittis

    John Amner 1579-1641
    Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

    Henry Purcell 1659-1695
    Evening Service in G minor, Z. 231: Magnificat
    Evening Service in G minor, Z. 231: Nunc dimittis

    Thomas Attwood Walmisley 1814-1856
    Service in D minor: Magnificat
    Service in D minor: Nunc dimittis

    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924
    Service in B-flat major, Op. 10: Magnificat (with organ) (with orchestra)
    Service in B-flat major, Op. 10: Nunc dimittis (with organ) (with orchestra)
    Service in A major, Op. 12: Magnificat
    Service in A major, Op. 12: Nunc dimittis
    Service in G major, Op. 81: Magnificat
    Service in G major, Op. 81: Nunc dimittis
    Service in C major, Op. 115: Magnificat
    Service in C major, Op. 115: Nunc dimittis

    Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer 1865-1928
    Evening Service in D major: Magnificat
    Evening Service in D major: Nunc dimittis

    Sir Edward Bairstow 1874-1946
    Evening Service in D major: Magnificat
    Evening Service in D major: Nunc dimittis

    Sir George Dyson 1883-1964
    Evening Service in C minor: Magnificat
    Evening Service in C minor: Nunc dimittis

    Herbert Howells 1892-1983
    Evening Service in B minor: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

    Robert Sumsion 1899-1995
    Evening Service in A major: Magnificat
    Evening Service in A major: Nunc dimittis
     
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    Great links, thank you.

    Thomas Weelkes was an interesting character. On one occasion whilst organist at Chichester Cathedral he urinated on the Dean from the organ loft during Evensong.

    "Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance: and refreshedst it when it was weary" (Ps 68,9)

    Don't you just love Anglican patrimony.
     
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    Thank you! I will be checking them.
     
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    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    I hope they can be of aid to you when you pray, bringing aural beauty to your spiritual life, Seeker! :)
     
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    They already did beautify my afternoon. Thanks a lot :)
     
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    They have been great to listen to as I work on my computer this afternoon. Thx!
     
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    Maid Marie...

    Thanks for finding this thread. Somehow I missed all of these great links.

    *****

    We don't hear much from Consular nowadays. However, a few months ago, Consular was one of the most active participants we had on this forum. Maybe he is still out there and will pop back again to say hello.

    ...Scottish Monk
     
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    I am glad that they can be of some service to you, even if only in the little things of life... God is everywhere, after all - !
     
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    Consular...

    I also want to thank you for the above links. They add so much to personal services in our home.

    ...Scottish Monk
     
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    Oh, bravo! So you do use these for private little services, in worship and praise of God? That is very beautiful and encouraging!

    How is it done? :)
     
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    My personal rule (i.e., my personal liturgy at home) has three components:
    • Divine office (psalms and prayers during various hours)
    • Lessons (Scripture and other spiritual writings)
    • Saints (Lives of the saints--Latin saints, Celtic saints, and Episcopal saints)
    There are places for hymns and music in the Divine office. I also play something between lessons or saints. And of course, my MP3 player and Bose headphones are usually on when I am working around the house when my wife is away.

    Sometime I play something from YouTube, at other times from my own collection of CDs. Today I have been listening to arrangements from David Haas. Sometimes I listen to something from the Wild Goose Resource Group of the Iona Community. And I have recently discovered Anna Raine--music from her Ancient Paths album recorded at Holy Island, Lindisfarne is also good for personal services at home. For this Scottish Monk--sacred music from Scotland and other Celtic areas (Wales, Cornwall, and Ireland) are always welcome. I also listen to the chorals from the IKON album or Oxford Evensong album.

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    Scottish Monk, that's exactly the sort of spirit this thread is made for. :) Thank you for sharing that, wow!

    I just tend to listen to a hymn, then proceed with prayers, psalms, lessons, then a Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, etc., then a quiet anthem, and finish. Lots of kneeling and standing and sitting, just as it should be... :)
     
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    I found a lot of songs/hymns for evensong but not as many for morning prayer. Maybe I didn't look hard enough. Does anyone have anything they could add for the morning?
     
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    General Morning Hymns:

    A brighter dawn is breaking (Percy Dearmer)
    All creatures of our God and King (W.H Draper/St Francis of Assisi)
    Awake, awake, fling off the night (J.P. Peacey)
    Awake, my soul, and with the sun (+Ken)
    Awake, our souls (Isaac Watts)
    Christ, whose glory fills the skies (C. Wesley)
    Colours of day dawn into the mind (McClellan/Pacalubo/Ryecroft)
    Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go (C. Wesley)
    Give me joy in my heart/Sing hosanna
    Glory to thee, who safe hast kept (+Ken)
    I watch the sunrise (J. Glynn)
    Jesus, in the new dawn (M. Rizza)
    Jesus shall reign wherere the sun (Isaac Watts)
    Lord, as I wake I turn to you (B. Foley)
    Lord, the light of your love/Shine, Jesus, shine (G Kendrick)
    Morning has broken (E Farjeon)
    My Father, for another night (H.W. Baker)
    My God, accept my heart this day (M. Bridges)
    New every morning is the the love (J. Keble)
    When all the world to life is waking (J. Winslow)
    When all thy mercies, O my God (J. Addison)
    When morning gilds the skies (Tr. E. Caswall)
     
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