BCP: Solemnization of matrimony (music)

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  1. SeanD

    SeanD New Member

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    I would like to know if there is a musical/choral arrangement of the section from the Solemnization of Matrimony in the BCP beginning with the responsorial "God have mercy upon us" and going on "unto their lives end" - sorry, I do not know what these are called but I believe they are litanies? Is this available publicly/printed anywhere?

    I am referring to exactly as it is sung in the Queen's wedding below (timestamp from 38.54- the below link will commence at this point). Apologies if I have used the wrong terminology

    https://youtu.be/Pq6CmuOZx6o?t=38m54s
     
  2. Symphorian

    Symphorian Well-Known Member

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    The Lord's Prayer and the prayers following the suffrages are just intoned on a single note. The music for the suffrages is pretty much identical with Merbecke's setting of the suffrages from Mattins/Evensong as found in 'Common Prayer Noted' 1550.

    As far as I can remember, Merbecke didn't set the marriage service in 'Common Prayer Noted' although he did set the burial service.

    If you wish, I could score the wedding suffrages as in the video and scan the sheet.
     
  3. SeanD

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    Thank you Symphorian, very helpful as always. I would very much appreciate if you could score the wedding suffrages as it would probably be helpful for my choir who may not have sung this before - please do take your time, but I would be most grateful for anything you can provide. Thank you so much.
     
  4. SeanD

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    Dear Symphorian

    I wonder whether you had a moment to look in to this?
     
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    Hi SeanD

    I will score them this weekend.
     
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    Scored suffrages:
     

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    Thank you very much, Symphorian, you shall be blessed!
     

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