Music List

Details of the choral music to be sung at forthcoming services can be found below.

For details of music performed at previous services see our archive.


Sunday 16th December 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Setting: Darke in E

Motets: Advent Wreath Prayer 3

Adam lay ybounden (Warlock)

Hymns: 5, 15, 11, 490

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.00pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

Introit: Adam lay ybounden (Ord)

Responses: Leighton

Psalm: 50 vv 1-6

Canticles: Fauxbourdon Service (Morley)

Anthem: How lovely are the messengers (Mendelssohn)

Hymns: 3, 18, 466


Wednesday 19th December 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
5.30pm - Festive Choral Evensong

Service sung by The Sherborne Singers

Introit: Lully, Lulla, thou little tiny child: Kenneth Leighton

Versicles and Responses : William Slogrove

Psalm 47 (Chant : Slogrove)

Magnficat and Nunc Dimittis (New College Oxford setting : Alexander L’Estrange)

Anthems : Let the people praise you : Alexander L’Estrange; I was glad : Hubert Parry

Hymn : How shall I sing that majesty; tune Coe Fen.


Sunday 23rd December 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Setting: Darke in F

Motets: Advent Wreath Prayer 4

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Poston)

Hymns: 186, 5 19 (ii), 181 (I)


Monday 24th December 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.30pm - The First Eucharist of Christmas

Officiant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Darke in F

Carols: Christe, Redemptor omnium (Martin)

Silent Night (Grüber arr. Cashmore)

O little town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies)

Hymns: Special Sheet


Tuesday 25th December 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
9.30am - Parish Eucharist for Christmas Day

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Bishop of Sherborne

Setting: Missa Sancti Johanni (Haydn)

Carols: Lully, lullay (Stopford)

Christe Redemptor omnium (Martin)

Hymns: 30, 21, 34, 26