Music Archive

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

For details of music to be sung at forthcoming services see here.


Sunday 20th May 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Sung Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Introit: Come, Holy Ghost (Gibbons)

Responses: Ayleward

Psalm: 139 vv 1 – 11

Canticles: Stanford in Bb

Anthem: Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford)

Hymns: 431, 342 (178), 367 (ii)

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
8.00am - Holy Communion (BCP)

Celebrant: Revd Guntars Reboks

Setting: Sumsion in F

Motet: Listen, sweet dove (Ives)

Hymns: 139 (i), 140, 311 (t. Dies Dominica), 137


Sunday 13th May 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Choral Evensong

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: O nata lux (Tallis)

Responses: Ayleward

Psalm: 147 vv 1 -12

Canticles: Dyson in F

Anthem: God is gone up (Finzi)

Hymns: 128 (ii), 476

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Christopher Huitson

Setting: Salisbury Mass (Ives)

Motet: Tantum ergo (de Séverac)

Hymns: 332, 388 (i), 296, 271


Thursday 10th May 2018

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
7.00pm - Parish Eucharist for Ascension Day

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Jane Craw

Mens’ voices

Setting: Mass for three voices (Byrd)

Motets: Viri Galilei (Byrd); Ave verum (Byrd)

Hymns: 130 (i), 134, 271, 332


Sunday 6th May 2018

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Responses: Rose                       

Psalm: 45

Canticles: Stanford in G

Anthem: O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)

Hymns: 118, 336