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 21st April 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
6.30pm - Festal Evensong for Easter Day

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Hugh Bonsey

Introit: This joyful Eastertide (arr.Wood)

Responses: Rose

Psalm: 66 vv 1-9

Canticles: ‘Collegium Regale’ (Howells)

Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father (SS Wesley)

Hymns: 117, 112, 124

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
11.15am - Festal Mattins for Easter Day

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Ron Martin

Introit: Joy is come! (arr. Carter)

Responses: Rose

Easter Anthems

Psalm: 111

Te Deum: Britten in C

Jubilate: Britten in C

Anthem: Haec dies (Palestrina)

Hymns: 103, 107, 119

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

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Missa Sancti Johannes de Deo (Haydn)

Motets: Tantum ergo (Laloux); This Joyful Eastertide (arr.Wood)

Hymns: 110 + 112; 113, 105(ii), 120


Friday 19th April 2019

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sherborne
2.00pm - Liturgy of the Cross for Good Friday

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

Motets: In the departure of the Lord (Bull); O vos omnes (Croce);

Crux fidelis (John IV, King of Portugal)


Thursday 18th April 2019

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

Celebrant: Canon Eric Woods

Preacher: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Setting: Sumsion in F

Motets: God so loved the world (Stainer); Ubi caritas (Duruflé)

Hymns: 280, 270 (Tallis’s Ordinal, 419), 268 (Grafton 202), 302


Sunday 14th April 2019

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

Officiant: Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

Sung by members of Sherborne Chamber Choir

Introit: Exsultate justi (Viadana)

Responses: Sanders

Psalm: 69 vv 1 – 20

Canticles: Sumsion in A

Anthem: Ride on in majesty (Ives)

Hymns: 511, 84