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 12th May 2019

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

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: ‘Salisbury Service’ (Ives)

Motets: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)

Hymns: 205, 457, 296, 124


Sunday 5th May 2019

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Responses: Rose

Psalm: 150

Canticles: ‘Collegium Regale’ (Howells)

Anthem : Praise the Lord (David Bednall) – world premiere

Hymns: 118, 336

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

Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Eric Woods

Setting: Darke in E

Motets: If ye love me (Stopford)

Hymns: 112, 315 (t.288), 104, 113


Sunday 28th April 2019

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

Officiant: Canon Eric Woods

Introit: O come ye servants of the Lord (Tye)

Responses: Leighton

Psalm: 16

Canticles: Dyson in D

Anthem: Now the green blade riseth (Lindley)

Hymns: 486, 103

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

Celebrant: Revd Lesley McCreadie

Preacher: Revd Guntars Reboks

Setting: Jackson in G

Motets: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit (Tallis); If ye love me (Tallis)

Hymns: 119 & 118, 107, 173 (Regent’s Square, 265) 124


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