“Beauty came like the setting sun”

August 19th-26th 2018


Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War through the eyes of the War Poets

Festival Calendar


Sunday 19 August
They went with songs
Lawrence Binyon

9.15pm Compline

Te lucis ante terminum Matthew Martin
O salutaris hostia William Byrd
Nunc dimittis (Collegium Regale) Herbert Howells

Monday 20 August
Siegfried Sassoon

St Bernard of Clairvaux

9.00am Prime

11.30am Choral Matins

Responses Thomas Tomkins
Te Deum (Second Service) Orlando Gibbons
Jubilate in E flat Benjamin Britten
The Dead (Three Songs of Remembrance) David Bednall

7.30pm Music before the service Simon Bell

8.00pm Solemn Evensong

Responses plainsong
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in C Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Long since in Egypt’s pleasant land Sir Hubert Parry

9.15pm Compline

Tuesday 21 August
The Last Post
Vera Brittain

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist

Mass XI plainsong
Since I believe in God the Father Almighty Ivor Gurney
Vox ultima crucis (a short requiem) Sir Henry Walford Davies

7.30pm Music before the service Matthew Martin

8.00pm Evensong

Preces & Responses Orlando Gibbons & John Barnard
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F George Dyson
Lord let me know mine end Sir Hubert Parry

9.15pm Compline

Wednesday 22 August
The Owl
Edward Thomas

9.00am Matins

11.30 Solemn Eucharist

Mass for Five Voices Sir Lennox Berkeley
My soul there is a country Sir Hubert Parry
Ave verum corpus Sir Edward Elgar

3.30pm Choral Evensong
broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 doors close at 3.25pm

Salvator mundi (a short requiem) Sir Henry Walford Davies
Responses Orlando Gibbons & John Barnard
New College Service Paul Drayton
For lo, I raise up Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

9.30pm Compline

The annual Musical Evening and Supper will be held in the Festival Marquee on the Parish Field next to the church, at 6.30 for 7pm.  A wonderfully light-hearted occasion when the choristers sing for their supper to raise funds for Parish facilities like the minibus and Parish Hall.  Close harmony and humour topped off by a good buffet and famous home-made puddings.  Tickets bookable after June 1 from pcc-t@hancock-office.org (Hugh Hancock, 01225 754626); £25 each.  Please let Hugh know if you would like to sit with friends.

Thursday 23 August
The Volunteer
Ivor Gurney

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist

Mass for Four Voices William Byrd
Super flumina Babylonis Phillippe de Monte
Lament Francis Pott

7.30pm Music before the service David Bednall

8.00pm Sequence of Music and Readings

Everyone Sang (two choral fanfares) Bernard Hughes
Dies irae, dies illa plainsong
Lament Francis Pott

9.15pm Compline

Friday 24 August
The Parable of the old man and the young
Wilfred Owen

Bartholomew, Apostle

11.30am Solemn Eucharist

Missa Ego te Johannes Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Jesu, Grant me this I pray Christopher Robinson
O quam gloriosum Tomás Luis de Victoria
God be in my head Philip Radcliffe

7.30pm Music before the service Peter Stevens

8.00pm Vespers for the Dead

Ad Dominum cum tribularer William Byrd
I will lift up mine eyes Sir Henry Walford Davies
Confitebor tibi Domine Cipriano de Rore
Magnificat in G minor Henry Purcell

9.15pm Compline

Saturday 25 August
Everyone Sang
Siegfried Sassoon

9.00am Terce

11.30am Choral Matins

Preces & Responses Cecilia McDowall
Te Deum in F John Ireland
Jubilate Deo (Collegium Regale) Herbert Howells
At the round earth’s imagined corners Sir Hubert Parry

7.30pm Music before the service Charles Maxtone-Smith

8.00pm Solemn Evensong

Responses Bernard Rose
Magnificat primi toni a 8 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Nunc dimittis Gustav Holst
I was glad Sir Hubert Parry

9.15pm Compline

The annual Friends’ Lunch has become a Festival Lunch, open to everyone.  Tickets are £16 for a two-course buffet; please apply to secretary@edingtonfriends.org.uk before August 17 (Susie Hancock, 01225 754626).

Lunch will be followed by a talk by Canon Andrew Studdart-Kennedy, Rural Dean and Team Rector of Marlborough, on the poetry and theology of his grandfather the Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, nicknamed ‘Woodbine Willie’ for his practice of bringing cigarettes as well as spiritual aid to wounded or dying soldiers.

Sunday 26 August
David and Goliath
Robert Graves

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist

Missa brevis Matthew Martin
Veni in hortum meum Orlande de Lassus
There is an old belief Sir Hubert Parry
Ave Maria Robert Parsons