Laudate Dominum

August 18th – 25th 2019

After the commemorations of 2018, this 64th Edington Music Festival returns to more joyful territory with its theme of ‘Laudate Dominum!’

Over the eight days of the Festival, our music programme accompanies an examination of the interaction between worship and different aspects of the world in which we live, from education to public service, through science and not least through music. 

From polyphony and plainchant to new commissions, Benjamin Britten’s great ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ and a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s timeless Requiem, our three choirs and our festival Organists will offer music to fulfil and uplift the spirits.

The music calendar below also includes details of the Wednesday BBC live broadcast, the Musical Supper, and the Saturday Festival lunch; we hope to see you at as many services and other events as possible.

Richard Pinel, Festival Director

 

Festival Calendar

Sunday 18 August       
‘Praise the Lord, O my soul’
    

9.15pm Compline
Te lucis ante terminum Thomas Tallis
In pace in idipsum John Sheppard
Nunc dimittis Gustav Holst
Salve regina Pierre de la Rue

Monday 19 August
Worship and Public Service

9.00am Eucharist
Mass XVI Plainsong

11.30am Choral Matins & Sermon
In spiritu humilitatis Giovanni Croce
Preces & Responses Richard Ayleward
Te Deum in G Ralph Vaughan Williams
Jubilate in E flat Benjamin Britten
Supremum est mortalibus bonum Guillaume Dufay

7.30pm Music before the service Alexander Pott

8.00pm Solemn Evensong

Preces & Responses Kenneth Leighton
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense) Kenneth Leighton
Greater love hath no man John Ireland

9.15pm Compline

Tuesday 20 August
Worship and Education

St Bernard of Clairvaux

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist
Missa Papae Marcelli Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Teach me, O Lord Thomas Attwood
Teach me, O Lord William Byrd

8.00pm Evensong
Upon your heart Eleanor Daley
Preces & Responses Julian Thomas
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in E Sydney Watson
Thy word is a lantern Henry Purcell

9.15pm Compline

Wednesday 21 August
Worship and Science

9.00am Matins

11.30 Solemn Eucharist
Missa O quam gloriosum Tomás Luis de Victoria
Videte miraculum Thomas Tallis
Dominus Jesus in qua nocte Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

3.30pm Choral Evensong
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Doors close at 3.25pm

Veni Creator Spiritus Stephen Aston
Preces & Responses Kenneth Leighton
Veni Sancte Spiritus Plainsong
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense) Kenneth Leighton
Seek him that maketh the seven stars David Bednall festival commission

9.45pm Compline

The annual Musical Supper will be held in the Festival Marquee on the Parish Field next to the church, by kind permission of Edington Parish Council, at 6.30 for 7pm.  A wonderfully light-hearted occasion when the choristers sing for their supper to raise funds for Parish facilities that are much relied upon by both village and festival.  Close harmony and humour are topped off by a good buffet and famous home-made puddings.  Tickets are £25, bookable after June 1 from Hugh Hancock at pcc-t@hancock-office.org or write to him at Dunge Farm, West Ashton, BA14 6AX. (01225 754626). You can pay by BACS or send a cheque payable to Edington Priory Church Music Evening.  Please let Hugh know if you would like to sit with friends, mention any dietary requirements, and if you need a disabled parking space.

Thursday 22 August
Worship and Music

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist
Kyrie ‘Orbis factor’ William Mundy
A Hymn for St Cecilia Herbert Howells
Missa Cantate John Sheppard
O salutaris hostia Thomas Tallis

7.30pm Music before the Service Peter Stevens

8.00pm Sequence of Music and Readings
Laudibus in sanctis William Byrd
Psalm 150 Charles Ives
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225 Johann Sebastian Bach
Feast Song for Saint Cecilia Bernard Rose 

9.15pm Compline

Friday 23 August 
Worship and Healing

11.30am Choral Matins & Sermon
O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not Orlando Gibbons
Preces & Responses Philip Radcliffe
Te Deum (First Service) Thomas Weelkes
Jubilate (Short Service) Thomas Weelkes
Strengthen ye the weak hands Sir William Harris

7.30pm Music before the service Charles Maxtone-Smith

8.00pm Solemn Requiem
Requiem Maurice Duruflé
Dies irae Plainsong

9.15pm Compline

Saturday 24 August
Worship and Nature

9.00am Matins 

11.30am Solemn Eucharist
Service in F Harold Darke
Nuper rosarum flores Guillaume Dufay
Sicut cervus Jack Oades

7.30pm Music before the service Ashley Grote

8.00pm Solemn Evensong
Riu, riu chiu Matteo Flecha
Preces & Responses Ashley Grote
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Service for Verses in D) Richard Ayleward
Rejoice in the Lamb Benjamin Britten

9.15pm Compline

The Festival Lunch will be immediately after Solemn Eucharist on Saturday 24 August (about 1330).   Tickets are £16 for a delicious two course lunch, including a glass of wine or soft drink, available from Susie Hancock, secretary@edingtonfriends.org.uk (01225 754626) or Dunge Farm, West Ashton, BA14 6AX.   Please make cheques payable to the Friends of Edington Priory Church, or ask for BACS details.   Please advise of dietary requirements and if you need a disabled car parking space.

Sunday 25 August
‘Let everything that hath breath…’

9.00am Matins

11.30am Solemn Eucharist
All people that on earth do dwell – Old Hundredth Ralph Vaughan Williams
Kyrie Mass XI ‘Orbis Factor’ Plainsong
Missa Euge bone Christopher Tye
Laudate Dominum Marcel Dupré
Ave Maria Robert Parsons