Secular Music and Masses

 A definition of music:

“Vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.”: 

 

Over the last couple of year during Lent we have offered contemporary and classical music as a resource by which we may listen and be inspired. Last year a number of tracks were used during evensong to similar effect.

This year there will be a simple Mass based around four different choices of music, chosen by individuals of different tastes and styles.

Each Mass will have space at the different points of the liturgy when we will rest and listen – letting the words and/or music speak to our souls.

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“Rescue Me” Breabach The Desperate Battle of the Birds” 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj3JNOo3W2E

 

Now is the Cool of the Day” Coope Boyes & Simpson    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzVcdi1xrYw

 

Awkward Annie” Kate Rusby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyFc-pbcO94

 

 

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Gloria” U2  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SnndPmGt7I

 

Hide Me in the Bosom”Jools Holland/The Blind Boys of Alabama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4m1zVOiXWA

 

Everybody Hurts R.E.M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZRCIrTgQc

 

All That You Have is Your Soul” Tracy Chapman 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoNtYC_XDC8

 

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Messiaen (1908-1992) Dieu Parmi Nous

      (God among us) for Grand Organ  Jennifer Bate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZXtTAZ51jA

 

J S Bach(1685-1750) Final Chorale-St.John Passion 

The Monteverdi Choir directed by John Eliot Gardiner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxKR7BaitxM

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Slow movementfrom the String Quartet in G minor Quartetto Italiano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oQ9cpTN6Wo

 

John TAVENER(1945-2014) Song for Athene

Choir of St John’s College,Cambridge, dir Chistopher Robinson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZRrbixpVV0&list=PLaQE_4wV1dVE8O2PGpSPRkCim0mXTg1kU&index=5

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Routine” Steven Wilson Hand.Cannot.Erase 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIyvIRrRB3M

 

Tobiume” Susumu Yokota Sakura 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wSyAlo7AUA

 

Resurrection” Brian May Back To The Light 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iux9mTnf7xg

 

For The Love Of God” Steve Vai Passion & Warfare 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPVgbjkaeQ4

 

“Passionflower” Jon Gomm Secrets Nobody Keeps 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7GnAq6Znw

 

 

 

 

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