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.
“Rescue Me” Breabach “The Desperate Battle of the Birds” 2010
Now is the Cool of the Day” Coope Boyes & Simpson
Awkward Annie” Kate Rusby
Hide Me in the Bosom”Jools Holland/The Blind Boys of Alabama
Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
All That You Have is Your Soul” Tracy Chapman
Messiaen (1908-1992) Dieu Parmi Nous
(God among us) for Grand Organ Jennifer Bate
J S Bach(1685-1750) Final Chorale-St.John Passion
The Monteverdi Choir directed by John Eliot Gardiner
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Slow movementfrom the String Quartet in G minor Quartetto Italiano
John TAVENER(1945-2014) Song for Athene
Choir of St John’s College,Cambridge, dir Chistopher Robinson
Routine” Steven Wilson Hand.Cannot.Erase 2015
Tobiume” Susumu Yokota Sakura 1999
Resurrection” Brian May Back To The Light 1992
For The Love Of God” Steve Vai Passion & Warfare 1990
“Passionflower” Jon Gomm Secrets Nobody Keeps 2013