From Westminster Abbey. Including the first broadcast of a new composition by the Master of the Queen's Music, Peter Maxwell Davies, of a poem by Dr Rowan Williams.
Choral Evensong from Westminster Abbey including the first broadcast of a new composition by the Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, of a poem by the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. It was commissioned for the Choirbook for the Queen, a collection of contemporary anthems, published to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.
Introit: I look from afar (Francis Grier)
Psalms: 62, 96 (Boyce, Wesley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 35
Deutsches Magnificat SWV 494 (Schütz)
Second Lesson: Romans 13 vv11-end
Nunc Dimittis (Canticum B. Simeonis) SWV 432 (Schütz)
Anthem: Advent Calendar (Peter Maxwell Davies) (Choirbook for the Queen)
Hymn: Hills of the North rejoice (Little Cornard)
Organ Voluntary: Kyrie Gott, heiliger Geist BWV 671 (Bach)
James O'Donnell (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Robert Quinney (Sub Organist).