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Choir of Merton College, Oxford, at St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

A recording from March 2017 of the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, singing on the Feast day of St Gregory the first ever Anglican Evensong in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City.

A recording from March 2017 of the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, singing on the Feast day of St Gregory the first ever Anglican Evensong in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Introit: Prevent us O Lord (Byrd)
Hymn: O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
Responses (Matthew Martin)
Psalms 100, 127, 128 (Attwood, Goss, Parry)
First Lesson: Ecclesiastes 4 vv.1-10
Canticles: Charles Wood in F 'Collegium Regale'
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2 vv.3-8
Anthem: Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)
Motet: Justorum animae (Byrd)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude in B minor, BWV 544 (Bach)

Benjamin Nicholas: Organist and Director of Music
Alexander Little, Thomas Fetherstonhaugh: Organ Scholars.

1 hour

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    Prevent us O Lord

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
  • Thomas Attwood

    Psalms 100, 127, 128

    Composer: John Goss. Composer: Hubery Parry. Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
  • Charles Wood

    Magnificat: Collegium Regale in F

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
  • Charles Wood

    Nunc Dimittis: Collegium Regale in F

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
  • Edward C. Bairstow

    Blessed city, heavenly Salem

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in B minor, BWV 544

    Performer: Alexander Little.

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