This week's webcast comes from the first week of resumed choral services at St. John's. It features Herbert Murrill's canticle settings in E and Patrick Hadley's setting of Song of Solomon 2 vv. 10-13, "My beloved spake and said unto me".
This service of Eucharist takes Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi Munera as its setting. It is based on three melodic ideas taken from the tune which gives the Mass its title, the hymn for Matins of Apostles and Evangelists.
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ (also known as the Lent Meditation Service) is a service of music and readings reflecting on the Passion of Christ, with music by Bruckner, Byrd, Grier, Lotti, Handel, Weelkes, Stainer and Bach.
This service of Eucharist was sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir while the choristers were on their half term break. It takes as its setting William Byrd's Three-Part Mass, with Duruflé's setting of the ancient antiphon Ubi caritas et amor serving as the Introit.
The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording,Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.
In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.