Music at Boxgrove Priory

Music forms a major part of the liturgy at Boxgrove Priory. Polyphonic and plainsong settings of anthems, motets and the Mass are used by our renowned choir.

We welcome singers who can sight read reasonably well - in all parts - to come and sing with us. It is not necessary to come to every service and, although the Choir operates with a core of regular members, there are several others who come once or twice a month. There are yet others, who live further away, who come when they can.

If you think you might be interested, we practise every Thurday in the Priory at 7:30pm. Please contact our Director of Music for more information.

Mr Alex Dichmont
alexdichmont@gmail.com

We have made some recordings and the details of the CDs are given below:

Gaudete!

The Choir of Boxgrove Priory sings music from Advent to Epiphany

Gaudete! was recorded on 3 March 2012 in the wonderful new accoustic of the re-ordered Priory. It includes new arrangements of old favourites, some modern carols as well as some stunning and vibrant new carols.

It is available at £10 (+ p&p where appropriate) from The Boxgrove Stores (01243 773201) The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 0DX or from Mr John Athron (01243 773848).

Choir Director: Janet Reeves
Organist: Hugh Potton
Recording Engineer: Alex Green,

Contents:

  1. Wachet Auf! - J.S. Bach [4’26”]
  2. Canite Tuba - Guerrero [2’23”]
  3. Once in Royal David’s City [3’24”]
  4. Up good Christen folk and listen - Piæ Cantiones [1’18”]
  5. Adam lay y bounden - Skempton [1’17”]
  6. There is no rose - Britten [2’52”]
  7. O little town of Bethlehem [3’57”]
  8. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Gardner [1’45”]
  9. Pastores dicite - Morales [3’58”]
  10. On Christmas night all angels sing [2’05”]
  11. While Shepherd’s watched - shape note [2’04”]
  12. Away in a manger - arr Bullard [2’28”]
  13. Star Carol - Rutter [3’15”]
  14. Hymn to the Virgin - Britten [3’11”]
  15. Out of orient crystal skies - Andrew [2’44”]
  16. Jubilate Deo - Britten [2’43”]
  17. Good King Wenceslas [3’18”]
  18. A New Year Carol - Britten [2’14”]
  19. Trio Sonata BWV 525 (Third movement) - J.S. Bach [1’48”]
  20. Gaudete! - Anon [1’45”]

Christmas at Boxgrove

Music and Readings for Christmas

Released in December 2009, was recorded by the Choir in the Priory on 14 and 15 November and includes seasonal readings and carols sung by the Choir and congregation.

It is available at £10 (+ p&p where appropriate) from The Boxgrove Stores (01243 773201) The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 0DX or from Mr John Athron (01243 773848).

Choir Director: Janet Reeves
Organist: Tim Lewis
Recording Engineer: Alex Green, assisted by Eoin Molyneux and Harry Rochez
Running time: 53:32 minutes

Contents:

  1. Puer Natus in Bethlehem - Prætorius
  2. Christmas Fantasy - Roy Marks
  3. In Dulci Jubilo - Prætorius
  4. O come, O come Emmanuel
  5. Bidding Prayer & Lord’s Prayer
  6. Remember, O thou man - Ravenscroft
  7. Reading: Adam & Eve (Genesis 3)
  8. Alma Redemptoris - Palestrina
  9. Reading: Isaiah 7: 14, 15
  10. Gabriel’s Message - Basque Carol
  11. Reading - Annunciation (Luke 2)
  12. Ave Maria - Pinhey
  13. Reading: Great Exemplar - Jeremy Taylor
  14. The Holly and the Ivy - Trad. Hertfordshire
  15. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  16. Reading: The Birth of Jesus (Luke 3)
  17. Bethlehem Down - Warlock
  18. Reading: John 1
  19. O magnum mysterium - Victoria
  20. Jesus has come among us - Forrester
  21. Prayer of Humble Access
  22. O come all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
  23. Organ: In Dulci Jubilo - J S Bach

AMDG

The first CD of music sung by the Choir is available at £10 (+ p&p where appropriate) from The Boxgrove Stores (01243 773201) The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 0DX or from Mr John Athron (01243 773848)

Choir Director: Clifford Pinhey
Organist: Clifford Pinhey
Cantors: David Bathurst & Emma Tristram

Contents:

    Preparation for Worship

  1. O Heavenly King - Pinhey [1’48”]
  2. Introit - Invocabit me - plainsong [2’56”]
  3. Kyrie † [2’26”]
  4. Introit ‡ [5’43”]
  5. Prayers for Penitence

  6. Plainsong - Asperges me, followed by You will purge me - Pinhey [2’39”]
  7. Kyrie § [2’16”]
  8. Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

  9. Gloria † [3’54”]
  10. Gloria § [2’57”]
  11. Gloria - from Responsorial Mass Nº5  Pinhey [3’07”]
  12. Psalms, Gradual and Alleluia!

  13. How can I repay the Lord? - choir psalm - Pinhey [2’00”]
  14. Alleluia - I am the light of the world - Pinhey * [1’09”]
  15. The Offertory

  16. Sicut Cervus - Palestrina [2’59”]
  17. Cherubic Hymn - Pinhey [1’39”]
  18. Sanctus & Benedictus

  19. Sanctus & Benedictus § [2’02”]
  20. Sanctus & Benedictus † [3’46”]
  21. Sanctus & Benedictus from Organ Mass Nº1 - Pinhey * [2’20”]
  22. Agnus Dei

  23. Agnus Dei § [1’43”]
  24. Agnus Dei I † [1’47”]
  25. Agnus Dei II † [2’12”]
  26. Communion

  27. Motet - O Sacrum Convivium - Croce [2’06”]
  28. Motet - Sancte Deus - Tallis [6’00”]
  29. Requiem

  30. Libera Me - responsary ‡ [4’20”]
  31. Troparia - Prayers for the dead - Pinhey [3’02”]
  32. In manus tuas - Byrd [2’53”]
  33. To the Blessed Virgin Mary

  34. Ave Maria - Verdelot [2’29”]
  35. O full of grace - Pinhey [1’53”]
  36. Salve Regina [1’44”]

Legend:

† from polyphonic mass Simile est regnum coelorum Victoria
‡ from 6-part Missa pro defunctis (Requiem) - Victoria
§ from the plainsong Mass Rex Splendens
* with organ