Friday, 29 April 2013
|Psalm||Father, into your hands (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Christus factus est (Felice Anerio, 1560-1614)|
|Veneration of the Cross||Behold the wood of the Cross (Missal tone)|
O come and mourn with me a while
Miserere Mei (Gregorio Allegri, 1582-1652)
Jesus, remember me (Taizé)
|Communion||Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd, 1540-1623)|
Soul of my Saviour
Bishop Terence sang his part in the solemn intercessions, and in the dialogue at the showing of the cross. During the adoration, we found time for thirteen verses of the Allegri, including the serene conclusion in nine parts. The quartet verses were beautifully executed by Aimée Presswood, Bekki Gocher, Karen Massey and Ian Williams.
As always on this occasion, the people’s singing was reverent and strong, not least in Jesus, remember me, sung while the choir joined the procession to venerate the cross.