Friday, 8 January 2016
|Entrance||Sweet Heart of Jesus|
|Kyrie||Mass XVI (chant)|
|Psalm||Because the Lord is my shepherd (Christopher Walker)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Easter Alleluia (chant)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||If ye love me (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585) |
In bread we bring you, Lord
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass XVIII|
|Agnus Dei||Mass XVIII|
|Communion||O Bread of Heaven |
Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd, c.1540-1623)
Come to me (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)
|Commendation||Song of farewell (Ernest Sands)|
|Recessional||Hail Queen of Heaven|
Fr Anthony served at the Cathedral from 2010 to 2014, immediately after his ordination to the priesthood at the age of 69, after some years of widowhood and a long career in banking. He was a wonderful priest: gentle, humble, engagingly self-deprecating and with a strong ars celebrandi, reverent, focussed and unfussy. He sang the Mass willingly, with a fine voice. In his last e-mail to me he said I didn’t realise how much I missed your music until I was sat in Cathedral this morning. It brought back some good memories.
For his Funeral Mass we had a good mix of music, old and new, congregational and choral, and I think he would have liked it. There was a fine eulogy too, delivered after Communion by his nephew Brian. Fr Anthony’s death is a sudden and sad loss.