Sunday, 5 December 2010

Dunfermline Abbey Music List, January 2011

Update 7th January 2011:  Due to fire and flood at Dunfermline Abbey caused by atrocious weather conditions, this visit to Dunfermline has just been postponed and instead we shall be singing Choral Evensong in Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Paisley at 4pm that day.

On Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 4pm RSCM Scottish Voices will be singing Choral Evensong at the beautiful and historic Dunfermline Abbey in Fife.  The music at this service will be as listed below, and I've also pasted some YouTube videos for your delectation.

  • Introit: We wait for thy loving kindness – Willam McKie
  • Responses: Bernard Rose
  • Canticles: Herbert Sumsion in G
  • Anthem: Praise Our Lord, all ye gentiles – William Byrd

The Introit, We wait for Thy loving kindness, by William McKie, is below, as sung by the choir of Westminster Abbey

Unfortunately I couldn't find a video with the full Bernard Rose Preces and Responses, but below is the second part (the Responses part).

The anthem, Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles, by William Byrd, is below.  I've posted this one previously, and mentioned at the time that it's quite an apt one because it was recorded (albeit not by the Cathedral choir) in the very beautiful Wells Cathedral where our own Musical Director Frikki Walker was a Vicar Choral in the choir for a few years

I couldn't find the Sumsion in G Canticles.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cancelled Paisley visit

Visit to Paisley Cancelled

A combination of concerns of the safety of anyone travelling to Paisley through the foul snowy weather afflicting the whole of the UK right now, uncertainty over who will actually be able to make it to the church on the day, and now the news this evening that the heating for both the church and hall has broken down and there is no guarantee that it'll be fixed by Saturday, has led to me taking the decision to cancel the visit by RSCM Scottish Voices to Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, where we were due to sing Choral Evensong at 4pm on Saturday 4th December 2010.

We WILL visit the church, it's a fine building and a magnificent organ, but it's now back on the to-do list for the future, so watch this space.

The next time you can hear RSCM Scottish Voices sing is on Saturday 22nd January 2011 in the beautiful and historic Dunfermline Abbey, where we shall be singing Choral Evensong at 4pm.