The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Swansea

Music List

November 2023


Sunday 5th November                  The First Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Johann Jakob Froberger          Toccata VIII                                                     Hymns:230, 607, 232, 608

David Bednall                          St Martin’s Mass                                             Psalm 43

John Goss                                These are they which follow the Lamb

Marcel Dupré                         Toccata: Placare Christe servulis


4.00pm A Service of Music, Readings& Reflections for All Souls

C. Hubert H. Parry                  Memorial Piece

William Croft                          Burial Sentences                                             Hymns: 97, 22

Thomas Attwood                     A Grand Dirge


Tuesday 7th November                Richard Davies (1581), Bishop & Translator

5.30pm Choral Evensong, sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir

Jean Langlais                           Verset No.4

Plainsong Responses                                                                                       Psalm 100

Peter Conibear in Bb

Henry Walford Davies                        God be in my head                                          Hymn 460

Johann Pachelbel                    Ein festeBurg ist unser Gott



Sunday 12th November   The Second Sunday of the Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday

10.55am Choral Eucharist, with Act of Remembrance

Charles Wood             Andante, from ALittle Organ Book                            

William Croft              I am the resurrection and the life                              Hymns: 537, 358, 368, 356

John Richards in E minor                                                                                Psalm 70

William Croft              I know that my redeemer liveth

Louis Vierne                Cortège


2.30pm Annual Civic Service of Remembrance

Peter Aston                 So they gave their bodies                                           Hymns: 355, 413, Calon lân, 537

Kyiv Melody                Contakion for the dead                                               Psalm 121 (Walford Davies)

Henry Purcell              Thou knowest, Lord

WilliamCroft               I heard a voice from heaven

C. Hubert H. Parry      Chorale Prelude on ‘St Ann’s’


Tuesday 14th November             Dyfrig (6th Century), Bishop

5.30pm Evensong, Gentlemen of the Choir

Jean Langlais                           Verset No.5                                         Psalm 40

Canticles Set A                                                                                                Hymn: Lord, who in thy perfect wisdom

Johann Pachelbel                    Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir



Sunday 19th November               The Third Sunday of the Kingdom

11.00am Choral Eucharist

C. Hubert H. Parry                  Chorale Prelude on ‘Rockingham’                  Hymns: 448, 386, 313, 571

James MacMillan                   St Anne’s Mass                                                Psalm 90, 1-8

Ralph Vaughan Williams        O taste and see

C. Hubert H. Parry                  Chorale Prelude on the ‘Old 104th


No evensong today, due to Christmas Parade



Tuesday 21st November              Paulinus (5th Century), Abbot

5.30pm Choral Evensong, sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir

Jean Langlais                           Verset No.6

Plainsong Responses                                                                                       Psalm 67

J.H. Arnold                               A Plain Magnificat & Nunc dimittis               

Charles Gounod                      Sanctus (Messe a deux voix égales)               Hymn 504

Johann Gottfried Walther       Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir



Sunday 26th November               Christ the King

11.00am Choral Eucharist

Grayston Ives                          Intrada                                                                        Hymns: 166, 612, 555, 398

Sydney Nicholson                    Missa Sancti Magni                                        Psalm 95, 1-7

Henry Purcell                          O God, the King of glory

Johann Sebastian Bach           Heut Triumphiret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630


4.00pm Choral Evensong

Olivier Messiaen                     Majesté du Christ (L’Ascension)                     Hymns: 172, 372

John Sanders Responses                                                                                 Psalm 93

Thomas Tertius Noble in B minor

Philip Moore                           The song of Christ’s glory

Johann Sebastian Bach           Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542


Tuesday 28th November

5.30pm Evensong

Jean Langlais                           Verset No.7                                                     Psalm 101

Canticles Set B                                                                                                            Hymn 22

Flor Peeters                             Postludium