Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation
This 32-minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey’s magnificent Chapter House.
Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor
Address by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian
Reader: Sarah Clarke OBE, Lady Usher of the Black Rod
Ave Maris Stella from Le tombeau de Titelouze – Marcel Dupré
Introduction: The Reverend Mark Birch
Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 Sarah Clarke
Prière à Notre Dame from Suite Gothique – Léon Boëllmann
Address: Canon Hawkey
Anthem: Mater Christi sanctissima – John Taverner
Prayers and Blessing: The Reverend Mark Birch
Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733 – JS Bach
Music: The anthem is performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). Organ music, which was specially recorded earlier this week, is played by Charles Maxtone-Smith, Organ Scholar.
This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
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