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Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation

Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation

Update: 2021-03-25
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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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Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation

Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation

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