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Music from our Choir's recordings archive
for Covid-19 restrictions

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David has provided some music from 2 days of the Triduum that may be an aid to prayer on Holy Thursday at the time of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, & Good Friday at 3pm when we would normally gather for the Passion of Our Lord. He hopes that it will assist you in prayer, hearing some familiar music from our choir.

These are from our parish archives, recorded at past Holy Week liturgies and as NOT as a professional recording. He asks that when listening to these pieces, this be borne in mind and so not listened to with too critical an ear. 

Excerpts from The Evening Mass of The Lord's Supper, 2015  speaker icon listen to mp3 (15:00 mins)

Good Friday Morning Office, 2015  speaker icon listen to mp3 (56:00 mins)

Excerpts from Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion 2015 pm  speaker icon listen to mp3 (25:25 mins)

Clicking mp3 link should play audio in your browser or offer a file download.
(or right click on the link, 'save as' / 'save target' - to listen offline)

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While you are here nb: Haydn 'The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross'.
Performed by the Boulton family in their living room locally

Joseph Haydn’s original orchestral work with this title was written in 1786 for performance on Good Friday and was subsequently arranged for string quartet. 

It consists of a series of profound musical meditations on the words spoken by Jesus. There are nine movements in total – an introduction followed by seven slow ‘sonatas’ and a dramatic closing ‘Earthquake’ Presto. 

During these unusual times when many people are confined to their own homes the Boulton family share their love of ‘chamber’ music in its original meaning - domestic music making. 

The video will be available on Good Friday until the end of the Easter weekend. https://www.penleecluster.org.uk/the-seven-last-words/ 

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Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

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