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Great Sacred Music, January – March 2014

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Tuesday 7 January 2014

Great Sacred Music is a thirty-minute sequence of reflections and music led by vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields the Revd Dr Sam Wells, and performed by St Martin’s Voices.

Each week, the music and reflections will be centered on the following themes:


Thursday 9 January Visions of God: a sequence of Carols and readings for the season of Epiphany.

Thursday 16 January Deep River: a sequence of words and music marking Christ’s baptism in the River Jordan.

Thursday 23 January Road to Damascus: Music by Felix Mendelssohn to mark the conversion of St Paul.

Thursday 30 January To be a Light: a choral celebration of Candlemas.


Thursday 6 February Long to Reign Over Us: words and music from the Royal Parish Church to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Thursday 13 February I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine: a musical sequence for St Valentine. 

Thursday 20 February The Metaphysical Poets 1: John Donne. Including settings of the poems Bring us O Lord God and Death be not Proud.

Thursday 27 February The Metaphysical Poets 2: George Herbert. Including settings of the poems Let all the world in ev’ryu corner sing and Come my way, my truth, my life.


Thursday 6 March The Metaphysical Poets 3: Richard Crashaw. Including musical settings of poems Invitation to Music and Come love, Come Lord.

Thursday 13 March The Metaphysical Poets 4: Henry Vaughan. Including settings of the poems My soul, there is a country and The Evening Watch.

Thursday 20 March St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne: a sequence of words and music including work by the celebrated composer Will Todd.

Thursday 27 March Behold the Handmaid of the Lord: music to commemorate the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 All take place at 1.00pm and are free to attend – no tickets required.