All are welcome to join us - via the video link below - for a service on the Feast Day of St Osmund.
This service according to the Book of Common Prayer has been pre-recorded by members of the Cathedral Choir, the choristers and the lay vicars. Osmund became Bishop of Old Sarum in 1078 and was responsible for the building of the new Cathedral, whose 800th anniversary we celebrate in 2020. Our service today commemorates his Translation, when, following his canonisation centuries later, his relics were moved to a shrine in the easternmost part of the Cathedral, the Trinity Chapel, on 16 July 1457. The service is led by the Precentor, Canon Anna Macham, with a homily from Canon Robert Titley, the Treasurer.
Feast Day of Osmund (Thursday 16 July)
Preces (Plainsong)- Canon Anna Macham and David Halls
Welcome and Introduction- Canon Anna Macham
Psalm 96- recorded by the Lay Vicars
Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10- read by the Revd Maggie Guillebaud
Hymn: All People that on earth do dwell- recorded by the choristers
Reading: Extract from the Register of St Osmund- read by The Dean
Magnificat (Plainsong)- recorded by choristers
Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:1,2,5-7- read by Andrea McDermott
Nunc dimittis (Plainsong)- recorded by choristers
Creed- Canon Anna Macham
Responses (Plainsong) including Lord’s Prayer
Anthem, Tallis, “Hear the voice and prayer”- recorded by the Lay Vicars
Address- Canon Robert Titley
Intercessions- Canon Anna Macham
Hymn- “For all the saints”- Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Final Prayer and Blessing, from the Shrine of St Osmund in the Trinity Chapel- The Dean
Voluntary: Howells, Rhapsody No. 1
-“For all the saints,” text: W Walsham How (1823-97); music: Sine Nomine, R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), from “Great Hymns from Salisbury”
Sung by the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral Choir directed by David Halls (with kind permission of Priory Records).
-Voluntary from “Choral Evensong from Salisbury Cathedral,” recording by John Challenger (with kind permission of Priory Records).