n.b. All selections taken from Choral Evensong for Ascension Day.  The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Philip Ledger, dir.  Thomas Trotter, organ.  EMI CD 5-65102-2.


Introit: Alleluia, Ascendit Deus—William Byrd

Sentence (Dean)

Preces—William Smith

Psalm 24—Joseph Barnaby

First Lesson: Ezekiel 1:45 & 26-28

Hymn: The Head that Once was Crowned with ThornsSt. Magnus

Magnificat in A-flat—Edmund Rubbra

Second Lesson: Epistle to the Hebrews 9:11-15

Nunc Dimittis in A-flat—Edmund Rubbra


Responses—Smith of Durham

Collects for Ascension Day; for Peace; for Aid against All Perils

O Clap Your Hands—Orlando Gibbons

Ascendit Deus—Peter Philips

Prayers (Dean)

A Prayer of King Henry VI—Henry George Ley

Blessing (Dean)

Hymn: The Lord Ascendeth Up on HighNun freut euch

Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630—J.S. Bach

Toccata from Ten Pieces, No. 4.—Eugène Gigout


Edward Elgar—Sonata in G, Op. 28 (First Movement).  9:35.  Christopher Hughes on the organ at King’s College Cambridge.  EMI Classics CD 7-54412-2. 

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