Procession of the Casket

The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, sang

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; Henry Purcell

A setting of Psalm 42 to music composed by the Master of The King's Music, Judith Weir

My soul, there is a country From Songs of Farewell, Hubert Parry

'O Taste and see how gracious the Lord is', composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the Queen's Coronation in 1953.


Henry Purcell

Selections from Music on the Death of Queen Mary

Oxford Camerata

Laurence Cummings, organ

Jeremy Summerly, cond.

Naxos 8.553129


William Croft

Burial Sentences

Choir of St. John’s, Elora

Matthew Larkin, organ

Noel Edison, cond.

Naxos 8.557781


Georg Friedrich Handel

Selections from The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn

Monteverdi Orchestra and Chorus

John Eliot Gardiner, cond.

Erato 88182


Commitment Ceremony

PSALM 121: I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills to music composed by Sir Henry Walford Davies

THE RUSSIAN CONTAKION OF THE DEPARTED  Words: Translated William J Birkbeck (1869-1916) Music: Kiev Melody edited by Sir Walter Parratt

THE HYMN - ALL my hope on God is founded;  Words: Robert Bridges. Music: Herbert Howells

THE MOTET - BRING us, O Lord God, at our last awakening  Words: John Donne Music: Sir William Henry Harris

THE HYMN - CHRIST is made the sure foundation,  Words: Latin 7th century. Music: 'WESTMINSTER ABBEY' adapted from the Alleluyas in Purcell's '0 God,Thou art my God'



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