The Birmingham Preces and Responses
Craig Phillips

Composer Craig Phillips
Text 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Voicing SATB a cappella
Topic Evensong
Price $2.50 (U.S.)
Released 1/19
Catalog no. 410-926
Difficulty Mod. difficult

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Anthem text
O Lord, open thou our lips:
And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

O God, make speed to save us:
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Praise ye the Lord:
The Lord’s name be praised.

The Lord be with you:
And with thy Spirit.

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
Christ, have mercy upon us,
Lord, have mercy upon us.

The Lord’s Prayer

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us:
And grant us thy salvation.

O Lord, save the State:
And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Endue thy ministers with righteousness:
And make thy chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save thy people:
And bless thine inheritance.

Give peace in our time, O Lord:
Because there is none other
that fighteth for us,
but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts within us:
And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collects
Amen. Amen. Amen.

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A setting of the traditional Preces & Responses text for Evensong (1662 Book of Common Prayer text). Included is a full motet setting of the Lord’s Prayer. Commissioned for the choir of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Dr. Stephen G. Schaeffer
as Director of Music and Organist, commissioned by their St. Cecilia Fund.


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