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RSCM Scotland Triennial Festival 2018

St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee2018 Triennial Festival in St Andrew's RC Cathedral, Dundee
Saturday 2 June, 12.30 – 5pm

Join hundreds of other singers including RSCM Scottish Voices and the members of the Dunkeld Diocesan Choir, as we gather for our glorious, three-yearly, festival of praise.

This year, it will be held in St Andrew’s RC Cathedral in Dundee on Saturday 2 June.

This is an exciting new venue for RSCM Scotland and we can already report wonderful co-operation from the cathedral.

Bishop Stephen Robson of the Diocese of Dunkeld will preside and preach, and Father Kevin Golden, priest at the cathedral, will also take part. Both the Diocesan Choir and Scottish Voices will be singing; Matthew Beetschen will be the Musical Director.

  • St Andrew's RC Cathedral, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EA
  • Local rehearsals (see below)
  • Further details from Nicola Lawrence (E: triennial(at)rscmscotland.org)

Music Book now available

This new collection of music (see contents below) will be useful for you to celebrate our common musical life – and there's plenty you can take to sing in your home church, Sunday by Sunday.
Copies cost just:

  • £5.25 (RSCM affiliates and individual members)
  • £6.50 (non-members)

Buy your copy at a local rehearsal or order it through Nicola Lawrence (triennial(at)rscmscotland.org).

Cost of the day

A major event like this costs around £900 to organise and execute.
You will be delighted and relieved to know that there will be an opportunity to make a nominal voluntary donation of around £3 per head to help cover some of these costs.

Timetable for the Day

details to be updated in due course

12 noon

Register (including Scottish Voices)

12.45pm

Seating

1.00pm

Rehearsal

 

Short break (with refreshments)
(Scottish Voices rehearse)

4.00pm

Service begins (lasts roughly an hour)

What we're singing at the Triennial Festival

Links (in bold type) indicate recordings you can listen to

THE COMING KING
O sing to the Lord a new song (Peter Nardone) (p2)

THE BIRTH OF A KING
Into the darkness of this world (Maggi Dawn) (p 28)

THE TEACHING KING
reading only

PRAISE FOR THE KING
O Lord, thou art my God and King (Tune: Warrington) (p 34)
Responsorial Psalm (p 31)

THE SHEPHERD KING
The King of love my shepherd is (Edward C Bairstow) (p 46)

THE SERVANT KING
A new commandment (Richard Shephard) (p 76)
To mock your reign (Tune: Third Mode Melody) (p 84)

HIS KINGLY RULE IN US
Crown him with many crowns (Tune: Diademata) (p 90)

THE KING OF GLORY
Te Deum laudamus in F (John Ireland) (p 106)
Let all mortal flesh (Edward C Bairstow) Scottish Voices only (p 134)
Rejoice the Lord is King (Tune: Gospal) (p 154)

General comments

Breathe at commas; otherwise don't breathe. (Or, at least, stagger your breathing with your neighbour!)

Corrections

As we notice anything in the book that you need to know about, we'll add details here.

Page

Bar

Voice

Note

Change

76

17

Tenor

3

A natural

76

17

Tenor

5

A sharp

77

31

Alto

5

D natural

Local rehearsals

Regional rehearsals to help you learn the music (both directed by Alistair Warwick):

  • Tuesday 1st May, 7–9pm
    Dundee, St Andrew's Cathedral, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EA
  • Tuesday 15th May, 7–9pm
    Stirling, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2RG

 

Contents of the Music Book

including music we're not singing on this occasion

Links (in bold type) indicate recordings you can listen to

Psalm 145

Anglican Chant (Walmisley in A)

Responsorial Chant (Andrew Reid)

Scottish Metrical (CH4 100 – Warrington)

Anthems

Pitoni: Cantate Domino

Nardone: O sing unto the Lord

Marenzio: O Rex gloriae

Purcell: O God, the King of Glory

Ireland: Te Deum in F

Rachmaninoff: The Cherubic Hymn

Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh

Philip Duffy: A Song of Salvation

Gordon Jacob: Brother James’s Air

Lennox Berkeley: The Lord is my shepherd

Bairstow: The King of love

Philip Moore: What wondrous love is this

Richard Shephard: A new commandment

Duruflé: Ubi Caritas

Hymns and Songs

Joy to the world

Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley, with last verse by Martin How)

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)

Into the darkness of this world

This is your coronation (Passion Chorale, harm. JS Bach)

To mock your reign (Third Mode Melody, by Tallis)

Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol)

Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)

King of Kings, majesty (by Jarrod Cooper)

Rejoice the Lord is King (arr. Andrew Reid)

You’re the Word of God the Father (Across the lands)

ADDITIONAL Choral Resources

Harry Bramma: Preces & Responses  

Grayston Ives: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

Other things to do in Dundee

For those who do not know Dundee, you may wish to visit Dundee Contemporary Arts (next to the Cathedral) – they also have a café/bar and a restaurant, where you could get morning coffee or an early lunch. Find out more at www.dca.org.uk

If you arrive in the morning, Discovery Point (www.rrsdiscovery.com) is a world-class visitor attraction which centres round Captain Scott of the Antarctic’s Dundee-built ship RRS Discovery. The ship and associated museum facilities provide a great day out for all the family.

Learning the music

All of the music is accessible, with some you can take back to your local church and other pieces only possible on this kind of occasion!

We had a preliminary look at this music at our Come and Sing/AGM in February.

If you would like to order multiple copies of the music, please contact Nicola Lawrence (triennial(at)rscmscotland.org) as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Other RSCM Scotland events will be held before the Triennial and there will be opportunity to acquire (and pay for) multiple copies at these events, provided that they are ordered in advance.

Local rehearsals

Regional rehearsals to help you learn the music.

  • Tuesday 1st May, 7–9pm
    Dundee, St Andrew's Cathedral, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EA
  • Tuesday 15th May, 7–9pm
    Stirling, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2RG