Music Resources for Pandemic Services 


Choir - guide tracks


Many thanks for all the choir contributions to the Easter Services in Church and on Zoom.

Here is the final product, if you'd like to listen.


Anne and I wish you all a very Happy and peaceful Easter.


D J Parry-Smith
Director of Music

Easter Day

Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia!

Now the green blade riseth

Thine be the glory

Gloria (DP-S setting)

Come on and celebrate

Please let me have your Easter recordings by 12 noon on Holy Saturday3rd April.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday

Love divine all love's excelling


(also "There is a Greenhill far away" as for Good Friday)

Good Friday

There is a green hill far away

When I survey the wondrous cross


Please send your recordings for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to me by 6 pm on Wednesday 31st March.

I will post more guide tracks for Easter Day and Low Sunday, including my Gloria setting, during the week.

Palm Sunday

The royal banners forward go

My song is love unknown

Halls - Wash me throughly (Anthem) - Soprano and Tenor guide track

Halls - Wash me throughly (Anthem) - Alto and Bass guide track

Note the ST and AB parts are in unison with each other. Just download the track for your voice and sing along to the music I emailed to you under our music reproduction licence.

Music for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day will be uploaded soon.

Lent 5

Just one hymn as we have already recorded 'In Christ alone'.

We have a gospel to proclaim

Lent 4 - Mothering Sunday - for final mixes of music to listen to.

For the choir:

Guide tracks:

The Lord's my shepherd (Townend) - 3 verses - chorus twice at the end. Do add the descanty bit in the last verse.


There's a wideness in God's mercy (Corvedale) - includes count-ins.

Lent 3 - Sunday 7 March

IMPORTANT: Follow the recording instructions here. I only need your voice - not the accompaniment, please.

Words for both hymns - take care at the end of a Abbots Leigh (God is love) to sing the notes I sing and not what congregations normally sing!

God is love let heaven adore him (audio guide track)

Jesu lover of my soul (audio guide track)

If you have not recorded your contribution to the Dorian Acclamation for Lent, please send me your vocal track (I sent the guide track and music last week).


David Parry-Smith
Director or Music


The Truth from Above (Trad. arr. Vaughan Williams) Draft recording to be edited. This acts as a guide track for other singers.

Organ Voluntaries

General Voluntaries - more will be uploaded as recordings become available

Quieter opening voluntaries/communion

Allegretto - Mendelssohn

Be still, for the presence of the Lord (meditation)

Chorale Prelude on "Our Father" - Georg Bohm

Louder closing voluntaries

Noel - Daquin

All my hope on God is founded (Michael) - Toccata

Choir of St Mary's

Kindle a light (Fleming)

If ye love me (Wilby)

King of Kings

Christ be our light

Specific Sundays

Sunday 12 June 2020

Opening voluntary - Bach Prelude in E minor

Closing Voluntary - Bach Fugue in E minor


Bread of Heaven

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Charity in F, top note C)

All things bright and beautiful (in C top note C)

Previous files:

What a friend we have in Jesus

How great thou art 

Please send requests for additional accompaniments to David Parry-Smith.