Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

6 Apr 2012: Live from King's College, Cambridge

Available for five days beyond the date of this post.

Live from King's College, Cambridge
Presented by Martin Handley

Music for Good Friday by Palestrina, James MacMillan and John Tavener sung by the world famous college chapel choir who are joined by the Britten SInfonia

James MacMillan's profoundly moving meditation on Christ's last words has rapidly taken its place as a modern classic. It is partnered by the Renaissance master, Palestrina's intense setting of the Stabat Mater: Mary, mother of Jesus's lament at the foot of the Cross and John Tavener's setting of the Good Friday Reproaches: "O my people, what have I done to you?" The expressive solo cello and serene strings present unwavering faith against the sound and fury of the timpani.

MacMillan: Kiss on Wood
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Tavener: Popule Meus
MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross

King's College Choir,
Guy Johnston (cello),
Britten Sinfonia,
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

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