One of our musical resources for Holy Week, Hear my prayer, O Lord, is an eight-part choral anthem by the English composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695).[2] The anthem is a setting of the first verse of Psalm 102 in the version of the Book of Common Prayer. Purcell composed it c. 1682 at the beginning of his tenure as Organist and Master of the Choristers for Westminster Abbey. This interesting performance by Jon Payne utilises his very flexible voice in all the eight parts of the anthem!

Click on the ACNY website for the other parishes in the benefice to access more musical resources for this holy season.