- Organ: Introit (from ‘Messe Basse’) – Louis Vierne
- Opening Hymn 175 “Forty days and forty nights”
- Service Music: A New Plainsong – David Hurd
- Psalm 25: 1-4 (Tone I.4) To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul
- Gospel Acclamation:
We do not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
- Offertory Hymn 330 O praise ye the Lord
- Anthem: Teach me, O Lord – Thomas Attwood
- Communion Hymn 633 Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice
- Concluding Hymn 170 The glory of these forty days
- Organ: Prelude Lent – Alphonse Schmitt
British composer Thomas Attwood was the son of a musician in the royal band, and in 1783 he was sent to study in Naples and Vienna at the expense of the Prince of Wales, who had been favourably impressed by his skill at the harpsichord. In Vienna, he became a favorite pupil of Mozart. In 1796 he was appointed organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, and in the same year he was made composer to the Chapel Royal. In 1838, as Attwood was composing an anthem for the coronation of Queen Victoria, he died, and he is appropriately buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, in a crypt under the pipe organ.
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) and Alphonse Schmitt (1875-1912) were contempories in Paris, where Vierne presided over the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral and Schmitt at St. Philippe de Roule.
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