Fanfare and Grace for St Peter's Day - John Kilpatrick
This pair of pieces was written for and first performed at a concert in St Peter's Church, Hope, in North Derbyshire, given on 29th June 2006 (St Peter's Day). The performers were the Lydian Singers (of Sheffield) and the Folds Wind Quintet (based in the same city). The Fanfare started the concert, and the Grace ended it. The pieces are most suited to similar use at a concert, or for an introit and grace at a service, but there is no absolute rule that says they have to be performed as a pair, or even in direct connection with St Peter.
Both pieces have an optional spoken introduction taken from the Geneva Bible of 1560, the words being only slightly different from those of the King James version. The reason for this is that Hope Church possesses a copy of the Geneva Bible*, albeit of a slightly later edition. For performance, any other version or language may be substituted. For the choral section - the main part - the same texts are sung in Latin, from the Vulgate. This should not be changed.
* This bible is also known as the Breeches Bible, and the Hope copy is displayed open at the page where Adam and Eve "made them selves breeches" in the Garden of Eden.
Fanfare: Matthew, 16:18.
Thou art Peter, and upon this rocke I wil buylde my Church: and the gates of hel shal not overcome it. And I wil give unto thee the keyes of the kingdome of heaven.
Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificabo ecclesiam meam, et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam. Et tibi dabo claves regni cælorum.
Grace: Peter II, 3:18.
Growe in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Iesus Christ: To him be glorie bothe now and for ever more.
Crescite vero in gratia, et in cognitione Domini nostri, et Salvatoris Iesu Christi. Ipsi gloria et nunc, et in diem æternitatis. Amen.