The Lord Bless You And Keep You

The Lord Bless You And Keep You - John Rutter arr. Bobby Goulder who was a chorister here at St Mary's from 2002 to 2008. Click on the YouTube image below.

Bobby Goulder

This arrangement came about as a result of a request for someone's memorial service last year as they particularly liked the Rutter piece. It was one of many requests for Bobby's Gift-a-Song project for which he arranged well-known songs and personalised them with photos and a special message to the recipient in order to raise money (£2400 in total) for his local foodbank.

Bobby was then inspired to go a step further and produce a different kind of video and thought St Mary's would not only be a beautiful place to film it but also appropriate given that he first learnt the piece during his time as a junior chorister from 2002-08.

You can see more of Bobby's arrangements and other work on his website:

Bobby says "I was commissioned to arrange and record this piece for the memorial of somebody close to a friend of mine. It was the middle of the 2020 lockdown so in lieu of getting a real choir to sing it, I decided to experiment with a video technique I'd not really tried before!"