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From the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.

Advent Prose: Laetentur caeli (Lassus)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: A tender shoot (Goldschmidt)

I: The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First Lesson: Isaiah 11 vv1-5
Carol: Adam lay ibounden (Swayne) (commissioned for this service)
Second Lesson: I Thessalonians 5 vv1-11
Motet: Vigilate (Byrd)

II: The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Carol: Out of your sleep (Milner)
Third Lesson: Micah 4 vv1-4
Carol: Telling (Finnissy)
Fourth Lesson: Luke 4 vv14-21
Hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus) (descant: Robinson)

III: The Prophetic Call
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Oriens and O Rex Gentium
Carol: This have I done for my true love (Holst)
Fifth Lesson: Malachi 3 vv1-7
Carol: There is no rose (Joubert)
Sixth Lesson: Matthew 3 vv1-11
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) (descant: Robinson)

IV: The Christ-Bearer
Sentence and Collect
Antiphon: O Emmanuel
Carol: Bogoroditse Djevo (Part)
Seventh Lesson: Luke 1 vv39-49
Magnificat: Sumsion in G
Eighth Lesson: John 3 vv1-8
Sentence and Christmas Collect
Carol: Benedicamus Domino (Warlock)
Hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) (descant: Robinson)
College Prayer and Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645 (Bach)

Senior organ student: Timothy Ravalde
Director of music: Andrew Nethsingha.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 29 Nov 2009 16:00