Advent Sunday

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Duration: 35 minutes

Pam Rhodes reflects on the Advent themes of light and hope with readings from actor Paterson Joseph and festive hymns from a candlelit Derby Cathedral.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral

    Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral O Come O Come Emmanuel

    Music: Melody from a 15th C processional arr J H Arnold (1887-1956) Tune: Veni Emmanuel Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright Words: Latin 18th C based on Advent Antiphons from 9th C or earlier tr. J M Neale (1818-66) and others From: SOP #35 pg 62/3 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997

  • Image for Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral

    Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral Immortal Invisible

    Music: Welsh Hymn Melody (1839) Tune: St Denio Words: W Chalmers Smith (1824-1908) Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright From: SOP #10 pg 20/1 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997

  • Image for Organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral

    Organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral Like a Candle Flame

    Music: Graham Kendrick (b1950) arr Christopher Norton Tune: Like a Candle Flame Words: Graham Kendrick (b1950) From: SOP #52 pg 92/3 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997

  • Image for Isabel Suckling

    Isabel Suckling You Are Not Alone

    Music: R Kelly Publisher: Imagem Music CD: The Choirgirl Isabel – Decca Records 2747075

  • Image for Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral

    Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

    Music: Melody from J G Werner’s Choralbuch, Lepzig, 1815 harmony mostly by W H Havergal (1793-1870) Tune: Ratisbon Arranger: Geoff Ellerby Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88) From: SOP #143 pg 272 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997

  • Image for Derby Cathedral Choir, conductor Peter Gould

    Derby Cathedral Choir, conductor Peter Gould Adam Lay Y Bounden

    Composer: Trad 15th C English Carol

  • Image for Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral

    Brass Quintet + timps + organ + Derby Cathedral Choir + congregation of Derby Cathedral Tell Out My Soul

    Music: Walter Greatorex (1877-1949) Tune: Woodlands Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b1926) based on the Magnificat Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright From: SOP #39 pg 68/9 Oxford University Press, BBC Books 1997 ISBN 0 19147325-1 this compilation © Oxford University Press 1997

  • Factsheet for Sunday 28th November

    Presented by Pam Rhodes

  • Contributors / Interviews

    Paterson Joseph is an actor well known for his roles in several much loved television series. In recent years he has had major roles in Dr Who, Casualty, William and Mary and Survivors as well as appearing in the Holywood film “The Beach”. He was reading from the New International Version of John’s gospel, Chapter 1.

    Dr Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. She is Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral and Visiting lecturer at King's College, London. She is also a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.

    Andy Kind has been a professional stand-up comedian for over 4 years. He is based in Manchester but performs in comedy clubs all over the country. He also performs and leads workshops in churches.

    The Bright Family were filmed in their home in Derbyshire. Edward Bright was severely ill with meningococcal septicaemia in 2007.

  • Locations

    Derby Cathedral was the location for the congregational hymn singing and Derby Cathedral Choirs performance item:
    Derby Cathedral Centre, 18-19 Iron Gate, DERBY. DE1 3GP Tel: 01332 341201 Fax: 01332 203991
    office@derbycathedral.org

    Pam Rhodes’ links were filmed in The Chapel of St. Mary on the Bridge, Sowter Road, Derby DE1 3AT.
    Within walking distance of the Cathedral, the chapel, or St. Mary’s on the Bridge, is overseen by the Cathedral. One of the very few surviving bridge chapels in England, it still continues to be used as a place of worship.

    The crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church was the location for the readings by Paterson Joseph:
    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    Trafalgar Square
    London WC2N 4JJ

    Dr Paula Gooder was filmed in:
    Bournville Parish Church, Saint Francis of Assisi
    St Francis Centre
    Sycamore Road
    Bournville
    Birmingham
    B30 2AA

  • FOR CONGREGATIONAL HYMN SINGING:

    Conductor
    Paul Leddington Wright

    Organist
    Peter Gould

    Fine Arts Brass
    http://www.fineartsbrass.co.uk/
    Simon Lenton: Trumpet 1
    Angela Whelan: Trumpet 2
    James Topp: Horn
    Sam Elliott: Tuba
    Jayne Murrill: Trombone

    + Steve Socci: Timps

    Music Adviser
    Geoff Ellerby

  • PERFORMANCE ITEM:

    Derby Cathedral Choir (12 lay-clerks, 10 choirboys, 10 choirgirls)
    Conductor: Peter Gould

Credits

Series Editor
David Taviner
Presenter
Pam Rhodes
Producer
Sian Salt
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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