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A Service for Advent with Carols

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 December 2013

Live from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge

Carol: A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: The Cherry Tree Carol (arr. Cleobury)
I THE MESSAGE OF ADVENT
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Carol: Deo Gracias (Britten arr. Harrison)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Motet: Es ist das Heil (Brahms)
II THE WORD OF GOD
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Carol: The Call (Panufnik)
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Carol: Out of your Sleep (Bennett)
Fourth lesson: Luke 4 vv.14-21
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: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Gardner)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Carol: Vox clara ecce intonat (Gabriel Jackson) (Commission)
Sixth lesson: Matthew 3 vv.1-11
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) (descant: Robinson)
IV THE CHRIST-BEARER
Sentence and Collect
Antiphon: O Emmanuel
Carol: The Annunciation (Harvey)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Motet: Ave Maria (Parsons)
Magnificat: Jesus Service (Mathias)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
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 (BWV 645) (J.S. Bach)

Director of Music: Andrew Nethsingha
Senior Organ Student: Edward Picton-Turbervill
Producer: Stephen Shipley.

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