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A Service for Advent with Carols

A service for Advent from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.

Live from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ord)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: There is no rose (Maconchy)
I THE MESSAGE OF ADVENT
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Carol: The Truth from above (Vaughan Williams)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Anthem: Vigilate (James Long)
II THE WORD OF GOD
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Anthem: O Thou the central orb (Gibbons)
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 (arr. David Willcocks)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Carol: John the Baptist (Michael Finnissy) (First performance)
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
Motet: Ave Maria (Mendelssohn)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: A spotless rose (Ledger)
Magnificat: St John's Service (Tippett)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and Christmas Collect
Carol: Glory to the Christ Child (Alan Bullard)
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
Herbert Howells Organ Student: Edward Picton-Turbervill
Producer: Clair Jaquiss.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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