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St John's College, Cambridge

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

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

Motet: O Oriens (Cecilia McDowall)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: People, look East (Peter Tranchell, arranged Peter Marchbank)
I The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Carol: The clouded heaven (Judith Bingham)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Carol: Out of your sleep (Anthony Milner)
II The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Carol: Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston)
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Anthem: The Birth of Speech (Tim Watts - commissioned by the Master and Fellows of St John's College - first broadcast)
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: Creator of the stars of night (John Scott)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Motet: Fuit homo missus a Deo (G.P. da Palestrina)
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: As dew in Aprylle (Peter Warlock)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: A spotless rose (Herbert Howells)
Magnificat: Westminster Service (Herbert Howells)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and Christmas Collect
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (John Gardner)
Hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) (descant: Robinson)
College Prayer and Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (BWV 661) J.S.Bach

Director of Music: Andrew Nethsingha
Herbert Howells Organ Student: Joseph Wicks.

1 hour, 30 minutes