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A Service for Advent with Carols

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

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

Carol: Out of your sleep (Timothy Salter)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: David Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: The Linden Tree Carol (Malcolm Archer)
I The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Anthem: A Hymn of Saint Columba (Benjamin Britten)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ian Shaw)
II The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (James Burton) - commissioned by St John's College, first performance
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Carol: Lux Mundi (Paul Comeau)
Fourth lesson: Luke 4 vv.14-21
Hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus) (descant: Christopher Robinson)
III The Prophetic Call
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Oriens and O Rex Gentium
Anthem: This is the record of John (Orlando Gibbons)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Carol: John the Baptist (Michael Finnissy)
Sixth lesson: Matthew 3 vv.1-11
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) (descant: Christopher Robinson)
IV The Christ-Bearer
Sentence and Collect
Antiphon: O Emmanuel
Carol: The Angel Gabriel (arr. Edgar Pettman)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: There is no rose (John Joubert)
Magnificat: Chichester Service (William Walton)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and Christmas Collect
Carol: Noe, noe (David Bednall)
Hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) (descant: Christopher 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
Assistant Organist: Joseph Wicks
Producer: Stephen Shipley.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Nov 2016 15:00

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