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A Service for Advent with Carols

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

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

Carol: A tender shoot (Goldschmidt)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: David Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: People, look east (Peter Tranchell, arr. P. Marchbank)

I The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Anthem: The truth from above (Trad, arr. Vaughan Williams)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Giles Swayne)

II The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Motet: Laetentur coeli (Byrd)
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Carol: The Cherry Tree Carol (arr. Stephen Cleobury)
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: The Last and Greatest Herald (Benjamin Comeau)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Trad, arr. Willcocks)
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: I know a flower (Francis Jackson)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: I sing of a maiden (Ian Shaw)
Magnificat: Stanford in A
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and Christmas Collect
Carol: A Gallery Carol (Gardner)
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 (Bach)

Andrew Nethsingha (Director of Music)
Glen Dempsey (Herbert Howells Organ Scholar).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Otto Goldschmidt

    A tender shoot

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Peter Tranchell

    People, look east

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The truth from above

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Giles Swayne

    Adam lay ybounden

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • William Byrd

    Laetentur coeli

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Stephen Cleobury

    The Cherry Tree Carol

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Benjamin Comeau

    The Last and Greatest Herald

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Sir David Willcocks

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Francis Jackson

    I know a flower

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Ian Shaw

    I sing of a maiden

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Magnificat: in A

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • John Gardner

    A Gallery Carol

    Choir: Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV 661

    Performer: Glen Dempsey.

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