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A Service for Advent with Carols

A Service for Advent with Carols, live from the Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge.

A Service for Advent with Carols

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

Carol: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Distler)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: People, look east (Tranchell, arr. Marchbank)
I The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonai
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Carol: A tender shoot (Goldschmidt)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Carol: Out of your sleep (Milner)

II The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Carol: I am the day (Dove)
Fourth lesson: Luke 4 vv.14-21
Anthem: Hark, the glad sound! (First Performance) (Bingham)
Hymn: Hark, the glad sound! (Bristol)

III The Prophetic Call
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Oriens and O Rex Gentium
Carol: Deo Gracias (Britten, arr. Harrison)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Carol: John the Baptist (Finnissy)
Sixth lesson: Matthew 3 vv.1-11
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) (descant: Robinson)

IV The God–Bearer
Sentence and Collect
Antiphon: O Emmanuel
Carol: The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (arr. Pettman)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: The Annunciation (Harvey)
Magnificat: Service in G (Sumsion)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and The Christmas Collect
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Gardner)
Hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) (descant: Robinson)
The College Prayer and The Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' BWV 661 (J.S. Bach)

Andrew Nethsingha (Director of Music)
James Anderson-Besant (Herbert Howells Organ Scholar)

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1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Three-part invention no.10 BWV.796 in G major

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Bach: Two-Part & Three-Part Inventions.
    • Decca.
    • 26.

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