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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.

Introit: O pastor animarum (Hildegard von Bingen)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel) (descant: Hill)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: The seven joys of Mary (Whitehead)

I The Message of Advent
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Sapientia and O Adonaï
First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ord)
Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11
Motet: Laetentur coeli (Mathias)

II The Word of God
Sentence and Collect
Antiphons: O Radix Jesse and O Clavis David
Anthem: Drop down, ye heavens, from above (Weir)
Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4
Carol: The Cherry Tree Carol (arr. Cleobury)
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: A Prayer to St John the Baptist (McDowall)
Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7
Anthem: This is the record of John (Gibbons)
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: O virgo virginum (H. L’Estrange)
Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49
Carol: There is no rose (Pott)
Magnificat: Service in E (Murrill)
Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8
Sentence and The Christmas Collect
Carol: A Gallery Carol (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 (Bach)

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

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