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A Service for Advent with Carols

Sunday 28 November 2004 18:30-20:00 (Radio 3)


1 hour 30 minutes


Advent Prose Rorate Coeli (Wilkinson)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come Emmanuel
Bidding Prayer
Carol: Adam lay-y-bounden (Boris Ord)

The Message of Advent

Antiphons: O Sapientia; O Adonai
1st Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-5
Carol: There is no rose (John Joubert)
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Anthem: One foot in Eden (Nicholas Maw)

The Word of God

Antiphons: O Radix; O Clavis
3rd Lesson: Micah 4:1-4
Motet: Vox Dicentis, Clama (Edward Naylor)
4th Lesson: Luke 4:14-21
Hymn: Come thou long expected Jesus

The Prophetic call

Antiphons: O Oriens; O Rex Gentium
A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
5th Lesson: Malachi 3:1-7
This is the record of John (Gibbons)
Mary's Magnificat (Roger Hemingway)
6th Lesson: Matthew 3:1-11
Hymn: On Jordan's bank

The Christ-Bearer

Antiphon: O Emmanuel
Ave Maria (Robert Parsons)
7th Lesson: Micah 5:2-4
Magnificat in B minor (Howells)
8th Lesson: Revelation 22:1-7
Lullay my liking (Francis Pott)
Hymn: Lo! he comes
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf!' BWV 645 (J S Bach)

Director of Music: David Hill
Organists: John Robinson, Paul Provost

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