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Music at 10:00am Service

[Hymns Archives]


December 28, 2003 – First after Christmas

Prelude: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor (J.S.Bach)


Largo, ma non tanto

Amanda and Karen Li, violins

Rebecca Li, cello

Processional Hymn: 138 (Mendelssohn) Hark! The herald angels sing

Offertory Hymn: 150 (Personent Hodie) On this day earth shall ring

Communion: Adagio (J.S. Bach)

Recessional Hymn: 143 (Regent Square) Angels from the realms of glory

Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in C (J.S. Bach)


December 25, 2003 – Christmas Day

Prelude: Pastorale (J.S.Bach)

Processional Hymn: 136 While shepherds watched their flocks

Offertory Hymn: 140 (Carol) It came upon a midnight clear

Communion: In Dulci Jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude)

Recessional Hymn: 154 (Antioch) Joy to the world

Postlude: From Heaven Above to Earth He Came (J.G.Walther)


December 24, 2003 – Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 10:30pm


Noel IV (Claude Daquin)

Noel: O Jour Glorieux (Claude Balbastre)

Candle-Lighting Hymn: 119 (Stille Nacht) Silent Night

Processional Hymn: 118 (Adeste Fidelis) O come, all ye faithful, Verses 1, 2, 4,3, 5

Christmas Anthem

Anthem: Cantique de Noel (Adolphe Adam)

Sequence: Hymn 132 (Divinum Mysterium) vss. 1-3 Of eternal love begotten

Gospel: John 1:1-14

Sequence: Hymn 132 (Divinum Mysterium) vss. 4-6 Of eternal love begotten

Offertory Hymn: 148 See Amid the Winter's Snow


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Johannes Brahms)

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Jacob Praetorius)

O Little Town of Bethlehem (English Carol)

What Child Is This (English Carol)

Recessional Hymn: 139 The First Nowell

Postlude: Noel Suiss (Claude Daquin)

December 24, 2003 – Family and Children's Eucharist 4:30pm

Preludes: The St. James Orchestra

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joy to the World

Silent Night

What Is That Wondrous Fragrance?

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Processional Music: Go Tell It On the Mountain

Children’s Anthem: Sunday School

Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Canadian Indian)

Offertory Hymn: 138 Hark! The herald angels sing


A Medley of Carols (Betty Rice, piano)

Recessional Hymn: 120 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Postlude: The St. James Orchestra

Angels We Have Heard on High


December 21, 2003 – Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

Preludes: Chorale Preludes on “In Dulci Jubilo” (Hymn 153)

Johann Walther

J.S. Bach

Dietrich Buxtehude

Flor Peeters

Processional Hymn: 114 (Helmsley) Lo! He comes with clouds descending

First Lesson:

Isaiah 2: 1-5 The mountain of the Lord shall be established, and will come to judge the nations.

Choir: Prepare Thyself, Zion (J.S. Bach)

Second Lesson:

Isaiah 7: 10-15 A woman shall bear a son, and his name shall be Immanuel.

Male Choir: O Come, O Come Immanuel (15th Century French)

Third Lesson:

Isaiah 11:1-10 A shoot shall come forth from the stem of Jesse

Choir: A Shoot Shall Come Forth Out of Jesse (Richard Horn)

Fourth Lesson:

Micah 5:2-5a Bethlehem shall bring forth a reler

Choir: Come Jesus, Holy Son of God (G.F.Handel)

Fifth Lesson:

Malachi 4 Before the dreadful day of the Lord I will send my prophet Elijah.

Women’s Choir: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus (J. Philippe Rameau)

Sixth Lesson:

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Concerning the Times and the Seasons.

Male Choir: Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Michael Praetorius)

Seventh Lesson:

Luke 4:14-21 Christ teaches: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me".

Choir: In Dulci Jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude)

Offertory Hymn: 97 (Tantum Ergo) Jesus came, the heavens adoring

Recessional Hymn: 154 (Antioch) Joy to the world

Postlude: Toccata in D Minor (J.S. Bach)


December 14, 2003– Third Advent

Prelude: Magnificat Octavi Toni (Samuel Scheidt)

Processional Hymn: 101 (Crüger) Hail to the Lord's anointed

Anthem: The King Shall Come (John Leavitt)

The King shall come when morning dawns

And light triumphant breaks,

When beauty gilds the eastern hills

And life to joy awakes.

Offertory Hymn:

111 (Neander [Unser Herrscher]) Herald, sound the note
of judgement


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Johannes Brahms)

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Michael Praetorius)

Recessional Hymn: 48 (Picardy) Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Postlude: Toccata (Matthias Weckmann)


December 7, 2003 – Second Advent

Preludes: Lord Jesus, Be Present Now (Georg Böhm)

Processional Hymn: 108 (Merton) Hark! A herald voice is sounding

Anthem: Prepare Thyself, O Zion (J.S. Bach)

Prepare thyself, Zion, with tender affection,

The purest, the fairest, this day to receive.

Offertory Hymn: 106 (Ascension) There's a voice in the wilderness crying


Magnificat germanice (Jacob Praetorius)

Magnificat (W. H. Havergal)

Recessional Hymn: 116 (Irish) "Your kingdom come"-on bended knee

Postlude: Glory Be to God on High (Georg Böhm)