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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 24, 2005 – Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist


Noel IV Claude Daquin

Noel: O Jour Glorieux Claude Balbastre

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

Invitatory: O come let us worship

Processional Hymn: 118 (Adeste Fidelis) O come, all ye faithful Verses 1- 5a

Anthem: Sussex Carol English Carol/arr. Willcocks

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

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

Offertory Hymn: 148 (See Amid the Winter's Snow)


Meditation on O Little One Sweet Eric Thiman

O Little One Sweet J.S. Bach

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Johannes Brahms

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Jacob Praetorius

Recessional Hymn: 145 (Antioch) Joy to the world

Postlude: Noel Suiss Claude Daquin


December 18, 2005 - A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent


Sonata in F Arcangelo Corelli

Grave – Allegro – Sarabande – Gigue

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


First Lesson: Genesis 3: 8-15

God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent’s head.

Anthem: Prepare Thyself, Zion J. S. Bach

Second Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 5-6

The Lord promises to send his people a righteous King, a Branch of the Tree of Jesse.

Anthem: A Shoot Shall Come Forth Out of Jesse Richard Horn

Third Lesson: Haggai 2: 6-9

The Prophet Haggai fortells the advent of the desire of all nations.

Anthem: Long Ago, Prophets Knew German Carol/arr. Archer

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 40: 1-5

The prophet proclaims the good news to a people in exile.

Anthem: O Come, O Come Emmanuel Plainsong/arr. Willcocks

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38

The angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary.

Anthem: The Angel Gabriel Basque Carol/arr.Kirk

Sixth Lesson: Mark 1: 1-11

John the Baptist proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God.

Anthem: O Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry German Hymn/arr.Archer

Seventh Lesson: Matthew 1: 18-23

The Apostle tells of the birth of Christ.

Anthem: To God Sing Praises Dietrich Buxtehude

Offertory Hymn: 88 (Stuttgart) Come, thou long expected Jesus




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

Postlude: Andante and Allegro Guy Ropartz


December 11, 2005-Third Advent

Prelude: Vesper Voluntaries Edward Elgar


Poco Lento

Allegretto pensoso


Processional Hymn: 101 (Cruger) Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me Edward Elgar

The Spirit of th Lord is upon me,

because God has anointed me

to preach the gospel to the poor,

to heal the broken-hearted,

to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Isaiah 61:1-3

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


Magnificat germanice Jacob Praetorius

The Magnificat W. H. Havergal

Recessional Hymn: 103 (Winchester New) On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry

Postlude: Canzona Dietrich Buxtehude


December 4, 2005– Second Advent


Hymn Lefebure-Wely

Priere Leon Boellmann

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

Psalm 85: 1-2,8-13

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


Three Liturgical Preludes George Oldroyd

Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring John Wade

Anthem: Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding Eric Thiman

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

Postlude: Fanfare Theodore Dubois