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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 31, 2006 Ė First after Christmas

Prelude: Noels Claude Daquin

Processional Hymn: 160 (Dix) As with gladness men of old

Gradual Hymn: 151 (Olwen) All poor folk and humble

Offertory Hymn: 146 (Huron Carol) ĎTwas in the moon of wintertime

Communion: Pastorale J.S.Bach

Recessional Hymn: 156 (Dundee) The people that in darkness sat

Postlude: Noel Claude Daquin


December 24, 2006 Ė Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist

Preludes: Vieux Noels Cesar Franck

Processional Hymn: 118 (Adeste Fidelis) O come, all ye faithful

Anthem: O Holy Night Adolph Adam

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

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

Offertory Hymn: 119 (Stille Nacht) Silent Night


Noel Languedocien Alexandre Guilmant

O Leave Your Sheep French Noel

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: Sortie sur les NoŽls Cesar Franck


December 17, 2006 - A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

The St. James Choirs

Prelude: Suite for Trumpet Orlando Gibbons

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 serpentís head.

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

Second Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 5-6

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

Anthem: Creator of the Stars of Night Malcolm Archer (St. James Choir)

Third Lesson: Haggai 2: 6-9

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

Anthem: Of the Fatherís Heart Begotten German/arr.Willcocks (Combined Choirs)

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 40: 1-5

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

Anthem: Sleepers, Wake! Felix Mendelssohn (St. James Choir)

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38

The angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary.

Anthem: Angelus ad Virginum Plainsong/arr.Willcocks (St. James Choir)

Sixth Lesson: Mark 1: 1-11

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

Anthem: Hark! A Herald Voice Is Sounding William Monk/Archer/Wilson

(St. James Male Choir)

Seventh Lesson: Matthew 1: 18-23

The Apostle tells of the birth of Christ.

Anthem: At Thy Shining Gates Bohemian/arr. Guest (Combined Choirs)

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




Dedication of Windows

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

Postlude: Trumpet Tune and Air Henry Purcell


December 10, 2006 Second Advent


NoŽls, Op.60 Alexandre Guilmant

Grand Dieu/Allons Pasteurs

Entends ma voix fidele

NoŽl Ecossias

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

Canticle 19 (Luke 1:68-79)

Anthem: Come, Jesus, Holy Son of God Handel/Hopson

Come, Jesus, holy son of God.

Thy truth unseal, thy love reveal,

Hear Thou our prayer,

To Thee be glory now and evermore.

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


NoŽl Carcassonais Alexandre Guilmant

Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring John Wade

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

Postlude: Offertoire sur les NoŽls Alexandre Guilmant


December 3, 2006Ė First Advent


Hymn Lefebure-Wely

Priere Leon BoŽllmann

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

Anthem: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending David Hogan

Lo, He comes with clouds descending,

Once for favored sinners slain;

Thousand, thousand saints attending

Swell the triumph of his train:

Alleluia! Christ returns to reign!.

Offertory Hymn: 89 (Veni Emmanuel) O come, O come, Emmanuel


The Time Has Come Jacob Praetorius

Lo, How a Rose Eíer Blooming Michael Praetorius

Recessional Hymn: 465 (Down Ampney) Come down, O love divine

Postlude: Now Christ We Laud and Sing Jacob Praetorius