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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 30, 2007 Sunday after Christmas

Preludes: Vieux Noels Cesar Franck

Processional Hymn: 121 (Forest Green) O little town of Bethlehem

Offertory Hymn: 145 (Tempus Adest Floridum) Good King Wenceslas

Communion: Deux Noels Alexandre Guilmant

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

Postlude: Sortie sur les Nols Cesar Franck


December 24, 2007 Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 10:00 pm

Preludes: Sonatas for organ and strings W. A. Mozart

No. 15, KV 328

No. 1, KV 67

No. 10, KV 244


Invitatory: O come let us worship

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

(The Choir will sing the first verse in Latin, the congregation verses 1-5 in English)


First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10

Anthem: O Holy Night Adolph Adam

Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4

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: 119 (Stille Nacht) Silent Night


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Johannes Brahms

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Jacob Praetorius

Noel Claude Balbastre

O Leave Your Sheep French Noel

Recessional Hymn: 154 (Antioch) Joy to the world

Postlude: Noel Alexandre Guilmant


December 24, 2007 Family and Children's Eucharist 4:00 pm

Prelude: A Festival of Christmas Carols

The St. James Orchestra

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

Offertory Hymn: 126 (Cradle Song) Away in a manger

Communion: Carols for the Birth of Christ

Recessional Hymn: 118 (Adeste Fidelis) O Come, O Come All Ye Faithful

Postlude: A Christmas Postlude

The St. James Orchestra


December 23, 2007 Advent 4


Four Chorales for the Advent of Our Lord Dietrich Buxtehude

Lord Jesus Christ, Gods Only Son [Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn]

In Dulci Jubilo

Come Now, Saviour of the World [Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland]

Praise God, All Ye Christians [Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich]

Processional: 123 (Irby) Once in Davids Royal City

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

The choir will sing verse one as plainchant, the congregation joining with verses 2-7


God, Creator of the Starry Night Plainsong

Organ Meditation John Barr

Closing Hymn: 148 (See Amid the Winters Snow)

Postlude: Sortie on God, Creator of the Starry Night Alexandre Guilmant


December 16, 2007 - A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

The St. James Choirs


Trumpet Tune and Ayre Henry Purcell

Sonata in D Henry Purcell

Allegro Adagio Allegro

Instrumental Ensemble, Charles MacKinnon, trumpet

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 serpents head.

Anthem: This Is the Truth Sent from Above Ralph Vaughan William

Patrick Heatherley, 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: The King Shall Come John Leavitt

St. James Choir

Third Lesson: Haggai 2: 6-9

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

Anthem: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus German

The Male Choir

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: The Angel Gabriel Basque/arr. Archer

St. James Choir

Sixth Lesson: Mark 1: 1-11

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

Anthem: Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding Eric Thiman

St. James 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

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


Concerto in D Giuseppe Torelli

Allegro Adagio - Allegro


December 9, 2007 Second Advent

Preludes: Three Chorale Preludes for Advent, Op.65 Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Rejoice Greatly, O My Soul

Brightly Shines the Morning Star

From the Depths of My Heart, I Praise Thee

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

Psalm 72:1-7,18-19

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

A shoot shall come forth out of Jesse,

And a bud shall grow out of its roots.

Then the lamb shall lie down with the leopard

And the lion eat straw with the ox,

And a little child shall lead them

To the peaceable kingdom of God.

Isaiah 11

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


Lo, How a Rose Eer Blooming Johannes Brahms

Lo, How a Rose Eer Blooming Michael Praetorius

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

Postlude: Sortie sur un Ancien Nol Polonais Alexandre Guilmant


December 2, 2007 First Advent (Stewardship Sunday)


Trois Nols, Op.60 Alexandre Guilmant

Grand Dieu/Allons Pasteurs

Entends ma voix fidele

Nol Ecossias

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: 435 (Mozart) Take my life and let it be


You Call Us, Lord, A People Set Apart John Edwards

Organ Meditation by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

Postlude: Offertoire sur les Nols Alexandre Guilmant