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[Hymns Archives]

 

December 27, 2009 – First Christmas

Preludes: Vieux Noels Cesar Franck

Processional Hymn: 141 (Forest Green) O little town of Bethlehem

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

Communion: Pastorale Symphony G.F. Handel

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

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noëls Cesar Franck

 

December 24, 2009 – Family and Children's Eucharist

Prelude: A Festival of Christmas Carols

What Is the Goodly Fragrance

O Little One Sweet

Medley-Once in Royal David’s City

We saw three ships

Silent Night

Angels We Have Heard on High

The St. James Orchestra

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

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7

New Testament Reading: Titus 2:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

Pageant

Childrens’ Time at the Crib

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

Communion: Carols for the Birth of Christ

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

Postlude: A Christmas Postlude

The St. James Orchestra

 

December 20, 2009

Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

Preludes:

Sonata in D Arcangelo Corelli

Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro - Allegro

Ave Verum Charles Gounod

Prelude Marc Antoine Charpentier

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: The Lord at First Did Adam Make English/Willcocks

Combined Choirs

Second Lesson: Jeremiah 23: 5-6

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

Anthem: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Michael Praetorius

St. James Choir

Third Lesson: Haggai 2: 6-9

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

Anthem: Of the Father's 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: Zion Hears the Watchman's Voice J.S. Bach

St. James Choir, strings

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38

The angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary.

Anthem: Angelis ad Virginem Plainsong/Willcocks

St. James Choir

Sixth Lesson: Mark 1: 1-11

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

Anthem: On Jordan's Bank German/Archer

Combined Choirs

Seventh Lesson: Matthew 1: 18-23

The Apostle tells of the birth of Christ.

Anthem: Hallelujah G.F. Handel

St. James Choir

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

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

Postlude: Sonata in D Henry Purcell

Allegro - Adagio - Allegro

 

December 13, 2009 Third Advent

Preludes:

Four Preludes for Advent of Our Lord Dietrich Buxtehude

Lord Jesus Christ, God's Only Son

In Dulci Jubilo

Come Now, Saviour of the World

Praise God, All Ye Christians

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

Psalm: 146:4-9

Anthem: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus Jean Phillip Rameau

Come, thou long awaited Jesus

Born to keep us free,

From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find rest in Thee.

Elizabeth Pond - violin

Offertory Hymn: 102 (Bereden vag for Herren) Prepare the Way, O Zion

Communion:

Creator of the Stars of Night Plainsong

Organ meditation John Barr

Recessional Hymn: 570 (Sicilian Mariners) Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

Postlude: Postlude on "Creators of the Stars of Night" Alexandre Guilmant

 

December 6, 2009 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

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

Communion:

Noël Carcassonais Alexandre Guilmant

Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring John Wade

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

Postlude: Fanfare Theodore Dubois