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[Hymns Archives]


December 26, 2010 Christmas I

Prelude: 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

Communion Hymn: 146 (Huron Carol) Twas In The Moon Of Winter Time

Closing Hymn: 123 (Irby) Once In Royal David's City

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noels Cesar Franck


December 19, 2010 - Advent 4

Preludes Four Chorales for the 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: 102 (Bereden vag for Herran) Prepare the way, O Zion

Psalm 80: 1-7, 16-18

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

Communion: Creator of the Starry Night John Barr

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

Closing Hymn: 363 (Duke Street) My soul proclaims your glory Lord

Postlude: Sortie on “Creator of the Starry Night” Alexandre Guilmant


December 12, 2010 - Advent Service of Lessons and Carols


Sonata in D Henry Purcell

Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Sonata Secunda G. B. Viviana

Allegro – Allegro – Adagio – Aria – Presto

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

St. James and Male 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: The King Shall Come John Leavitt

St. James Choir

Third Lesson: Haggai 2: 6-9

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

Anthem: Of the Father’s Heart Begotten German/arr.Willcocks

St. James and Male 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

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38

The angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary.

Anthem: The Angel Gabriel Basque Carol/ Kirk

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 Wm. Monk

St. James and Male Choirs

Seventh Lesson: Matthew 1: 18-23

The Apostle tells of the birth of Christ.

Anthem: Hallelujah Chorus G.F. Handel

St. James Choir

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

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

Postlude: Suite for Trumpet and Strings Jeremiah Clarke

Charlie MacKinnon, trumpet

Pauline Josey, violin

Kazue Semba, violin

Gail Teixeira, viola

Peggy Heller, cello


December 5, 2010 Second Advent


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: 111 (Neander) Herald! Sound the note of judgement

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

Communion: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Johannes Brahms

Communion Hymn: 70 (Maryton) Jesus, the joy of loving hearts

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

Postlude: Sortie sur un Ancien Noël Polonais Alexandre Guilmant