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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 29, 2013 – Sunday after Christmas

Preludes: Vieux Noels Cesar Franck

Processional Hymn: 138 Hark! The herald angels sing

Gradual Hymn: 117 Lo, How a rose e’er blooming

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

Communion: Deux Noels Alexandre Guilmant

Recessional Hymn: 123 (Irby) Once in Royal David’s city

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noëls Cesar Franck


December 24, 2013 – 10:00 pm Choral Eucharist


In Dulci Jubilo J.S.Bach

What Child Is This Vaughan Williams

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

Psalm: 96

Anthem: Gesu Bambino Pietro Yon

When blossoms flowered amid the snows,

Upon a winter night,

Was born the Child, the Christmas Rose,

The King of Love and Light.

Gradual Hymn

Offertory Hymn: 148 (See amid the winter’s snow)


Lo, How a Rose E’er blooming Brahms and Praetorius

What Child is This English

Recessional Hymn: 154 (Antioch) Joy to the world

Postlude: Noel Claude Daquin


December 24, 2013 – 7:00pm Eucharist

Preludes: A Celebration of Carols

Away in a Manger

O Leave Your Sheep

Once in Royal David’s City

Silent Night

We saw three ships

Angels We Have Heard on High

The St. James Orchestra

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

Gradual Hymn:

Offertory Hymn: 135 (Iris) Shepherds in the field abiding

Communion Music: Pastoral Symphony (The Messiah) G.F.Handel

Recessional Hymn: 154 (Antioch) Joy to the World

Postlude: A Christmas Postlude Traditional Carols


December 22, 2013 - Advent 4

Preludes: Noels Bourguignon Claude Balbastre

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.

Gradual Hymn: 94 Wait for the Lord, whose day is near

Offertory Hymn: 97 (Tantum Ergo) Jesus came, the heavens adoring

Communion: Creator of the Starry Night Plainsong/John Barr

Recessional Hymn: 631 (Paderborn) The Kingdom of God is justice and joy

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


December 15, 2013 - Advent 3

A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

Prelude: Noels Bourguignon Claude Balbastre

Processional Hymn: 114 (Helmsley) Lo, he comes with clouds descending

The First Lesson: God Creates Mankind

Genesis 2: 4b-9, 15-25

This Is the Truth Sent from Above English Caro, arr. Vaughan-Williams

The Second Lesson: A Voice in the Wilderness

Isaiah 40: 1-5

Congregational Carol: 89: O Come, O Come Emmanuel Plainsong

The Third Lesson: Pleasing the Lord

Micah 6: 6-8

Of the Father’s Heart Begotten German Carol, arr. Willcocks

The Fourth Lesson: God Will Lead Israel with Joy

Baruch 5: 6-9

Long Ago, Prophets Knew German Carol, arr. Archer

The Fifth Lesson: The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Luke 1: 5-25

Congregational Carol: 103: O Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry English

The Sixth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary

Luke 1: 26-35, 38

Gabriel to Mary Came English Carol, arr. Willcocks

Lesson Seven: In the Beginning Was the Word

John 1: 1-14

Zion at Thy Shining Gates Bohemian Carol, arr. Guest

Offertory Hymn: 109 When the King shall come again

Recessional Hymn: 101 (Cruger) Hail to the lord’s anointed

Postlude: Noel Louis Claude Daquin


December 8, 2013 Second Advent

Preludes: Three Noëls, Op.60 Alexandre Guilmant

Grand Dieu/Allons Pasteurs

Entends ma voix fidele

Noël Ecossias

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

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

Gradual Hymn: 94 Wait for the Lord, whose day is near

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

Communion: Music: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Brahms / M. Praetorius

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

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noels Alexandre Guilmant


December 1, 2013– First 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: 88 (Stuttgart) Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Psalm 122

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!.

Gradual Hymn: 94 Wait for the Lord, whose day is near

Offertory Hymn: 456 (Lobt Gott, ihr Christen) He comes to us as one unknown

Communion Music: Consolation Felix Mendelssohn

Communion Hymn: 52 (St. Flavian) O God, unseen, yet ever near

Closing Hymn: 102 (Bereden vag fur Herran) Prepare the way, O Zion

Postlude: Allegro con fuoco Felix Mendelssohn