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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 27, 2015 – First Christmas

Preludes: See Amid the Winter’s Snow Malcolm Archer

Processional Hymn: 138 Hark! the herald angels sing

Gradual Hymn: 125 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

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

Communion Music: Pastorale J.S.Bach

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

Postlude: Noel Louis Claude Daquin


December 20, 2015 – Advent 4

Preludes: Vieux Noels Cesar Franck

Processional Hymn: 97 Jesus came, the heaven’s adoring

Psalm 80:1-7 “Show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved”

Gradual Hymn: 94 Wait for the Lord

Anthem: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence French / arr. Cleobury

Offertory Hymn: 631 The kingdom of God is justice and joy

Communion Music: Lo, A Rose E’er Blooming Brahms and Praetorius

Recessional Hymn: 102 Prepare the way, O Zion

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noëls Cesar Franck


December 13, 2015 – Advent 3

A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

Prelude: Noel 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

Carol: This Is the Truth Sent from Above English / arr. Vaughan-Williams

The Second Lesson: A Voice in the Wilderness

Isaiah 40: 1-5

Carol: Prepare the Way to Zion Swedish / arr. Luvaas

The Third Lesson: Pleasing the Lord

Micah 6: 6-8

Hymn: 587 Once to Every Man and Nation

The Fourth Lesson: God Will Lead Israel with Joy

Baruch 5: 6-9

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

The Fifth Lesson: The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Luke 1: 5-25

Hymn: 106 There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying

The Sixth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel salutes the Virgin Mary

Luke 1: 26-35, 38

Carol: Gabriel to Mary Came English/arr. Willcocks

Lesson Seven: In the Beginning Was the Word

John 1: 1-14

Carol: Zion Hears the Voices Calling German/arr. Mendelssohn

Offertory Hymn: 101 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Recessional Hymn: 88 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Postlude: Trumpet Voluntary John Stanley


December 6, 2015 -  Second Advent

Preludes: Deux Noels Alexandre Guilmant

Processional Hymn: 108 Hark! A herald voice is sounding

Canticle 19 “The dawn from on high shall break upon us”

Gradual Hymn: 94 Wait for the Lord

Anthem: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus German Carol

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

Communion: Music: Noel Alexandre Guilmant

Congregational Communion Hymn: 645 (Down Ampney) Come down, O love divine

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

Postlude: Voluntary in C G.F.Handel