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Music at Services

[Hymns Archives]


December 25, 2016 – Christmas

Processi9onal Hymn 138 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Gradual Hymn

Offertory Hymn: 140 It came upon a midnight clear

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

Recessional Hymn 143 Angels from the realms of glory

Postlude Noel: A la venue de Noel Michel Corrette


December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist

Preludes: What Child Is This Vaughan Williams

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

Psalm: 96

Gradual Hymn: 126 Away in a Manger

Anthem: O Holy Night Adophe Adam

Offertory Hymn: 148 See amid the winter’s snow

Communion: Music

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

What Child is This English

Recessional Hymn: 154 Joy to the world

Postlude: Noel: Au jo deu de pubelle Claude Balbastre


December 18, 2016 - Advent 4

Preludes: Noel Bourguignon Claude Balbastre

Processional: 123 Once in royal David’s city

Psalm 80: 1-7, 16-18 “Show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved”

Anthem Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus German

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

Offertory Hymn: 97 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: Noel IV Claude Daquin


December 11, 2016 - Advent 3

A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

Prelude: Noel Ecossais Alexandre Guilmant

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

The First Lesson: God Creates Mankind

Genesis 2: 4b-9, 15-25

Carol: The Lord at First Did Adam Make English, arr. Wilcocks

The Second Lesson: A Voice in the Wilderness

Isaiah 40: 1-5

Congregational Carol: 102 Prepare the Way, O Zion Swedish

The Third Lesson: Pleasing the Lord

Micah 6: 6-8

Carol: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence French, arr. Cleobury

The Fourth Lesson: God Will Lead Israel with Joy

Baruch 5: 6-9

Carol: Long Ago, Prophets Knew German, 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

Carol: Gabriel to Mary Came English, arr. Willcocks

The Seventh Lesson: In the Beginning Was the Word

John 1: 1-14

Carol: Zion at Thy Shining Gates Bohemian, arr. Guest

Offertory Hymn: 109 When the King shall come again

Recessional Hymn: 101 Hail to the lord’s anointed

Postlude: Noel: Votre bonte grand dieu Claude Balbastre


December 4, 2016  Second Advent

Prelude: Noëls: Grand Dieu/Allons Pasteurs Alexandre Guilmant

Processional Hymn: 108 Hark! A herald voice

Psalm 72: 1-7,18-19 “In his time shall peace and justice flourish”

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

Gradual Hymn: 86 O Come, O Come Immanuel – vss 4-7

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

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

Congregational Communion Hymn: 116 Your Kingdom come, on bended knee

Recessional Hymn: Here I Am, Lord

Postlude: Sortie sur les Noels Alexandre Guilmant