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Music in December

December 3                                                Advent 1

Organist: Michael Bloss                                                    

8:30      Holy Eucharist

10:30    Litany in Procession and Choral Eucharist

Service   Mathias service
Hymns   110, 88, 114
Psalm     80: 1-7, 16-18 – Tone VIII, 2
Anthem  E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come – Paul Manz
Organ    Nun komm den Heiden Heiland – J.S. Bach

16:00    Organ Recital – Michael Bloss DUPRE: Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur (Passion Symphonie); FRANCK: Choral in b EBEN: Moto Ostinato

16:30    An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols            

Carols: Palestrina: Matin Responsory; Vaughan-Williams: This is the truth from above; Skempton: Adam lay ybounden; Poston: The tree of life; Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin; Blackwell: Lo, how a rose; Palestrina: Vesper Responsory

Hymns   Longing for Light, Come Now, O Prince of Peace, Hark a Thrilling Voice is Sounding, 100, Prepare the royal highway, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Earth was Waiting, 89, 114

Organ:   Magnificat Gloria Finale (from Magnificat Antiphons) – Marcel Dupré

December 10                                  Advent 2

Organist: Michael Bloss                                        

8:30      Holy Eucharist

10:30    Choral Eucharist

Service   Mathias service
Hymns   106, Fling wide the gates, 156, 108
Psalm     85: 1-2, 8-13 – Tone III, 1
Anthem  How lovely are the messengers – Felix Mendelssohn
Organ    Come Now, Saviour of the World – Johann Sebastian Bach

December 17                                  Advent 3

Organist: Michael Bloss                                                    

8:30      Holy Eucharist

10:30    Choral Eucharist

Service   Mathias service
Hymns   100, Hark, what a sound, 102, 101
Psalm     126 – Chant: Edwards in F
Anthem  This is the record of John – Orlando Gibbons
Organ    Antiphon 5 – Marcel Dupré

December 24                                  Advent 4

Organist: Michael Bloss                                                  

8:30      Holy Eucharist

10:30    Choral Eucharist

Service   Lutheran Setting V
Hymns   89, 362, 97, 117 Canticle 18. Chant: Attwood in E-flat
Anthem  A Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
Motet     Ave Maria – Robert Parsons
Organ    Fuga sopra il Magnificat – J.S. Bach

21:30    Congregational Christmas Carols and Organ Music

Carols   153, 135, 148, 141, 118

22:00    First Choral Eucharist for Christmas

Service   Lutheran setting II
Hymns   118, 146, 148, 121, Come now, O Prince of Peace, 138
Psalm     96 – Chant: Attwood in Bb
Anthem  Ding Dong Merrily on High – arr. Mack Wilberg
Motets    What sweeter music – John Rutter; No Small Wonder – Paul Edwards Organ    “In dulci jubilo” – J.S. Bach

December 25                            Christmas Day

Guest Musicians: The Wall Family Singers                                                   

10:00    Holy Eucharist with Carols

Carols    118, 135, 132, 137, 153

December 31                                  Christmas 1

Music for the end of the year presented by Caroline Bloss, soprano and Brad Barnham, piano.

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