Sunday 4 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins | 2nd Sunday of Advent

Introit

Fuit homo missus a Deo – Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)

Responses

McPhee

Psalm

72.1-7,18-19

Canticle

Te Deum (Collegium Regale) – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Hymns

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

 

On Jordan’s bank

 

The Lord will come and not be slow

 

Hills of the North, rejoice

Anthem

This is the record of John – Grayston Ives (b.1948)

Voluntary

Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (ii) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 11 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins | 3rd Sunday of Advent

Introit

Gaudete in Domino – Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

146

Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

 

The advent of our King

 

A great and mighty wonder

 

Long ago, prophets knew

Anthem

Thy word is a lantern – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Voluntary

Prelude in E flat ‘St. Anne’, BWV 552 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 18 December, 6.00pm. Festival of Lessons and Carols | (no Choral Matins service today)

Introit

Letabundus – Anonymous 11th century

Carols

Once in royal David’s city

 

Adam lay ybounden – James Orford (b. 1996)

 

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

 

A spotless rose – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

 

There is a flower – John Rutter (b. 1945)

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen

 

A babe is born – William Mathias (1934-1992)

 

O little town of Bethlehem

 

The angels all did sing – Tim Scott (b. 1984)

 

It came upon the midnight clear

 

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

 

Hark! the herald angels sing

Voluntary

Carillon-sortie – Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Saturday 24 December, 11.30pm. Midnight Mass | Christmas Eve

Introit

O magnum mysterium – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Processional Hymn

Once in royal David’s city

Mass setting

Messe Solennelle – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Gradual hymn

Unto us is born a son

Offertory Hymn

Of the Father’s heart begotten

Communion motets

What sweeter music – John Rutter (b. 1945)

 

Myn Liking – John Streeting (1952-2015)

Recessional Hymn

O come, all ye faithful

Voluntary

Fantasia in G (‘Pièce d’orgue’) BWV 572 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750) 

Sunday 25 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins | Christmas Day

Introit

Hodie Christus natus est – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Responses

Royal Hospital Christmas Responses

Choir carol

In the bleak mid-winter – Harold Darke (1888-1976)

Hymns

O come, all ye faithful

 

Away in a manger

 

O little town of Bethlehem

 

Hark! the herald angels sing

Anthem

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – John Gardner (1917-2011)

Voluntary

Final (Symphony No. 1, Op. 14) – Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 

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