Sunday 3rd December, 11.00am. Choral Eucharist | Advent Sunday

Introit

Matin Responsory – adapted from G. P. da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)

Processional hymn

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth 

Mass setting

Mass in G – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Gradual hymn

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Offertory Hymn

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

Communion motet

Vigilate – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Recessional hymn

Lo, he comes with clouds descending 

Voluntary

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 10 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday of Advent 

Introit

Virga Jesse floruit – Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Responses

Radcliffe

Psalm

85

Canticle

Venite

Hymns

Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

 

On Jordan’s bank

 

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

 

Hills of the North, rejoice

Anthem

Zion hört die Wächter singen – J. S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. R. Mather

Voluntary

Prelude in B minor, BWV 544 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 17 December, 18.00am. Royal Hospital Carol Service

Introit

O do not move – John Tavener (1944-2013)

Carols

Once in royal David’s city

 

Adam lay ybounden – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel!

 

A little child there is y-born – John McCabe (1939-2015)

 

Wither's Rocking Hymn – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

 

In dulci jubilo – Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

 

O little town of Bethlehem

 

The little road to Bethlehem – Michael Head (1900-1976)

 

The first nowell

 

Carol – William Vann (b. 1982)

 

Hark! the herald angels sing 

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 24rd December, 18.00am. Choral Eucharist | First mass of Christmas

Introit

There is no rose of such virtue – John Joubert (b. 1927)

Processional hymn

Once in Royal David’s city 

Mass setting

Missa Sancti Nicolai – Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809) 

Gradual hymn

Of the Father’s heart begotten

Offertory Hymn

O little town of Bethlehem

Communion motet

A hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

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 – J. P. Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Responses

Royal Hospital Christmas Responses

Carol

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Hymns

O come, all ye faithful

 

Away in a manger 

 

Good King Wenceslas

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen 

Carol

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

Voluntary

Finale (from Symphony No. 6 in G minor) – Charles Marie-Widor (1844-1937)

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