Sunday 2 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 1st Sunday of Advent 

Introit

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

Responses

Byrd

Psalm

25.1-9

Canticle

Jubilate – William Walton (1902-1983)

Hymns

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

 

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

 

O Come, O come, Emmanuel 

 

Lo, he comes with clouds descending 

Anthem

Vigilate – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Voluntary

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 9 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday of Advent 

Introit

Virga Jesse floruit – Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Responses

Radcliffe

1st Canticle

Benedictus (Short Service) – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

2nd 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

This is the record of John – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

Voluntary

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 16 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 23rd Sunday of Advent 

Introit

Rorate coeli desuper – Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Responses

Reading

1st Canticle

The Lord is my strength (Israel in Egypt) – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

2nd Canticle

Jubilate

Hymns

O Come, O come, Emmanuel 

 

The advent of our King

 

The Lord will come and not be slow

 

Long ago, prophets knew

Anthem

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (i) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Voluntary

Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Sunday 23 December, 6.00pm. Royal Hospital Carol Service

Introit

Lux arumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Carols

Once in royal David’s city

 

The Crown of Roses – P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) 

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel!

 

A spotless Rose – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

 

Joys Seven – English trad., arr. Stephen Cleobury (b. 1948)

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen 

 

Down in yon forest – Derbyshire trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 

 

O little town of Bethlehem

 

Quelle est cette odeur agréable? – French trad. arr. David Willcocks (b.1919) 

 

The first nowell

 

We three Kings of Orient are – J. H. Hopkins (1792-1868), arr. P. Leddington Wright (b. 1951)

 

O magnum mysterium – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

 

Hark! the herald angels sing 

Voluntaries

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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

Monday 24rd December, 6.00pm. Choral Eucharist | First mass of Christmas

Introit

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

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 motets

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

Dormi Jesu – John Rutter (b. 1945)

Recessional hymn

O come, all ye faithful 

Voluntary

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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

Introit

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

Responses

Royal Hospital Christmas Responses

Carol

The Lamb – John Tavener (1944-2013)

Hymns

O come, all ye faithful

 

Away in a manger 

 

Good King Wenceslas

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen 

Carol

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

Voluntary

Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) arr. Thomas Trotter

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