Sunday 1 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 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 for double choir – Frank Martin (1890-1974) 

Gradual hymn

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Offertory Hymn

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

Communion motets

Vigilate – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Recessional hymn

Lo, he comes with clouds descending 

Voluntary

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

Sunday 8 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 2nd Sunday of Advent 

Introit

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) & Melchior Vulpius (c. 1570-1615)

Responses

Smith

Psalm

72.1-7,18-19

Canticle

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

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

Allegro (Concerto in D minor, BWV 596iii) – Vivaldi/J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday 15 December, 11.00am. Choral Matins  | 3rd Sunday of Advent 

Introit

Bogoroditsye Dyevo – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Responses

Ayleward

1st Canticle

Magnificat in A – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

2nd Canticle

Venite

Hymns

O Come, O come, Emmanuel 

 

The advent of our King

 

Long ago, prophets knew

 

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

Anthem

How lovely are the messengers (Saint Paul) – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Voluntary

Postlude in D minor (Op. 105, No. 6) – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Sunday 15 December, 3.00pm & 22 December, 11.00am. Royal Hospital Carol Services

Introit

The Lamb – John Tavener (1944-2013)

Carols

Once in royal David’s city

 

Adam lay ybounden – Peter Warlock (1894-1930), arr. Vann 

 

Of the Father’s heart begotten

 

The Angel Gabriel – Basque Trad. arr. Michael Higgins (b. 1981)

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen 

 

Dormi, Jesu – John Rutter (b. 1945)  

 

O little town of Bethlehem

 

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

 

Sir Christèmas – William Mathias (1934-1992)

 

The first nowell

 

Hark! the herald angels sing 

Voluntary

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

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

Introit

Lux arumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Processional hymn

Once in Royal David’s city 

Mass setting

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

Gradual hymn

While Shepherds watched their flocks

Offertory Hymn

Unto us is born a Son

Communion motets

The Little Messiah - Irving, arr. Horsewood

What sweeter music – John Rutter (b. 1945)

Recessional hymn

O come, all ye faithful 

Voluntary

Dieu Parmi Nous – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

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

Introit

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

Responses

Royal Hospital Christmas Responses

Carol

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

Hymns

O come, all ye faithful

 

Away in a manger 

 

Good King Wenceslas

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen 

Carol

For unto us a Child is born (Messiah) – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Voluntary

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

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