Sunday 3 December, 11:00 | 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 for Four Voices – William Byrd (c.1540-1623) 

Gradual hymn  

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Offertory Hymn

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

Communion

Vigilate – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Recessional hymn

Lo, he comes with clouds descending 

Voluntary

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland – Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Sunday 10 December, 11:00 | Choral Matins | 2nd Sunday of Advent

Introit

Fuit homo missus a Deo – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) 

Responses

William Byrd (c.1540-1623) 

Psalm

85.1-2, 8-end

Canticle

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

Hymns

Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

 

On Jordan's bank

 

Hills of the North, rejoice

Anthem

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

March

The Watch Tower (Quick March of the Royal Corps of Military Police)

Voluntary

Von Himmel hoch, P.478 – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Sunday 17 December, 11:00 | Choral Matins | 3rd Sunday of Advent

Introit

Rejoice in the Lord alway – Anon. 16th century 

Responses

Richard Ayleward (1626-1669)

Psalm

126

Advent Carol

A great and mighty wonder – 14th century German melody, arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Hymns

The Lord will come and not be slow

 

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

 

O Come, O come, Emmanuel 

Anthem

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

March

The Lass of Richmond Hill – Early One Morning (Quick March of the WRAC)

Voluntary

Allegro, Chorale and Fugue in D minor – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)  

Sunday 17 December, 15:30 | Chelsea Pensioners' Carol Service

Introit

Jesus Christ the apple tree – Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987) 

Carols

Once in royal David’s city – H. J. Gauntlett (1805-1976), arr. A. H. Mann (1850-1929) & David Willcocks (1919-2015) 

 

Adam lay ybounden – Boris Ord (1897-1961)

 

Unto us is born a Son – Piae Cantiones, arr. David Willcocks

 

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

 

Joseph Lieber, Joseph mein – Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629) 

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen – English trad., arr. David Willcocks 

 

Sing lullaby – Herbert Howells (1892-1983) 

 

O little town of Bethlehem – English trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams & Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994) 

 

The Lamb – John Tavener (1944-2013) 

 

The First Nowell – English trad. arr. Willcocks

 

Ding dong! merrily on high – 16th cent. French arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955) 

 

Hark! the herald angels sing – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), arr. Willcocks 

Organ Recessional

In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750) & Te Deum, op. 11 – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)

Sunday 24 December, 11:00 | Choral Matins | 4th Sunday of Advent

Introit

Gabriel’s message – Basque Carol, arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015) 

Responses

Philip Radcliffe (1905-1986)

Canticle

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

Advent Carol

Lute-book lullaby – Anon. 17th century, arr. Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943)

Hymns

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

 

Jesus, good above all other

 

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

Anthem

Myn lyking – Richard Runciman Terry (1864-1938) 

March

My Boy Willie (Quick March of the Royal Tank Regiment)

Voluntary

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

Sunday 24 December, 18:00 | Choral Eucharist | First Mass of Christmas

Introit

Hodie Christus natus est – Gregorian Chant, c.10th century

Processional hymn

Once in Royal David’s city

Mass setting

Missa brevis – Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Gradual hymn  

Of the Father’s heart begotten – Tune from Piae Cantiones arr. Willcocks

Offertory Hymn

It came upon the midnight clear 

Communion

Lully, Lulla, Lullay – Philip Stopford (b. 1977)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – English trad., arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015) 

Recessional hymn

O come, all ye faithful 

Voluntary

Fantasia in G major (Pièce d'Orgue), BWV 572 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Monday 25 December, 11:00 | Choral Matins | Christmas Day

Introit

Benedicamus Domino – Peter Warlock (1890-1934) 

Responses

Royal Hospital Christmas Responses 

Choir carol

Balulalow (from Three Carols) – Peter Warlock (1890-1934) 

Choir Carol

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock (1890-1934) 

Hymns

O come, all ye faithful 

 

In the bleak midwinter 

 

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Anthem

The Sycamore Tree (from Three Carols) – Peter Warlock (1890-1934) 

Recessional March

The Old Brigade 

Voluntary

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

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