Advent Lessons & Carols 2023

Saturday, December 2, 4:30 PM

Extended Organ Prelude at 3:30 PM
Livestreamed from the Church of the Transfiguration

Order of Service

Organ Prelude
Sleepers Wake!, J.S. Bach
Pastorale, César Franck
Silent Night, arr. Fred Bock
Once in Royal David’s City, arr. Robert Farrell
Two settings of: In Dulci Jubilo, Bach/Dupré
Nöel Suisse, Louis-Claude Daquin
Le Coucou, Louis-Claude Daquin
Pastorale from Christmas Oratorio, Camille Saint-Saëns
Jesus Christ is Born Today, John Jacob Niles
Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, John Jacob Niles
“…and call Her Blessed” (from Windows of Comfort), Dan Locklair

A Tender Shoot, Otto Goldschmidt

Hymn O Come All Ye Faithful
Opening Prayer
Reading Jeremiah 31:31-34

Wexford Carol, arr. Richard Lakey
Adam Lay Y-bounden, Howard Skempton
The Shepherd‘s Carol, Bob Chilcott

Reading Luke 1:67–79
Hymn O Little Town of Bethlehem

Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Anon., edited by Mary Berry
Ave Maria, Franz Biebl
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Ledger, John Rutter

Reading John 1:1–14, 18
Hymn The Snow Lay on the Ground

Gabriel’s Message, Craig Phillips
In the Bleak Midwinter, Ēriks Ešenvalds
Now May We Singen, Cecilia McDowall

Closing Prayers

Choral Postlude
Sir Christèmas, William Mathias

Organ Postlude
Fugue and Toccata from Variations on a Nöel Marcel Dupré

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