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Saturday, December 16, 2017
4:00 pm High Altar

Officiant: Fr Turner

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Prelude: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude: Les Bergers, from ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Prelude: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Hymn: (see leaflet)
God rest you merry, gentlemen
GOD REST YOU MERRY

Carol: Sussex Carol, arranged by David Willcocks (1919-2015)

Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15

Carol: Adam lay ybounden, Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Hymn: (see leaflet)
Lo, how a Rose
ES IST EIN ROS

Lesson 2: Isaiah 11:1-3a, 4a, 6-9

Carol: A Song of Peace, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Hymn: (see leaflet)
The angel Gabriel
GABRIEL’S MESSAGE

Lesson 3: Saint Luke 1:26-35, 38

Carol: The holly and the ivy, arranged by Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

Lesson 4: Saint Luke 2:1, 3-20

Carol: What sweeter music, words and music by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Hymn: (see leaflet)
In the bleak midwinter
CRANHAM

Lesson 5: Saint John 1:1-14

Carol: Sir Christèmas, William Mathias (1934-1992)

Hymn: (see leaflet)
Unto us a boy is born!
PUER NOBIS NASCITUR

Voluntary: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

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