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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
12:10 pm High Altar

Officiant: Fr Spencer

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

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

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: There is no rose Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)

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: Ding, dong! merrily on high, arranged by David Willcocks

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

Voluntary: Toccata-Gigue on the Sussex Carol, George Baker (b. 1951)

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