Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 22, 2019
The Fourth Sunday Of Advent
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
OfficiantThe Rector
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
PreludeWeinachten, Op. 145, no. 3, by Max Reger (1873-1916)
Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Pastorale über ‘Josef lieber, Josef mein’ und ‘Stille nacht’Carl Sattler (c. 1874-1938)
102 – Once in royal David’s city – IRBY
CarolC’est la Noël, by Gaston Litaize (1909-1991)
Lesson 1Genesis 3:8-15
This is the truth sent from aboveChristopher Robinson (b. 1955)
Lesson 2Genesis 22:15-18
HymnOf the Father’s heart begotten -- DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Lesson 3Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
CarolKing Jesus hath a garden Dutch Melody, arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Lesson 4Isaiah 11:1-9
There is no rose
Luke 1:26-38
CarolWhat Songs were Sung, by John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) arranged by Nathaniel Adams (b. 1986)
Lesson 6Luke 2:1-7
78 – O little town of Bethlehem – FOREST GREEN
Lesson 7Luke 2:8-16
Infant holy, infant lowlyAnonymous/Polish carol, arr. Gerre Hancock (1934-2012)
94 – While shepherds watched their flocks by night – WINCHESTER OLD
Matthew 2:1-12
EpiphanyJudith Bingham (b. 1952)
John 1:1-14
Tomorrow shall be my dancing dayJeremy Filsell (b. 1964)
83 – O come, all ye faithful – ADESTE FIDELES
87 – Hark! the herald angels sing – MENDELSSOHN
Voluntary‘Dieu parmi nous’, from ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’, by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)


Nine Lessons & Carols 2019