Town Carol Service 2016

HYMN Once in royal VV 1 & 2 solo/choir

Welcome and Bidding prayer

CAROL Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardiner

First LESSON (Creation)
CAROL  O magnum mysterium – Lauridsen

Second LESSON (The Fall)
HYMN God rest you, merry gentlemen
CAROL  Adam lay y bounden – Ord

Third LESSON (Prophecy of birth)
HYMN It came upon a midnight clear
CAROL  Illuminare, Jerusalem – Judith Weir

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)
CAROL  Lux aurumque – Whitacre

Fifth LESSON (Annunciation)
HYMN O Little town
CAROL  On Christmas night – arr. Philip Ledger

Sixth LESSON (Birth)
CAROL  A Child is born in Bethlehem – Scheidt/arr. Willcocks

Seventh LESSON (Shepherds)
HYMN While Shepherds (tune: Ilkley Moor Baht’ at)
CAROL  The shepherd’s farewell from L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25 – Berlioz

Eighth LESSON (Magi)
CAROL  Mystic Magi – Pocklington  

Ninth LESSON (Gospel according to John)

HYMN O Come all ye faithful

Prayers and Blessing

HYMN Hark the herald


(Organist David Aspinall)