Christmas Carol Service



Organ music before the service

Offertoire sur deux noels – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Noël – Henri Mulet 1878-1967)
Chorale prelude on In dulci jubilo, BWV751 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

CAROL
Long the night – Ukranian melody arr. Roy Massey
Welcome and Bidding prayer
CAROL
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – English trad., arr. David Willcocks
First LESSON
CAROL O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)
Second LESSON
CAROL
Adam lay y bounden – Philip Ledger (1937-2012)
Third LESSON
CAROL
Sans day carol – Cornish trad., arr. John Rutter
Fourth LESSON
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This is the truth sent from above – English trad., arr. Vaughan Williams
Fifth LESSON
CAROL
The angel Gabriel from heaven came – Basque trad., arr. Edgar Pettman
Sixth LESSON
CAROL
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child – Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
Seventh LESSON
CAROL
Silent Night – Franz Gruber (1787-1863), arr. Barry Rose
Eighth LESSON
CAROL
The three kings – Chorale melody Philipp Nicolai, solo melody and text Peter Cornelius, arr. Atkins
Ninth LESSON
CAROL
In the bleak Mid-winter – Harold Darke (1888-1976)
Prayers and Blessing

Final from Symphonie no 6 – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Director of music Adrian Richards
Organist Peter Godden