Saturday, December 15, 2007

An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols

Here is the Order of Worship for Advent Lessons and Carols at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill.

Opening Voluntaries
Chorale Improvisation on In dulci jubilo (Op. 75 No. 2): Sigfrid Karg-Elert
In dulci jubilo (Seventy-Nine Chorales, Op. 28): Marcel Dupré

Hymn in Procession
Once in royal David's city (IRBY)

Invitatory Anthem
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence: Liturgy of St. James, set by Edward C. Bairstow

The First Lesson
Genesis 3:8 - 15

Adam lay y'bounden: 15th Century Carol, set by Frank Boles

Lighting of the Advent Wreath
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, vs. 5, 6 (VENI, VENI, EMMANUEL)

The Second Lesson
Isaiah 11:1 - 4

The Lamb: Text by William Blake; set by John Tavener

The Third Lesson
Isaiah 9:2, 6 - 7

People, Look East (Besançon Carol; set by Craig Phillips)

The Fourth Lesson
Isaiah 60:1 - 6, 9

Look Up, Sweet Babe: Text by Richard Crashaw; set by Lennox Berkeley

The Fifth Lesson
Luke 1:26 - 38

Ave Maria: Franz Biebl

Joseph dearest, Joseph mine (RESONET IN LAUDIBUS)

The Sixth Lesson
Matthew 1:18 - 23

A Spotless Rose: Herbert Howells
A Babe Is Born: William Mathias

Carols During Offertory
My Dancing Day: English Traditional Carol; set by John Rutter
Unto Us Is Born a Son (PIAE CANTIONES; set by David Willcocks)

At the Presentation
Festival Doxology (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)

Benediction and Choral Amen


Of the Father's Heart Begotten (CORDE NATUS EX PARENTIS)

Closing Voluntary
In dulci jubilo: Johann Sebastian Bach

This will be presented in identical services of Lessons and Carols tomorrow morning at 9:00 am and 11:15 am, by the Junior and Senior Choirs of Chapel of the Cross; Dr. Wylie S. Quinn, Organist and Choirmaster, with Dr. Susan Moeser accompanying the choirs on the organ.

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