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Christmas Lessons and Carols

Friday, 3 December 2021 | Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Thank you for joining us for this service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, broadcast from Exeter College Chapel.

0:00 Hymn: Once in royal David's city
3:48 The Bidding Prayer
6:30 Welcome, yule, Parry
7:58 Reading: The Coming, by R.S. Thomas
9:00 Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear
12:43 Reading: Isaiah 6
13:53 Ave Maria, Dett
18:02 Reading: Isaiah 35, read in Polish
19:43 Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem
23:33 Reading: I syng of a mayden, anon.
25:22 Hymn: The holly and the ivy
27:10 Reading: Matthew 1. 18–25
28:32 O magnum mysterium, Victoria
32:46 Reading: Little Lamb, Blake
33:47 Hymn: God rest ye, merry gentlemen
37:15 Reading: Luke 2. 8–19, read in Korean
39:04 Quem vidistis pastores dicite, Poulenc
41:52 Reading: Christmas (I), G. Herbert
43:13 Hymn: See, amid the winter's snow, Willcocks
48:48 Reading: The journey of a the Magi, T.S. Eliot
51:51 Spaseniye sodelal, Chesnokov
55:21 Reading: John 1. 1–17
57:23 Hymn: O come all ye faithful
1:04:28 Blessing of the crib, Prayers
1:06:58 Angelus ad pastores ait, Aleotti
1:08:52 Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing
1:12:00 Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532, J.S. Bach

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In this service:
Officiant: The Rev'd Andrew Allen
Assisting: The Rev'd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp

Exeter College Choir
Conductor: Christopher Holman
Organ: Miles Swinden