Carols, choir pieces and readings for Christmas
St Philip's Anglican Church, O'Connor
7.30pm, Sunday 20 December 2009
The traditional service of nine lessons and carols alternates carol singing with Bible readings. This service also readfiles special choir pieces.
The nine choir pieces
Adam lay ybounden (15th century English, music by Boris Ord, 1897-1961)
A Christmas antiphon (ii) See to us a child is born (Timothy Dudley-Smith, tune 'Lauds' by John Wilson, arr. William Llewellyn).
O come, O come Emmanuel (18th Century words trans. T.A. Lacey, 15th Century melody adapted and arranged David Willcocks)
Gabriel to Mary came (trans. from Latin, W.A.C.-Cambridge, melody 14th Century arr. David Willcocks)
Song of the nuns of Chester (Words and English plainchant tune, Chester MS c.1425, harmony Elizabeth Poston)
Mary walked through a wood of thorn (Old German trans. E. Herborn, music Philip Radcliffe)
The oxen (Thomas Hardy, music Benjamin Britten)
The Ashwell carol (Russian traditional tune, arr. Elizabeth Poston
Carol of the Epiphany (Iona Community)