Order of Service 2009

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Once in royal David's city (arr. Cleobury)

Bidding Prayer read by the Acting Dean

Ding dong! merrily on high (arr. Wilberg)

First lesson: Genesis 3, vv 8-19
read by a Chorister

Jesus Christ the apple tree (Poston)

Adam lay ybounden (Ledger)

Second lesson: Genesis 22 vv 15-18
read by a Choral Scholar

In dulci jubilo (arr. de Pearsall)

One star, at last (Maxwell Davies)

Third lesson: Isaiah 9 vv 2, 6-7
read by a Representative of the Cambridge Churches

Sussex Carol (arr. Willcocks)

God rest you merry, gentlemen (arr. Willcocks)

Fourth lesson: Isaiah 11 vv 1-3a, 4a, 6-9
read by a Representative of the City of Cambridge

There is no rose (Mediaeval)

Det är en ros utsprungen (arr. Sandström)

Fifth lesson: Luke 1 vv 26-35, 38
read by a Representative of Eton College

Mary's Magnificat (Carter)

Joys Seven (arr. Cleobury)

Sixth lesson: Luke 2 vv 1, 3-7
read by the Assistant Chaplain

Infant holy (arr. Willcocks)

Il est né (arr. Willcocks)

Seventh lesson: Luke 2 vv 8-16
read by the Director of Music

The Christ Child (Gabriel Jackson first performance, commissioned by King's College)

While shepherds watched (arr. Cleobury)

Eighth lesson: Matthew 2 vv 1-12
read by the Vice-Provost

In the bleak midwinter (Darke)

Personent hodie (arr. Holst)

Ninth lesson: John 1 vv 1-14
read by the Provost

O come, all ye faithful (arr. Willcocks)

Collect and Blessing

Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. Willcocks)

Organ voluntaries:
In dulci jubilo BWV 729 (Bach)
Toccata-Gigue on the Sussex Carol (George Baker)

Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury
Organ Scholar: Peter Stevens

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