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This is a recording of the Bedales Choir for the Bedales Carol Service at Steep Church on 10th December 2021.

Merry Christmas!


Order of Service

Organ voluntary: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Come, now, Saviour of the Gentiles): JS Bach

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY Words: C.F. Alexander Music: H.J. Gauntlett
BIDDING PRAYER
From PARADISE LOST John Milton
ADAM LAY YBOUNDEN Words: 15th century text Music: D McIlwraith
THE PROPHECY Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold Isaiah IX
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL Words: from the Great Advent Antiphons Music: 15th C French arr. David Willcocks  
THE PEACE THAT CHRIST WILL BRING IS FORESHOWN Isaiah XI
GAUDETE! Words: 16th century AnonMusic: from Piae Cantiones Arr. John Gormley
THE MOTHER OF GOD WB Yeats
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER Words: Christina Rossetti Music: Chilcott
ST LUKE TELLS OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS Luke II
SILENT NIGHT Music: Franz Xaver Gruber Words: Joseph Mohr, translated by J F Young
THE SHEPHERDS GO TO THE MANGER Luke II
MY LORD HAS COMEWords and music by Will Todd
From CHRISTMAS PUDDING Nancy Mitford
MASTERS IN THIS HALL Music: French traditional, Arr David Willcocks Words: William Morris
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING Words: C Wesley et al. Music: Felix Mendelssohn
SAINT JOHN UNFOLDS THE GREAT MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION John I
O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL Words: from the Latin Adeste Fidelis Melody probably J.F. Wade, arr. David Willcocks
CONCLUDING PRAYER
Organ Voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo (BWV 608): JS Bach

With thanks to:

The Reverend John Owen and the Parish of Steep Max Pappenheim for accompanying the service

Bedales Choir and Bedales Choir Master Doug McIllwraith