St. John's Cathedral - Jacksonville Florida
The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Very Rev. Edward H Harrison, Jr., Dean of Florida
John Barry, Canon for Music
Saturday, December 31, 2005 - Hymnal 1982
New Year's Eve

5:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Choir
St. John's Cathedral Choristers - Christi John Bye, director; Jake Bye, piano
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Trio on "In Dulci Jubilo"
Prelude Peter Warlock Come to Bethlehem
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach Pastorale on "From Heaven High The Angel Came"
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude on "O Hail This Brightest Day Of Days"
Hymn tune: Irby #102 "Once in royal David's city"
First verse sung by the St. John's Cathedral Choristers, Christi John Bye, director
Carol David Ashley White Christ Song
(Paraclete Press PPM09608)
Lesson Genesis 3:8-15 God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head
Carol Malcolm Archer Adam lay ybounden
(Kevin Mayhew)
Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6,19 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord
Carol arr Healey Willan
What is this lovely fragrance?
(Oxford 42.171)
Lesson Isaiah 9:2,6,7 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol Edward Chapman Christ is the flower within my heart
Michele Holt, conductor
(Oxford 42.364)
Hymn tune: Forest Green #78 "O little town of Bethlehem"
Lesson Isaiah 11:2,4,6-9 The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown
Carol Tom Anderson Little babe
St. John's Cathedral Choristers
Carol arr George Guest Suo Gan
Christi John Bye, soprano
Steve Slakus, guitar
(Paraclete Press PPM08602)
Lesson Luke 1:26-35,38 The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol Michael Head The Little Road To Bethlehem
(Boosey & Hawkes 16324)
Hymn tune: God Rest You Merry #105 "God rest you merry, gentlemen"
Lesson Luke 2:1-7 St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
Carol Carolee R Curtright Listen, shepherds, listen
St. John's Cathedral Choristers
Carol James McCullough How far is it to Bethlehem?
(ECS No. 6036)
Lesson Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds go to the manger
Carol Lennox Berkeley In Wintertime
(Chester Music)
Carol Arthur Warrell A Gallery Carol
(Oxford 835)
Hymn tune: Winchester Old #94 "While shepherds watched their flocks"
Lesson Matthew 2:1-11 The Wise Men are led by the star of Jesus
Carol Healey Willan The Three Kings
(Oxford OCS 718)
Lesson John 1:1-14 St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation
Hymn tune: Adeste Fidelis #83 "O come, all ye faithful"
Hymn tune: Mendelssohn #87 "Hark! the herald angels sing"
Postlude Marcel Dupré
Chorale Prelude on "In Dulci Jubilo"
Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"

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