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
Timothy Tuller, Canon for Music
Monday, December 31, 2007 - Hymnal 1982
New Year's Eve

5:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Choir
Prelude Jean Langlais
Excerpt from "Poemes Evangeliques"
1) La Nativite
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude on "In Dulci Jubilo"
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude on "O Hail This Brightest Day Of Days"
Hymn tune: Irby #102 "Once in royal David's city"
Martha Long, soprano
Carol Anonymous Verbum Caro
(Trinitas 4519)
Lesson Genesis 3:8-15 God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head
Carol Frank Ferko Adam lay ybounden
(ECS 4919)
Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6,19 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord
Carol Carl Rutti
(b 1949)
I wonder as I wander
(Escorial Edition)
Lesson Isaiah 9:2,6,7 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol Orlando Gibbons
O Thou, the central orb
Lindsey Tuller and Rebecca Andrews, sopranos
Adam Kline, counter-tenor
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 arr David Willcocks Of the Father's heart begotten
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
Lesson Luke 1:26-35,38 The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol arr Harrison Oxley Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
(Oxford 84.368)
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 Leo Nestor A Child Is Born
(ECS Publishing 4389)
Lesson Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds go to the manger
Carol arr Francis W Snow Glory be to God in heaven
(Charles W Homeyer 364-3)
Carol William Mathias Sir Christemas
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
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 Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
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 Chorale Prelude on "From Heaven Above To Earth I Come"

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