St. John's Cathedral - Jacksonville Florida
The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Very Rev. Gustave Weltsek, Dean 
John Barry, Organist/Choirmaster 
Sunday, December 21, 1997 - Hymnal 1982 
Sunday before Christmas Day

5:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Choir
Prelude Nicolas Le Begue
Les Cloches
Prelude Louis Claude D'Aquin
Swiss Noel, Grand Jeu et Duo
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude on "O Hail This Brightest Day Of Days"
Hymn tune: Irby #102 "Once in royal David's city"
Dale Chichester, treble
Carol Thomas Morley
Lirum, Lirum
Lesson Genesis 3:8-15 God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head
Carol Boris Ord Adam lay ybounden
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6,19 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord
Carol arr David Willcocks Sussex Carol
(Carols for Choirs 1, Oxford)
Lesson Isaiah 9:2,6,7 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol arr David Willcocks I saw three ships
Conti Barrington, soprano
Paul Winarski, tenor
(Carols for Choirs 1, Oxford)
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 Healey Willan
What is this lovely fragrance?
(Oxford 42.171)
Lesson Luke 1:26-35,38 The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol Harold Darke In the bleak mid-winter
Noel Perry, tenor
(Stainer & Bell's Carols No. 8)
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 John Joubert Torches
(Carols for Choirs 1, Oxford)
Lesson Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds go to the manger
Carol arr John Rutter
(b 1945)
Quem pastores laudavere
Richard Campbell, bass
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
Carol Karl Leuner,
arr Charles MacPherson
The Shepherd's Cradle Song
(Carols For Choirs II)
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 Edmund Rubbra
Star Of The Mystic East
(Alfred Lengnick 3787)
Carol Healey Willan Christmas Praise
Richard Campbell, bass
Michael Miller, baritone
(Augsburg Publishing)
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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