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Observatory, Cape Town

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Christmas Cycle 2015-2016

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Service Lists

A comprehensive list of the music performed during the Christmas Cycle 2015 - 2016


Sunday, 29 November, 2015
ADVENT SUNDAY
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector

J.S.Bach : Chorale Prelude, Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland

Propers :
Service :
Anthem :

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Rec :
Ad te levavi
Missa in tempore Adventus - Michael Haydn
Adam lay ybounden - Ord

The advent of our King - St Thomas
Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes - Bristol
Lo, he comes with clouds descending - Helmsley
Thy kingdom come, O God - St Cecilia
Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding! - Merton

Bach : Chorale Prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645


7.00pm A PROCESSION WITH CAROLS ON ADVENT SUNDAY

Processional :
Bidding Prayer
Our Father
Carol :
1st Lesson
Carol :
Hymn :
Carol :
2nd Lesson
Carol :
Hymn :
Carol :
3rd Lesson
Carol :
Hymn :
Carol :
4th Lesson
Carol :
Hymn :
Carol :
5th Lesson
Carol :
Responsory
Collect
Blessing
Hymn :
Matin Responsory - G.P. da Palestrina
Come, thou Redeemer of the earth - Veni, Redemptor gentium

Christ the Apple Tree - Scriven

'Twas in the year that King Uzziah died
Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
- Merton
Remember, O thou man
- trad. arr. Vaughan Williams

Es sungen drei Engel - German mediaeval, arr. Irish
Sleepers wake! the watch-cry pealeth - Wachet auf
People look East - Shaw

Es ist ein 'Ros' entsprungen - German mediaeval, arr. Praetorius
The advent of our King - St Thomas
Our Lady's Dream - Irish

Gabriel's Message - trad. arr. Willcocks
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry - Winchester New
Lady I sing to thee - Moore

Ave maris stella - Advent antiphon, set by James MacMillan



O come, O come, Emmanuel - Veni Emmanuel

Organ Postlude : Fantasia on Veni Emmanuel - Alex Rowley
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Sunday, 6 December, 2015
Advent II
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Congregational setting : A Folk Mass - Shaw

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The Lord will come and not be slow - St Stephen
Thou, whose almighty word - Moscow
Lo, he comes with clouds descending - Helmsley
Lord, thy word abideth - Ravenshaw
Come, thou long-expected Jesus - Cross of Jesus

Karg-Elert : Chorale Prelude, O Ewigkeit, from Op 65
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Sunday, 13 December, 2015
Advent III
Corporate Mass of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

 

Propers :
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Motet :

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Gaudete
Mass for four voices - Byrd
Rejoice in the Lord alway - 16th cent. anon. (attr. Redford)

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding - Merton
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry - Winchester New
O Come, O come, Emmanuel - Veni Emmanuel
Creator of the starry height - Conditor alme
Hills of the north, rejoice - Little Cornard

Mendelssohn : Allegro maestoso e vivace, from Sonata in C minor, Op 65 No 2
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Sunday, 20 December, 2015
Advent IV
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Congregational setting : A Folk Mass - Shaw

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Grad :
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Rec :

The advent of our King - St Thomas
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry - Winchester New
O come, O come, Emmanuel - Veni Emmanuel
When came in flesh the incarnate Word - Walsall
Come, thou long-expected Jesus - Cross of Jesus

Brahms : Chorale Prelude, 'Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen' - Brahms
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THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
Thursday, 24 December, 2015
11.30pm Solemn Mass of Midnight
(The Rev the Rector)

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Carols during Communion :

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Carol at the Crib :
Rec :
Dominus dixit
Darke in F
O magnum mysterium - Lauridsen
Il est né, le divin enfant - arr. Llewellyn

Once in royal David's city - Irby
Hark! the herald angels sing - Mendelssohn
While shepherds watched their flocks by night - Winchester Old
It came upon a midnight clear - Noel
O little town of Bethlehem - Forest Green
Silent Night
O come, all ye faithful - Adeste fideles

Widor : Toccata, from Organ Symphony No 5


Friday, 25 December, 2015
10.30am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Propers :
Service :

Carols during Communion :

Int :
Grad :
Off :
Com:
Rec :
Final carol :
Puer natus est
Missa brevis in F dur, K.192 - Mozart
(Antoinette Blyth, Violina Anguelov, Willem Bester, Thato Machona)
Away in a manger (arr Willcocks); I saw a fair maiden - Warlock

O come, all ye faithful - Adeste fidelis
Of the Father's love begotten - Divinum mysterium
Christians, awake! salute the happy morn - Yorkshire
O little town of Bethlehem - Forest Green
Hark! the herald angels sing - Mendelssohn
We wish you a merry Christmas (arr Warrell)

J.S. Bach : Chorale Prelude, In dulci jubilo
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The Choir is on vacation. Choral services resume on 7 February, 2016

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Sunday, 28 December, 2015
THE FEAST OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

 

Congregational setting : Wilson in D

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Rec :

Word supreme, before creation - St Thomas
Of the Father's love begotten - Divinum mysterium
While shepherds watched their flocks by night - Winchester Old
Behold, the great Creator makes - Kilmarnock
Spirit of Jesus, who didst move - Song 34

Daquin : Noël in G

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Sunday, 3 January, 2016
Christmas II
10.00am Mass:
(The Rev Beverley Johnson)

Int :
Grad :
Off :
Com :
Rec :
Hark! the herald-angels sing - Mendelssohn
Of the Father's love begotten - Divinum mysterium
O come, all ye faithful - Adeste fideles
O little town of Bethlehem - Forest Green
Behold, the great Creator makes - Kilmarnock

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Sunday, 10 January, 2016
Epiphany I
10.00am Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Int :
Grad :
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Rec :
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - Was lebet
The heavenly child in stature grows - Tallis
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning - Epiphany
Earth has many a noble city - Stuttgart
As with gladness men of old - Dix

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Sunday, 17 January, 2016
Epiphany II
10.00am Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

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Grad :
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Rec :
The people that in darkness sat - Dundee
Earth has many a noble city - Stuttgart
Songs of thankfulness and praise - St Edmund
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed - Bread of Heaven
Alleluia, song of sweetness - Alleluia, dulce carmen

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Sunday, 24 January, 2016
Septuagesima
10.00am Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Int :
Grad :
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Com :
Rec :
Creator of the world, to thee - St Gregory
Fight the good fight with all thy might! - Duke Street
For the beauty of the earth - Dix
Jesu, gentlest Saviour - Eucharisticus
Lord, her watch thy Church is keeping - Everton

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Sunday, 31 January, 2016
Sexagesima
10.00am Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

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Grad :
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Rec :
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us - Mannheim
Who would true valour see - Monks Gate
Praise to the Holiest in the height - Gerontius
Once, only once, and once for all - Albano
Oft in danger, oft in woe - University College

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Sunday, 7 February, 2016
THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
(The Purification of St Mary the Virgin, or Candlemas)
10.00am High Mass:
(The Rev the Rector)

Nunc dim :
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Service :
Motet :

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Rec :
Walmisley in D minor
Suscepimus
Darke in F
Ave verum - Elgar

Hail to the Lord who comes - Old 120th
O Sion, open wide thy gates - Bristol
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - Was lebet
Virgin born, we bow before thee - Genevan Psalm lxxxvi
The God whom earth and sea and sky - St Ambrose


Johnson : Trumpet Tune (Homage to the 18th century)
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