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The Third Sunday of Advent: Lessons and Carols

  • The Church of Our Saviour 535 West Roses Road San Gabriel, CA, 91775 United States (map)

Our Saviour Choir and Guests
Canon Philip Smith, Minister of Music and Organist
Dr. Thomas Mueller, guest organist
Rik Noyce, flute, Catherine Del Russo, oboe
Our Saviour Hand Bell Ensemble, Alice Rucker, director
Hymn: Creator of the stars of night
The Creator, the Wisdom of God– Craig Phillips
Adam lay y-bounden – Peter Warlock
Hand Bell Ensemble: “The desert shall rejoice” – Douglas Wagner
Come, Thou long expected Jesus – J. S. Bach/Hal Hopson
Hymn: Of the Father’s heart begotten – arr. David Willcocks
“O little town of Bethlehem” – setting of Walford Davies
Hymn: O come, O come Emmanuel – setting by John Rutter
Rorate caeli – ‘Drop down dew from heaven’ – Guerrero
AVE REX “There is no Rose” – William Mathias

Hymn: One in royal David’s city – setting by John Behnke

Reception follows in Cleaver Hall

What is Lessons and Carols?

A service held during the pre-Christmas Advent season in which the reading of the scriptural history of salvation from the creation to the coming of Christ is interspersed with the singing of the great music of the season, including but not limited to carols. A traditional form of service is included in the BOS. The most popular forms of service are those based loosely on that used on Christmas Eve at King's College, Cambridge.