Christmas Eve – Festal Prelude Music at 9:30 pm

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ChoirPrelude Pieces
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Choral (from Hodie)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1892-1958)

Good Christian friends, rejoice
German Carol
harm. Charles Winfred Douglas

Alma redemptoris mater
G. P. Palestrina
(ca. 1525-1594)

God rest you merry, gentlemen
English Carol
arr. David Willcocks

The Star Carol
Alfred S. Burt (1920-1954)

Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus
French Carol

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
French Carol

Ding dong! Merrily on High
French Carol
harm. Charles Wood

Away in a Manger
Traditional Normandy Tune
arr. Reginald Jacques

Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional American Spiritual

The Mass

Hodie, Christus natus est
Gregorian Chant

Psalm 96
Cantate Domino (sung in Latin)
Hans Leo Hassler (1584-1612)

Offertory Anthem
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

March (from Athalie)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

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Parish News:
February 5

This week: The rector shares a poem reflecting on part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as relayed in Matthew: “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”

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