The Nativity of the Lord: Mass during the night (2017)

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Opening Hymn Adeste Fideles
Reading Isaiah 11:1-10 (A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse)
Choir Lo, how a rose e’er blooming (David Blackwell)
Hymn Once in royal David’s city
Reading Micah 5:1-4 (Out of you, Bethlehem, will be born the one…)
Choir Candlelight Carol (John Rutter)
Hymn O little town of Bethlehem
Reading Isaiah 52: 7-10 (How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of one…)
  Christmas Proclamation
Gloria Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Reading Isaiah 9:2-7 (The people that walked in darkness)
Psalm Today a Saviour has been born (Martin Foster)
Reading Titus 2:11-14 (God’s grace has been revealed)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Reading Luke 2:1-14 (The Nativity)
Creed Credo III & Et Incarnatus from the Mass for three voices (William Byrd, c.1540-1623)
Preparation of the gifts In the bleak midwinter (Holst)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Agnus Dei Missa Ubi Caritas
Communion My Lord has come (Will Todd) – Choir
Silent Night
Recessional Hark the herald angels sing

We kept to last year’s pattern, which seemed to work so well. Bob Hurd’s vigorous and festive setting of the Gloria was given added energy by the addition of brass and drum.

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