December 24-25, 2012

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Master of Flémalle, Nativity, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, 1420

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (NRSV, Luke 2:7).

Christmas Eve 

4:00 pm Family Eucharist with Nativity Pageant

Prelude: On This Day Earth Shall Ring (Piae Cantiones, 1582), Improvisation by Patrick Wedd (b. 1948) 

Communion: Minuit, Chretiens [YouTube] Adolphe Charles Adam (1803-56) [performed by flutist Jonathan Bailey]

Postlude: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen [Soria: YouTube], William Lloyd Webber (1914-82)

Midnight Mass

11:00 pm Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: What child is this? [Kripfgans: YouTube], Richard Purvis (1913-94)

Mass Setting: Missa Brevis, Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)

Introit: All my heart this night rejoices [text/Rutter: listen], Johann Ebeling(1620[37]- 1666[76])

Motet: The Blessed Son of God [text] [Beckert: YouTube], Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Postlude: From heaven high to earth I come [Lucas: YouTube], Garth Edmundson (1900-71)  

Feast of the Nativity of the Lord

10:00 am Choral Eucharist
The Cathedral Singers

Prelude: Noël en récit et en taille sur la tierce du positif [BardonmusicMe], Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)

Mass Setting: Missa Nativitatis, Patrick Wedd (b. 1948) 

Introit: Christ was born on Christmas Day [text] [Robert Shaw Singers: YouTube]Piae Cantiones (1582) 

Motets: There is no rose [text] [Rhinegold: YouTube] Andrew Cusworth (b. 1984)

Hodie Christus natus est [text[Hart House: YouTube], Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Postlude: Noël Suisse [Bardon: musicMe], Louis-Claude Daquin