December 2006 

Leonardo da Vinci:  The Annunciation




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Pietro di Sano: Creator of the Stars of Night


December 3, 2006:  The First Sunday of Advent


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers



Mass Setting:  Wedd, Missa in Adventu

Introit:  Shepherd,  Never weather-beaten sail

Motet:  Locklair, Proclaim the Lord



4:00 pm Procession with Lessons and Carols

 The Cathedral Choirs 


Locklair, Proclaim the Lord

Willan, O antiphons

Mawby, As the deer

Palestrina, Sicut cervus

Arr. Cashmore, Es ist ein Ros’

Archer, Creator of the stars of night

Lehman, Annunciation Carol

Palestrina, < xml="true" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" prefix="st1" namespace="">Alma redemptoris mater

Guerrero, Canite Tuba

Arr. Shaw, People, look east

Shepherd, Never weather-beaten sail

Willan, Lo, in the time appointed













Robert Campin:  John the Baptist


December 10, 2006:  The Second Sunday of Advent


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers



Mass Setting:  Willan,  Missa Brevis 2 for Advent

Introit:  French 16th cent.,  Venez, divin Messie

Motet:  Palestrina, Fuit homo missus a Deo




4:00 pm Choral Evensong and Installation of Archdeacons and Canons

 The Cathedral Singers


Plainsong, Advent Prose

Plainsong, Responses

Lassus, Magnificat octavi toni

Willan, Nunc Dimittis fauxbourdons

Palestrina, Fuit homo misit a Deus













Giovanni Gabrieli


December 17, 2006:  The Third Sunday of Advent


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

 The Choir of Trebles and Adults


Mass Setting:  Gabrieli, Missa Brevis

Introit:  Arr. Shaw, People, Look east

Motet:  Bullard, Glory to the Christ Child



4:00 pm  A Festival of Lessons and Carols

 The Choir of Trebles and Adults


Praetorius, I sing the birth

Arr. Lloyd, The Holly and the Ivy

Piae Cantiones, Gaudete

Arr. Routley, Christ was born on Christmas Day

Arr. Moore, Sing lullaby

Bullard, Glory to the Christ Child





  Sandro Botticelli:  The Mystic Nativity (detail)


December 24, 2006:  The Fourth Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve 


10:00 am Choral Eucharist

The Plainsong Singers



Mass Setting:   Plainsong,  Missa XVII Adventus et Quadragesimae

Introit: Advent Prose

Motet: Alma redemptoris



4:00 pm  A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

The Cathedral Singers


Anon. 15th cent., Verbum caro factum est

McCabe, A little child there is yborn

American 19th cent., The Midnight Cry

Trad. English, Sans Day Carol

Britten, A boy was born

Anon. 14th cent., Angelus ad Virginem

Bennett, There is no rose

Walker, In the bleak midwinter

Radcliffe, Jesus and Mary

Amner, O ye little flock

Palestrina, Dies sanctificatus


11:00 pm  Procession, Blessing of the Crib and Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers



Mass Setting:  Wedd, Missa Nativitatis

Introit:  Ebeling, All my heart this night rejoices

Motet: German, In dulci jubilo

Motet:  Handl, Resonet in laudibus




Giotto di Bondone:  The Birth of Jesus


December 25, 2006:  Christmas Day


10:00 am  Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Trebles



Mass Setting:  Lang, Carol Mass

Introit:  Trad. Polish, Infant holy, infant lowly

Motet:  Morris, Love came down at Christmas




G. Andrea Ansaldo:  The Flight into Egypt


December 31, 2006:  The First Sunday of Christmas


10:00 am  Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers Quartet



Mass Setting:  Victoria, Missa O magnum mysterium

Introit:  Victoria, O magnum mysterium

Motet:  Trad. English,  The old year now away hath fled