St. John's Cathedral - Jacksonville Florida
The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Very Rev. Edward H Harrison, Jr., Dean of Florida 
John Barry, Organist/Choirmaster 
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - Hymnal 1982
New Year's Eve
Feast Of The Holy Name

5:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Choir
Prelude Richard Purvis
(b 1917)
Chorale Prelude on "Greensleeves"
Prelude Searle Wright Trio on "Greensleeves"
Prelude Ralph Vaughan Williams
Carol Prelude on "Greensleeves"
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude on "O Hail This Brightest Day Of Days"
Hymn tune: Irby #102 "Once in royal David's city"
Christi John Bye, soprano
Carol Malcolm Williamson
(b 1931)
Ding dong! merrily on high
Lesson Genesis 3:8-15 God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head
Carol Boris Ord Adam lay ybounden
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6,19 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord
Carol arr Andrew Carter I saw three ships
Kristen Samuelson, soprano
(Oxford X 301)
Lesson Isaiah 9:2,6,7 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol John Joubert There is no rose of such virtue
(Novello Carols 584)
Hymn tune: Forest Green #78 "O little town of Bethlehem"
Lesson Isaiah 11:2,4,6-9 The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown
Carol John Rutter
(b 1945)
Candlelight Carol
(Hinshaw HMC-798)
Lesson Luke 1:26-35,38 The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol Alan Gibbs The Salutation Carol
Hymn tune: God Rest You Merry #105 "God rest you merry, gentlemen"
Lesson Luke 2:1-7 St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
Carol Harold Darke In the bleak mid-winter
Paul Fisher, tenor
(Stainer & Bell's Carols No. 8)
Lesson Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds go to the manger
Carol Byron Adams Hymn To The Nativity
Hymn tune: Winchester Old #94 "While shepherds watched their flocks"
Lesson Matthew 2:1-11 The Wise Men are led by the star of Jesus
Carol Edmund Rubbra
Star Of The Mystic East
(Alfred Lengnick 3787)
Carol arr Philip Ledger Sussex Carol
(Oxford X265)
Lesson John 1:1-14 St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation
Hymn tune: Adeste Fidelis #83 "O come, all ye faithful"
Hymn tune: Mendelssohn #87 "Hark! the herald angels sing"
Postlude Marcel Dupré
Chorale Prelude on
"In Dulci Jubilo"
Postlude Louis Claude D'Aquin
Swiss Noel, Grand Jeu et Duo

Premiered in today's service was a newly-commissioned anthem composed by Dr. Byron Adams and given to the Dean and Choir of St. John's Cathedral as a gift by Sharon and Gregg Gerlach.  Dr. Adams conducted his anthem.

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