Highlights from Advent Lessons and Carols

Click on the links below to hear music from this service.  Download the service leaflet here.

Antiphons chanted beautifully by the tenors and basses of the choir:

O Sapientia

O Wisdom, proceeding from the mouth of the Most High,
Pervading and permeating all creation, mightily ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

O Adonai

O Adonai and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush
and gave him the Law on Sinai:
Come with an outstretched arm and redeem us.

O Radix Jesse

O Root of Jesse, who stands for an ensign of the peoples,
Before whom kings are mute and to whom the nations will do homage:
Come quickly to deliver us.

O Clavis David

O Key of David and Scepter of the house of Israel,
You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open:
Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

O Oriens

O Dayspring, Splendor of Light everlasting:
Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

O Rex Genitum

O King of Nations,
The Ruler they long for, the Cornerstone uniting all people:
Come and save us all, whom you formed out of clay.

O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, our King and our Lord,
The Anointed for the nations and their Savior:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Other anthems and carols:

Hymn 56, O come, O come Emmanuel (Veni, Emmanuel)

Schütz: O liebe Herre Gott
Lisa Jennings and Kristine Chaney, sopranos

O lieber Herre Gott, wecke uns auf, das wir bereit sein wenn dein Sohn kömmt, ihn mit Freuden zu empfahen, und dir mit reinem Herzen zu dienen, durch denselbigen deinen lieben Sohn, Jesum Christum.  Amen

O dear Lord God, awaken us that we may be prepared when your Son comes, that we may greet him with joy, and serve you with pure hearts, through your only beloved Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen

– Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Vulpius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Lisa Jennings, soprano; Fran Gilbert, alto

Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen aus einer Wurzel zart.
Wie uns die Alten sungen, von Jesse kam die Art. 

Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!
of Jesse’s lineage coming, as those of old have sung.

Hymn, All earth is hopeful (Toda la tierra)

Dyson: Magnificat

Schop: How lovely shines the Morning Star
Lisa Jennings and Kristine Chaney, sopranos

Hymn, People, look east, the time is near (People Look East)

Jennings: Springs in the Desert

Rorem: Mercy and truth are met together

Hymn 60, Creator of the stars of night (Conditor alme siderum)

Hymn 57, Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)

For additional pictures of the service,  please visit the Trinity Shutterfly site here.


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