December 23, 2018 + Fourth Sunday of Advent – Christmas Pageant

The St. John’s Christmas Pageant at 10:30 a.m., sung by the Adult and Youth Choirs, with Jeffrey Higgins and Thomas Hintz, trumpets.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Voluntary for two trumpets   Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Introit    Tota pulchra es Maria     Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Words: Latin, 4th Century

Tota pulchra es, Maria,
Et macula originalis non est in Te.
Tu gloria Ierusalem,
Tu laetitia Israel,
Tu honorificentia populi nostri.
Tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria, Virgo prudentissima,
Mater clementissima.
Ora pro nobis,
Intercede pro nobis.,
Ad Dominum Iesum Christum.

You are all beautiful, Mary,
and the original stain (of sin) is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem,
you are the joy of Israel,
you give honour to our people.
You are an advocate of sinners.
O Mary, Virgin most intelligent,
Mother most merciful.
Pray for us,
Plead for us,
To the Lord Jesus Christ.

Traditional Carols with brass, choir, and organ.

Anthem    Ding, dong, merrily on high    arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers,
May you beautifully rhyme
Your eve’time song, ye singers
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Voluntary   My spirit be joyful from Cantata 146   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
arr. E. Power Biggs

Trumpets: Tom Hintz, Jeffrey Higgins

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