15 November 2015
|Entrance||Let all mortal flesh|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Psalm 15||Preserve me, God (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Long is our winter (German, 14th c.)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Communion Antiphon||To be near God (mtgf)|
|Communion||Love divine (Purcell)|
|Final||Lo, he comes on clouds|
One of my favourite bits of 'trivia' is that Wesley wrote the words of Love divine' to the tune of Purcell's Fairest Isle. We sang it as a choir piece and not only do the words fit well I think there is a also an element of 'parody' (in the purest sense) of Dryden's original words.
I think this is the first time we have sung Lo, he comes as a hymn. Following last year it serves as a preparation for our Advent 'Helmsley Alleluia'.