Music at St Michael's

                                                                    Cantores Michaelis   

                                                                      Director of Music Keith Davis    

Organists: Duncan Bradley John Dunnett Tim Rogerson Adrian Taylor


Music for the Liturgy  

DECEMBER 2021

December  5   Sunday Sung Mass 10.30  Advent 2

Introit: Mass for III voices William Byrd 1540-1623

Mass: Mass for a  Meane  - John Sheppard 1515-1550

Comfort ye my people, Every valley shall be exalted - Messiah - G F Handel 1685 -1759

In the bleak mid-winter - Gustav Holst 1874-1934


December  12   Sunday Sung Mass 10.30      Advent 3 Gaudete

Introit: Gaudete in Domino semper (Rejoice in the Lord always) Gregorian chant

Mass: Missa Quadragisimae

Rejoice in the Lord alway - Anon 16thC

O Lord give thy Holy Spirit - Thomas Tallis 1505-85


December 19   Sunday Sung Mass 10.30  Advent 4  

Introit: Alma Redepmtoris mater- Gregorian Chant

Mass: Orbis factor - Gregorian chant 13thC

Dixit Maria - Hans Leo Hassler 1564 -1612

Lullay my liking - Gustav Holst 1874-1934


December 19  Candlelit Festival of Nine lessons & Carols  18.30

Includes choral music: 15thC Anon * Bach* Warlock* Darke* Joubert* Semmons* Bradley & traditional Carols


December 24  Friday   Christmas Eve Midnight Sung Mass 23.00 

Introit: Hodie Christus Natus est (Today Christ is born) Gregorian chant

Mass: Missa l’ ora passa - Ludivico Viadana 1560-1627

Child for us sinners - Edmund Semmons 1905-1985  Away in a manger - W Kirkpatrick 1838-1921 The holly & the ivy English Trad.Arr  H Walford Davies 1869-1941

Stille nacht - Hans Gruber 1787-1863


December Saturday 25 Christmas Day Sung Mass 10.30  

Cantores Exeat


December Sunday 26 Sung Mass 10.30  

Cantores Exeat


Christmas 2021