FEATURED VIDEO

A contemporary take on the story of the Wise Men, from the Iona Community:

With churches facing the prospect of a Christmas like no other, many will be looking to produce online Christmas services this year. To help with this, St Edmundsbury Cathedral is working with Cantus Firmus Trust, Buriensi Consort and local churches to create music and worship video resources for churches to use throughout the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany season, using music performed by Suffolk musicians and singers.

 

Videos are being released as they become available on the InHarmony YouTube channel.

 

To request a copy of the actual video file, for embedding in your own service compilation, email music.development@stedscathedral.org, stating the name of your church and the items you would like from the list below.

 

CUSTOM-MADE SERVICE FOR YOUR CHURCH

In addition to these free resources, Buriensi Consort are offering bespoke video recording and editing services at reasonable rates. You can see a sample Nine Lessons and Carols service HERE. Full details at buriensiconsort.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT – make sure you have a licence

Churches embedding these videos in their own livestreams are responsible for ensuring that they have the appropriate licenses in place – usually onelicense.net and/or uk.ccli.com. Helpful advice on what is required can be found in this article. Copyright information is included in the YouTube description of each video.

ADVENT

Adam Lay Ybounden

Anthem by Boris Ord

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

ADVENT CANDLES TELL THEIR STORY

A new hymn to a familiar tune, with a verse for each Sunday of Advent, and a final verse for Christmas Day. Performed by Cantus Firmus.

1st Sunday of Advent – verse 1

2nd Sunday of Advent – verses 1-2

3rd Sunday of Advent – verses 1-3

4th Sunday of Advent – verses1-4

Christmas Day – all five verses

with lyrics

Carol of the Advent

Anthem from the Iona Community

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

Hills of the North, Rejoice

Hymn, to a tune named after a Suffolk village (Liitle Cornard)

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

Hymn

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Longing for Light (Christ, Be Our Light)

Hymn by Bernadette Farrell, arranged by Richard Hubbard

Performed by the Moore-Smith family

with lyrics

Matin Responsory of Advent

Adapted from Palestrina’s Magnificat

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (1)

Hymn – traditional version

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL (2)

Hymn – contemporary version

Performed by the Lightwave Band

with lyrics

On Jordan’s Banks

Hymn

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

People Look East

Anthem by Christopher Steel

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

The Angel Gabriel

Anthem by Ferguson

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

This Is the Truth Sent From Above

Traditional, arranged by Vaughan Williams

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Veni Immanuel

Short response from the Iona Community

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

CHRISTMAS

Candle Carol

A new anthem by Suffolk composer Alan Bullard

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

Christmas Acclamation

A short opening introit for Christmas Day

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

Christus Natus Est

A short introit, (mainly in English), by Gillian Ramsden

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

Coventry Carol

Traditional 16th century carol

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Ding Dong Merrily (1)

Traditional version

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Ding Dong Merrily (2)

Contemporary version

Performed by St Augustine’s, Ipswich

with lyrics

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (1)

Traditional version

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (2)

Contemporary version

Performed by St Augustine’s, Ipswich

with lyrics

Hope is Here

A new song written by Andy Rayner, and sung by Christina Johnaon

with lyrics

Humbly to the Earth You Came

Contemporary worship song by Paul Baloche and Glenn Packham

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

In Dulci Jubilo (Organ Voluntary)

Anthem by Harold Darke

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

In the Bleak Midwinter

Anthem by Harold Darke

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

Joy to the World (1)

Contemporary version

Performed by St Augustine’s, Ipswich

with lyrics

Joy to the World (2)

Contemporary version

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

Nativity Carol

Anthem by John Rutter

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

O Come All Ye Faithful (1)

Traditional version

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

O Come All Ye Faithful (2)

Contemporary version

Performed by St Augustine’s, Ipswich

with lyrics

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Contemporary version

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

Once in Royal David’s City

Contemporary version

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

Praise the God of Grace and Glory

Contemporary song from resoundworship.org

Performed by singers and musicians from Mission Ipswich East

with lyrics

See Him Lying (Calypso Carol)

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

Silent Night

Contemporary version

Performed by The Lightwave Band

with lyrics

Sunny Bank

Traditional English carol

Performed by the Platt family

with lyrics

Sussex Carol

Traditional English carol

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

The Huron Carol

Canadian carol arranged by Richard Hubbard

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

The Ipswich Noël

40 churches in Ipswich come together to sing for Christmas

(NB Enquiries about this video should be directed to amy.key@staugustinesipswich.org.uk)

with lyrics

The Silent Night

New song by Simon Barnett, Thetford

Performed by Cantus Firmus

with lyrics

This Moment

By Andy Rayner

Part of the Suffolk Schools and Churches 2016 Christmas Project ‘Everlasting Light’

What Kind of Greatness?

Song from Graham Kendrick’s Rumours of Angels

Performed by St John’s Church, Woodbridge

with lyrics

While Shepherds Watched

Traditional version

Performed by the Buriensi Consort

EPIPHANY

Carol of the Epiphany

A new take on the story of the Magi, from the Iona Community,

Performed by the choirs of Lavenham and Long Melford churches

with lyrics

We Three Kings

Carol

Performed by the Buriensi Consort