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 and the Buriensi Consort to launch a project 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.

 

A list of the music we are providing appears below, and you will be able to access the videos from the InHarmony YouTube channel. They will be released as they become available, from 26 October.

 

In most cases, churches wishing to use these resources in their own online services will need the appropriate streaming licence from onelicense.net and/or uk.ccli.com

Cantus Firmus

Music recorded by Cantus Firmus Choir and musicians

 

ADVENT

 

Advent Gloria – Hubbard (with reading)

Carol of the Advent – Iona

Veni Emmanuel – Iona

 

CHRISTMAS

 

Candle Carol – Alan Bullard

Christmas Acclamation – Hubbard

Christus Natus Est – Ramsden

I Wonder As I Wander – traditional

O Come and Join the Dance – Graham Kendrick

The Huron Carol – traditional

What Kind of Greatness? – Graham Kendrick

 

EPIPHANY

 

Carol of the Epiphany – Iona

 

 

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Cathedral Choir

Music recorded by St Edmundsbuiry Cathedral Edmund Consort

 

ADVENT

 

Hymns

Come thou Redeemer of the earth

Hills of the North, rejoice

Come thou long-expected Jesus

 

Anthems and other material

Drop down – Judith Weir

Adam lay abounden – Robert Walker

O thou the central – Wood

People look East – Steel

The Cherry Tree Carol – Cleobury

 

CHRISTMAS

 

Hymns

It came upon a midnight clear

 

Anthems and other material

A maiden most gentle – Carter

Ave Rex – plainsong

Away in a manger – Todd

Child of the stable’s secret birth – Hewitt Jones

I wonder as I wander – Hubbard

The Holly and the Ivy – Gardner

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Sir Christèmas– Mathias

Buriensi Consort

Music recorded by the Buriensi Consort

 

ADVENT

 

Hymns

Hills of the north, rejoice 

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Lo! he comes with clouds descending

 

Anthems and other material

Matin Responsory of Advent – Adapted from Magnificat by Palestrina

This is the truth sent from above – trad. carol arr. Vaughan Williams

Adam lay ybounden – Peter Warlock

People look East – Besancon carol arr. Ferguson

O Radiant Dawn – James MacMillan

Rejoice in the Lord alway – anon

 

CHRISTMAS

 

Hymns

Hark! the herald-angels sing

It came upon a midnight clear

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Of the Fathers’ heart begotten

Once in Royal David’s City

O Come, all ye faithful

While shepherds watched

We three kings of Orient are

 

Anthems and other material

Adam lay ybounden – Boris Ord

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock or In the Bleak Midwinter – Harold Darke

Coventry Carol – trad. 16th Century

Ding Dong! Merrily on high – trad. 16th Century

Magnificat in G – Charles Villiers Stanford

Nativity Carol – John Rutter

Sussex Carol – English trad.

The Angel Gabriel – Basque carol

 

In addition to these free resources, Buriensi are offering bespoke video recording and editing services at reasonable rates. Full details at buriensiconsort.co.uk

Other

Music recorded by other churches in the Diocese

 

St Augustine’s, Ipswich

Four carols in contemporary band style:

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hark the Herald

Ding Dong Merrily

Joy to the World

 

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