The Music of St James’s Church

DECEMBER 2021

Sunday 5th December

Advent II

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa ‘Dixit Maria’ – Hassler
Motet: Es ist ein ros’ entsprungen – Praetorius arr. Cashmore
Voluntary: Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542 – J. S. Bach

3.30pm Organ Recital – Gavin Roberts
Advent Organ Music by Karg Elert, Nico Muhly and Dupré

Sunday 12th December

Advent III (Gaudete)

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Little Organ Mass – Haydn
Motet: Alma Redemptoris Mater – Cecilia MacDowall
Voluntary: Fugue sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733 – J. S. Bach

Sunday 19th December

Advent IV

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa VIII (Congregational Gloria)
Motet: What songs are these? – Lloyd
Voluntary: Fugue et Hymne sur ‘Ave Maris Stella’ – Flor Peeters

6pm Festival of Lessons & Carols
Music tba

Friday 24th December

The Nativity of Our Lord

11.30pm Midnight Mass
Setting: Missa Brevis – Philip Stopford
Motet: The Word made flesh – Philip Wilby
Voluntary: Marche Pontificale (Symphony No. 1) – Widor

Saturday 25th December

The Nativity of Our Lord

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa Brevis in C, KV 220 ‘Sparrow’ – Mozart
Motet: Quelle est cette odeur agréable? – Ledger
Voluntary: Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572 – J. S. Bach

Sunday 26th December

Christmas I

10.30am High Mass
Setting: Missa Brevis – Britten (Congregational Gloria)
Motet: The Linden tree Carol – arr. Ben Parry
Voluntary: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 – J. S. Bach

George de Voil BA (Oxon.) FRCO
Organist and Director of Music 

This programme is subject to change and is a guide only.