Nine Lessons and Carols  
   
  arranged David Willcocks (b 1919)  
1  Once in royal David's City 3:22
 Adam Blackwell
   
  REV DR MICHAEL PIRET, DEAN OF DIVINITY
2  Bidding Prayer, followed by The Lord's Prayer 3:03
   
  TRADITIONAL
  arranged R Vaughan Williams  
3  The truth sent from above 2:22
 Oliver Hayes
   
  ANONYMOUS
4  Ist Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15 1:30
  God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpert's head  
  Read by William Roome, Head Chorister  
   
 ARVO PART
5  De profundis 5:20
   
  ANONYMOUS
6  2nd Lesson: Genesis 22:15-18 1:03
  God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed  
  Read by Romy Cerratti, Graduate Student  
   
 GRAYSTON IVES
7  O remember Adam's fall 3:03
 Michal Czepiel treble
 Oliver Morris tenor
   
  ANONYMOUS
8  3rd Lesson: Isaish 9:2,6-7 1:11
  Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah  
  Read by Sian Williams, Graduate Student  
   
 MATEO FELCHA
9  Riu, riu chiu 1:54
 Ian Machacek
 Oliver Hayes
 Michael Holiday
 Richard Olney
   
  ANONYMOUS
10  4th Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9 2:07
  The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown  
  Read by Patrick Porter, Graduate Student  
   
 JOHN STAINER
11  How beautiful upon the mountains 2:23
   
  ANONYMOUS
12  5th Lesson: Luke 1:26-38 1:57
  The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary  
  Read by Sarah Cotterill, Undergraduate  
   
 MICHAEL PRAETORIUS
13  Es ist ein' Ros enstprungen 2:21
   
  ANONYMOUS
14  6th Lesson: Matthew 1:18-23 1:24
  S Matthew tells of the birth of Jesus  
  Read by Mark Blandford-Baker, Fellow of the Collage  
   
  arranged David Willcocks  
15  Unto us is born a Son 2:04
   
  ANONYMOUS SCOTTISH 15TH CENTURY
16  All sons of Adam 2:48
   
 GRAYSTON IVES
17  Sweet was the song 3:37
   
  ANONYMOUS
18  7th Lesson: Luke 2:8-16 1:39
  The shepherds go to the manger  
  Read by Judith Strutt, Member of College Staff  
   
  SPIRITUAL
  arranged Grayston Ives  
19  Rise up, shepherds! 2:28
 Michael Holiday
   
  ANONYMOUS
20  8th Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11 2:13
  The wise men are led by the star to Jesus  
  Read by Rev Michael Wright, Honorary Chaplin  
   
 FELIX MENDELSSOHN
21  There shall a star 6:19
 Stefan Roberts treble
 David Willey tenor
 Oliver Hayes baritone
 Ian Machacek bass
   
  ANONYMOUS
22  9th Lesson: John 1:1-14 1:35
  S John unfolds the mysteryof the Incarnation  
  Read by Anthony Smith, President of the College  
   
 WILLIAM WALTON
23  All this time 1:35
   
  REV DR MICHAEL PIRET, DEAN OF DIVINITY
24  Collect for Christmas Eve 0:28
   
  ANONYMOUS
  arranged David Willcocks  
25  O come, all ye faithful 4:12
   
  REV DR MICHAEL PIRET, DEAN OF DIVINITY
26  The Blessing 0:47
   
 KENNETH LEIGHTON
27  Paen 4:45
 Richard Pinel organ
   
  directed by Bill Ives  
 Richard Pinel organ