033 Lessons and Carols
A conversation about Christmas Lessons and Carols after the 100th anniversary of this service being sung at King's College, Cambridge.
Download this episode (mp3).
- Listen to the 2018 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC website (through 24 Jan 2019 only)
- And if you have a decent pair of headphones don't miss this binaural sound version
- Three fixed hymns in Lessons and Carols
- Once in royal David's city
- O come, all ye faithful
- Hark! the herald angels sing
- King's College Order of Service from 1918. King's also has a more detailed history of the service.
- In 1918, the Ninth Lesson was Galatians 4: 4-7. Now, the Ninth Lesson is John 1: 1-14
- David's spreadsheet of lessons and carols at the King's service: access at sinden.org/carols
- Book of Occasional Services 2018 includes a "Christmas Festival of Lessons and Song"
- David wrote more about a short Christmastide Lessons and Carols on Sunday morning with Eucharist on his blog
- "The Gleam" - Harrison Birtwistle (b. 1934)
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