nine poems & carols

25 December, 2009

For the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about putting together my own take on the Nine Lessons & Carols. Finally, here it is. All a bit last minute, so forgive the quality of the spoken bits. Many, many thanks to all the readers, and to my brother Matt who basically made it all happen.

Nine poems & carols

Happy Christmas!

Launch by Jonny Baker (

Nine Poems & Carols

Processional hymn / Once in Royal David’s City – Alexander/Gauntlett
First poem: Fall / Forbidden Fruit – W.H. Auden
Carol / Adam Lay Y-Bounden – Ord
Second poem: Promise / Sarah’s Laughter – Gillian Allnutt
Aria / Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe – J.S. Bach
Third poem: Coming / Advent Calendar – Rowan Williams
Carol / Winter Lent – Venn/Dobson
Fourth poem: Saviour / Seven Advent Antiphons – K. Venn
Antiphon / O Weisheit – Pärt
Fifth poem:  Annunciation / The Annunciation, Tintoretto – Rhian Gallagher
Carol / Gabriel’s Message – Basque, arr. Willcocks
Sixth poem: Birth / Brother Hare – K. Venn
Carol / Balulalow – Britten
Seventh poem: Shepherds / The Shepherds’ Carol  – anon
Song / Do You Hear what I Hear? – Regney/Shane Baker
Eighth poem: Starlight / BC–AD – U.A. Fanthorpe
Motet / In Dulci Jubilo – Scheidt
Ninth poem: Incarnation / Canal Lock at Winter – K. Venn
Carol / A New Year Carol – Britten

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