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Advent and Christmas Music

Below you will find the music for the Advent and Christmas Seasons with audio recordings for practice and familiarisation. These are just the pieces that change from the previous season, and this year they will come into use on Sunday 27th November.

Come, Lord, Come Quickly

© 1987 The Iona Community

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Listen to it sung in two parts 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own


Lord, Have Mercy

Translation ©ELLC.  Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2013

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Listen to it sung in two parts 

Listen to the upper part sung on its own 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own


Holy! Holy! Holy! (The Sanctus & Benedictus)

Translation ©ELLC (altd) Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2013

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Listen to it sung with the two parts together


Christ has Died (The Mystery)

Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2009

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Listen to it sung in two parts 

Listen to the top part sung on its own 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own


Come, Holy Spirit, Come (Epiclesis)

Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2009

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Listen to it sung in three parts 

Listen to the main melody (top) part sung on its own 

Listen to the middle part sung on its own 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own


Glory be to you, O God (Gloria Patri)

Words adapted from traditional texts by Nathan Nettleton. Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2009

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Listen to it sung in two parts 

Listen to it sung in two parts slowly (for practice purposes)

Listen to the upper part sung on its own 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own (with the top part leading in)


Only One is Holy

Words adapted from traditional texts by Nathan Nettleton. Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2009

advent-only-one-is-holy

Listen to it sung in two parts 

Listen to the top part sung on its own 

Listen to the lower part sung on its own


Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)

Words traditional – translation by ELLC. Music by Jennifer Gillan © 2013

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Listen to it sung all together

Listen to it sung in two parts as a canon (round)