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I live in America, but was in England for a solo tour during this service - alas, I was in the Lakes District at the time, but I'm now really regretting not switching my whole schedule around to make it to this service! Sublime perfection, as always. Thank you!
And to every one of the (currently) 17 people who thumbs-downed this video: explain yourselves! :|
From the U.S. on Chrismas Eve day preparing for tonight, thank you.
The vast, billowing figure of Stephen Layton is far too conspicuous and a distraction. Could someone take him on one side and politely suggest that this service is really not all about him?
I sang in an Anglican Cathedral for six years.Stephen Layton stands in the place where all music directors in English Cathedrals stand. This has zilch to do with him thinking it is about him.
Shame about brass intonation.
Wonderful - but so sad to see the extreme disrespect shown by the congregation by exiting the chapel during the concluding voluntary. And talking loudly! So typical unfortunately.
Wachet auf begins about the 45 min mark. It is breathtaking! "E'en so, Lord Jesus" begins at 50:30; also, amazing!
A truly wonderful choir with an excellent Director of Music.
Man, AMAZING!! Beautiful! Thank you. What a mat for our Lord to come on! ☦️
You can jazz up "Here Comes Santa Clause and "White Christmas" all you want. THIS IS CHRISTMAS.
Living abroad and in a remote location, I’m so grateful for this stunningly beautiful service being available to watch on youtube - thank you Trinity. Excellent singing, direction, playing and recording. Wonderful choral tradition with Trinity sounding outstanding these days.
Beautiful service. I am delighted to se that this chapel choir has female choristers, and they sang as well as boys.
@Richard E. Miranda Jr. Hopefully
Hin Lee Hopefully the girls will marry the boys.
Great organ voluntary at the end.Thanks for the upload.
@andedrollin Yes, it's sad that so much talent has to be squandered as 'background music.'
Pity that the congregation has to try and outshout Bach!
Beautiful event, glorious singing!
Is it difficult to get into this service? I'd love to attend some day.
Gorgeous - such a full sound.A suggeation - adjust the director’s ipad so that its backlight isn’t blue! It sticks out in the warm glow of the candles.
I think that's just a reading light for a paper score - they tend to have a fairly high colour temperature, similar to daylight, rather than candlelight. There may be a practical reason for this - I certainly tend to find them a lot easier to read by than yellower light.
Thank you so much for this thoughtful post sharing with us the Sublime and ineffable gift of God that is Advent/Nativity Whom in His Divine Council and Will has bestowed upon the world in general but The Church in particular! It's a joy to hear the Anglican Church's expression of it! The Trinity College Choir is one my favorite and never cease to offer Beauty in perfection as they strum their vocal harps to The Lord!At 32:50 is the song," O Emmanuel," this is one of the most beautiful versions I've heard if not the most! It's an all time favorite that I'm sure I've repeated a billion times being so short hehe!! A Blessed Advent/Nativity to all who are celebrating! Our Saviour is Coming!!! Glory To The Father, and to The Son and To The Holy Spirit now and ever and unto ages and ages, Amen!!!
This service is just magnificent! I don't understand how such a land can have the scriptures, plus such a rich Church history and culture, music, etc., and still have so many agnostics and atheists running around nowadays. Makes no sense.
this is for the glory of God, and the Son of man, who redeemed us at the cross
United Kingdom has seen many wars and much destruction of history, look at the "myths" of the Druids, of Jesus in Glastonbury and the legends of King Arthur. There has been a war against Christ's message since he appeared on this Earth.
Because it's perfectly possible to appreciate religious music and architecture without adhering to its doctrines?
A beautiful production, masterfully capturing the beauty of the service!
Oh to be in England.
timothyj1966 yes! with Boris.
I hate the organs made with reversed black & white keys. Who does that & why??? STUPID!
The sound on this video is excellent. Crystal clear, unlike so many videos you can hardly hear sometimes. The music is superb. tanx
Beautiful in every aspect, in addition to the magnificent choral singing, with so many live candles, but the strange blue lights of music stand and readers book lights really are jarring.
I don't think they do this primarily for You Tube. The lighting looks fine in the chapel itself.
Great performance, and the organist even looks like John Lennon.
The "Wachet Auf" was sublime. IMO you outshone the St John's service that was on the radio this year.
This is wonderful. I have been hoping for a new recording after years of listening to the outstanding 2011 and 2012 recordings. This recording is sublime in both audio and video quality. Thank you for offering this service to the world. God bless and Merry Christmas to you and all those, who prepare for Christmas by watching/listening to this service.
Outstanding and so beautiful done entirely by candle light. I love being able to follow along with the order of service provided.
Phwaor, clare sounds good this year
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What language is it?
The descant on Lo, He Comes...stunning , beautiful writing !!
Just caught up with this,-------goosepimples!------ Thank you so much.
Great presentation, music and sound quality. The organist made is appear so easy to play the organ. Thanks for sharing.
Really felt I was 'at' this service with the music so beautifully performed. Presentation and recording excellent. Sorry but the readings from the three young women were pretty pedestrian and they seemed to stumble from word to word without responding to what was actually written.
TimecodesORGAN MUSIC BEFORE THE SERVICE 00:15 Prelude on Es ist ein’ Ros’, Op. 122 No. 8 | Johannes Brahms (1833-97) CHOIR03:34 Advent Responsory | Richard Marlow (1939-2013) THE FIRST LESSON 06:48 Genesis 1: 1-5, read by the Master CHOIR 07:48 Creator of the stars of night | 'Conditor alme siderum’ (Mode IV) HYMN 10:44 Of the Father’s heart begotten | melody from ‘Piae Cantiones’ (1582) arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015) THE BIDDING PRAYER 14:49 The Dean of Chapel says HYMN 16:37 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth | Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015) THE SECOND LESSON20:36 Isaiah 11: 1-9, read by a Member of Staff CHOIR 22:29 Ther is no rose of swych vertu | Anon. arr. John Stevens (1921-2002) 25:20 Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen | Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) HYMN 26:58 O come, O come, Emmanuel! | arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015)THE THIRD LESSON 30:49 Luke 1: 26-38, read by a Graduate CHOIR 32:50 O Emmanuel | Ēriks Ešenvalds, b. 197735:07 Regina Caeli | Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) THE FOURTH LESSON37:55 Matthew 3: 1-12, read by an Undergraduate HYMN40:12 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry | adapt. from a chorale in ‘Musicalisches Hand-Buch’ (Hamburg 1690) | descant Philip Ledger (1937-2012) THE FIFTH LESSON 43:04 Matthew 25: 1-13, read by a Fellow CHOIR 44:59 Wachet auf! | Music: Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608) arr. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) THE SIXTH LESSON 48:09 from The Revelation of St John the Divine, chapters 21-2, read by a Chaplain CHOIR 50:42 E’en so, Lord, Jesus, quickly come | Paul Manz (1919-2009) HYMN 52:55 Come, thou long-expected Jesus | John Stainer (1840-1901) CHOIR 55:26 Ring Out, O Bells! | Alexander Campkin (b. 1984) PRAYERS AND BLESSING 59:13 The Dean of Chapel saysHYMN 1:02:04 Lo! he comes with clouds descending | Thomas Olivers (1725-99) | descants Max Pappenheim (b. 1983) CHOIR 1:07:16 Puer natus est | Plainsong 1:08:21 Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)ORGAN VOLUNTARY1:09:27 Prelude and Fugue in a, BWV 543 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
@Joseph Deery Thanks for the hint - corrected!
Thanks for doing this, but Regina caeli actually begins at 35:07!
Thank you for uploading this Trinity College. The sound quality is excellent, and the choice of the traditional hymns and anthems was the highlight. The death of Christianity in the UK appears to be misreported. Dei Gratia. The choir and director get a thumbs up.
@p1966kful Please excuse the out of control advertising on our public broadcaster in Canada, but, if you skip to 28:00 of this video, I wonder if Aaron's story might be a response to your question: www.cbc.ca/player/play/2674231087
@p1966kful Have you tried getting a job or going back to where you came from?
@p1966kful Ever wondered why such a person finds herself single and with several children?Life is not fair, of course, but individuals have a responsibility to themselves as well as the wider community (who, incidentally, provided the council house and will be propping up the single mother and her children with money taken from the rest of us.)
@p1966kful it's called feeding the soul. I truly get what you are saying....but this is not the place. Life without beauty is a dead life.
but not the death of Latin, evidently