You can see the hymns for Advent on the music page. From the 2nd Sunday onwards we’ve been back at church with organ for Entrance, Communion and Recessional.
Sadly, it seems that we’re going to be doing much the same for Christmas. I’ve agreed to play the organ for 6:30pm and 11:30pm Masses, same format, but also Fr. Mark has asked for a 30 minute “Organ Carols” service from 11:00pm before the 11:30pm Mass. So I get all the fun, but that playing carols without singing seems a bit sad for the congregation who’ll probably be feeling that they want to join in and will know most of the words!
I’ve thought of playing lesser known stuff, but I know many of the congregation have asked for carols. The question now is which ones – I’ll play though a long list and time them so I can fill 30 minutes without significant under-running. Main thing is not to over-run, I can always play an extra verse or two or have a few extra up my sleeve if I play faster than in practice!