Sunday, September 25, 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 September 2016

Entrance I heard the voice of Jesus say
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Psalm 145 My soul give thanks (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Ubi caritas (Bob Hurd)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Communion Antiphon By this we came to know (mtgf)
Communion A touching place (John Bell)
Final The kingdom of God

I suspect that the musical connections of the first hymn was lost on most people - in England it was sung to a text about Dives and Lazarus, today's Gospel. Actually the text had a number of resounances with the Gospel with references to rest and water.

We discussed before Mass whether it would have been suitable to sing a setting of the 'in Paradisum' — et cum Lazaro, but decided that it would work/make sense.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 September 2016

Entrance Blest are the pure in heart
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Psalm 112 Praise the Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Blessed are you poor (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Communion Antiphon I am the Good Shepherd (mtgf)
Communion O most high and glorious God (Randall DeBruyn)
Final For the healing of the nations ( )

A advantage of this blog is the record what has and hasn't been done and when. I generally have a sense of what has been done before - so I was aware that we have not used the first hymn before, whereas the Lucan Beatitudes I knew we had done before but maybe at what point this year.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 September 2016

Entrance There's a wideness in God's mercy
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Psalm 50 I will leave this place (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Rejoice with me (mtgf)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Communion Antiphon How precious is your mercy (mtgf)
Communion Our blessing cup (Bob Hurd)
Final Praise we our God with joy ( )

Usually we would have started our 'Autumn' music last week but as it was a single cantor last week it seemed better to stay with the familiar

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 September 2016

Entrance All my hope on God is founded
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 89 O Lord, you have been our refuge (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the light of the world (mtgf)
Final Will you come and follow me

Just a cantor again as most of the choir was able to be at one of our member's wedding. I know the congregation appreciate that we make an effort to offer some continuity.

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 August 2016

Entrance Gather us in
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 67 In your goodness, O Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts What does the Lord require (mtgf)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon How great is your goodness (mtgf)
Communion Call us to your table (Christopher Walker
Final Lord of all hopefulness

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 August 2016

Entrance Gather us in
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 116 Gou out to the whole world (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Travelling the road to freedom (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Whoever eats my flesh (mtgf)
Communion One bread, one body
Final The kingdom of God is justice and joy

We are lucky that even that if everyone else is away a solo cantor will lead the music.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

14 August 2016

Entrance Sing we of the blessed Mother
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 44 On your right (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon All generations shall call me blessed (mtgf)
Communion Hail, Holy Queen
Final Tell out my soul

Having had long periods of stability we have had various supply priests (and today a supply bishop) it is interesting to get back into the habit of the conversation beforehand: which form of Penitential Act? Will you sing the Doxology and Invitation to the Mystery of Faith? Will you want a note?

I suspect I have noted before but with the Kyrie we do from the Psallite Mass (I) when it is Penitential Act 1 and the Gloria follows straight on one jumps from F# minor to C major and interesting key change which I suspect was not considered by the composers.

Sing we of the blessed Mother seemed a good opener for us as it is structured around the rosary on which the 15 windows of the chapel are based. I had understood that the Arcadelt was based on a 3 part chanson to which a 19th century had added sacred words and a bass part. AS we were missing our Bass today we could test this - but trying it without the bass part did not make musical sense so who knows.

Hail Holy Queen is probably a final song of mercy for this year. Written so it could be sung in unison and even unaccompanied as a prayer. Today it was sung by two voices with accompaniment.