Thursday, January 12, 2017

Epiphany of the Lord

8 January 2017

Entrance Bethlehem of noblest cities
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Christmas (Paul Gibson)
Psalm 71 O Lord, all the earth (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Carol at Bethlehem Cave (Spanish arr. Walker)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Christmas (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon We saw his star (mtgf)
Communion Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
Final We three kings

People have their favourite Christmas music and their can even jealousy about whose favourite is sung or not — not necessarily in a bad way but I suppose another factor in the choices we make. I think it's a legitimate wish but it also balanced with the dislikes. Christmas music can engender the emotions.

Mary, Mother of God

1 January 2017

Entrance A noble flower of Juda
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
[Gloria Christmas (Paul Gibson)]
Psalm 66 O God, be gracious (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts O holy Mary (Alstott)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Christmas (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Jesus Christ, yesterday (mtgf)
Communion I saw a maiden (Pettman)
Final See amid the winter's snow

A first for the first hymn, one I have wished to do for a while. Unfortunately we had forgotten to put the hymn board up so though I announced the hymn and the number people did not have any visual information, alas.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nativity of the Lord - Mass during the Day

25 December 2016

Entrance Once in royal David's city
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Christmas Gloria (Paul Gibson)
Psalm 97 All the ends of the earth (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Sing we the virgin Mary (arr. mtgf)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Christmas (Ebeling arr.mtgf)
Communion Antiphon All the ends (mtgf)
Communion Infant lowly (Polish arr, Willcocks)
Away in a manger
Final O little town of Bethlehem

Monday, January 9, 2017

Nativity of the Lord - Mass during the Night

25 December 2016

Choir Hodie Christus natus est I (Rihards Dubra)
Carol Once in royal David's city
Choir Angelus ad virginem (arr. mtgf)
Carol While shepherds watched
Choir O holy night (Adaml)
Carol O little town of Bethlehem
Choir Peace Child (Bernadette Farrell)

Entrance O come all ye faithful
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Christmas (Paul Gibson)
Psalm 95 Today a Saviour has been born (Bernadette Farrell)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Profession of Faith Credo III -
Et incarnatus (Josquin)
Preparation of Gifts What shall we give (Catalan arr. Dean)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Christmas (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Word became flesh (mtgf)
Communion Night of Silence/ Silent Night (Daniel Kantor)
Final Hark the herald angels

Not a time for innovation (ironic given the nature of the feast) the significant departure was at the beginning with a short choral acclamation by Dubra.

4th Sunday of Advent

18 December 2016

Entrance Longing, trusting (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Kyrie 'Orbis factor'
Psalm 23 Let the Lord enter (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Helmsley Alleluia (adp. mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts No wind at the window (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Advent (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Behold a virgin shall conceive (mtgf)
Communion O holy Mary (Alstott)
Final O come, O come Emmanuel

Sunday, December 11, 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent

11 December 2016

Entrance Longing, trusting (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Kyrie 'Orbis factor'
Psalm 145 Come, Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Helmsley Alleluia (adp. mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts Song of God among us (Huijbers)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Advent (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Say to the faint of heart (mtgf)
Communion God has chosen me (Bernadette Farrell)
Final Benedictus (Alstott/Farrell

Saturday was Winter Graduations - so a number of us had given it our all at 4 ceremonies. So this morning was not too complicated. However as we have a couple of new singers and also a guest this morning - nothing is that simple. Though our musical/liturgical economy is based on repetition that possibly only makes sense in a year's time and however simple there is still just a lot of music to do

Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary

8 December 2016

Entrance The angel Gabriel
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Psalm 97 Sing a new song (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Angelus ad virginem (English 13th C. arr. mtgf)
Eucharistic Acclamations Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)
Communion Alma redemptoris mater (Palestrina)
Final Tell out my soul

The College Patronal Feast - Mass followed by Meat Pie. No big changes, the psalm was a new setting and sung by the same student who sang the same psalm on Remembrance Sunday. The usual economies of repetitions are present - but to little avail when you have mostly a different set of sopranos - the vagaries of student life!