Monday, May 28, 2018

The Most Holy Trinity

27 May 2018

Entrance God whose almighty Word
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 32 Happy the people (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts God beyond all names (Bernadette Farrell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Since you are children (mtgf)
Communion Loving Creator (D T Niles)
Final I bind unto myself today.

Pentecost Sunday

20 May 2018

Entrance Come done, O love divine
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm (mtgf)
Sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus (arr. mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts Enemy of Apathy (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon They were all filled (mtgf)
Communion The gift of the Holy Spirit (Boschetti)
Final Lord, you give the great commission

7th Sunday of Easter

13 May 2018

Entrance Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 102 The Lord has set his sway in heaven (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Christ the glory (Lalouette)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Father, I pray (mtgf)
Communion Let your restless hearts (Irish/Bell/mtgf)
Final We have a Gospel to proclaim

It is over 10 years since we have celebrated a 7th Sunday of Easter. I always think of today's psalm response as my least favourite - unnecessarily archaic. We did use the straight response but in times past I have adapted a setting of The Lord is compassion and love to The Lord rules the heavens and the earth.

The piece at Communion was an even older resurrection. Iona words to a familiar Irish folksong I arrenged a simple second part for parish I was in in North London over 25 years ago. We sang it, unaccompanied, at the end of Communion on Maundy Thursday - myself and an Irish soprano from the choir.

Monday, May 7, 2018

6th Sunday of Easter

6 May 2018

Entrance Love is his word
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 97 The Lord has shown (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts I give to you (Peter Nardone)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon If you love me (mtgf)
Communion Love one another (mtgf)
Final God is love, his the care

We were joined by a couple of members of the University Choir who had come to sell tickets for the forthcoming concert. (The refectory does not serve breakfast until 10.30am on Sundays - to add a non sequitur.) So that they had something familiar to sing - I chnaged what I had planned to the Nardone motet which has proved a useful standby.

5th Sunday of Easter

29 April 2018

Entrance Christ is alive with joy we sing
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 21 You, Lord, are my praise (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Many are the lightbeams (Widestrand)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the true vine (mtgf)
Communion We have been told (David Haas)
Final O praise ye the Lord

The melody of today's psalm response echoed that of Palm Sunday - same Psalm, different context.

4th Sunday of Easter

22 April 2018

Entrance At the Lamb's high feast
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 117 The stone which the builders (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Shepherd me, O God (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Good Shepherd has risen (mtgf)
Communion Shepherd of souls
Final Hail Redeemer

Shepherd of souls was new to us - though sung to Neumark, a fine chorale melody. It felt that it could do with an arrangement by Charles Wood (see Good Friday) to become a 'hymn concertato'

3rd Sunday of Easter

15 April 2018

Entrance O changeless Christ
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 4 Lift up the light (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Easter Evening (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Christ had to suffer (mtgf)
Communion I received the living God (Anon arr. Proulx)
Final Sing of one who walked beside us

As today's Gospel is the direct sequel to Emmaus - for which there is a wide range of music - the choices veered in that direction.