28 November 2010
|Entrance||Longing, trusting (mtgf)|
|Penitential Rite||Orbis Factor|
|Psalm 121||I rejoiced when I heard them say (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||In the day of the Lord (M D Ridge)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Advent (mtgf)|
|Communion||Bread of Life (Bernadette Farrell)|
|Final||Hark a herald voice is calling|
Last year we sang the Orbis Factor Kyrie and just repeated the third Kyrie; this year the congregation were invited to sing the final Kyrie as given. One of the assumptions we may have fallen into is that congregations are only capable of repeating what is sung to them rather respond with an answering phrase. I did consider what I think of as the 'Ainslie' solution which is for the congregation to repeat the cantor's Kyrie and then for the choir to sing the last Kyrie as a coda. As we usually have the 3rd form of Penitential Rite my guess is that would seem an intrusion before the absolution.
A new 'Advent Lamb of God' — as we look towards the new translation of the Missal it seems an opportunity to review what we sing. So a recognition that John Bell's charming Behold the Lamb of God is not a Lamb of God however nicely it bridges the seasons until the beginning of Ordinary Time in the new year. The new setting may not be perfect either. It echoes (read 'copies') Rorate caeli and O come, O come Emmanuel and alternative invocations are offered taken from the O Antiphons.