25 March 2012
|Entrance||For God so loved the world (mtgf)|
|Penitential Rite||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Psalm 50||A pure heart (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Lenten (mtgf)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Unless a grain (Bob Hurd)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Lamb of God||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Communion||Ave verum Corpus (Byrd)|
|Final||Lift high the Cross|
Lift high the Cross was new to us. I was surprised that none of the other musicians had come across — what sheltered lives they must have lived — it as a strong melody which is easily picked up. And the words were lifted from the Gospel and there was also a sense of moving forward to the end of Lent.
In my experiment with the revised Grail Psalter I gave up with Psalm 50. The setting is melodic but has a flexibility but it could not cope with 2 additional lines in most verses.