25 November 2012
|Entrance||Rejoice the Lord is king|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Psalm 92||Lord, you are king (Christopher Walker)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Christ the glory (J F Lalouette)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Angels and Saints (Steven Janco)|
|Communion Antiphon||The Lord sits as king for ever (mtgf)|
|Communion||Ave verum (Mozart)|
|Final||O worship the king|
At one during Mass I though that some of the choices were inspired by misreadings. The final hymn was partly chosen to lead into the organ voluntary — a Kenneth Leighton fantasia on the melody. As Laudate uses the hymn to begin the section Praise of the Creator it may seem wrongly addressed but context made sense of it.
I commented before that we choose music according to various levels, most Sundays it is the scripture as the predominant guide. On feasts it can be our image of the day that dictates our choices. I noted that one of the available liturgy guides for the choices for a choir was heavily into Ascension fare. This maybe theologically astute but the images from the text of the Mass provided ideas. Indeed 2 out of the 3 years the Gospel is Passion-related. It was the image of truth from John's gospel which led me to Ave verum but I think it's passion imagery fitted well.