14 April 2013
|Entrance||At the Lamb's high feast|
|Penitential Rite||Lux et origo (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Mass of Wisdom (Stephen Janco)|
|Psalm 29||I will praise you, Lord (Paul Inwood)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||I have seen the Lord (Bob Hurd)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Mass of Wisdom (Stephen Janco)|
|Lamb of God||Lux et origo (mtgf)|
|Communion Antiphon||Jesus said to his disciples (mtgf)|
|Communion||I received the living God (Anonymous arr. Proulx)|
|Final||Forth in the peace of Christ|
I have been meaning to use At the Lamb's high feast for a number of years as it is a good strong hymn, text and music. which people should know. So this morning we did. Not that many knew it and as is then often the case the people were tentative in their responses up to the Liturgy of the Word.
I found it surprising that this Gospel has not inspired more settings (whereas Emmaus in another year…).
The Lamb of God (and Penitential Act) is based on the chant Mass Lux et origo. As an experiment for the first invocation I sang the chant. We talked about beforehand whether it should come first or in between. In between might have thrown the congregation (and we had already done that once). In some ways it acted as an introduction which gave time for the priest to get to the altar for the breaking of bread. I suspect that in many places there is a mismatch between the length of the music (however short) and the action it is meant to cover.