15 February 2015
|Entrance||All my hope on God is founded|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Psalm 31||You are my refuge, O Lord (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Thy mercy, O Lord God (Marcello)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||St Annes (James MacMillan)|
|Lamb of God||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Communion Antiphon||They ate and had their fill. (mtgf)|
|Communion||How can I repay the Lord (mtgf)|
|Final||Praise my soul|
Praise my soul included lots of Alleluias to prepare us for Lent. How can I repay is a setting of Ps 115 for equal voices which I wrote for year B last round - for when we hear John 6. I remembered it when looking for other settings of Psalm 115 - it fitted with Eucharist and the thanksgiving for being healed.
The MacMillan settings were the last ones of the new translation we introduced in January 2013. We had sung the St Anne's previously and it was commended as a diocesan setting. I thought it would take 3 years to get them known. This morning people were definitely singing them. I have been struck in recent weeks that the Newman Gloria reminds a little of Chris Walker's St Augustine's Gloria — one of few unrevised settings I miss. It is the rising sequence of notes which is sung starting on progressively rising pitches.