Sunday, August 12, 2018

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12 August 2018

Entrance Let all mortal flesh
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 33 Taste and see (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Now we remain (David Haas)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The bread that I shall give (mtgf)
Communion I received the loving bread ()
Final O bread of heaven

Traying to give a structure to these Sundays of John 6 is challenge - to give them both a distinctiveness and a commonality. As it is the summer there is a sense our Communion repertoire is being arranged over a number of Sundays. I am sure I have siad this before but when we have a priest who prefers Penitential Act I ( I confess) to 3 the contrast in key between Kyrie (F#m) and Gloria (C) is quite stark and I suspect not planned by the composers.

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 August 2018

Entrance O food of travellers
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 77 The Lord gave them bread (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Panis angelicus (Franck)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the bread of life (mtgf)
Communion Bread of life (Bernadette Farrell)
Final Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 July 2018

Entrance All who hunger gather gladly
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 144 You open wide your hand (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts There is one Lord (Owen Alstott)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Bless the Lord (mtgf)
Communion Bread for the world (Bernadette Farrell)
Final God is love

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

22 July 2018

Entrance I heard the voice of jesus say
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 22 The Lord is my shepherd (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Because the Lord is my shepherd (Christopher Walker)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Lord, the gracious, the merciful (mtgf)
Communion Christ our peace (Marty Haugen)
Final Sing all creation

This Sunday there was no Mass as no priest could be found to cover. So this a record of what might have been done.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15 July 2018

Entrance All that is hidden
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 84 Let us see, O Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts God has chosen me (Bernadette Farrell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Whoever eats my bread (mtgf)
Communion Lord, you have come to the seashore (Gabarain)
Final Forth in thy name

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8 July 2018

Entrance God has spoken through his prophets
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 122 Our eyes are on the Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Song of God among us (Huijbers)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Come to me (mtgf)
Communion Eye has not seen (Marty Haugen)
Final He who would valiant be

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 July 2018

Entrance O Christ the healer
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 29 I will praose you Lord (Paul Inwood)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Healer of our every ill (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Bless the Lord (mtgf)
Communion Centre of my life (Paul Inwood)
Final Now thanks we all our God

For the Summer months I do a monthly Mass leaflet, quite a squeeze when there are 5 weeks. It has the same as the weekly leaflet: Kyrie, Gloria, Readings with reference and caption, psalm response, Eucharistic Acclamations, Lamb of God and Communion antiphon. As they are used over a number of Sundays I have noticed that people turn to the Liturgy of the Word but do not turn the page back for the Eucharistic Acclamations - because they are known. I also use one Memorial Acclamation per month - July is C (so that August this year will be B When we eat this Bread. One final comment about the leaflet is that I rarely put the music for the Gospel Acclamation in - partly because of space but also an assumption that this is something people should know.

The Nativity of John the Baptist

24 June 2018

Entrance Oh the word of my Lord
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 138 I thank you, Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts You know me, Lord (James Walsh)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Through the tender mercy (mtgf)
Communion The love of the Lord (Michael Joncas)
Final Blest be the Lord the God of Israel

It was good to celebrate this on a Sunday. Choosing music it has a feel of Advent but not Advent. The most obvious difference was Psalm 138 a psalm loved by composers but less so by the Lectionary. In addition to the responsorial psalm we did James Walsh's elegant setting.

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 June 2018

Entrance All creatures of our God and king
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 91 It is good to give thanks to the Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts If we are living (arr. Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Holy Father (mtgf)
Communion Unless a grain (Bernadette Farrell)
Final O worship the King

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 June 2018

Entrance Our Father we have wandered
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 129 With the Lord there is mercy (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Out of the depths (Scott Soper)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon God is love (mtgf)
Communion Father God, bless this family (Schiavone)
Final Praise my soul

Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord

3 June 2018

Entrance My God and is thy table
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 115 The cup of salvation I will raise (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts Let all mortal flesh ()
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Whoever eats my flesh (mtgf)
Communion Take and eat (Michael Joncas)
Final O Lord, who at thy Eucharist

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Most Holy Trinity

27 May 2018

Entrance God whose almighty Word
Penitential Rite At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Gloria At the table of the Lord (Collegeville)
Psalm 32 Happy the people (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation (Murray)
Preparation of Gifts God beyond all names (Bernadette Farrell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missal
Lamb of God Nores (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Since you are children (mtgf)
Communion Loving Creator (D T Niles)
Final I bind unto myself today.

Pentecost Sunday

20 May 2018

Entrance Come done, O love divine
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm (mtgf)
Sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus (arr. mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts Enemy of Apathy (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon They were all filled (mtgf)
Communion The gift of the Holy Spirit (Boschetti)
Final Lord, you give the great commission

7th Sunday of Easter

13 May 2018

Entrance Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 102 The Lord has set his sway in heaven (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Christ the glory (Lalouette)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Father, I pray (mtgf)
Communion Let your restless hearts (Irish/Bell/mtgf)
Final We have a Gospel to proclaim

It is over 10 years since we have celebrated a 7th Sunday of Easter. I always think of today's psalm response as my least favourite - unnecessarily archaic. We did use the straight response but in times past I have adapted a setting of The Lord is compassion and love to The Lord rules the heavens and the earth.

The piece at Communion was an even older resurrection. Iona words to a familiar Irish folksong I arrenged a simple second part for parish I was in in North London over 25 years ago. We sang it, unaccompanied, at the end of Communion on Maundy Thursday - myself and an Irish soprano from the choir.

Monday, May 7, 2018

6th Sunday of Easter

6 May 2018

Entrance Love is his word
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 97 The Lord has shown (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts I give to you (Peter Nardone)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon If you love me (mtgf)
Communion Love one another (mtgf)
Final God is love, his the care

We were joined by a couple of members of the University Choir who had come to sell tickets for the forthcoming concert. (The refectory does not serve breakfast until 10.30am on Sundays - to add a non sequitur.) So that they had something familiar to sing - I chnaged what I had planned to the Nardone motet which has proved a useful standby.

5th Sunday of Easter

29 April 2018

Entrance Christ is alive with joy we sing
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 21 You, Lord, are my praise (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Many are the lightbeams (Widestrand)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon I am the true vine (mtgf)
Communion We have been told (David Haas)
Final O praise ye the Lord

The melody of today's psalm response echoed that of Palm Sunday - same Psalm, different context.

4th Sunday of Easter

22 April 2018

Entrance At the Lamb's high feast
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 117 The stone which the builders (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Shepherd me, O God (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Good Shepherd has risen (mtgf)
Communion Shepherd of souls
Final Hail Redeemer

Shepherd of souls was new to us - though sung to Neumark, a fine chorale melody. It felt that it could do with an arrangement by Charles Wood (see Good Friday) to become a 'hymn concertato'

3rd Sunday of Easter

15 April 2018

Entrance O changeless Christ
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 4 Lift up the light (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Easter Evening (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon The Christ had to suffer (mtgf)
Communion I received the living God (Anon arr. Proulx)
Final Sing of one who walked beside us

As today's Gospel is the direct sequel to Emmaus - for which there is a wide range of music - the choices veered in that direction.

2nd Sunday of Easter

8 April 2018

Entrance Godhead here in hiding
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 117 Give thanks to the Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)
Preparation of Gifts We walk by faith (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Bring your hand (mtgf)
Communion Now we remain (David Haas)
Final This joyful Eastertide

I was away enjoying Sunday Mass at Holy Trinity, Georgetown.There, I was interested from a liturgical/music point of view priority seemed to be given to appropriate texts. Of the 'hymn slots' two were given to texts linked closely to the Sunday sung to familiar tunes.

Easter Sunday

1 April 2018

Entrance Jesus Christ is risen today
Penitential Rite Lux et origo (mtgf)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Psalm 117 This day was made (mtgf)
Sequence Victimae Paschali (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts ()
Eucharistic Acclamations Mass of Wisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of God Lux et origo (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon Christ our passsover (mtgf)
Communion I have seen the Lord (Bob Hurd)
Final Thine be the glory

Easter Vigil

31 March 2018

ProcessionMissal
ExsultetMissal
Psalm 103Send forth your spirit (mtgf)
Psalm 15Preserve me, God (Christopher Walker)
Exodus 15I will sing to the Lord (mtgf)
Psalm 29I will praise you, Lord (Paul Inwood)
Isaiah 12With joy (mtgf)
GloriaWisdom (Steven Janco)
Gospel AcclamationCeltic Alleluia (O'Carroll/Walker)
Baptismal LiturgySprings of water (mtgf)
Preparation of GiftsWhat wondrous love (Southern Harmony arr. Haugen)
Eucharistic AcclamationsWisdom (Steven Janco)
Lamb of GodLux et origo (mtgf)
Communion AntiphonChrist our Passover
Communion As the deer longs (Palestrina/Bridge)
FinalThis joyful Eastertide

The pared down version did not affect the number of readings and psalms - though the 2 cantors had more to do than usual. It meant again the changing of established pieces. At the Preparation we repeated What wondrous love from the day before. On Good Friday it was the starker original harmonies with voices and violin; at the Vigil Marty Haugen's fuller accompanied arrangement/

For the last few years we have sung Out of Darkness or Holy is God at the end. This has deepened on singing them before Lent a couple of times. This year we had not made such preparations so we opted for This joyful Eastertide. This had the right bounce and length for the end of the Vigil liturgy.

Good Friday

30 March 2018

Psalm 30 Father, into your hands (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Adoration of the Cross What wondrous love (Southern Harmony)
Calvarie Mass (Tallis arr. Wood)
Communion O Crux ave (Rihards Dubra)
When I survey the wondrous cross

The pared down version meant a different version of the psalm - sung unaccompanied. We are lucky that our accompanist is not only willing to sing but also appreciates being unaccompanied (I have known accompanists who have been personally affronted by unaccompanied singing and wanted to accompany anything). For balance I would note that some of singers feel we can venture unaccompanied too quickly before they are confident - i.e. they are singing the right note if it does not clash with the keyboard rather than whether it sounds right against the other parts. The paring down gave a reason to not do some music which have been staples. But the instruments gave the excuse to do my adaptation of Charles Wood's version of Tallis 1st mode melody from Wood's St Mark Passion. For the second verse there is a Bachian accompaniment of intertwining lines which adapt to the violins; in the 3rd version a descant which is marked soprano or flute in the original -and would require an accomplished voice.

Maundy Thursday

29 March 2018

Entrance For God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Gloria Mass of Wisdom (Steve Janco)
Psalm 15 The blessing cup (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Washing of the feet Faith, hope and love (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Ubi caritas (Bob Hurd)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon This is my body (mtgf)
Communion Take and eat (Michael Joncas)
Procession Pange lingua (Ricky Manalo)
Watching Tantum ergo (chant)
Stay with me (Taizé)

As noted the plan this year was to be stripped down with just 2 singers and acccompanist. In the event we were joined by a singer and 2 violins who offten join us at these time but during term time attend the evening Mass. This was a lovely addition. I therefore occasionally 'stripped up' if that's the best way of expressing it. I had planned to do the chant of Ubi Caritas, partly to make the connection with Eucharistic Acclamations, however I decided that the Hurd version would be a better and more familiar use of resources.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

25 March 2018

Antiphon Hosanna to the Son of David (mtgf)
Entrance Hosanna (Paul Inwood) + Ps 23 verses
Psalm 21 My God, my God (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts Ours were the griefs (Stephen Dean)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Father, if this cup (Stephen Dean)
Final My song is love unknown

This year the plan was to be stripped down due to there not being many singers available. This meant a change of psalm settings from Chris Walker's aria.

5th Sunday of Lent

18 March 2018

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 As prophets foretold (Jones)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon Amen, Amen, I say to you (mtgf)
Communion Unless a grain of wheat (Bob Hurd)
Final Lift high the cross

4th Sunday of Lent

11 March 2018

Entrance For God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Psalm 136 O let my tongue (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts You are mine (David Haas)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon Jerusalem is built as a city (mtgf)
Communion When I am lifted up (Bob Hurd)
Final Praise my soul

3rd Sunday of Lent

4 March 2018

Entrance For God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Psalm 18 O Lord, you have the message (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts These words (Lowenthal)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon The sparrow finds a home (mtgf)
Communion We proclaim Christ crucified (Bob Hurd)
Final Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour

Is Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour a better hymn than a Gospel Acclamation?

2nd Sunday of Lent

25 February 2018

Entrance For God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Psalm 115 I will walk (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts O nata lux (Tallis)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon This is my beloved Son (mtgf)
Communion Transfigure us, O Lord (Bob Hurd)
Final

Singers were with the University Choir at the Cathedrals Group Choir Festival in Birmingham.

1st Sunday of Lent

18 February 2018

Entrance For God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential Rite Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Psalm 24 Your ways, Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Lenten (mtgf)
Preparation of Gifts Be with me, Lord (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of God Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion Antiphon One does not live (mtgf)
Communion Out into the wilderness (Bob Hurd)
Final Guide me, O thou great redeemer

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 February 2018

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 Bede (mtgf)
Lamb of God Newman (James MacMillan)
Communion Antiphon They ate and had their fil (mtgf)
Communion Come my way (Vaughan Williams)
Final All creatures of our God and King

To mark the last Sunday before Lent we did the fuller intonation for the Gloria and all of the coda to the Gloria (we usually end with the Amen and the tonic chord.

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 February 2018

Entrance Your hands, O Lord
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Newman (James MacMillan)
Psalm 146 Praise the Lord, who heals the broken hearted (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Healer of our every ill (Marty Haugen)
Eucharistic Acclamations Bede (mtgf)
Lamb of God Newman (James MacMillan)
Communion Antiphon Let them thanks the Lord (mtgf)
Communion A Touching Place (John Bell)
Final Now thank we all our God

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 January 2018

Entrance God, whose almighty word
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Newman (James MacMillan)
Psalm 94 O that today (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts You are mine (David Haas)
Eucharistic Acclamations Bede (mtgf)
Lamb of God Newman (James MacMillan)
Communion Antiphon Let your face shine (mtgf)
Communion Jesus the Word has lived among us (French traditional)
Final At the name of Jesus

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 January 2018

Entrance O changeless Christ
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Newman (James MacMillan)
Psalm 24 Lord, make me know your ways (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts Lord, you have come to the seashore (Gabarain)
Eucharistic Acclamations Bede (mtgf)
Lamb of God Newman (James MacMillan)
Communion Antiphon I am the light (mtgf)
Communion Lead me, Lord (Wesley)
Final He who would valiant be

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

14 January 2018

Entrance Will you come and follow me
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Newman (James MacMillan)
Psalm 39 Here I am, Lord (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts I'll love the Lord (John Bell)
Eucharistic Acclamations Bede (mtgf)
Lamb of God Newman (James MacMillan)
Communion Antiphon You have prepared (mtgf)
Communion Behold the Lamb of God (Martin Willett)
Final Forth in the peace

When Epiphany falls on Sunday 7 or 8 January Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the adjacent Monday so the next Sunday is the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This will attempt to be a extensive catch up - with some possible blanks on the way.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Epiphany of the Lord

7 January 2018

Entrance Bethlehem! of noblest cities
Penitential Rite St Gabriel (mtgf)
Gloria Christmas (Paul Gibson)
Psalm 71 O Lord, all the earth (mtgf)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of Gifts The three kings (Cornelius)
Eucharistic Acclamations Comfort & Joy (mtgf)
Lamb of God Christmas (mtgf)
Communion Antiphon We saw his star (mtgf)
Communion Jesus the Word has lived among us (French)
Final We three kings

Further reflection suggests that my 'ideal' celebration may be related to resources available. As a rule for Christmas and the Triduum there is a full range of voices available, whereas for the Epiphany while holidays and visits are still occurring it is less certain. So today we were just cantor and piano. I think there is also the feeling at Christmas that there is time to do all the carols and other music we hope t, whereas the Epiphany has one 'shot'.

Today we had the phenomenon, which have suspected for a number of weeks that our microphones are turned up quite high, this with the addition of a visiting priest who projected as though they were not there affected the delicate alchemy of congregational singing.