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.