Friday, December 4, 2020

First Friday, II Advent, and Immaculate Conception

First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass at 6 PM, Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene (known as some books as St. John of Damascus).  St. John of Damascus wrote a few hymns, some of which were in our maroon hymnal until they were pulled due to the pandemic.  The only reason we didn't program any for this Mass is that his hymn texts were all Easter-themed, including one we do each year, The Day of Resurrection, and we are currently in Advent.  So we went with Advent hymns, plus At the Name of Jesus, utilizing that final verse, "Brethren, this Lord Jesus shall return again..."

Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Of course, many bishops, including ours, have dispensed with the obligation to attend.  However, I still call it a "Holy Day of Obligation", as this "pandemic" has to end sometime, thus the dispensation will end, too.  Further, on this day, we honor Mary and her Immaculate Conception, as Mary, under the title, Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States of America.  So, this is really our national holyday.  Masses this day will be in the Church - 9 AM and 7 PM.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene

Friday, XII-4, at 6 PM

Come, thou long-expected Jesus ("Stuttgart")
Kyrie XVI
Psalm 19: R./ Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV)
At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
Sanctus XVIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVIII
Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I) (O come, O come, Emmanuel, in the original Latin)
The King shall come ("St. Stephen")

Sunday II of Advent
Saturday, XII-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Kyrie XVII
Psalm 85: R./ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV) (PDF)
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Sanctus XVII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVII
Communion: Jerusalem, stand on the heights... (Fr. Samuel Weber)
Hark! the glad sound ("Bristol")
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel", Mode I)

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, XII-8, at 9 AM and 7 PM

Immaculate Mary ("Lourdes Hymn")
Kyrie VIII
Psalm 96: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (J. Robert Carroll and Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from "Conditor Alme Siderum", Mode IV)
The angel Gabriel from heaven came ("Gabriel's Message")
Sanctus VIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei VIII
Communion: Glorious things of thee are spoken, O Mary (BMP)
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming ("Es ist Ein' Ros' Entsrpungen")
Tell out my soul ("Woodlands")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

I Advent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
- Mass XVII (Sanctus and Agnus)
- Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial Acclamation)
- Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP, adapted from Conditor Alme Siderum, Mode IV) (PDF)

The rest:

Lo! he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley")
Psalm 80: R./ Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Veni, Emmanuel")
Communion: Psalm 85, R./ The Lord will shower his gifts, and our land will yield its fruits (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus ("Stuttgart")
The King shall come when morning dawns ("St. Stephen")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Christ the King, Thanksgiving Day, and Enhanced Worship Guides

Some really cool news!  Starting with this weekend, the worship guides that have been inserted in the bulletin each Sunday and at the entrances on other days have now been enhanced!  

In addition to the readings and the text of the hymns and Psalms for Holy Mass, we have now included the music.  The sheets are 11"x17", same as the bulletin, and they fold, just like the bulletin.  Thus we now have a four-page worship booklet of sorts with the readings, hymns, Psalms, and Mass Ordinary, as well as the music thereof.

Is it legal?  It sure is.  We have an annual reprint license from OneLicense.net which covers the works of many publishers.  While the bulk of the hymns are public domain, some are not.  Also, a good chunk of the Mass Ordinary (especially those in English), as well as about half the Psalm settings, are under copyright as well by publishers covered in the annual license.

One should also note that some of the Psalm settings, though not public domain, are free for parish use (including the ones I composed).  The readings for Mass are also copyrighted (by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, or "ICEL"), but are free for parish use.

That said, here are the music lists for this weekend (Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or for short, "Christ the King") and Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 9 AM in the Church).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (The Gloria is omitted on Thanksgiving Day)

ALLELUIA: from the hymn Christ is the King 

The rest...

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-21, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-22, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lo, he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley") (Listen)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Owen Alstott)
Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Listen)
Communion (except 7:30): Laudate Dominum (Ps. 150) (Giuseppe Pitoni)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
- NOTE: For those who attend Marian devotions regularly in May and October, it's the Tantum Ergo setting we usually sing.
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-26, at 9 AM

We gather together ("Kremser")
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor") (Listen) (hymn in listen link starts at the 1:35 mark)
Communion: Psalm 96, R./ Bring an offering and enter his courts; in his temple worship the Lord (Clifford Howell/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sunday XXXIII

Most people fill their greeting cards with X's and O's.  Here our Sunday coming up is numbered with X's and I's - one for each 10 and one for each 1.  Thus the 33rd Sunday through the Year, or simply put, Sunday XXXIII.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:  Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
ALLELUIA: from the hymn Christ is the King (tune: Gelobt sei Gott)

The rest:

Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Psalm 128: Blessed are those who fear the Lord (BMP)
O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")
Communion, Psalm 61: Well done, good and faithful servant; enter unto the joys of your Lord (BMP) (PDF)
I vow to thee, my country ("Thaxted") (Listen)
Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Three Day Weekend 2 of 2

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:  Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
ALLELUIA: from the hymn tune "Gelobt sei Gott" (Christ is the King) (Melchior Vulpius)

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, XI-6, at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
Communion Psalm 16: Lord, you will show us the path of life (BMP) (PDF)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXXII of the Year
Saturday, XI-7, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-8, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

To the Name of our Salvation ("Oriel")
Psalm 63: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Rejoice, rejoice, believers ("Greenland")
Communion Psalm 119: Behold, the Bridegroom is here; come out to meet Christ the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote")
My country, 'tis of thee ("America")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sunday XXXI? NOOOOO! All Saints (and All Souls, too!)

There is no Sunday XXXI this Year.  You read that right!  November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday this year, thus trumping Sunday XXXI.  The weekdays of Week XXXI, of course, still exist.

For the month of November, we'll be using the "Laus Tibi Mass" (except for All Souls).

On this post, we'll bring you the music lists for both November 1 and 2 - All Saints and All Souls, respectively.

On All Souls Day, for both Masses (9 AM and 7 PM, both in the Church), the Introit, Communion, and Recessional chants are all in Latin.  A translation will be provided on the worship sheets for that day.  Also, anyone who has attended funerals at Sacred Heart since 2001 has probably heard these chants at least once.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of All Saints
Saturday, X-31, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-1, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")
Psalm 24: R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face (J. Robert Carroll/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott")
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving ("St. Theodulph")
- NOTE: same tune as the Palm Sunday staple, "All glory, laud, and honor"
Communion responsory: Beatitudes, R./ Remember, Lord, thy servants, when thou dost take thy throne (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament")
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns Erfreuen")

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Monday, XI-2, at 9 AM and 7 PM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: 
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
- NOTE: These are the simple chant settings you are probably familiar with, but there are a couple of slight changes in the Agnus Dei.  The phrase "miserere nobis" (have mercy on us) is replaced by "dona eis requiem" (grant them rest), while the phrase "dona nobis pacem" (grant us peace) is replaced by "dona eis requiem sempiternam" (grant them eternal rest).
Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiaums, Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen: melody adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

The rest:
Introit (Entrance chant): Requiem Aeternam (Mode VI) (Listen)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (BMP)
Sequence (chanted by organist): Dies irae (Mode I)
Alleluia: music by Theodore Marier
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote"/Mode V) (Listen)
Communion responsory: Psalm 130, R./ Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius est. (Mode VIII/Graduale Simplex) (Listen)
Recessional chant: In paradisum (Mode VII/VIII) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sunday XXX

 MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: O that I had a thousand voices ("Mentzer") (Listen)
Psalm 30: R./ I love you, Lord, my strength (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Communion responsory: Ubi caritas (Mode VI)
Meditation hymn: O love that casts out fear ("Moseley") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 16, 2020

Sunday XXIX

 MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling ("Hyfrydol") (Listen)
- Same tune as "Alleluia! sing to Jesus!"
Psalm 96: R./ Give the Lord glory and honor (Sam Schmitt)
Offertory hymn: Crown him with many crowns ("Diademata") (Listen)
Communion responsory: How great is your Name, O Lord our God, through all the earth (R./ by Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB, V./ by Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- Now there's a collaboration: an English Benedictine and a French Jesuit!  Of course, Joseph Gelineau was probably the last known Jesuit who could write decent music.  After that was the infamous St. Louis Jesuits and their stuff that infiltrated and infested many a hymnal.
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord ("Artavia") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Sunday XXVIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: We gather together ("Kremser") (Listen)
- NOTE: In the listen link, the hymn starts at about the 1:10 mark.
Psalm 23: R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: My God, thy table now is spread ("Rockingham") (Listen)
- NOTE: This is the same tune as the more familiar "When I survey the wondrous cross"
Communion anthem: In heavenly love abiding ("Nyland")
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart ("Franconia") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above ("Salve Regina Caelitum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
Friday, X-2, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: Christ, the fair glory ("Coelites Plaudant") (Listen)
Psalm 91: R./ The Lord has put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways (Tone 8)
Offertory hymn: Hymn to St. Michael ("Madrid") (Listen)
- NOTE: The hymn in the listen link is different in text, but the melody is the same.
Communion responsory: Psalm 138, R./ In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord (Sam Schmitt)
Recessional: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro") (Listen)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst Uns Erfreuen") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The accompaniment on this one was on the most part improvised by that church's then-organist/choirmaster, Mark Husey.  The church: St. Peter's, Columbia, South Carolina.
- NOTE 2: Some hymnals, like the maroon hymnal that was in our pews until the diocese called for removal of hymnals and missalettes due to the "pandemic", used the Latin title, "Vigiles et Sancti", for the tune.
Psalm 80: R./ The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Adam Bartlett)
Offertory hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): O Sacrum Convivium (O Sacred Banquet) (Roberto Remondi)
- (all others): The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: O God of love, O King of peace ("Quebec") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The tune is known in some hymnals as "Hesperus".  In others, "Quebec".  I prefer to use the name "Quebec".  That's because as a child, my mom would tell me to clean my room, saying that it looked like "the wreck of the Hesperus" (apparently a ship or something, I don't know, but nonetheless).
- NOTE 2: The author of the text, Henry Williams Baker, and the composer of the tune, Henry Baker, are two different people.
Recessional hymn: A mighty fortress is our God ("Ein' Feste Berg") (Listen)
- Some may be thinking, "Why are you using a hymn written by Luther?"  Yes, I get it, he defected from the One True Church.  But he did write this great hymn which can easily be adapted to our Catholic viewpoint.  It reflects the Church Militant, as applied certainly in these testing times.  This hymn's theology is really more Catholic than much of the modern dreck that infiltrates many a Catholic hymnal today.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sunday XXVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Alstott chant melody

The rest...

Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation ("Oriel") (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Remember your mercies, O Lord (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
Communion music:
- (11:15) To you I lift my soul (John Dunn/John Ireland)
- (all others): Psalm 119, R./ Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Thou art the way ("St. James") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name ("Coronation") (Listen)
- It took me awhile to find a good listen link where the hymn wasn't hastily rushed.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sunday XXV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation "We proclaim your death...": Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted ("Rendez a Dieu")
Psalm 145: R./ The Lord is near to all who call him (Richard Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia: Owen Alstott
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")
Communion responsory: Magnificat (Tone VIII; additional music at the 11:15 Mass by Ciro Grassi)
Meditation hymn: Soul of my Savior ("Anima Christi")
Recessional hymn: O praise ye the Lord ("Laudate Dominum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sunday XXIV and the Italian Heritage Mass

This Saturday (September 12), we are having our Italian Heritage Mass, honoring two saints from Fornelli, Italy: SS. Pietro Martire e Domenico Abate.  This will be at the 5:00 Mass.  The readings, of course, are for Sunday XXIV through the Year.

The brass trio will be on hand for that Mass.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Entrance hymn (all Masses): For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")
Gloria:
- (Saturday) Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- (Sunday) recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Psalm 103 (all Masses): R./ The Lord is kind and merciful; slow to anger and rich and compassion (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia (all Masses): Owen Alstott
Offertory hymn (all Masses): By all your saints still striving ("St. Theodulph")
- NOTE: same tune as the Palm Sunday staple "All glory, laud, and honor"
Sanctus:
- (Saturday) Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- (Sunday) Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation:
- (Saturday): Annunciamo la tua morte... (in Italian, source unknown)
- (Sunday): We proclaim your death... (BMP/Holy Angels Mass)
Amen:
- (Saturday) from the Gloria of Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- (Sunday) Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Agnus Dei:
- (Saturday) Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- (Sunday) Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Communion music:
- (Saturday) Lodate Maria (Italian)
- (Sunday) Psalm 96, R./ Bring an offering and enter his courts; in his temple worship the Lord (Clifford Howell/Joseph Gelineau)
Meditation hymn (all Masses): Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All ("Sweet Sacrament")
Recessional hymn (all Masses): Holy God, we praise thy Name ("Grosser Gott")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

First Friday, and Sundays XXIII and XXII (that is: This Week and Last Week, in that order!)

Just totally forgot about posting last week's list (sorry, mea maxima culpa), so here's the list for this week (including the First Friday Mass), followed by last week.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
September:
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
August:
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Owen Alstott

The rest:

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Friday, IX-4, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 37: R./ The salvation of the just comes from the Lord (Tone 8G)
Offertory hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace ("Narenza") (Listen)
Communion responsory: Remember, Lord, thy servants (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXIII through the Year
Saturday, IX-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, IX-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: All people that on earth do dwell ("Old 100th") (Listen)
- The listen link is to my all-time favorite arrangement of the hymn, written by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England back in 1953 (67 years and STILL QUEEN; Prince Charles may never see the throne at her rate!) ;)
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
Offertory hymn: Praise the Lord, ye heav'ns, adore him ("Austria") (Listen)
- The listen link here is the hymn "Glorious things of thee are spoken", different text, but same tune.
Communion responsory: Ubi caritas (Mode VI)
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace ("Narenza")
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

And now, for those who missed it, or would like to have the list for history purposes (or perhaps a souvenir, LOL; my apologies for dropping the ball on posting this, however, is sincere):

Sunday XXII through the Year
Saturday, VIII-29, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-30, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: When morning gilds the skies ("Laudes Domini")
Psalm 63: R./ My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Communion responsory: Psalm 34, R./ Take up your cross and follow me (BMP)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure ("Kingsfold")
Recessional hymn: Lift high the cross ("Crucifer") 

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, August 21, 2020

Sunday XXI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

MUSIC FOR THE ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Owen Alstott

The rest...

Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
Psalm 138: R./ Lord, your love ie eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelienau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: At that first Eucharist ("Unde et Memores") (Listen)
Communion responsory: Psalm 119, R./ He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Soul of my Savior ("Anima Christi")
Recessional hymn: Go, make of all disciples ("Ellacombe")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Assumption and Sunday XX

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Saturday this year, thus, while it is still a holyday, the obligation is dropped.  We did, however, celebrate the Assumption at the 5:00 Saturday Mass (it is 8:30 PM Saturday, VIII-15, as I write this, mea culpa).  The Sunday Masses are those of the 20th Sunday of the Year.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

MUSIC FOR THE ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
ALLELUIA: Owen Alstott
The rest...

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, VIII-15, at 5 PM

Entrance hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above ("Salve Regina Caelitum")
Psalm 45: R./ The queen stands at your right hand arrayed in gold (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O Sanctissima ("Sicilian Mariners")
Communion responsory: (Magnificat) R./ All generations shall call me blessed (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Salve Regina (Mode V)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul ("Woodlands")

Sunday XX of the Year
Sunday, VIII-16, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven ("Lauda Anima") (Listen)
Psalm 67: R./ O God, let all the nations praise you (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart") (Listen)
Communion responsory: (Psalm 84) R./ My house shall be called a house of prayer, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds ("St. Peter") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul ("Woodlands") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend

 Sorry this post is late.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

MUSIC FOR THE ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Owen Alstott

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Optional Memorial of Pope St. Sixtus II and His Companions

Friday, VIII-7, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")
Psalm 126: Those who sow in tears will reap rejoicing (Tone 8G)
Offertory hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus ("Hyfrydol")
Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune) (Listen)
Recessional hymn: By all your saints still striving ("St. Theodulph")
- Same tune as "All glory, laud, and honor", a Palm Sunday must-have, at least in the Ordinary Form.

Sunday XIX through the Year
Saturday, VIII-8, at 5 PM; Sunday, VIII-9, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: God of our fathers ("National Hymn") (Listen)
Psalm 85: Lord, let us see your kindness (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O worship the King ("Hanover") (Listen)
Communion hymn: Adoro Te Devote (Mode V)
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord ("Artavia") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Battle Hymn of the Republic 

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sunday XVIII of the Year

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

I inserted "listen links" on all the hymns, even those hymns familiar to Sacred Heart, for the benefit of any visitors and those not exposed to Catholic repertoire. :)

ORDINARY OF THE MASS: 
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Listen) (PDF)
- Yes, my own Gloria setting made it out to St. Michael's Church in Stillwater, Minnesota! :)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Owen Alstott

HYMNS, etc.
Entrance hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus! ("Hyfrydol") (Listen)
Psalm 145: R./ The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs (R./ Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB; V./ Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted ("Rendez a Dieu") (Listen)
- The attributed composer, Louis Bourgeois, is also known for the very familiar "Old Hundredth", which is the tune used for "All people that on earth do dwell" and "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow".  Many of his tunes are part of the "Genevan Psalter", which dates back to the mid 1500's.
Music during Communion: 
- Responsory, Psalm 78: R./ You gave us bread from heaven, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- OR Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind ("Repton")
- - The latter is composed by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, who gave us the music to last Sunday's recessional hymn, "O praise ye the Lord".
Meditation hymn: Pange Lingua (Chant, Mode III) (vv. 1-3) (Listen)
- While this hymn is always appropriate at Communion, it's good to note that it is also the assigned Proper on Holy Thursday, at the Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist (which concludes the Mass on that day).
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th") (Listen)
- Same tune as "Rejoice, the Lord is King"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sunday XVII (and the forgotten Sunday XVI)

Sorry, folks.  Forgot all about posting last week's music here last week.  So, I'll post it at the end of this post for the sake of anyone who "missed me" last week (missed my posting, that is) and liked getting the particulars. ;)

One quick reminder when reading these lists:
If there are quotation marks containing the contents in parentheses, that's the "tune name".  If there are no quotation marks within the parentheses, it's the composer(s).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: if sung, Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF); otherwise said.
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Robert Twynham

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday XVII of the Year
Saturday, VII-25, and Sunday, VII-26

Entrance hymn: Christ for the world, we sing ("Italian Hymn") (Listen)
Psalm 119: Lord, I love your commands (Robert Batastini/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: God, my King, thy might confessing ("Stuttgart") (Listen)
During Communion: Be thou my vision (Jean-Hubert Desrocquettes)
After Communion, hymn: O God, unseen yet ever near ("St. Flavian") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: O praise ye the Lord ("Laudate Dominum") (Listen)

LAST WEEKEND: Sunday XVI of the Year
(the forgotten list)
Saturday, VII-18, and Sunday, VII-19

Entrance hymn: Behold, a sower! from afar ("Weymouth")
Psalm 86: Lord, you are good and forgiving (BMP)
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor")
During Communion: Ps. 51, Accept a sacrifice of justice, oblations and burnt offerings, placed upon your altar, O Lord (BMP, based in part on Parce Domine, Mode I)
After Communion, hymn: O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner)
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro")
- Odd note about the actual credit on this last hymn: The text is attributed to a lady known only as "Mrs. Vokes", written in 1816.  I researched the daylights out of this, and came up empty.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sunday XV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria), or said Gloria
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Robert Twynham

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Behold a sower! from afar ("Weymouth") (Listen)
Psalm 65: R./ The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest (Owen Alstott)
Offertory hymn: How firm a foundation ("Lyons") (Listen)
Communion responsory: Psalm 119, R./ He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Come with us, O blessed Jesus ("Werde Munter") (Listen)
- Johann Sebastian Bach later took this tune and embellished the daylights out of it, the end result being the beloved anthem, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
Recessional hymn: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")

Prelude: improvised variations on "Werde Munter" (today's meditation hymn)
Postlude: improvisation based on two tunes: "Hanover" (O worship the King, which we've sung before) and "Lyons" (today's offertory hymn)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP