Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"Glorify the Lord with Me", and Sunday XXIX

GLORIFY THE LORD WITH ME (Psalm 34: 4)

I must say that I have been hearing some really good singing at Mass, especially as of late. It's high time we have some of those really good voices upstairs in the choir. YES, we are looking to re-form a parish choir! For the starting weeks, we will be rehearsing at roughly 10 AM on Sundays (shortly after the end of the 9 AM Mass) so we can sing the 11:15 AM Mass. As we grow (and hopefully we will), I may consider adding a weeknight. Let us sing to the Lord, for glorious is his triumph! (Exodus 15: 1) 
Please see me, Brian Page, after Mass.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: We sing the praise of him who died (Maroon hymnal, #340)
Psalm 33: R./ Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you (response: Richard Proulx; versicles: Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- You may find this in the Worship hymnal at #950.
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Psalm 8 (Communion): R./ How great is your Name, O Lord our God, through all the earth (Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- You may find this in the Worship hymnal at #27.
Meditation hymn: Hark! my soul, it is the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #459)
Recessional hymn: God, the omnipotent (Maroon hymnal, #523) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Glorify the Lord with Me" and Sunday XXVIII

GLORIFY THE LORD WITH ME (Psalm 34: 4)

I must say that I have been hearing some really good singing at Mass, especially as of late. It's high time we have some of those really good voices upstairs in the choir. YES, we are looking to re-form a parish choir! For the starting weeks, we will be rehearsing at roughly 10 AM on Sundays (shortly after the end of the 9 AM Mass) so we can sing the 11:15 AM Mass. As we grow (and hopefully we will), I may consider adding a weeknight. Let us sing to the Lord, for glorious is his triumph! (Exodus 15: 1) 
Please see me, Brian Page, after Mass.


MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
- Alternate tune, different from the two given in the hymnal
Psalm 90: R./ Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342)
Psalm 119 (Communion): R./ Your law is my meditation (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, ye pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #579, second tune) (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 4, 2018

"Glorify the Lord with Me" and Sunday XXVII

GLORIFY THE LORD WITH ME (Psalm 34: 4)

I must say that I have been hearing some really good singing at Mass, especially as of late. It's high time we have some of those really good voices upstairs in the choir. YES, we are looking to re-form a parish choir! For the starting weeks, we will be rehearsing at roughly 10 AM on Sundays (shortly after the end of the 9 AM Mass) so we can sing the 11:15 AM Mass. As we grow (and hopefully we will), I may consider adding a weeknight. Let us sing to the Lord, for glorious is his triumph! (Exodus 15: 1) 
Please see me, Brian Page, after Mass.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday, X-5, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 139: R./ Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way (Tone 8G)
Offertory hymn: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Psalm 119 (Communion): R./ Remember your word to your servant, O Lord (Adam Bartlett)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris") (on sheets provided)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-6, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Worship hymnal, #547)
Psalm 128: R./ May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives (Richard Rice)
Offertory hymn: Praise the Lord, ye heav'ns, adore him (Worship hymnal, #529)
Psalm 119 (Communion): R./ My soul has longed for your salvation, I hope in his word (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Our Father, by whose Name (Worship hymnal, #570)
Recessional hymn: Sing praise to the Lord (Worship hymnal, #539)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

"Glorify the Lord with Me", and Sunday XXVI

GLORIFY THE LORD WITH ME (Psalm 34: 4)

I must say that I have been hearing some really good singing at Mass, especially as of late. It's high time we have some of those really good voices upstairs in the choir. YES, we are looking to re-form a parish choir! For the starting weeks, we will be rehearsing at roughly 10 AM on Sundays (shortly after the end of the 9 AM Mass) so we can sing the 11:15 AM Mass. As we grow (and hopefully we will), I may consider adding a weeknight. Let us sing to the Lord, for glorious is his triumph! (Exodus 15: 1) 
Please see me, Brian Page, after Mass.

The above announcement will appear in this weekend's bulletin!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
God of our fathers (Worship hymnal, #764)
Psalm 19 (Responsorial Psalm): R./ The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart (BMP) (PDF)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Worship hymnal, #588)
Psalm 119 (Communion): R./ Remember your word to your servant, O Lord (Adam Bartlett)
How good the Name of Jesus sounds (Worship hymnal, #610)
Jesus shall reign (Worship hymnal, #492)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sunday XXV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria from Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Psalm 54: The Lord upholds my life (Royce Nickel) (PDF)
Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634)
May my ways be firm in keeping your statutes (Adam Bartlett)
When I survey the wondrous cross (Worship hymnal, #433)
Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sunday XXIV and the Italian Heritage Feast

This Saturday's 5:00 Mass is our annual Italian Heritage Mass in which we honor two patrons of Fornelli, Italy (birthplace of much of the parish ancestry): San Pietro Martire e San Domenico Abate.  We will be joined by our brass trio.
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Saturday: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
- Memorial Acclamation in Italian
Sunday: Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

Alleluia: Murray

The rest:
Entrance hymn: For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)
Psalm 116: I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving (Worship hymnal, #706)
Communion music:
- Saturday: Lodate Maria (Italian)
- Sunday: Take up your cross and follow me (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Three-Day Weekend

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass) and Sunday XXIII of the Year

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Common for the entire three-day weekend:

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or recited
- Sanctus through Agnus Dei: Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Murray

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Friday IX-7 at 6 PM

Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 13: R./ With delight I rejoice in the Lord (Tone 8G) (missalette, page 169(=)
Sing of Mary, pure and lowly (Worship hymnal, #404)
All generations shall call me blessed (BMP) (PDF)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)

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

Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Psalm 146: R./ Praise the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Worship hymnal, #530)
Make your vows unto the Lord, and accomplish them (BMP) (PDF)
I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew (Worship hymnal, #593)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sunday XXII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary:
- Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) or recited
- Sanctus through Agnus Dei: Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB
- Side note: Dom Murray, a Benedictine, wrote a number of antiphons for many of the Gelineau Psalms in their original conception (late 1950's/early 1960's).

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 15: R./ He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
Communion responsory: R./ O Lord, I will be mindful of your justice alone (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Soul of my Savior (Back section of missalette, #22)
Recessional hymn: When morning gilds the skies (Maroon hymnal, #367)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sunday XXI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria if sung, Memorial A) (PDF's)
- Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott) (Sanctus, Agnus)

Alleluia: Owen Alstott

The rest:
Entrance hymn: God himself is with us (Maroon hymnal, #477, vv. 1, 3, 4)
Psalm 34: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)
Communion responsory: The earth will be satisfied... (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Shepherd of souls (Maroon hymnal, #213)
Recessional hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
- using the alternate tune that we have sung before!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sunday XX

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria if sung, Memorial A) (PDF's)
- Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott) (Sanctus, Agnus)

Alleluia: Owen Alstott

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 34: R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Worship hymnal, #523)
Communion responsory: He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood... (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: O Salutaris Hostia (Worship hymnal, #757)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sunday XIX and Assumption

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria if sung, Memorial A) (PDF's)
- Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott) (Sanctus, Agnus)

Alleluia: Alstott

The rest:

Sunday XIX of Ordered Time
Saturday VIII-11 at 5 PM; Sunday VIII-12 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: God the Omnipotent (Maroon hymnal, #523) (Listen)
Psalm 34: R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: My God, thy table now is spread (Maroon hymnal, #203)
- The tune is the same as that of "When I survey the wondrous Cross", which we often sing during Lent.
Communion responsory: The bread that I will give... (BMP) (PDF)
Post-Communion hymn: O God, unseen, yet ever near (Maroon hymnal, #198, first tune)
- The tune is the same as that of "Lord, who throughout these forty days", probably the most familiar of Lenten hymns
Recessional hymn: Glorious things of thee are spoken (Maroon hymnal, #385) (Listen)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday VIII-15 at 9 AM and 7 PM

Entrance hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 45: R./ The Queen stands at your right hand... (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O Sanctissima (Worship hymnal, #712)
Communion responsory: All generations shall call me blessed (BMP) (PDF)
Post-Communion hymn: Salve, Regina (Worship hymnal, #703)
Recessional hymn: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria if sung, Memorial A) (PDF's)
Note: Gloria omitted on Friday
Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott) (Sanctus, Agnus)

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, VIII-3, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 69: R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me (BMP, but with versicles in missalette) (PDF)
Alleluia: Owen Alstott
Offertory hymn: Panis Angelicus (Louis Lambillotte, SJ)
Communion responsory: Bless the Lord, O my soul... (Adam Bartlett)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

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

Entrance hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Worship hymnal, #737 / vv. 1, 3, 4)
Psalm 78: R./ The Lord gave them bread from heaven (Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia: Alstott
Offertory hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted (Worship hymnal, #558)
Communion responsory: You gave us bread from heaven, O Lord (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Tantum ergo (Worship hymnal, #758, in Latin)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, July 27, 2018

Sunday XVII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria if sung, Memorial A) (PDF's)
Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott) (Sanctus, Agnus)

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted (Worship hymnal, #558)
Psalm 145: R./ The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs (V./ by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, who died just a couple of months ago; R./ by Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ).  Music in the Worship hymnal, #914
Alleluia: Owen Alstott
Offertory hymn: At that first Eucharist (Worship hymnal, #733)
Communion responsory: Bless the Lord, O my soul... (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

DID YOU KNOW:
When I'm singing with the congregation, I tend to back off at times to listen to the singing from the congregation.  Keep singing.  You're doing great (especially at the 5:00 and 11:15 Masses).  This is part of the reason I do not use a microphone to sing from (another part being that I might scare you all out of town, let alone out of church). ;)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sundays XV and XVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (Omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

The rest:
July 15: Sunday XV
Entrance hymn: All glory be to God on high (Worship hymnal, #527)
Psalm 85: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant-like version - so so so la do...)
Offertory hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Communion responsory: He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood... (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: How good the Name of Jesus sounds (Worship hymnal, #610)
Recessional hymn: All creatures of our God and King (Worship hymnal, #520)

July 22: Sunday XVI
Entrance hymn: At the Lamb's high feast we sing (Worship hymnal, #459)
Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Alstott)
Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant-like version - so so so la do...)
Offertory hymn: At the Name of Jesus (Worship hymnal, #499)
Communion responsory: Accept a sacrifice of justice...  (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Shepherd of souls (Worship hymnal, #728)
Recessional hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sunday XIII and XIV, plus First Friday

This weekend marks the beginning of "summer mode", in which the sung Ordinary of the Mass is in English for the next four months (with the exception of one date in September).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Today we have two weekends, plus First Friday, all in one post: Sunday XIII (July 1) and Sunday XIV (July 8).

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (Omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

The rest:
July 1: Sunday XIII
Entrance hymn: Christ for the world, we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537)
Psalm 30: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant-like version - so so so la do...)
Offertory hymn: Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old (Maroon hymnal, #517)
- NOTE: The tune we will use is the one we usually sing from Worship, but with the text in the Maroon.)
Communion responsory: Bless the Lord, O my soul (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: When Jesus left his Father's throne (Maroon hymnal, #331)
Recessional hymn: Our National Anthem (Maroon hymnal, #142)

July 6: Sacred Heart Community Mass 6 PM (First Friday)
Optional Memorial: St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr
Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 31: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit (Tone 2)
Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant-like version - so so so la do...)
Offertory hymn: Ave Maria (Arcadelt) or Panis Angelicus (Lambillotte)
Communion responsory: Any man who serves me must follow me... (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

July 8: Sunday XIV
Entrance hymn: God of our fathers (Maroon hymnal, #143)
Psalm 123: Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy (Marier)
Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant-like version - so so so la do...)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
- Tune different from what's in the hymnal, but is more familiar
Communion responsory: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Hark, my soul! it is the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #459)
Recessional hymn: Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Maroon hymnal, #545)
- Tune different from what's in the hymnal.  It is the tune we usually sing with "Go, make of all disciples" and "The Day of Resurrection".

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nativity of St. John the Baptist (this Sunday!)

This Sunday, June 24, is the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  Because it is a Solemnity in "Ordinary Time", it will trump the normally numbered Sunday of the Year (in this case, the 12th Sunday, or "Sunday XII").  In two of our hymns this weekend we will recall John the Baptist proclaiming the forthcoming Christ.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunday XI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)

Entrance hymn: O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)
Psalm 92: Lord, it is good to give thanks to you (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia Pange Lingua (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: We plow the fields and scatter (Maroon hymnal, #138) (Listen) NEW!!
Communion music:
(w/singers) Soul of my Savior ("Anima Christi"/Maher)
(w/o singers) One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek... (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: I worship thee, Lord Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #252) vv. 1-4
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sunday X, and of Alleluia settings

For a story on some of our sung Alleluia settings, click here!

We leave the land of Solemnities for a time and take you to the land of Ordinary Time, or Ordered Time, or as the Roman Missal calls it in Latin, the "Time of the Year".  The Latin version of the Missal (in the Ordinary Form, that is, the most current Missal) calls this Sunday (translated) the Tenth Sunday of the Year, while the English and French versions call it the Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

But anyhoo, we're in the "green season" now, but two weeks from now, there will be another Sunday solemnity, that of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

But for now, let's go to this weekend's music, that is, for the Tenth Sunday of the Year, or "Sunday X".

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)

Entrance hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Worship hymnal, #530)
Psalm 130: With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia Pange Lingua (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Communion music:
- (with singers): Dear Lord, and Father of mankind ("Repton", C.H.H. Parry)
- (w/o singers): Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Worship hymnal, #491)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT ALLELUIA?

A couple of weeks ago, I got a question that is not a surprising one, as most people mainstream parishes with the "greatest hits" repertoire (read: not necessarily music with good taste, but merely music that tastes good) will visit and not hear certain things.

Well, this question came from a regular mass-going parishioner, and was a very good question: "Where did the Alleluia that we sang come from?"  The short answer, it's partially original.  The long answer, which explains the short answer, is that just over a month ago, I finished creating a comprehensive project called Psalm 151, which consists of original settings of the Proper of the Mass, not just your typical Responsorial Psalm and Alleluia verses, but Introits, Offertories, and Communions as well, and then some.  Most of the Alleluias in the projects are based on various chants sung during the church year and are also included in a subset I devised, called Alleluias and Gospel Acclamations.  While four of those melodies are completely original, a few were based on, or adapted from, different chants.  Those are as follows:
- Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (which we've used here at Sacred Heart), from Conditor Alme Siderum, or Creator of the stars of night, an Advent hymn.
- Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (which we've also used), from the tune Divinum Mysterium, the tune most commonly used with the Christmas chant hymn, Of the Father's love begotten.
- Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ) (which we've also used), is based on the Passion hymn Vexilla Regis Prodeunt, or The royal banners forward go.
- Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae", probably the most obvious.  Several composers have come up with some kind of arrangement of this Alleluia, and I too decided to jump on the bandwagon.  This alleluia is from the Easter hymn O filii et filiae, or O sons and daughters.
- Alleluia "Pange Lingua" (the Alleluia of which I received the question, which we introduced on Trinity Sunday) is a setting I wrote with verses for the "June Solemnities" (Trinity included, albeit that fell in May this year) and the 10th-12th Sundays of the Year.  I wrote it with Corpus Christi in mind, using the Eucharistic hymn Pange lingua gloriosi, or Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory, as its base.
Of the ones we have not used yet:
- Alleluia "Adoremus in Aeternum" is based on the Benediction chant, Adoremus in aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum, or We adore for ever the Most Holy Sacrament.  You may have heard me chant the Adoremus in aeternum during Tuesday night Marian Devotions, when the Blessed Sacrament is being returned to the Tabernacle.
- Alleluia "O Clemens", based on the last lines of the Salve Regina, contains verses for the Assumption and the Sundays surrounding it.
- Alleluia "Lux Aeterna", based on the Communion chant of the same name, used for Masses of the Dead (including All Souls and Funeral Masses), contains verses for All Saints, All Souls, and Sundays leading up to it.

By the way, putting my compositional skills to work, I'm building on the Psalm 151 project too, this one dubbed The Christus Vincit Gradual.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Next Two Action-Packed Weeks

Following are the music lists for the Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity, weekend of May 27), First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass/Memorial of St. Justin, Martyr, June 1), the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus et Sanguis Christi, Solemnity, weekend of June 3, with First Holy Communion at the 11:15 Mass), and the Most Sacred Heart (Solemnity and Patronal Feast, June 8).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass (all dates listed below): Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Saturday, V-26, at 5 PM; Sunday, V-27, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Come now, almighty King (Worship hymnal, #487)
Psalm 33: R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own (R./ by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB; V./ by Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Pange Lingua" (BMP) (PDF)
- Yes, this is based on the familiar Mode III Pange Lingua chant.
Offertory hymn: Holy, holy, holy (Worship hymnal, #485)
Communion music:
- Responsory (7:30): Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
- Anthem (all others): Psalm 150 (Charles Villiers Stanford)
Hymn after Communion: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: O God, almighty Father (Worship hymnal, #484)

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr
Friday, VI-1, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)

Psalm 96: R./ The Lord comes to judge the earth (Tone 8)
Alleluia "Pange Lingua" (BMP) (PDF as in Most Holy Trinity, above, but with the versicle of the day in the missalette chanted to Psalm Tone 8G)
Offertory anthem: Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
Communion responsory: What I tell you in the dark, utter in the light, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
(Corpus et Sanguis Christi)
Saturday, VI-2, at 5 PM; Sunday, VI-3, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30.
First Holy Communion at 11:15 Mass.

Entrance hymn: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates (Worship hymnal, #363)
Psalm 116: R./ I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia "Pange Lingua" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Worship hymnal, #737)
Communion music:
- Responsory (7:30): He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood... (BMP) (PDF)
- Motet (all others): Ave Verum (Camille Saint-Saëns or Lorenzo Perosi, depending on availability of singers)
Hymn after Communion: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Parish Patronal Feast)
Friday, VI-8, at 6:30 PM, with brass trio

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm (Isaiah 12: 2-6): R./ You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Pange Lingua" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory anthem: Cor Jesu Trinitatis ("Gott Soll Gepriesen", alt.)
Communion motet: I cieli immensi (Marcello)
Benediction music: O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner) and Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
- Those who attend Marian devotions on Tuesdays in May and October will be very familiar with these two settings.
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ascension, VII Easter, and Pentecost

Yes, we are fortunate to live in a diocese where the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ is still celebrated on the Thursday that is 40 days after Easter and is still a holy day of obligation.  Masses this Thursday are at 9 AM and 7 PM, both in the Church.
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass (all dates in this post): Cristo Risusciti (Picchi)

Ascension of the Lord
Thursday V-10 at 9 AM and 7 PM

Entrance hymn: Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
Psalm 47: R./ God mounts his throne to shouts of joy, a blare of trumpets for the Lord (Kreutz/Gelineau)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Crown him with many crowns (Worship hymnal, #496)
Communion responsory: R./ They shall lay their hands upon the sick... (BMP) (PDF)
Post-Communion antiphon: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
Recessional hymn: Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)

Seventh Sunday of Easter
Saturday V-12 at 5 PM; Sunday V-13 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Note: At the 7:30 Mass, as part of the entrance procession, the Blessed Virgin Mary will be crowned by our First Communion class.

Entrance hymn:
(7:30 only) Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
(all others) Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord has set his throne in heaven (BMP; response adapted from "Lauda Anima") (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: A hymn of glory let us sing (Worship hymnal, #469)
- NOTE: Same tune as "Ye watchers and ye holy ones", which we sang last weekend.
Communion music:
(7:30 only) responsory: R./ Father, now I come to you, alleluia, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
(all others) The above responsory, or a setting of Ave Maria, depending on singers' availability.
Post-Communion antiphon: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
Recessional hymn:
(7:30 only) Hail the day that sees him rise (Worship hymnal, #471)
(all others) Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Pentecost (Whitsunday)
Saturday V-19 at 5 PM; Sunday V-20 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Note: The brass trio (this time, two trumpets and a trombone) will be on hand for all Masses except 7:30.

Entrance hymn: Come, holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)
Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (music in missalette, page 102)
Sequence: Come, O Holy Spirit, come (music in missalette, page 104, in English)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fire of God, undying flame (Worship hymnal, #474)
Communion music:
(7:30 only) responsory: R./ All were filled with the Holy Spirit, alleluia, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
(all others) hymn/motet: Veni, Creator Spiritus (Mode VIII/Ravanello)
- Feel free to join in the even-numbered verses, which are in the Worship hymnal at #479.
Post-Communion antiphon: Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God (Worship hymnal, #560)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP