Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)

"Laetare", the beginning of the Introit for the day, which means "Rejoice".

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) (Kyrie)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
Save Us, Savior of the World (ICEL) (Memorial)
Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want (music in missalette, page 71)
Gospel Acclamation: Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.
Jesus, Lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Jesu, salvator noster (Rossini)
Let thy blood in mercy poured (Maroon hymnal, #190)
Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Three Day Weekend (brought to you by Zeppoles!)

In addition to this Sunday's Masses, we have the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Normally, this falls on March 19, but since that date falls on a Sunday in Lent, it is moved to Monday, March 20.  On that day, we have one Mass at 9 AM, followed by zeppoles (yummy!) downstairs!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (Kyrie)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
Save Us, Savior of the World (ICEL) (Memorial)
Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Psalm 33: R./ Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you (R./ by Richard Proulx / V./ by Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Gospel Acclamation: Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.
The glory of these forty days (Maroon hymnl, #61)
O wondrous type, O vision fair (Maroon hymnal, #119)
Fairest Lord Jesus 
- This is the Communion anthem, sung by the choir, but feel free to join.  It's in the maroon hymnal, #346, first tune.
Soul of my Savior (Missalette, #122)
Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560, using the tune "Mendon") (Listen)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

This Friday, we have our First Friday Mass at 6 PM.  It is not only the Friday after Ash Wednesday, but also the Optional Memorial for Saint Katharine Drexel.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary (All Masses):
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) (Kyrie)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
Save Us, Savior of the World (ICEL) (Memorial)
Amen adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII

Gospel Acclamation (All Masses): Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP)

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
III-3-17 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Attende, Domine (Worship hymnal, #414, in Latin)
Parce, Domine (Mode I)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

First Sunday of Lent
III-4-17 at 5 PM; III-5-17 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)
Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (music by RI's own Alexander Peloquin)
The glory of these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #61)
Parce, Domine (Rossini)
When I survey the wondrous cross (Maroon hymnal, #337)
Forty days and forty nights (Maroon hymnal, #55)

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Masses at 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 6:30 PM

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)
Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Peloquin)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
Our Father, we have wandered (Worship hymnal, #755)
- same tune as O sacred Head surrounded
Mass XVIII / Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL) / Amen (adapt. from Sanctus VIII)
Attende, Domine (Worship hymnal, #414)
Ashes: Parce, Domine
- 9 AM, 12 Noon: Mode I, arr. BMP (PDF)
- 6:30 PM: Rossini

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Putting the Alleluia Away: Sunday VIII

PUTTING THE ALLELUIA AWAY

The last Sunday before Ash Wednesday (or, in an Extraordinary Form Mass, the last Sunday before Septuagesima) is the day we like to "put the Alleluia away with a bang", since Alleluias are not allowed from Ash Wednesday until the Easter Vigil.  In doing that, three of our hymns, plus the Communion anthem, are all laden with Alleluias!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 62: R./ Rest in God alone, my soul (Richard Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia: Marier

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: improvisations on Alleluia themes TBD
Postlude: Homage à Gordon Young (improvisation based on his Festive Alleluia)

Hymns, etc.:
Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #347, second tune)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Maroon hymnal, #599)
Festive Alleluia (Gordon Young)
I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126, first tune)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sunday VII

Wow!  Time is flying!  Ash Wednesday isn't until March 1 this year, but the last 46 days have just FLOWN!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 103: R./ The Lord is kind and merciful (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Marier

Voluntaries:
Prelude: Theme and improvised variations on Wondrous Love
Elevations and Postlude: TBD

Hymns, etc.:
Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Worship hymnal, #588)
Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
- This is the choral Communion anthem, but is actually congregation-friendly as well.  This is the lesser familiar, however, of the two tunes in the Maroon hymnal.  Feel free to join in.  It's #346 in the maroon hymnal, first tune. (Listen)
What wondrous love is this (Worship hymnal, #600) - Might be new to you! (Listen)
Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sunday VI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 119: R./ Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord (Jeff Ostrowski) (PDF)
Alleluia: Marier

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Breslau 
Elevations and Postlude: TBD

Hymns, etc.:
We sing the praise of him who died (Maroon hymnal, #340)
O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)
Pange Lingua (Mode III, alternating with a newly-written setting by BMP) (PDF)
- The even verses are choral verses.  However, you may feel free to join in the odd verses, which are in the Worship hymnal, #813.  These are, of course, in Latin.
O God of love, O King of Peace (Maroon hymnal, #528)
When morning gilds the skies (Maroon hymnal, #367)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Three-Day Weekend II of II

On this three-day weekend we have our regular First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass / Optional Memorial of Saint Blaise, and yes, throats will be blessed after Mass!), plus the regular weekend Masses.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (omitted on Friday)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Alleluia: Marier

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Optional Memorial of Saint Blaise
Friday II-3 at 6 PM, with blessing of throats!

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Breslau 
Elevations and Postlude: TBD

To Jesus' Heart, All-burning (on sheets provided)
Psalm 117: R./ Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News. (BMP)
Take up your cross, the Savior said (Worship hymnal, #634)
Pange lingua (Worship hymnal, #813, in Latin)
For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126)

Sunday V of Ordered Time
Saturday II-4 at 5 PM; Sunday II-5 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: TBD
Postlude: hybrid improvisations incorporating the tunes Hanover and Lyons

To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Psalm 112: R./ The just man is a light in darkness to the upright (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Faith of our fathers (Maroon hymnal, #393)
Laudate Dominum (Lorenzo Perosi)
Psalm 23: R. / My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Worship hymnal, #32)
- Response is marked "Antiphon I"
O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Holy Hour and Sunday IV

This Friday we have a special Holy Hour at 7 PM in honor of the Miraculous Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The format is the same as our usual Marian Devotions we have in May and October.

ORDER OF MUSIC

Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
O Salutaris Hostia (Back cover of missalette, tune by Anthony Werner)
(Rosary and Litany are said)
Tantum Ergo (Back cover of missalette, tune by Oreste Ravanello)
Adoremus in aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum (Mode V)
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS
Sunday IV

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 146: R./ Blessed the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Marier

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Deus Tuorum Militum
Elevations and Postlude: improvisation on Deo Gratias (aka "The Agincourt Song")

Hymns, etc.:
Come, thou almighty King (Maroon hymnal, #271)
O love, how deep, how broad, how high (Maroon hymnal, #344)
Beati qui lugent ("Motetto") (Lorenzo Perosi)
Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Crown him with many crowns (Maroon hymnal, #352)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sunday III

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (Richard Proulx/Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- Music in Worship hymnal, #871
Alleluia: Marier

Voluntaries: TBD

Hymns, etc.
Sing praise to God who reigns above (Worship hymnal, #528)
Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)
Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
The Church's one Foundation (Maroon hymnal, #396)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sunday II, Ordinary Time, and Numbering

I'll bet some were expecting Baptism of the Lord this Sunday.  Sorry, that was last Monday.  You see, anytime the Sunday of Epiphany falls on January 7 or 8 (in this year's case, January 8), Baptism of the Lord gets moved to the Monday following (in this year's case, January 9).

Instead, we move onto the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.  How is it that we always skip to the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time and not the First?  That's because the Baptism of the Lord (even when it does fall on a Sunday) is not the beginning of Ordinary Time, but the end of the Christmas Season.  The following day (this year, Tuesday, January 10) marks the beginning of the First Week of Ordinary Time.  So we call the Sunday that follows the "Second Sunday" (even though there was no "First Sunday") to mark the beginning of the new week.

So, without furthere ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF)
- Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord (Holy Angels Mass/BMP) (PDF)
- Dresden Amen

Psalm 40: R./ Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will (Richard Proulx/Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- The music is in the Worship hymnal, #868.
Alleluia: Theodore Marier

Voluntaries:
- Prelude and Elevations: TBD
- Postlude: improvisation on In der ist Freude

Hymns, etc.:
(Note: while the first two hymns appear in the Advent section of the hymnal, and the recessional hymn appears in the Epiphany section, all three go hand-in-hand with the Gospel for this Sunday.)
On Jordan's bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude"/Gastoldi)
Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Songs of thankfulness and praise (Maroon hymnal, #53)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Three-Day weekend of 2017

This three-day weekend consists of the First Friday (January 6: Optional Memorial of Saint Andre Bessette) and this weekend (January 7/8: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Optional Memorial of St. Andre Bessette
Friday I-6 at 6 PM

St. Andre spent some time in little old West Warwick.

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (Sanctus, Agnus); Mortem Tuam, Dresden Amen
Psalm 34: R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Postlude: TBD
Elevations: improvisation on the Mode I Puer Natus in Bethlehem

Hymns, etc.:
Angels we have heard on high (Worship hymnal, #376)
Adeste Fideles (in Latin, Worship hymnal, #392)
Puer natus in Bethlehem (Mode I)
Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday I-7 at 5 PM; Sunday I-8 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

The brass will be on hand for the 5 PM Mass this Saturday, and the 9 and 11:15 AM Masses this Sunday.

Ordinary:
- except 7:30: Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus)
- 7:30 only: Mass VIII (Gloria); Mass XVIII (Sanctus, Agnus)
- all Masses: Mortem Tuam, Dresden Amen
Psalm 72: R./ Lord, every nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: TBD
Elevations: Fanfare in B-flat (Ferguson)
Postlude: Nöel Suisse (Daquin)

Hymns, etc.:
O come, all ye faithful (Maroon hymnal, #12, verses 1, 2, 3, and 6)
We three kings of Orient are (Maroon hymnal, #51)
Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light (Schop, arr. J.S. Bach)
As with gladness men of old (Maroon hymnal, #52)
What star is this with beams so bright (Maroon hymnal, #47)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mary, Mother of God (January 1)

Falls on a Sunday this year!  Masses are the regular Sunday schedule (Saturday at 5 PM; Sunday at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM).  Brass and singers are off.  I will be leading the singing from the console this weekend.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Mass VIII (Gl); Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Dresden Amen
Psalm 67: R./ May God bless us in his mercy (Owen Alstott)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvised variations on Forest Green
Elevations: hybrid improvisations on two Ave Maria settings (Mode I and Victoria)
Postlude: Hallelujah (from "Messiah"/Handel) (organ solo reduction)

Hymns, etc.:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Maroon hymnal, #13, first tune)
The first Nowell (Maroon hymnal, #30)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (key of C for this basso profundo)
In the bleak midwinter (Maroon hymnal, #44)
Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)

Side note: I was reading in a thread on one of the Facebook pages I frequent that some church (Catholic) used Angels we have heard on high in place of the Gloria.  Let me emphasize this: Angels we have heard on high is NOT the Gloria.  It is simply a Christmas carol with the line Gloria in excelsis Deo incorporated within.  It is perfectly appropriate as a hymn, but never in place of the Gloria or any Mass Ordinary.  Here endeth the rant.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas (The Nativity of Our Lord)

The Christmas Mass schedule is as follows:
Saturday (Christmas Eve): 5 and 10 PM
Sunday (Christmas Day): 9 and 11:15 AM (no 7:30 Mass)

Brass trio will be on hand at all Masses.
There will be a prelude of sung sacred Christmas music starting approximately 20 minutes before all Masses!

PRELUDE:

1. Bel Bambino (traditional Italian, arr. by Rhode Island's own Alexander Peloquin)
2. Gaudete! Christus est Natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582, arr. BMP)
3. Tollite Hostias (Camille Saint-Saëns)
4. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (Johann Schop, arr. Johann Sebastian Bach)
5. La Pastorale di Couperin (Antonio Allegra)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS:

Ordinary: Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon)
Psalm 96: R./ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries (both with brass):
Elevations: Fanfare in B-flat (John Ferguson)
Postlude: Nöel Suisse (Louis Claude Daquin)

Hymns, etc:
O come, all ye faithful (Worship hymnal, #392) (verse 1 in Latin, followed by verses 1-4 in English)
Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)
- The first two hymns listed here will be sung as arranged by Sir David Willcocks)
Hallelujah (George Frederick Handel, from Messiah)
Silent Night (Worship hymnal, #379)
Joy to the World (Worship hymnal, #399)

Best wishes to all parishioners and visitors to Sacred Heart for a merry and blessed Christmas!

Peace!
BMP

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IV Advent and a Concert

On Sunday, December 18, at 2 PM, there is a Christmas concert, dubbed The Joyful Sounds of the Season, at St. Matthew Church in Cranston, RI. St. Matthew's choir, along with some professionals, an orchestra, and Sacred Heart's own Brian Michael Page at the organ, conducted by Kyle Jameson, will perform works of Rutter, Mozart, Holst, and Willcocks, as well as selections from Handel's Messiah.  If you're in the area, come and listen!  Admission is free!

But not before the Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 24: R./ Let the Lord enter; he is King of glory (R./ Richard Proulx / V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Es ist ein' Ros 
Elevations: improvisation on Rorate Caeli (Mode I)
Postlude: improvisation on Veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)

Hymns, etc.:
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Worship hymnal, #357)
Joseph, be our guide and pattern (Worship hymnal, #693)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Samuel Webbe)
- Some may be familiar with the hymn Come, ye disconsolate.  The tune is the same, but with some minor alterations.
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
O come, Divine Messiah (Worship hymnal, #367)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Immaculate Conception and III Advent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Thursday, XII-8-16 at 9 AM and 7 PM

Ordinary: Mass VIII (G); Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 98: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (R./ J. Robert Carroll / V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Es Ist Ein Ros
Elevations: hybrid improvisation on two Ave Maria settings (Mode I and Victoria)
Postlude: improvisation on Woodlands

Hymns, etc.:
Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Worship hymnal, #695)
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534) (Listen)

Third Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-3-16, 5 PM; Sunday, XII-4-16, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 146: R./ Lord, come and save us (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Postlude: various improvisations on Geneva 42
- The tune Geneva 42 is the tune used for today's offertory hymn, as well as a hymn paraphrase on the Magnificat, O be glad, my soul rejoice, found in the Pius X Hymnal (1953) and Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles (1984)
Elevations: improvisation on the Magnificat of Ciro Grassi

Hymns, etc:
On Jordan's Bank, (Worship hymnal, #356)
Comfort, comfort, O my people (Worship hymnal, #370) (Listen)
Magnificat (Tone 8/Ciro Grassi)
The King shall come when morning dawns (Worship hymnal, #373)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Worship hymnal, #357)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Action-Packed Four-Day Weekend

The first list, that for the "Feria V of the First Week of Advent" is actually at SS. John and James in the Arctic section of town.  This Mass was announced in this past Sunday's Sacred Heart bulletin.  It will be celebrated by Fr. Derek Puleo, who has celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart on several occasions.  The organist for that Mass is yours truly.

The other two lists are for Masses celebrated here at Sacred Heart.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Feria V of the First Week of Advent
Thursday, XII-1-16, 7 PM, SS. John and James Church, West Warwick, RI

High Mass (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (for Weekdays of Advent and Lent)
Propers for the First Week of Advent from The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Greene

Other music:
Entrance hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus, #21 in their missalette
Offertory (after the proper): Conditor alme siderum (Mode IV)
Communion (after the proper): Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: The Advent of our King, #42 in their missalette

No organ voluntaries (prelude, elevations, postlude) on this day, as it is an Extraordinary Form Mass for a feria in Advent.

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Friday, XII-2-16, 6 PM, Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Mass in the Ordinary Form

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (for Weekdays of Advent and Lent)
Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (R./ Richard Proulx; V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV, adapt. BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: improvisations on Advent themes TBD
Postlude: improvisation on Cor Amoris 

Hymns, etc.:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine 
Conditor alme siderum (Mode IV)
Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)
To Jesus' heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-3-16, 5 PM; Sunday, XII-4-16, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII
Psalm 72: R./ Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever (Richard Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV, adapt. BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on York 
Elevations: improvisation on the Sanctus from Mass XVII 
Postlude: improvisation on theme TBD

Hymns, etc.:
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding, Maroon hymnal, #9
On Jordan's bank, Maroon hymnal, #10
Comfort, comfort, O my people, Worship hymnal, #370
- This will be sung during Communion by our singers, but feel free to join.
The Lord will come and not be slow, Maroon hymnal, #312, first tune
- (Listen - begins about 45 seconds into the linked video)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus, Maroon hymnal, #1

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day and I Advent

This Thursday, Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, we have one Mass at 9 AM.  It's also the last day of the Laus Tibi Christe Mass, for a time. 😉
For the season of Advent, we'll be keeping it simple by using Mass XVIII (the simplest set of Mass chants).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-24 at 9 AM

Music for this Mass will be provided by the trio of me, myself, and I.

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (Gloria is omitted)
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (Psalm Tone 8G)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott (that is, the hymn "Christ Is the King")

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on theme TBD
Elevations: improvisation based on Nun Danket
Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God (Sigfried Karg-Elert) (first portion)

Hymns, etc.:
We gather together, (Maroon hymnal, #315)
Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137)
Sing to the Lord of harvest (tune: "Wie Lieblich ist der Maien")
Now thank we all our God (Maroon hymnal, #276)

First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XI-26 at 5 PM, Sunday, XI-27 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (Gloria is omitted)
Psalm 122: R./ Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV/BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Veni, Emmanuel (modeled after Arthur Harris)
Elevations: improvisation on Conditor Alme Siderum
Postlude: improvisation on theme TBD

Hymns, etc.:
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
The King shall come when morning dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
To you I lift my soul (tune: "Love Unknown"/text by John Dunn)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

This weekend, we have our brass trio for three of our Masses, as well as a substitute soprano.

Our substitute soprano is Eden Casteel.  Eden is very accomplished in voice and piano, not only in performance, but in teaching as well.  Each summer, she also writes a children's musical called Quonnie.  And yes, she is also well-versed in sacred music.  She even substituted for me at the organ bench one weekend in the summer of 2014.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 122: R./ Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott 

Voluntaries:
Prelude: variations based on two Christus Vincit settings (Ambrosian and my own) (tentative)
Elevations: Christ Jesus Victor (with brass)
Postlude: Thine Be the Glory (from Handel's Judas Maccabeus) (tentative)

Hymns, etc.:
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)
Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)
Laudate Dominum (Lorenzo Perosi)
We praise thee, King of Kings (on sheets provided)
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP