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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Three-Day Weekend

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass) and the Sixth Sunday of Easter!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Missa Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP)
- Friday versicle in missalette, page 146, to Tone 2
- Weekend versicle (PDF)

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Feria VI of the Fifth Week of Easter
Friday V-4 at 6 PM

The rest:
Crown him with many crowns (Maroon hymnal, #352)
Psalm 57: R./ I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord (missalette, page 146, Tone 2)
Ave Maria (Jacques Arcadelt) (credited also as "Jacob Arcadelt")
Ubi Caritas (Worship hymnal, #598, in Latin)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (Maroon hymnal, #89)

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Saturday V-5 at 5 PM; Sunday V-6 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

The rest:
Jesus lives! thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)
Psalm 98: R./ The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving pow'r (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Maroon hymnal, #599)
(7:30 only): R./ I have chosen you from the world, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
(except 7:30): Daily, daily, sing to Mary/Omni die dic Mariae ("Omni Die")
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English/Latin)
Hail the day that sees him rise (Maroon hymnal, #104, second tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, April 26, 2018

V Easter and "Christ the Lord Is Ris'n Today"

CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY x2 (x2)

Yes, you'll see it right.  An interesting note about our red Worship hymnal is that there are two different hymn texts that begin with the words Christ the Lord is ris'n today, and both are given two tunes EACH!

The first Christ the Lord is ris'n today, which will be sung at the Offertory, is a paraphrased translation of the Easter sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes, written by Wipo of Burgundy in the 11th century, translated by Jane Leeson in the 19th century.  The two tunes provided are Surgit in Haec Dies (#452), which, coincidentally, is the tune on which our Mass Ordinary setting for the Easter Season is based, and Victimae Paschali (#461), not to be confused with the chant melody we sang for the sequence on Easter Sunday, but a metrical tune of German origin, also known as Heil, uns Heil, Alleluia.  It is this second tune (#461) that we will be using this weekend.  We have used both tunes in the past (on different Sundays, of course).

The second Christ the Lord is ris'n today, our Recessional hymn, is a Charles Wesley text with Alleluias at the end of each line (not to be confused with the well-known Jesus Christ is ris'n today, which we sing at the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday).  The two tunes provided are Gwalchmai (#462), written by Robert David Jones, and Llanfair (#463), written by Robert Williams, and well-known with the Ascension hymn Hail the day that sees him rise.  Again, we will use the second tune (#463) this weekend, and again, we have used both tunes in the past (on different Sundays).

The two texts are NOT alike, except that they share the same title, and they're both Easter hymns. ;)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Cristo Risusciti (and adaptations thereof) (Luigi Picchi)
Psalm 22: R./ I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)

During Communion:
(7:30 only) I am the true vine... (BMP) (PDF)
(all others) Regina Caeli (Antonio Lotti)

Hymnody:
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (Worship hymnal, #459)
Christ the Lord is ris'n today (Sequence paraphrase) (Worship hymnal, #461)
Regina caeli (Worship hymnal, #443 / English and Latin)
Christ the Lord is ris'n today (Wesley text) (Worship hymnal, #463)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

IV Easter

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Cristo Risusciti (and adaptations thereof) (Picchi)
Psalm 118: R./ The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)

During Communion:
(7:30 only) I am the good shepherd, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
(all others) He shall feed his flock (G. F. Handel, from Messiah)

Hymnody:
He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)
The strife is o'er (Maroon hymnal, #91)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443 / English and Latin)
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Maroon hymnal, #94) (vv. 2-4)
- The first verse would have been a better fit for the Easter Vigil, alluding to the third Old Testament Reading in which Moses defeats Pharoah.  The second through fourth verses take on a much more seasonal theme for Easter.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

III Easter

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Cristo Risusciti (and adaptations thereof) (Luigi Picchi)
Psalm 4: R./ Lord, let your face shine on us (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)

During Communion:
(7:30 only) O sing to the Lord, alleluia... (Adam Bartlett, from the Lumen Christi Simple Gradual)
(all others) Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)

Hymnody:
Jesus lives, thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)
This joyful Eastertide (Worship hymnal, #449)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443 / English and Latin)
Rejoice, angelic choirs, rejoice (Worship hymnal, #455)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Three-Day Weekend in the Octave of Easter

This Friday's Sacred Heart Community Mass is the Mass for Friday in the Octave of Easter.  All hymnody for that day will be seasonal.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday in the Octave of Easter
Friday, IV-6, at 6 PM

Mass Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Picchi)

Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)
Psalm 118: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone (BMP) (PDF)
- Versicles differ slightly from the .pdf.  They are the versicles from the missalette. page 133 (the Daily Mass Propers section).
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/arr. BMP) (PDF)
- Versicle is in the missalette
O filii et filiae (Mode II)
The disciples knew the Lord Jesus (Mode VI)
Alleluia, alleluia! let the holy anthem rise (Missalette, #72)
- Resurrecting a lost classic! ;)

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)
Saturday, IV-7, at 5 PM; Sunday, IV-8, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Mass Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Picchi)

The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Psalm 118: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting (Owen Alstott)
- Music is in the missalette, page 84.
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (Mode II/arr. BMP) (PDF)
O sons and daughters (Maroon hymnal, #99 / beginning with verse 4)
Adoro Te Devote (Mode V)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Palm Sunday / Triduum / Easter

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Palm Sunday | Holy Thursday | Good Friday | The Easter Vigil | Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Sat. III-24 at 5 PM; Sun. III-25 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass trio at all Masses except 7:30 AM

Hosanna Filio David (Mode VII)
- NOTE: At Masses with brass, additional brass fanfares are included using this arrangement by yours truly.
All glory, laud, and honor (Maroon hymnal, #62)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (PDF)
Adoramus Te, Christe (Theodore Dubois, from his Seven Last Words of Christ)
O Sacred Head, sore wounded (Maroon hymnal, #75)
Sanctus (Franz Schubert, from his Six Palm Sunday Acclamations)
- (7:30 only: Mass XVIII)
Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
In Monte Oliveti (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
- (7:30 only) Father, if this chalice cannot pass (Adam Bartlett)
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
Thurs. III-29 at 7 PM

Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)
Gloria "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Psalm 116: Our blessing cup is a communion... (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (PDF)
At that first Eucharist (Worship hymnal, #733)
Sanctus XVIII
Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVIII
Ave verum (Camille Saint-Saëns)
Pange lingua (Mode III, alternating with setting by BMP) (PDF)
- NOTE: You may find the text, as well as the Mode III melody in the Worship hymnal, #813.

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Friday III-30 at 7 PM

Psalm 31: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (PDF)
Adoramus Te, Christe (Theodore Dubois, from his Seven Last Words of Christ)
Vexilla Regis (Mode I, alternating with a setting by Fr. Carlo Rossini)
O Sacred Head, sore wounded (Maroon hymnal, #75)
Jesu, Salvator noster (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (setting from Louvain)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
Abide with me (Maroon hymnal, #467)

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Saturday III-31 at 7 PM, with brass trio

Psalm 104: Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Owen Alstott)
Psalm 16: You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Exodus 15: Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory (BMP) (PDF)
Gloria "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)
Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)
The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
- NOTE: Memorial Acclamation (We proclaim your death, O Lord) and Amen adapted by BMP
Hallelujah (Georg Fredrich Handel, from his Messiah)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, in both English and Latin)
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection
Sunday IV-1 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM (brass trio at 9 and 11:15 AM)

The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Gloria "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Psalm 118: This is the day the Lord has made... (Owen Alstott)
Sequence: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Mode I)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)
Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)
That Easter Day with joy was bright (Maroon hymnal, #98)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
- NOTE: Memorial Acclamation (We proclaim your death, O Lord) and Amen adapted by BMP
Hallelujah (Handel, from his Messiah)
- (7:30 only) Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed (BMP) (PDF)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, in both English and Latin)
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

A blessed Passiontide and Eastertide to all!
Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 15, 2018

V Lent, St. Joseph, and ZEPPOLES!!!

This three-day weekend consists of the Fifth Sunday of Lent and the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Monday, March 19).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Saturday, III-17, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-18, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary:Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass XVII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Psalm 51: R./ Create a clean heart in me, O God (BMP, adapted from Parce, Domine, Mode I) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
O love, how deep, how broad, how high (Maroon hymnal, #344)
O sacred head (Maroon hymnal, #75)
(7:30 only) R./ Any man who serves me... (BMP) (PDF)
(except 7:30) My God, my Father, while I stray (Troyte/Montani)
- NOTE: This hymn is in the St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book supplement.
O Savior, precious Savior (Maroon hymnal, #349) (Listen)
 NOTE: This tune is known in The Hymnal 1940 as "Watermouth", but is also known as "Angel's Story", the title which I first learned this as.
We sing the praise of him who died (Maroon hymnal, #340)

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, III-19, at 9 AM, followed by ZEPPOLES!!!

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

Psalm 89: R./ The Son of David will live for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
Joseph, be our guide and pattern (Worship hymnal, #693)
Come now, and praise the humble saint (Worship hymnal, #694)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all (Worship hymnal, #488)
Holy patron, thee saluting (Missalette, #105)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 8, 2018

IV Lent (Laetare Sunday)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass XVII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Psalm 137: R./ Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.
Forty days and forty nights (Maroon hymnal, #55)
At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
God so loved the world (Sir John Stainer) (except 7:30)
Jerusalem is built as a city... (BMP) (PDF)
Let thy blood in mercy poured (Maroon hymnal, #190)
There is a green hill far away (Maroon hymnal, #65, first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Friday, III-2, at 6 PM

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

Psalm 105: R./ Remember what marvels the Lord has done (Tone 2)
- text on page 155 in missalette
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF) (V./ is that of III Lent, B)

Hymns, etc:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Jesu, Salvator noster (Rossini)
Parce, Domine (Mode I/BMP) (PDF)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

Third Sunday of Lent
Saturday, III-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, III-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary:
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus/Agnus: Mass XVII
Memorial: Save us, Savior of the World (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Psalm 19: R./ Lord, you have the words of everlasting life (Worship hymnal, #794)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc:
We sing the praise of him who died (Maroon hymnal, #340)
When I survey the wondrous cross (Maroon hymnal, #337)
(7:30 only): Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
(except 7:30) Jesu, Salvator noster (Rossini)
Jesus, lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana) (Kyrie)
- Mass XVII (Sanctus/Agnus)
- - (NOTE: This is not a typo.  We did Mass XVIII for Ash Wednesday.  Mass XVII is for the Sundays)
- Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant/Memorial)
- Amen (adapt. from Sanctus VIII)

Psalm 116: R./ I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
The glory of these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #61)
O wondrous type, O vision fair (Maroon hymnal, #119)
(7:30 only) Tell no one about the vision you have seen (BMP) (PDF)
(except 7:30) Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
- This is the anthem during Communion.  You may join, however, in singing this.  It is in the maroon hymnal, #346, first tune.
Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
There is a green hill far away (Maroon hymnal, #65. first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

PS: "Quod scripsi, scripsi!" - the words spoken by Pontius Pilate when corrected on what to inscribe on the Holy Cross on which hung the Savior of the world.  Translation (from Latin): "What I have written, I have written."