Friday, April 28, 2017

III Easter

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Misa "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi, based on Surgit in haec dies)
Psalm 16: R./ Lord, you will show us the path of life (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (Maroon hymnal, #89)
O Sacrum Convivium (Remondi)
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English and Latin)
He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)

Quod scripsi, scripsi! (Those famous words of Pontius Pilate!)
BMP

Thursday, April 20, 2017

II Easter (Divine Mercy)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Misa "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi, based on Surgit in haec dies)
Psalm 118: R./ Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love is everlasting (Owen Alstott)
- (as written in the missalette, pages 84-85)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/BMP)

Hymns, etc.:
Jesus lives! thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)
The strife is o'er (Maroon hymnal, #91)
Adoro te devote (Mode V)
- (Although it's the Communion anthem, feel free to join - Worship #489)
Christians to the Paschal Victim (Maroon hymnal, #97)
- (The Easter Sequence)
This joyful Eastertide (Worship, #449)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD'S SUPPER - 7 PM

Mass:
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (Kyrie and Gloria)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus and Agnus)
Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)

Psalm 116: R./ Our blessing cup is a communion with the blood of Christ (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)
At that first Eucharist (Worship hymnal, #733)
Ave verum (Camille Saint-Saëns)
Pange lingua gloriosi (Mode III, alternating with a choral setting by BMP) (PDF)
- Feel free to join in singing the odd-numbered verses - see the Worship hymnal, #813)

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION - 7 PM

Psalm 31: R./ Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP)
Adoramus Te, Christe (Theodore Dubois)
God so loved the world (Sir John Stainer, from "The Crucifixion")
Tenebrae factae sunt (Johann Michael Haydn)
Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (Louvain)
Jesu, Salvator Noster (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
Abide with me (Maroon hymnal, #467)

THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT - 7 PM
with brass trio

Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Owen Alstott)
- music as found on page 45 in the missalette
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Exodus 15 (Responsory) R./ Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory (BMP) (PDF)
Missa "Christo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi) (Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus, and adaptations by BMP for the Memorial Acclamation and Amen)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" for the Easter Vigil (BMP) (PDF)
Litany of Saints (Roman Missal chant)
Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)
The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
Hallelujah (George Frederick Handel, from "Messiah")
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English and Latin)
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

EASTER SUNDAY - THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
with brass trio except 7:30 AM

Mass:
Missa "Christo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi) (Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus, and adaptations by BMP for the Memorial Acclamation and Amen)
Psalm 118: R./ This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Sequence: page 82 in missalette (English)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" for the Easter Season (BMP) (PDF)
Vidi Aquam (Joseph Gruber)

Hymns, etc.:
The Day of Resurrection (Maroon hymnal, #96, first tune)
That Easter Day with joy was bright (Maroon hymnal, #98)
Hallelujah (George Frederick Handel, from "Messiah")
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443, English and Latin)
Jesus Christ is ris'n today (Maroon hymnal, #85)

Happy and blessed Triduum and Easter Season to all!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!* (see post scriptum below)
BMP

*Post Scriptum: "Quod scripsi, scripsi" were the words of Pontius Pilate in St. John's account of the Passion of our Lord, which is read on Good Friday.  When Pilate wrote on Jesus' cross, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews", the chief priests told Pilate to write instead that Jesus *said* that he was the King of the Jews, to which Pilate responded, "What I have written, I have written," or in Latin, "Quod scripsi, scripsi," which I have taken for my trademark since changing the name of my personal blog from "Christus Vincit" to "Epistles from the Scriptorium".

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

First Friday and Palm Sunday

And an action-packed three-day weekend it is!  Our First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass as usual, followed by Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion.  At the Saturday 5 PM Mass and the Sunday 9 and 11:15 AM Masses, we will be joined by our brass trio!

Without further ado...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
IV-7-17 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Kyrie "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 1: R./ Blessed are they who hope in the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
O Sacred Head (Maroon #75)
Sanctus XVIII, Mortem Tuam, Amen (adapt. Sanctus VIII), Agnus XVIII
My God, my Father, while I stray (Troyte/Montani)
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning (on sheets provided)

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
IV-8-17 at 5 PM; IV-9-17 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Hosanna Filio David
- (7:30) Mode VII;
- (all other Masses) Mode VII, arr. BMP for SATB, organ, and brass) (PDF)
All glory, laud, and honor (Maroon, #62)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)
O Sacred Head (Maroon, #75)
Sanctus:
- (7:30) Mass XVIII
- (all other Masses) from Six Palm Sunday Acclamations (Schubert)
Mortem Tuam, Amen (adapt. Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Tenebrae Factae Sunt (Johann Michael Haydn)
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship, #497)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fifth 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 130: R./ With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation: Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc (all numbers given are in the MAROON hymnal).
We sing the praise of him who died (#340)
When I survey the wondrous cross (#337)
God so loved the world (Sir John Stainer, from his oratorio, The Crucifixion)
Let thy blood in mercy poured (#190)
There is a green hill far away (#65, first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

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