Friday, December 15, 2017

III Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

Not much different in the line of music today, especially since the Gospel readings for the Second and Third Sundays are very much related.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Memorial: Mortem Tuam
Amen: beginning melody of the Sanctus from Mass VIII

Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Resp. Psalm (Magnificat): R./ My soul rejoices in my God (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
On Jordan's bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Magnificat (Tone 8/Grassi)
Hark! the glad sound (Maroon hymnal, #7)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Three-Day Weekend II

This Friday: a Holy Day of Obligation - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of the United States of America.  Masses are at 9 AM and 7 PM 

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
- We rehearsed this Mass setting briefly before each of the Sunday Masses, but not the Saturday Mass, last weekend (mea culpa; I apologize).  This weekend, I will make it a point to rehearse it at the Saturday Mass as well.
Mass VIII (Gloria - Friday only)
Memorial: Mortem Tuam
Amen: beginning melody of the Sanctus from Mass VIII

Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:

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

Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
Psalm 98: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (Carroll/Gelineau)
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (Worship hymnal, #695)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)

The Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-9, at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-10, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Psalm 85: R./ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grand us your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
On Jordan's bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
(7:30 only): Psalm 147: R./ Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God (BMP) (PDF)
(all others) Creator alme siderum (Rossini)
Hark! the glad sound (Maroon hymnal, #7)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

This Friday, December 1, we have the First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass at 6 PM.  It will also be my last Ordinary Time duty for this year, as we go into Advent.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday XII-1 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Responsory: Daniel 3: 75-81 - R./ Give glory and eternal praise to him (page 118 or 190 in missalette, depending on whether or not the new missalettes are in the racks yet)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King
Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Communion responsory: Let us go rejoicing (BMP) (PDF)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

First Sunday of Advent
Saturday XII-2 at 5 PM; Sunday XII-3 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
Ordinary: Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Psalm 80: R./ Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved (music by Gregory Evans) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Jubilate Deo chant)
Amen: adapted from the beginning of the Sanctus of Mass VIII
- (7:30 only): The Lord will bestow his goodness (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others): To you I lift my soul ("Love Unknown" by John Ireland; text: John Dunn)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #1)
The King shall come when morning dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day and Christ the King

Usually I post these before the fact, and not after.  Was a bit hectic this week, so the Thanksgiving Day list got posted seven hours late.  Mea culpa! (My bad!)

For the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (less formally known as "Christ the King"), we will have our brass trio on hand for three of our four weekend Masses!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass: Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana) (no Gloria on Thanksgiving Day)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-23 at 9 AM

We gather together (Maroon hymnal, #315)
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137)
Now thank we all our God (Maroon hymnal, #276)

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-25 at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-26 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Owen Alstott)
Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)
Laudate Dominum (Giuseppe Pitoni)
Tantum Ergo (Worship hymnal, #758)
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Hope you're all having a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Peace,
BMP

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunday XXXIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 128: R./ Blessed are those who fear the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)

The rest:
Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560, for words)
O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)
Ave verum Corpus (Lorenzo Perosi)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Peace,
BMP

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sunday XXXII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 63: R./ My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

The rest:
To the Name of our salvation (Maroon hymnal, #326)
Rejoice, rejoice, believers (Maroon hymnal, #4)
Pie Jesu (Gabriel Faure)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
The Star-Spangled Banner (for the vets) (Worship hymnal, #761)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sunday XXXI

While you're at it, stop in and check out our Christmas Bazaar downstairs, open Friday, November 3, from 12 noon - 8 PM, and Saturday, November 4, from 10 AM - 7 PM.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 131: R./ In you, Lord, I have found my peace (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

The rest:
For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126, first tune)
In heav'nly love abiding (Maroon hymnal, #431)
Like as the hart (Vincent Novello)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
Jesus, Name all names above (Maroon hymnal, #342)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All Saints, All Souls, First Friday

Lists below are for Wednesday, November 1 (All Saints - a Holy Day of Obligation), Thursday, November 2 (All Souls), and Friday, November 3 (First Friday).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of All Saints
Wednesday, XI-1 at 9 AM and 7 PM

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 24: R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face (R./ by J. Robert Carroll/V./ by Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

Hymns:
For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)
By all your saints still striving (Worship hymnal, #706)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Worship hymnal, #707)

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

Note: At the 7 PM Mass, we pay a special remembrance to those of the parish who have died in the past year.

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (pro defunctis) (S, Ag)
- Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine; Amen: adapted from the Sanctus of Mass VIII
- Note: in the "pro defunctis" Agnus Dei, instead of "miserere nobis" (have mercy on us), we sing "dona eis requiem" (grant them rest), and instead of "dona nobis pacem" (grant us peace), we sing "dona eis requiem sempiternam" (grant them eternal rest).  Musically, it is the usual simple chant tune.
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord, nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
Alleluia: Marier

The rest:
Requiem aeternam (Mode VI)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
Pie Jesu (G. Faure)
In Paradisum (Worship hymnal, #178)

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Optional Memorial: St. Martin de Porres
Friday, XI-3 at 6 PM

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 147 or 131, depending on weekday Mass readings or optional Memorial Mass readings.  R./ Praise the Lord, Jerusalem OR In you, Lord, I have found my peace (both settings by BMP)
(PDF of Psalm 147) (PDF of Psalm 131)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

The rest:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
In heavenly love abiding (Maroon hymnal, #431)
Panis angelicus (Hungarian tune)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

The weekend Masses (Sunday XXXI) will come in a post later this week.

Peace,
BMP

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sunday XXX

He's Baaaaaaaaaack!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 30: R./ I love you, Lord, my strength (Sam Schmitt)
Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
O that I had a thousand voices (Maroon hymnal, #302) (Listen)
Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560)
- using an alternate tune.
Ubi Caritas (Mode VI)
- This is the Communion anthem, but feel free to join.  It's in the red Worship hymnal, #598.
O love that casts out fear (Maroon hymnal, #457) (Listen)
For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126, first tune)

Peace!
BMP

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunday XXIX, and guest organists - three of them!

This weekend, I will be out of state, attending my son's wedding.  However, we still have music, thanks to three fine substitute organists.  They are: Stephen Higgins (5:00 on Saturday), Paul Boucher (7:30 and 9:00 on Sunday), and Christopher Souza (11:15 on Sunday).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: recited
- Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Psalm 96: R./ Give the Lord glory and honor (Adam Bartlett)
Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

The rest:
Love divine, all loves excelling (Worship hymnal, #588)
Crown him with many crowns (Worship hymnal, #496)
Tantum ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
I sought the Lord (Worship hymnal, #593)
Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunday XXVIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 23: R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord... (Sam Schmitt)
Alleluia: Murray

The rest (all numbers are in the Maroon hymnal)
Christ for the world, we sing (#537)
Father, we thank thee who hast planted (#195)
In heav'nly love abiding (#431)
- This is the anthem during Communion, but feel free to join in.
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness (#210) (Listen)
Christ is the world's true light (#258) (Listen)
- Probably a little (but not much) slower in tempo than in the listen link! ;)

Peace,
BMP

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB

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

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 79: R./ For the glory of your Name, O Lord, deliver us (Tone 2)
Cor Jesu Trinitatis ("Gott Soll Gepriesen", alt.)
Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning (on sheets provided)

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

Christ is made the sure foundation (Worship hymnal, #617)
Psalm 80: R./ The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Adam Bartlett)
O Christ, the great foundation (Worship hymnal, #618)
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
Wherefore, O Father (Maroon hymnal, #205)
A mighty fortress is our God (Maroon hymnal, #551)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sunday XXVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 25: R./ Remember your mercies, O Lord (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB (Worship hymnal, #360)

The rest:
At the Name of Jesus (Worship hymnal, #499)
Jesus shall reign (Worship hymnal, #492)
To you I lift my soul ("Love Unknown"/John Ireland, text by John Dunn)
Amazing grace (Worship hymnal, #583)
All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name (Worship hymnal, #494)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunday XXV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 145: R./ The Lord is near to all who call him (Richard Rice)
Alleluia: Alstott (chant version in A-flat)

The rest:
Entrance: All creatures of our God and King (Worship hymnal, #520)
Offertory: O God, our help in ages past (Worship hymnal, #579)
Communion: Magnificat (Ciro Grassi)
Post-Communion: All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Recessional: Sing praise to the Lord (Worship hymnal, #539)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunday XXIV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 103: R./ The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger and rich in compassion (Richard Rice)
Alleluia: Alstott (chant version in A-flat)

The rest:
Entrance: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune)
Offertory: At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
during Communion: In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude"/Giovanni Gastoldi)
post-Communion: Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Recessional: Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Maroon hymnal, #301)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sunday XXIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
Alleluia: Alstott (chant version in A-flat)

The rest:
All people that on earth do dwell (Worship hymnal, #669)
The living God my shepherd is (Worship hymnal, #612)
Like as the heart (Vincent Novello)
Tantum Ergo (Worship hymnal, #758, in Latin)
The Master came to bring good news (Worship hymnal, #752)
- Same tune as To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King.

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

No, I don't mean Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day.  I mean First Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Memorial C: ICEL chant

Alleluia: Owen Alstott (chant version in A-flat)

The rest:

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Friday IX-1 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 97: R./ Rejoice in the Lord, you just (Psalm Tone 8G)
Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile
Pange Lingua Gloriosi (Worship hymnal, #813, in Latin)
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXII of the Year
Saturday IX-2 at 5 PM; Sunday IX-3 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634)
Psalm 63: R./ My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Weber) (PDF)
When I survey the wondrous cross (Worship hymnal, #433)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Mother Alexis Donnelly, RSM)
- An audio file can be found by clicking here.  It is the sixth file on the sidebar of that site.  The recording was done at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Providence (where I was music director from 1999-2003) back in 1990 under the direction of the late Jon Carew.  I inherited this tune from the library of my predecessor (and still good friend) Dave Sylvestre.
All you who seek a comfort sure (Worship hymnal, #490)
Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunday XXI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
- Sanctus and Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Psalm 138: R./ Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands (R./ Richard Proulx; V./ Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia: Owen Alstott

Hymns, etc.:
The Church's one foundation (Maroon hymnal, #396)
Thou who at thy first Eucharst didst pray (Maroon hymnal, #191)
- sung to the familiar tune used with At that first Eucharist
He comes to us as one unknown ("Repton"; Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- This is the anthem during Communion.  However, feel free to join in.  It's in the Worship hymnal, #573.
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds (Maroon hymnal, #455) (vv. 1-4)
Christ is made the sure foundation (back section of Maroon hymnal, #780)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sunday XX, and the Patrons of Fornelli

This Saturday's 5 PM Mass is our "Italian Heritage" Mass, in which we commemorate two patron saints (San Pietro Martire é San Domenico Abate) from Fornelli, Italy, the birthplace of much of our parish's ancestry. Brass trio (two trumpets and French horn) will be on hand).  Scripture and prayers, of course, correspond to the Sunday, that is, Sunday XX of the Year.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary (Saturday)
- Gloria, Sanctus, Amen (end of Gloria), and Agnus: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- Memorial Acclamation (in Italian)
Ordinary (Sunday)
- Gloria: recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus and Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Psalm 67 (all Masses): R./ O God, let all the nations praise you (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia (all Masses): Owen Alstott

Hymns, etc. (All Masses, except where noted)
Entrance: For all the saints (Worship hymnal, #705)
Offertory:
- (Saturday) By all your saints still striving (Worship hymnal, #706)
- (Sunday) Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Communion anthem (except 7:30, of course): I cieli immensi (Benedetto Marcello, and yes, in Italian)
Post-Communion: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Recessional: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, August 11, 2017

The (Almost) Four-Day Weekend

You heard that right!  Almost four-day weekend!  Saturday and Sunday for the Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, and Tuesday for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
Memorial A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen: Theodore Marier

Alleluia: Owen Alstott (A-flat chant setting)

The rest:

Sunday XIX of the Year
Saturday VIII-12 at 5 PM; Sunday VIII-13 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

When morning gilds the skies (Maroon hymnal, #367)
Psalm 85: R./ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
O worship the King (Maroon hymnal, #288)
Adoro Te Devote (Mode V)
- This is the anthem during Communion.  However, you can join in.  This hymn is in the Worship hymnal, #489.
I sought the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #405)
Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

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

Hail, holy Queen enthroned above (Worship hymnal, #702)
Psalm 45: R./ The queen stands at your right hand arrayed in gold (BMP) (PDF)
O Sanctissima (Worship hymnal, #712)
Ave Maria (setting TBD)
Salve Regina (Worship hymnal, #713)
Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)

Pax!
BMP