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."

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

First Sunday of Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Laus Tibi Christe (Federico 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.  This is the Mass setting we used during this past Advent.)
- Save us, Savior of the world (ICEL chant/Memorial)
- Amen (adapt. from Sanctus VIII)

Psalm 25: R./ Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
Praise to the Holiest in the height (Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune)
Jesus, lover of my soul (Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune)
To you I lift my soul ("Love Unknown"/John Ireland; text by John Dunn)
Hark, my soul! it is the Lord (Maroon hymnal, #459)
Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ash Wednesday

Three Masses: 9 AM, 12:05 and 6:30 PM

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana) (Kyrie)
- Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam (chant/Memorial)
- Amen (adapt. from Sanctus VIII)

Psalm 51: R./ Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (Providence's own C. Alexander Peloquin)
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
Lord, who throughout these forty days (Maroon hymnal, #59)
Our Father, we have wandered (Worship hymnal, #755)
- Same tune as O Sacred Head, surrounded
Attende, Domine (Worship hymnal, #414)
Parce, Domine
- (9:00 and 12:05): Mode I/BMP (PDF)
- (6:30): Fr. Carlo Rossini

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sunday VI, and Putting the Alleluia Away with a Bang!

This Sunday is the last before Ash Wednesday in the Ordinary Form of the Mass.  Those who celebrate the Extraordinary Form sang their last Alleluias two Sundays ago, as that calendar has Septuagesima, often known as that "little Lent before Lent".
What a better way to celebrate this last Sunday before Lent than to "put the Alleluia away!"  While there is no place for such a rite in the Mass itself (ordinary or proper), there is always putting it away in the form of other song.  In the case of this weekend, the anthem during Communion (Festive Alleluia by Gordon Young) will serve such purpose.

Another way would be to add some extra gusto (organ and voice) at the Alleluia before the Gospel.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Holy Angels Mass (Gloria/Memorial) (BMP) (PDF)
- Mass for Christian Unity (Sanctus/Agnus) (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

The rest:
Your hands, O Lord, in days of old (Worship hymnal, #750)
Psalm 32: R./ I turn to you, O Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation) (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Marier
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534)
Music during Communion:
- (except 7:30) Festive Alleluia (Gordon Young)
- (7:30 only) They ate, and they were fully satisfied (BMP) (PDF)
I sought the Lord (Worship hymnal, #593)
Sing praise to the Lord (Worship hymnal, #539)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Three-Day Weekend

This Friday, February 2, at 6 PM, we have our First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass.  On that day, we also celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, where Jesus is presented in the temple as our light.  The Mass begins with a procession with candles (thus the traditional name, Candlemas).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
The Presentation of the Lord
Friday, II-2, at 6 PM

Mass Ordinary: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 24: R./ Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Theodore Marier

Hymns, etc.:
Entrance Antiphon: The Lord will come to us (Worship hymnal, #1023)
Procession: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (Maroon hymnal, #464)
Offertory: Hail to the Lord who comes (Maroon hymnal, #115)
Communion anthem: Nunc Dimittis (Christopher Upton)
Meditation: In his temple now behold him (Missalette, #133)
Recessional: O Sion, open wide thy gates (Maroon hymnal, #116)

The Fifth Sunday of the Year
Saturday, II-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM 

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Holy Angels Mass (Gloria/Memorial) (BMP) (PDF)
- Mass for Christian Unity (Sanctus/Agnus) (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen
Psalm 147: R./ Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Theodore Marier

Hymns, etc:
Entrance: Fight the good fight with all thy might (Maroon hymnal, #560)
Offertory: O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (Maroon hymnal, #344)
Communion:
- (except 7:30): Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (music from Louvain)
- (7:30 only) A power came out from him which healed them all (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation: Take my life, and let it be (Maroon hymnal, #408) (Listen)
Recessional: Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sunday IV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Holy Angels Mass (Gloria/Memorial) (BMP) (PDF)
- Mass for Christian Unity (Sanctus/Agnus) (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

The rest:
Maroon hymnal, #551 - A mighty fortress is our God
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
- music on page 52 of missalette
Alleluia: Theodore Marier
Worship hymnal, #750 - Your hands, O Lord, in days of old
Communion music:
- Cantate Domino Canticum Novum (Vincent d'Indy) (except 7:30)
- Let your face shine down upon your servant (BMP) (PDF) (7:30 only)
Maroon hymnal, #213 - Shepherd of souls
Maroon hymnal, #342 - Jesus, Name all names above

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sunday III

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Holy Angels Mass (Gloria/Memorial) (BMP) (PDF)
- Mass for Christian Unity (Sanctus/Agnus) (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

The rest:
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (Maroon hymnal, #344) (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Teach me your ways, O Lord (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Theodore Marier
Christ is made the sure foundation (Maroon hymnal, #780)
Communion music:
- In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude") (except 7:30)
- Follow me and I will make you fishers of men (BMP) (7:30 only) (PDF)
God deigning man to be (Maroon hymnal, #131) (Listen)
For all the saints (Maroon hymnal, #126, first tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sunday II

Back to "green season"!  Mass Ordinary for the next five Sundays are in English.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Holy Angels Mass (Gloria/Memorial) (BMP) (PDF)
- Mass for Christian Unity (Sanctus/Agnus) (Jan Vermulst)
- Dresden Amen

The rest:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Worship hymnal, #547)
Psalm 40: R./ Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will (R./ Richard Proulx; V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- (Worship hymnal, #869)
Alleluia: Marier
O Christ, the great foundation (Worship hymnal, #618)
Communion music:
- Be thou my vision (Desrocquettes) (except 7:30)
- We have found the Messiah, the Christ (BMP) (7:30 only) (PDF)
The King of love my shepherd is (Worship hymnal, #609)
Go, make of all disciples (Worship hymnal, #628)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Yet Another Three-Day Weekend

Five of my last six weekends have been three-day weekends.  Not complaining one bit.  Keeps us active, right? Right. ;)

This Friday is our First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass.  It's also the Memorial for St. John Neumann, a Bohemian-born bishop who came to the United States.  He was Bishop of Philadelphia from 1852 until his death in 1860 (at the young age of 48 - incidentally, the age of my father at his death).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Memorial of St. John Neumann, Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia
Friday I-5 at 6 PM

Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)
Psalm 100: R./ Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (BMP)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)
Adeste fideles (in Latin, Worship hymnal, #392)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial)
Dresden Amen
Puer natus in Bethlehem (Mode I)
Joy to the world (Worship hymnal, #399)

The Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday I-6 at 5 PM; Sunday I-7 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass at all Masses except 7:30 AM

O come, all ye faithful (Maroon hymnal, #12, verses 1, 2, 3, and 6)
Mass of the Shepherds (Gloria/Sanctus/Agnus) (except 7:30)
Gloria VIII (7:30 only)
Psalm 72: R./ Lord, ever nation on earth will adore you (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP)
We three kings of Orient are (Maroon hymnal, #51)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus) (7:30 only)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Memorial)
Dresden Amen
Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light ("Emuntre Dich")
As with gladness men of old (Maroon hymnal, #52)
What star is this with beams so bright (Maroon hymnal, #47)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Another BIG Three-Day Weekend
(Holy Family and Mary, Mother of God)

This three-day weekend, I will be singing all Masses from the console alone, giving a much-deserved break to our singers and brass.  They will return next weekend (January 6/7) for the Epiphany.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
- Mass VIII (Gloria)
- Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
- Mortem Tuam and Dresden Amen

Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (BMP) (PDF)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Saturday XII-30 at 5 PM; Sunday XII-31 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)
Psalm 105: R./ The Lord remembers his covenant for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Once in royal David's city (Maroon hymnal, #236)
Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business? (BMP) (PDF)
- The actual Communion proper, which is really in the form of a dialogue between Mary and Jesus.  It's from the Gospel passage where Jesus, at about 12 years old, spent some time in the temple learning from the elders there.  Mary asks, "Son, why have you treated us so?  Your Father and I have been worried and seeking you."  Jesus replies, "How is it that you are seeking me?  Did you know not that I had to do my Father's business?"  His Father's business is something Jesus tended to throughout his life.
O Sion, open wide thy gates (Maroon hymnal, #116)
God rest you merry, gentlemen (Maroon hymnal, #40)

Mary, Mother of God
Monday I-1-18 at 10 AM

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Maroon hymnal, #13, first tune)
Psalm 67: R./ May God bless us in his mercy (Alstott)
The first Nowell (Maroon hymnal, #30)
Exult, O daughter of Sion (BMP) (PDF)
In the bleak midwinter (Maroon hymnal, #44)
Angels we have heard on high (Maroon hymnal, #42)

Happy and blessed New Year to all who read this!

Peace,
BMP

Friday, December 22, 2017

The BIG Three-Day Weekend (IV Advent and Christmas)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-23 at 5 PM; Sunday, XII-24 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

O come, divine Messiah (Worship hymnal, #367)
Kyrie XVII
Psalm 89: R./ For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (adapt. BMP) (PDF)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Worship hymnal, #357)
Sanctus XVII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (adapted from the beginning of Sanctus VIII)
Agnus Dei XVII
(except 7:30) Rorate Caeli (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
(7:30 only) Behold, a Virgin shall conceive (BMP) (PDF)
Lo! how a Rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
See, amid the winter's snow (Worship hymnal, #375)

Christmas: The Nativity of the Lord
Sunday, XII-24 at 5 and 10 PM; Monday, XII-25 at 9 and 11:15 AM

Prelude (to begin approximately 20 minutes before each Mass)
1. Tu scendi della stelle (traditional Italian)
2. Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light (Johann Schöp, arr. J.S. Bach)
3. Gaudete, Christus est natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582, arr. BMP)
4. Tollite Hostias (Camille Saint-Saëns)
5. La Pastorale di Couperin (Antonio Allegra)

Mass:
O come, all ye faithful (Worship hymnal, #392; arr. David Willcocks)
Gloria (Mass of the Shepherds) (Pietro A. Yon)
Psalm 96: R./ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord (R./ Richard Proulx / V./ Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (adapt. BMP) (PDF)
Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387; arr. David Willcocks)
Sanctus (Mass of the Shepherds)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Dresden Amen
Agnus Dei (Mass of the Shepherds)
Hallelujah! (George Frederick Handel, from "Messiah")
Silent Night (Worship hymnal, #379)
Joy to the world (Worship hymnal, #399, verses 1, 2, 4)

Merry and blessed Christmas to all who read this!

Pax!
BMP

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