Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sunday XXVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Memorial Acclamation C: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Psalm 146: R./ Praise the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Robert Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude: Improvisation on Leoni
- Leoni is the tune name for this weekend's offertory hymn, The God of Abraham Praise.  A good practice, when a hymn is, or at least appears to be, new to a congregation, is for the organist to incorporate the tune and variations thereof into the prelude.  Those listening will then get somewhat of an idea of what the hymn sounds like when it's actually sung.  This practice is especially good in Catholic parishes, as only part of a hymn verse is often used as an introduction, unlike most Protestant churches where the entire verse is used as an introduction.
Elevations and Postlude: "Homage à Stanford" (improvisations based on Charles Villiers Stanford's Psalm Tone VIII-based Psalm 150) 

Hymns, etc.
To the Name of our salvation, Maroon hymnal, #326
The God of Abraham praise, Maroon hymnal, #285, first tune (Listen)
- In this listen link, the hymn begins at around the 1:25 mark.  In this hymn, you'll notice the three-syllable name "Abraham" is poetically condensed to two syllables, usually rendered "Abram".
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
I need thee every hour, Maroon hymnal, #438, first tune
Soon may the last glad song arise, Maroon hymnal, #539, second tune
- The more familiar Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates is also sung to this tune.

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sunday XXV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Memorial Acclamation C: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Psalm 113: R./ Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Robert Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude, Elevations, and Postlude: improvised variations on Tone 5

Hymns, etc.:
Praise to the Holiest in the height, Maroon hymnal, #343, first tune
O Jesus, I have promised, Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune
In heav'nly love abiding (tune: "Nyland")
- Though this is the choral Communion anthem, those who wish to join in can find this hymn in the Maroon hymnal, #431.
Blest are the pure in heart, Maroon hymnal, #418
O worship the King, Maroon hymnal, #288

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sunday XXIV

Two of the hymns are tunes that are also sung with hymns we have sung before.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (weekend Masses only)
Sanctus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Memorial Acclamation C: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

Psalm 51: R./ I will rise and go to my Father (Royce Nickel) (PDF)
Alleluia: Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Southwell
Elevations: improvisation on Parce, Domine (Mode I)
Postlude: improvisation on two settings of Christus Vincit (Ambrosian and my own, as a hybrid)

Hymns, etc.
From all that dwell below the skies, Worship hymnal, #521
- We also sing Jesus shall reign to this tune.
Our Father, we have wandered, Worship hymnal, #755
- We also sing O sacred Head to this tune.
My song is love unknown (John Ireland)
- This is our anthem during Communion.  However, if you wish to join, the hymn is in the Worship hymnal, #439.
Have mercy, Lord, on us, Worship hymnal, #753 (Listen)
- My first time using this tune, but extremely easy to sing.
The Star-Spangled Banner, Worship hymnal, #761

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Three-Day Weekend

For September and October, we have a change in Mass setting.  The Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei are from Richard Proulx's A Community Mass, a setting we have used at times over the past few years.
Also, for September only, the Memorial Acclamation (our response to "The mystery of faith") is the same tune as the We proclaim your death, O Lord that we sang during July and August, but is actually the third acclamation, Save us, Savior of the world.  September could be referred to as the "month of the Holy Cross".  The Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross falls on September 14 (which falls on a Wednesday this year, but if it falls on a Sunday, it takes place over the regularly numbered Sunday of Year).  In addition, the Gospel reading for this weekend is that in which Jesus speaks, "If you wish to follow me, you must deny yourself and take up your very cross".

Save us, Savior of the world, for by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (weekend Masses only)
Sanctus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the World from Holy Angels Mass
Amen and Agnus Dei: A Community Mass

Alleluia: setting by Robert Twynham ("do do do-so so...")
The rest:

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

Prelude: TBA
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 37: R./ The salvation from the just comes from the Lord (Tone 8G)
Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Elevations: TBA
Panis angelicus (Hungarian tune from the Pius X Hymnal)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)
Postlude: TBA

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

Prelude: improvisation based on Breslau
When morning gilds the skies, Worship hymnal, #675
Psalm 90: R./ In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge (BMP) (PDF)
Take up your cross, Worship hymnal, #634
Elevations: improvisation based on the Jubilate Deo chant Salvator mundi, salva nos
Like as the hart, Vincent Novello
All you who seek a comfort sure, Worship hymnal, #490
Lift high the cross, Worship hymnal, #704
Postlude: improvisation based on O Jesu, mi dulcissime
 
Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunday XXII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

This is the final week of Heritage Mass (for a time).
We switch to Community Mass in September and October.

Hymns, etc.
Prelude: Improvisation on the Ambrosian Christus Vincit
Christ is made the sure foundation, Worship, #617
Psalm 68: R./ God, in your goodness you have made a home for the poor (Sam Schmitt)
Go, make of all disciples, Worship, #628
Elevations: Improvisation on the Vatican Christus Vincit
Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
How good the name of Jesus sounds, Worship, #610
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King, Worship, #497
Postlude: Improvisation on my own Christus Vincit

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunday XXI, and the Patrons of Fornelli

This weekend, in addition to the 21st Sunday of Ordered Time, we're at that time in August where our parish honors two patron saints of Fornelli, Italy, birthplace of many of our parish's founders.  The saints are Dominico Abate (Dominic the Abbot) and Pietro Martire (Peter the Martyr).

The brass trio will be on hand for the Saturday Mass.  For those going to the time after at West Valley, enjoy!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
Saturday: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
- Memorial Acclamation will be in Italian, source unknown
Sunday: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
- Gloria will be recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Memorial Acclamation also from Holy Angels Mass

Alleluia: Alstott (chant-style, A-flat)

Hymns, etc.
Prelude TBD
For all the saints, Worship, #705
Psalm 117: R./ Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News (BMP)
- This is an adaptation of the Benediction staple, Adoremus in aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum, Mode V.  The basic Psalm Tone for the versicles is Tone 5, same as in Adoremus in aeternum.  It should be noted that Psalm 117 is also the Psalm used in both cases (though older hymnals list it as Psalm 116, the numbering from the Veta Vulgata).
By all your saints still striving, Worship, #706
Elevations:
- (Saturday): Fanfare in B-flat (John Ferguson)
- (Sunday): Improvisation on I cieli immensi (Benedetto Marcello)
I cieli immensi (Benedetto Marcello)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, Worship, #488
Holy God, we praise thy Name, Worship, #524
Postlude TBD

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunday XX

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

Hymns, etc.
Prelude: improvisation on Salve Regina (Mode V)
We gather together, Maroon hymnal, #315
Psalm 40: R./ Lord, come to my aid (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Fight the good fight, Maroon hymnal, #560 (tune: Mendon)
Elevations: improvisation on Ave Maria (hybrid of Mode I and Victoria)
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
Let saints on earth in concert sing, Maroon hymnal, #397
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship, #702
Postlude: improvisation on O Sacrum Convivium (Remondi)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Three-Day Weekend!

This coming First Friday Mass doubles as a memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass (all three days):
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted Friday)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Dedication of St. Mary Major
Friday VIII-5-16 at 6 PM

Prelude: Improvisation on "Salve Regina" (Mode V)
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship, #702
Responsory (Judith 13): R./ You are the highest honor of our race (Owen Alstott)
Salve Regina, Worship, #703 (in Latin)
Elevations: Improvisation on "Ave Maria" (Mode I)
Daily, daily, sing to Mary/Omni die dic Mariae (alternating English/Latin)
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning, on sheets provided
Postlude TBD

Sunday XIX of the Year
Saturday VIII-6-16 at 5 PM; Sunday VIII-7-16 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Prelude: Improvisation on "Pange Lingua" (Mode III)
Sing praise to God who reigns above, Worship, #528
Psalm 33: R./ Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own (C. Kelly/J. Gelineau)
Lift up your heads, O mighty gates, Worship, #363
Elevations: Improvisation on "Tantum Ergo" (Mode V)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
To Christ, the Prince of Peace, Worship, #491
Jesus shall reign wheree'er the sun, Worship, #492
Postlude TBD

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sunday XVIII

In light of the recent sick and twisted killing of Fr. Hamel in France by ISIS, I chose a prelude and postlude in light of that.  In a recent post I made on Facebook, I was debating whether or not I should do La Marseillaise for the postlude this weekend.  Some commenters gave me some really good suggestions.  One suggestion was the tune Iste Confessor (or Rouen, as it is called in The Hymnal 1940).  While it is used mostly with the hymn Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal, Kathleen Pluth recently composed a translation in light of the recent events.  Another was the hymn Ecce Sacerdos Magnus.  Last year we used the Maximillian Stadler setting of Ecce Sacerdos Magnus upon the entrance of our auxiliary Bishop, the Most Rev. Robert Evans, at our Confirmation.

Therefore...

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)

Alleluia: Owen Alstott (A-flat chant style)

The rest:
Prelude: Improvisation on the aforementioned Iste Confessor
Fight the good fight, Maroon hymnal, #560, using the tune Mendon
Psalm 90: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
- music as written in the missalette, page 43
O worship the King, Maroon hymnal, #288
Elevations: Improvisation on J'irai la voir un jour
Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)
Blest are the pure in heart, Maroon hymnal, #418
Now thank we all our God, Maroon hymnal, #276
Postlude: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus (Maximillian Stadler)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sunday XVII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:

Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

Prelude, Elevations, and Postlude: Improvisations on the Wandering Tone

Hymns, etc.:
To the Name of our salvation, Maroon hymnal, #326
- Same tune as Joseph, be our Guide and Pattern, which we sing on the St. Joseph solemnity.
Psalm 138: R./ Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me (Alstott)
- Music as written in the missalette, page 40.
Christ for the world, we sing, Maroon hymnal, #537
- Same tune as Come, thou almighty King as found in the Worship hymnal, but with a minor alteration in two measures toward the end.
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Mother Alexis Donnelly, RSM)
- More on Mother Alexis and her connection to Providence (and one of my former parishes) here.  I inherited this piece from my predecessor, the "venerable" Dave Sylvester.
God himself is with us (stanzas 1 and 3), Maroon hymnal, #477
Ye holy angels bright, Maroon hymnal, #600
- Same tune as Rejoice, the Lord is King, which we often sung.

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunday XVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:

Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

Prelude, Elevations, and Postlude: Improvisations on Tone 4

Hymns, etc.:
Christ is made the sure foundation, Worship, #617
Psalm 15: R./ He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
O God, our help in ages past, Worship, #579
Sing, all creation ("Coelites Plaudant"; harm. by Theodore Marier)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, Worship, #488
Sing praise to the Lord, Worship, #539

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sunday XV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

Alleluia: Alstott (A-flat chant style)

Hymns, Psalms, etc.:
Prelude: Improvisation on Ubi Caritas
Love divine, all loves excelling, Maroon hymnal, #479, first tune
Psalm 69: R./ Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live (Richard Rice) (PDF)
The King of love my shepherd is, Maroon hymnal, #345, first tune
Elevations: Improvisation on Ubi Caritas
Ubi Caritas (Mode VI)
- Though this is the Communion anthem, you may join in if you wish.  It's in Worship, #598.
Blest are the pure in heart, Maroon hymnal, #418
Ye holy angels bright, Maroon hymnal, #600
Postlude: Improvisation on Hyfrydol

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

THE THREE-DAY WEEKEND

This three-day weekend consists of the First Friday Sacred Heart Community Mass on VII-1 at 6 PM, and the weekend Masses for Sunday XIV of the Year.

The Ordinary of the Mass is as follows for July and August:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death, O Lord from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Amen and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Alstott)

The Alleluia will be Alstott's chant-style setting.

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Optional Memorial: St. Junipero Serra
Friday VII-1 at 6 PM

In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, the Solemnity of the Most Precious Blood would be celebrated on this date.  Here in the Ordinary Form, we have the Optional Memorial of Saint Junipero Serra.

Gloria is omitted.  Remainder of Ordinary and the Alleluia as listed above.

Hymns, Psalms, etc.:
Prelude TBD
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheets provided
Psalm 96: R./ Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations (Schmitt) (PDF)
Cor Jesu Trinitatis ("Gott Soll Gepriesen")
Elevations: improvisation on A Prayer for Us by Alexander Peloquin
He shall feed his flock (G. F. Handel)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning, on sheets provided
Postlude: improvisation on Cor Amoris 

Sunday XIV
Saturday VII-2 at 5 PM; Sunday VII-3 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary and Alleluia as listed above.

Hymns, Psalms, etc.:
Prelude: Improvised Fantasia on Tone 8
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, Worship, #530
Psalm 66: R./ Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (BMP) (PDF)
Go, make of all disciples, Worship, #628
Elevations: Homage a Stanford (based on Charles V. Stanford's Psalm 150)
In the cross of Christ I glory ("Charlestown", arr. BMP)
- For those who wish to join in this Communion anthem, it is in the maroon hymnal, #777
Shepherd of souls, Worship, #728
America the Beautiful, Worship, #763
Postlude (tentative): improvisation on National Hymn

Peace,
BMP

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sunday XIII

After this weekend, we will put the Laus Tibi Christe Mass away until November, and switch to settings in English for July-October.  Details on that next weekend.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude: Improvisation on Tone VII
All hail the pow'r of Jesus' Name, Worship, #494
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Mode VI Alleluia
O Sacred Heart, O Love, Divine
Elevations: Improvised fanfares on Tone VII
Be thou my vision (Jean-Hubert Desrocquettes)
All you who seek a comfort sure, Worship, #490
- The hymn I heard the voice of Jesus say is also sung to this tune.
Rejoice, the Lord is King, Worship, #493
Postlude (tentative): Prelude on Te Deum (Marc Antoine Charpentier)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunday XII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude: Improvisations on Breslau
- Breslau is one of a number of tunes often associated with the hymn Take up your cross.  This is not the tune we are singing at the offertory (we are using the tune as written in the hymnal), but I figured I'd note the association. ;)

The Church's One Foundation, Maroon hymnal, #396
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 63: R./ My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
- Fr. Weber is a Benedictine priest whose musical works are published at the famed St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.  He is also associated with the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mode VI Alleluia
Take up your cross, Worship, #634
Elevations TBD
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
When I survey the wondrous cross, Worship, #433
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning, on sheets provided
Postlude: Improvisation on Cor Amoris 
- Cor Amoris is the tune used for To Jesus' Heart, all-burning.

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday XI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude: Improvisation on Day of Rest
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning, on sheets provided
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana
Psalm 32: R./ Lord, forgive the wrong I have done, Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB
Mode VI Alleluia
Jesus, Lover of my soul, Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune
Elevations TBD
In heav'nly love abiding, Maroon hymnal, #431
I sought the Lord, Maroon hymnal, #405
O Jesus, I have promised, Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune
Postlude: Improvisation on the matching tunes Llangloffan and Llanfyllin

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Three-Day Weekend

First Friday this month is also the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, our parish's Patronal Feast.  Joining us will be our brass trio.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday, VI-3-16 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheets provided
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord, nothing indeed shall I want, Worship, #32
Mode VI Alleluia
Cor Jesu Trinitatis, "Gott Soll Gepriesen"
I Cieli Immensi, Benedetto Marcello
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, Worship, #488
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning, on sheets provided

Sunday X
Saturday, VI-4-16 at 5 PM; Sunday, VI-5-16 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, Worship, #530
Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana
Psalm 30: R./ I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me, Sam Schmitt
Mode VI Alleluia
Your hands, O Lord, in days of old, Worship, #750
I Cieli Immensi (Marcello)
Soul of my Savior, Missalette, #21
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning, on sheets provided

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

This weekend, our brass trio returns for the 5:00 PM Saturday Mass and the 9:00 and 11:15 AM Sunday Masses.  Also: First Communion at the 11:15 Mass.

Prelude: Improvisation on Ave Verum (Mode VI)
Entrance hymn: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates, Worship, #363
Gloria: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana
Psalm 110: R./ You are a priest for ever in the line of Melchisedek, Richard Rice (PDF)
Sequence: Ecce Panis Angelorum (7:30: Mode VII; All other Masses: G.B. Polleri)
Alleluia: Chant, Mode VI
Offertory hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus, Worship, #737
- Some trivia for you: The tune name Hyfrydol (to which Alleluia! sing to Jesus is sung) is pronounced "hoverall" (rhymes with "coverall").  This I learned from a parishioner who is well versed with the Welsh language.
Liturgy of the Eucharist: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana, and adaptations thereof
Elevation music: Fanfare in B-flat, John Ferguson
Communion anthem: Ave Verum, Camille Saint-Saëns
Post-Communion hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, Worship, #488
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name, Worship, #524
Postlude: Improvisation on the Mode V Tantum Ergo 

Peace,
BMP

Monday, May 16, 2016

Most Holy Trinity

Starting with this weekend, we put away the Picchi ("Cristo Risusciti") Mass and begin use of the Caudana ("Laus Tibi Christe") Mass for the remainder of May and all of June.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude: Improvisation on "Nicaea" (Holy, holy, holy), taken after a Calvin Hampton prelude I once found in an issue of The Organist's Companion
Entrance hymn: Come now, almighty King, Worship, #487
- This tune can also be found as "Trinity" and "Moscow".
Gloria: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana
Psalm 8: R./ O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth, Sam Schmitt (PDF)
Alleluia: Chant, Mode VI (the familiar "do re mi do / remi re do la so / do remi redo do")
Offertory hymn: Holy, holy, holy, Worship, #485
Liturgy of the Eucharist: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", Federico Caudana, and adaptations thereof
Elevation music: based on Psalm 150 by Charles Villiers Stanford
Communion anthem: the aforementioned Psalm 150, Charles Villiers Stanford
- This is a piece I first sang as an 11-year-old tenor with the boys'/men's choir at the former Holy Trinity Church in Central Falls, RI.  The then-organist/choirmaster, Reuel Gifford, was a huge influence for me.
Post-Communion hymn: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, Worship, #488
Recessional hymn: O God, almighty Father, Worship, #484
Postlude: TBD

Peace,
BMP

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pentecost at Sacred Heart

This weekend, as we conclude Paschaltide with the Birth of the Church (50 days after Easter), we will have our brass trio (affectionately dubbed, "The Plumbers"), consisting of two trumpets and a French horn, at three of our four Masses.

This will be the final weekend of the Picchi Mass until next Easter.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude: Improv on the Mode VIII Veni, Creator Spiritus
Entrance hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Worship, #482
Gloria: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi
Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth, Owen Alstot
Sequence: Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Mode I
Alleluia: BMP, adapted from O Filii et Filiae, Mode II (.pdf)
Offertory hymn: Fire of God, undying flame, Worship, #474
Liturgy of the Eucharist: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi, and adaptations thereof
(Elevations: Fanfare in B-flat, John Ferguson)
- NOTE: "Elevations" is the name given to the fanfares played when Father Bucci elevates the Host and Chalice.
Communion anthem: Veni, Creator Spiritus, alternating the SATB setting of Oreste Ravanello (odd verses) with the Mode VIII chant setting (even verses) (The music to the even verses is in Worship, #479, for those who would like to join in.)
Post-Communion hymn: Regina Caeli, Worship, #443
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God, Worship, #560
Postlude: Improv on the Mode I Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
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