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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass), which is also the feast of St. John Vianney, plus this weekend, in which we celebrate the fixed date (August 6) feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which trumps the 18th Sunday of the Year.  (The Gospel reading for the Transfiguration is very much similar to that of the Second Sunday of Lent.)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Feast of St. John Vianney, Priest
Friday VIII-4 at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 81: R./ Sing with joy to God our help (BMP) (PDF, versicles 1, 2, 4)
Alleluia: Alstott (the A-flat chant setting)
Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #347, second tune, stanzas 1 and 4)
- I was looking for that "priest" motif and found it in stanza 4: Thou within the vail hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest, Thou on earth both Priest and Victim in the Eucharistic Feast.
Sung Mass:
- Sanctus and Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Marier
Panis Angelicus (Hungarian tune)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

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

O wondrous type, O vision fair (Maroon hymnal, #119)
Sung Mass:
- Gloria: Holy Angels Mass (BMP) or recited
- Sanctus and Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Vermulst)
- Memorial Acclamation A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Marier
Psalm 97: R./ The Lord is King, the Most High over all the earth (Proulx/Gelineau)
Alleluia: Alstott (the A-flat chant setting)
All hail the power of Jesus' Name (Maroon hymnal, #355, first tune)
Fairest Lord Jesus (tune: "Schonster Herr Jesu")
- Though this is the Communion anthem for the singers, you may join in.  It is in the maroon hymnal, #346, first tune.
I worship thee, Lord Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #252) (Listen)
Crown him with many crowns (Maroon hymnal, #352)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sunday XVII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria (Sat./Sun.): recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Psalm 119: R./ Lord, I love your commands (R./ Robert Batastini; V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- The music for this Psalm is in the Worship hymnal, #913.
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

The rest:
Christ for the world we sing (Maroon hymnal, #537)
God, my King, thy might confessing (Maroon hymnal, #280)
Be thou my vision (Jean-Hubert Desrocquettes)
O God, unseen yet ever near (Maroon hymnal, #198, first tune)
Jesus shall reign (Maroon hymnal, #542)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunday XVI

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria (Sat./Sun.): recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Psalm 86: R./ Lord, you are good and forgiving (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

Hymns, etc.:
Behold! a sower! from afar (Maroon hymnal, #401)
Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137)
Ecce Panis Angelorum (Fr. Carlo Rossini)
O saving Victim, opening wide (Maroon hymnal, #209, first tune)
- a translation of the Latin O Salutaris Hostia
Soon may the last glad song arise (Maroon hymnal, #539, second tune)
- same tune as Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sunday XV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria (Sat./Sun.): recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Psalm 65: R./ The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

The rest:
Behold! a sower! from afar (Maroon hymnal, #401)
How firm a foundation (Maroon hymnal, #564)
Jesu, joy of man's desiring ("Werde Munter", arr. J.S. Bach)
Come with us, O blessed Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #211)
- Same tune as the aforementioned Jesu, joy of man's desiring that we are singing as a Communion anthem, but in a lower key to make it "congregation friendly".
O Jesus, I have promised (Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Gloria (Sat./Sun.): recited, or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Sanctus/Agnus: Mass for Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
- Memorial A: Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
- Amen: Theodore Marier

Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

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

The rest:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 106: R./ Give thanks to the Lord for he is good (Tone 8g)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Worship hymnal, #607)
Cor Jesu Trinitatis (tune: "Gott Soll Gepriesen")
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

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

The rest:
Holy, holy, holy (Maroon hymnal, #266)
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
At the Name of Jesus (Maroon hymnal, #356, first tune)
He shall feed his flock (George Frederick Handel, from Messiah)
O Thou in all thy might so far (Maroon hymnal, #444)
From all that dwell below the skies (Maroon hymnal, #277)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sunday XIII

Back to English Mass Ordinary settings for the next four months (with only a couple of exceptions).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 89: R./ For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

Hymns, etc.:
Lift high the cross (Worship hymnal, #704)
Take up your cross (Worship hymnal, #634)
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
O God of love, O King of peace (Worship hymnal, #652)
Mine eyes have seen the glory (Worship hymnal, #686)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Three-Day Weekend #2 this Month

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday, VI-23 at 7 PM

The brass will be on hand for one more round.  They will return next on August 19, the day of the Italian Heritage Festival.

Ordinary: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord's kindness is everlasting to those who fear him (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Alleluia: Deiss

Hymns, etc.:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Cor Jesu Trinitatis (Tune: "Gott Soll Gepriesen", arr. BMP)
I Cieli Immensi (Benedetto Marcello)
O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning (on sheets provided)

Twelfth Sunday of the Year
Saturday, VI-24 at 5 PM; Sunday, VI-25 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)
Psalm 69: R./ Lord, in your great love, answer me (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Deiss

Hymns, etc.:
Fight the good fight (Maroon hymnal, #560, but using the tune "Mendon")
Abide with me (Maroon hymnal, #467)
Soul of my Savior (William J. Maher)
Blest are the pure in heart (Maroon hymnal, #418)
Ye holy angels bright (Maroon hymnal, #600)

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Corpus Christi and First Communion

The Solemnity traditionally known as Corpus Christi, now known as the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  Some liturgical trivia: How many remember Corpus Christi and Precious Blood being two separate feasts?  Before the Novus Ordo (1969), Corpus Christi was the Thursday after Trinity (the Sunday after Trinity was simply the Second Sunday after Pentecost), while the Precious Blood was on the fixed date of July 1.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Brass trio (two trumpets and a French horn) will be on hand for three of the Masses, one of them (the 11:15) is also our First Communion Mass.

Ordinary: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 147: R./ Praise the Lord, Jerusalem (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

Hymns, etc:
Lift up your heads, O mighty gates (Worship hymnal, #363)
Ecce Panis Angelorum (Sequence)
- 7:30 AM: Mode V
- All other Masses: G.B. Polleri
Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Worship hymnal, #737)
Ave Verum Corpus (Saint-Saëns)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
Holy God, we praise Thy Name (Worship hymnal, #524)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Most Holy Trinity

- O Most Holy Trinity, undivided Unity, holy God, mighty God, God immortal, be adored!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Responsorial Psalm (Daniel 3/Canticle of the Three Children): R./ Glory and praise for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Lucien Deiss, C.S.Sp.

Hymns, etc.:
Come now, almighty King (Worship hymnal, #487)
Holy, holy, holy (Worship hymnal, #485)
Festive Alleluia (Gordon Young)
Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (Worship hymnal, #488)
O God, almighty Father (Worship hymnal, #484)

Peace!
BMP

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Common for all Masses:
Ordinary (for the last times until next Easter): Missa "Cristo Risusciti" (Luigi Picchi)
Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/BMP)

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Optional Memorial: SS. Marcellinus and Peter
Friday VI-2, 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (on sheets provided)
Psalm 103: R./ The Lord has set his throne in heaven (Theodore Marier)
Come, Holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)
Veni, Creator Spiritus (Worship hymnal, #479)
To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning (on sheets provided)

The Solemnity of Pentecost
Saturday VI-3, 5 PM; Sunday VI-4, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Brass trio at all Masses, except 7:30.

Come, Holy Ghost (Worship hymnal, #482)
Psalm 104: R./ Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Owen Alstott)
Sequence: Come, O Holy Spirit, Come (Mode I) (missalette, page 106, with readings of the day)
Fire of God, undying flame (Worship hymnal, #474)
- NOTE: same tune as the Advent hymn Savior of the nations, come.
Veni, Creator Spiritus (Mode VIII/Ravanello)
- SATB setting for odd-numbered verses by Oreste Ravanello.  Even-numbered versicles sung to the chant tune, which can be found in the Worship hymnal, #479.
Regina Caeli (Worship hymnal, #443)
Now thank we all our God (Worship hymnal, #560)

Peace,
BMP