Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Immaculate Conception and III Advent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Thursday, XII-8-16 at 9 AM and 7 PM

Ordinary: Mass VIII (G); Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 98: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds (R./ J. Robert Carroll / V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Es Ist Ein Ros
Elevations: hybrid improvisation on two Ave Maria settings (Mode I and Victoria)
Postlude: improvisation on Woodlands

Hymns, etc.:
Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Worship hymnal, #695)
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Worship hymnal, #534) (Listen)

Third Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-3-16, 5 PM; Sunday, XII-4-16, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 146: R./ Lord, come and save us (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Postlude: various improvisations on Geneva 42
- The tune Geneva 42 is the tune used for today's offertory hymn, as well as a hymn paraphrase on the Magnificat, O be glad, my soul rejoice, found in the Pius X Hymnal (1953) and Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles (1984)
Elevations: improvisation on the Magnificat of Ciro Grassi

Hymns, etc:
On Jordan's Bank, (Worship hymnal, #356)
Comfort, comfort, O my people (Worship hymnal, #370) (Listen)
Magnificat (Tone 8/Ciro Grassi)
The King shall come when morning dawns (Worship hymnal, #373)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Worship hymnal, #357)

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Action-Packed Four-Day Weekend

The first list, that for the "Feria V of the First Week of Advent" is actually at SS. John and James in the Arctic section of town.  This Mass was announced in this past Sunday's Sacred Heart bulletin.  It will be celebrated by Fr. Derek Puleo, who has celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart on several occasions.  The organist for that Mass is yours truly.

The other two lists are for Masses celebrated here at Sacred Heart.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Feria V of the First Week of Advent
Thursday, XII-1-16, 7 PM, SS. John and James Church, West Warwick, RI

High Mass (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (for Weekdays of Advent and Lent)
Propers for the First Week of Advent from The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Greene

Other music:
Entrance hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus, #21 in their missalette
Offertory (after the proper): Conditor alme siderum (Mode IV)
Communion (after the proper): Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)
Recessional hymn: The Advent of our King, #42 in their missalette

No organ voluntaries (prelude, elevations, postlude) on this day, as it is an Extraordinary Form Mass for a feria in Advent.

Sacred Heart Community Mass
Friday, XII-2-16, 6 PM, Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Mass in the Ordinary Form

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII (for Weekdays of Advent and Lent)
Psalm 27: R./ The Lord is my light and my salvation (R./ Richard Proulx; V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV, adapt. BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: improvisations on Advent themes TBD
Postlude: improvisation on Cor Amoris 

Hymns, etc.:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine 
Conditor alme siderum (Mode IV)
Veni, veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)
To Jesus' heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XII-3-16, 5 PM; Sunday, XII-4-16, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Ordinary of the Mass: Mass XVIII
Psalm 72: R./ Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever (Richard Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV, adapt. BMP)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on York 
Elevations: improvisation on the Sanctus from Mass XVII 
Postlude: improvisation on theme TBD

Hymns, etc.:
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding, Maroon hymnal, #9
On Jordan's bank, Maroon hymnal, #10
Comfort, comfort, O my people, Worship hymnal, #370
- This will be sung during Communion by our singers, but feel free to join.
The Lord will come and not be slow, Maroon hymnal, #312, first tune
- (Listen - begins about 45 seconds into the linked video)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus, Maroon hymnal, #1

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day and I Advent

This Thursday, Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, we have one Mass at 9 AM.  It's also the last day of the Laus Tibi Christe Mass, for a time. 😉
For the season of Advent, we'll be keeping it simple by using Mass XVIII (the simplest set of Mass chants).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-24 at 9 AM

Music for this Mass will be provided by the trio of me, myself, and I.

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (Gloria is omitted)
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (Psalm Tone 8G)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott (that is, the hymn "Christ Is the King")

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on theme TBD
Elevations: improvisation based on Nun Danket
Postlude: Now Thank We All Our God (Sigfried Karg-Elert) (first portion)

Hymns, etc.:
We gather together, (Maroon hymnal, #315)
Come, ye thankful people, come (Maroon hymnal, #137)
Sing to the Lord of harvest (tune: "Wie Lieblich ist der Maien")
Now thank we all our God (Maroon hymnal, #276)

First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, XI-26 at 5 PM, Sunday, XI-27 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary: Mass XVIII (Gloria is omitted)
Psalm 122: R./ Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia Conditor Alme Siderum (Mode IV/BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Veni, Emmanuel (modeled after Arthur Harris)
Elevations: improvisation on Conditor Alme Siderum
Postlude: improvisation on theme TBD

Hymns, etc.:
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune)
The King shall come when morning dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
To you I lift my soul (tune: "Love Unknown"/text by John Dunn)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Maroon hymnal, #223)
O come, O come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

This weekend, we have our brass trio for three of our Masses, as well as a substitute soprano.

Our substitute soprano is Eden Casteel.  Eden is very accomplished in voice and piano, not only in performance, but in teaching as well.  Each summer, she also writes a children's musical called Quonnie.  And yes, she is also well-versed in sacred music.  She even substituted for me at the organ bench one weekend in the summer of 2014.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 122: R./ Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott 

Voluntaries:
Prelude: variations based on two Christus Vincit settings (Ambrosian and my own) (tentative)
Elevations: Christ Jesus Victor (with brass)
Postlude: Thine Be the Glory (from Handel's Judas Maccabeus) (tentative)

Hymns, etc.:
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship hymnal, #493)
Christ is the King (Worship hymnal, #500)
Laudate Dominum (Lorenzo Perosi)
We praise thee, King of Kings (on sheets provided)
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King (Worship hymnal, #497)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sunday XXXIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary: Messa Populare Laus Tibi Christe (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 98: R./ The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on Ewing
Elevations and Postlude: TBD

Hymns, etc:
Lo, he comes with clouds descending, Maroon hymnal, #5, second tune
Jerusalem, my happy home, Maroon hymnal, #585, first tune
Laudate Dominum (Giuseppe Pitoni)
Jesus, Son of Mary, Maroon hymnal, #223
Soon may the last glad song arise, Maroon hymnal, #539, second tune

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial: St. Charles Borromeo
Friday XI-4 at 6 PM

Ordinary of the Mass: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 122: R./ Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott (that is, the hymn "Christ is the King")

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: improvisations on Adoro Te Devote
Postlude: improvisation on Cor Amoris

Hymns, etc:
O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Cor Jesu Trinitatis ("Gott Soll Gepriesen")
Adoro Te Devote (Mode V), Worship hymnal, #489, in Latin
To Jesus' Heart, all-burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXXII of Ordinary Time
Saturday XI-5 at 5 PM; Sunday XI-6 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ordinary of the Mass: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
Psalm 17: R./ Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Alleluia: from Gelobt sei Gott (that is, the hymn "Christ is the King")

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: improvisations on Adoro Te Devote
Postlude: improvisation on In Paradisum

Hymns, etc:
The God of Abraham praise, Maroon hymnal, #285, first tune
O God, our help in ages past, Maroon hymnal, #289
Jesu, joy of man's desiring (J.S. Bach)
Jesus, Son of Mary, Maroon hymnal, #223
O worship the King, Maroon hymnal, #288

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

All Saints and All Souls

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

All Saints
Tuesday, November 1 - 9 AM and 7 PM

Mass Ordinary: 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 Pére Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia: from the hymn Christ is the King

Hymns, etc.
Voluntaries: TBA
For all the saints, Worship hymnal, #705
By all your saints still striving, Worship hymnal, #706
Beati qui lugent (Lorenzo Perosi)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Worship hymnal, #707

All Souls
Wednesday, November 2 - 9 AM and 7 PM

Mass Ordinary: Mass XVIII (pro defunctis)
- It's the basic chant Mass.  However, the endings on the Agnus Dei are a little different.  Instead of Miserere nobis (Have mercy on us), it's Dona eis requiem (Grant them rest), and instead of Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace), it's Dona eis requiem sempiternam (Grant them eternal rest).
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia: Thedoore Marier

Hymns, etc.
Prelude: improvisation on the Mode VI Requiem Aeternam
Requiem Aeternam (Mode VI)
- Translation: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Jesus, Son of Mary, Maroon hymnal, #223
Elevations: improvisation on the Mode VII In Paradisum
Communion: TBD
In Paradisum, Worship hymnal, #178 (Sung in Latin, translation is included in the hymnal)
Postlude: improvisation on the Mode VII In Paradisum

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday XXXI

This is the last weekend for Community Mass, as we switch to the Laus Tibi Christe Mass for November (up through Thanksgiving, but except All Souls).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude: improvisation on the Mode V Salve Regina
Elevations: "Homage a Victoria" (improvisation based on the Ave Maria of Tomas Luis de Victoria)
Postlude: improvised fanfare based on Ellacombe

Hymns, etc.:
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship hymnal, #702
Our Father, we have wandered, Worship hymnal, #755
- Same tune as O Sacred Head, sore wounded
God so loved the world (Sir John Stainer)
I heard the voice of Jesus say, Worship hymnal, #607
O Queen of the Holy Rosary, on sheets provided
- Same tune as Go, make of all disciples and The Day of Resurrection

Peace,
BMP

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday XXX

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 34: R./ The Lord hears the cry of the poor (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia: Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude and Elevations: TBD
Postlude: improvisation on Hyfrydol  
Hymns, etc.:
Love divine, all loves excelling, Worship hymnal, #588
Sing praise to God who reigns above, Worship hymnal, #528
Magnificat (Ciro Grassi) (alterantes with Tone 8)
Have mercy, Lord, on us, Worship hymnal, #753
Rejoice, the Lord is King, Worship hymnal, #493
Peace,
BMP

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sunday XXIX

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 121: R./ Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Alleluia: Twynham

Voluntaries: improvisations based on the Mode I Ave Maria and that of Tomas Luis de Victoria

Hymns, etc.
We gather together, Maroon hymnal, #315
God himself is with us, Maroon hymnal, #477, vv. 1, 3, 4
Ave Maria (Lorenzo Perosi)
Shepherd of souls, Maroon hymnal, #213
Ye holy angels bright, Maroon hymnal, #600

Peace,
BMP

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Three-Day Weekend

First Friday this month, October 7, is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.  I decided to pull out a golden oldie for this one: O Queen of the Holy Rosary (tune: Ellacombe), using the text from The New St. Basil Hymnal (published by the Basilian Fathers in 1958).

That said...
MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Prelude, Elevations, and Postlude for all five Masses will be improvisations based on Marian themes.

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Our Lady of the Rosary (Memorial)
X-7 at 6 PM

O Queen of the Holy Rosary, on sheets provided
- This is sung to the same tune as Go, make of all disciples and The Day of Resurrection
Psalm 111: The Lord will remember his covenant for ever (Tone 8)
Alleluia: Twynham
Salve Regina, Worship, #703
Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Magnificat (Tone 8)
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship, #702

Sunday XXVIII
X-8 at 5 PM; X-9 at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Your hands, O Lord, in days of old, Worship, #750
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Psalm 98: The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power (Richard Rice) (PDF)
Alleluia: Twynham
Now thank we all our God, #560
Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
O Queen of the Holy Rosary (depending on singers' availability)
To Christ, the Prince of Peace, Worship, #491
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship, #702

Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sunday XXVII and October Marian Devotions

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice (Owen Alstott)
- Music as written in the missalette, page 68.
Alleluia: Twynham

Voluntaries:
Prelude: TBA
Elevations: Improvisation on Tone 5
Postlude: hybrid improvisation melding Tone 5 and Day of Rest

Hymns, etc.
Jesus, Lover of my soul, Maroon hymnal, #415, first tune
O God, our help in ages past, Maroon hymnal, #289
Ave Verum (Lorenzo Perosi)
I sought the Lord, Maroon hymnal, #405
O Jesus, I have promised, Maroon hymnal, #570, second tune

Also, don't forget Marian Devotions at 7 PM on the Tuesdays of October (4, 11, 18, 25).

Music list:
Immaculate Mary, Worship, #708
O Salutaris Hostia, text on back cover of missalette (tune: "Werner")
Tantum Ergo, text on back cover of missalette (tune by Oreste Ravanello)
Elevation of the Monstrance: TBA, will vary each week
Adoremus in aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum (We adore you forever, O Most Holy Sacrament)
Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, Worship, #702

COME SPEND SOME TIME WITH MARY, IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR EUCHARISTIC LORD!

Peace,
BMP

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