Thursday, November 6, 2014



Ordinary of the Mass (for ALL Ordinary Form Masses from here up through Christ the King, November 23): Missa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
Alleluia (also for ALL Ordinary Form Masses through Christ the King): from the hymn Christ is the King (Worship, #500).  The verse will be the verse of the day, using Psalm Tone 8G.

FIRST FRIDAY: Sacred Heart Community Mass; XI-7-14 6 PM
Ordinary Form

Entrance hymn: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, on sheet provided
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord, response music by yours truly
Offertory anthem: Cor Jesu, Cor Amabile
Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus, music by Louis Lambillotte (Listen)
- This setting, though not as familiar as that of Cesar Franck, may be familiar to some as well.
Recessional hymn: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning, on sheet provided

This feast is celebrated in BOTH forms on November 9.  Since it falls on a Sunday this year, it trumps the 32nd Sunday of Ordered Time in the Ordinary Form and the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form.  In both forms, numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

XI-8-14 5 PM; XI-9-14 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM - Ordinary Form 

Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation, #780
Psalm 46: The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High, music by Owen Alstott (as written in the missalette, along with the readings for November 9)
Offertory hymn: The Church's one foundation, #396
Communion anthem: Jesu, joy of man's desiring, music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Meditation hymn: Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray, #191
- The text here is the original form of the hymn that is often seen as At that first Eucharist before you died (see Worship, #733).  The tune we will be using will be that of At that first Eucharist.  So, follow #191 in Maroon for the text, but sing the more familiar tune.
Recessional hymn: Let saints on earth in concert sing, #397 (Listen)
- This tune, taken from the Scottish Psalter of 1615, is also used for a more widely-used hymn, God moves in a mysterious way.

XI-9-14 12:30 PM - Extraordinary Form (Low Mass) 

Entrance hymn: The Church's one foundation, #396
Offertory music: organ improvisation on the tune Werde Munter, the hymn tune on which J.S. Bach's arrangement many choirs sing with joy as Jesu, joy of man's desiring, is based.  Another hymn we have sung, Come with us, O blessed Jesus (Maroon, #211), is also sung to that tune, using Bach's harmony, but without the organ embellishments before, after, and in between lines of hymn.  My improvisation for this Mass will be based on the basic Werde Munter tune of Johan Schop, who died in 1667, 18 years before the birth of Bach.
Communion hymn: Caelestis urbs Jerusalem, Chant, Mode I
- The vesper hymn for the Dedication of a Church, as found in the Liber Usualis, page 1248
Recessional hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation, #780