Monday, December 29, 2014

FIVE Days, THREE Feasts, EIGHT Masses!

Much of the music is a repeat of what we did at this time last year, but not all of it.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Wednesday (New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014) at 6 PM
Thursday (New Year's Day, January 1, 2015) at 9 and 11:15 AM 

Ordinary of the Mass:
Gloria VIII, Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII, Mortem Tuam, and Dresden Amen
- NOTE: "Gloria VIII" is a short way of saying "Gloria from Mass VIII", one of 18 Gregorian Chant settings of the Mass in Latin from the Kyriale.  "Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII": same shorthand.
Alleluia (before the Gospel): adapted by BMP from the Mode V chant Divinum Mysterium 

All numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: While shepherds watched their flocks by night, #13
Psalm 67: May God bless us in his mercy, music by Owen Alstott
- melody in missalette for January 1
Offertory hymn: The first Nowell, #30
Communion anthem: Ave Maria, music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod.
- Probably the SECOND most popular Ave Maria amongst non-musicians (second only to that of Franz Schubert).  The melody by Charles Gounod was written to be sung over Prelude #1 in C by Johann Sebastian Bach (catalogued as BWV 846), from his book, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (there were two such books).
Meditation hymn: In the bleak midwinter, #44
Recessional hymn: Angels we have heard on high, #42

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

Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as Mary, Mother of God (above), but Gloria is omitted.
All numbers given are in the red Worship hymnal.

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful, #392
Psalm 98: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God, music by yours truly
Offertory hymn: What child is this, #411
Communion anthem: Corde natus ex parentis, Chant, Mode V
- The Latin text here is from which the hymn Of the Father's love begotten is translated.  The tune used here, Divinum Mysterium, is commonly used in both the Latin and English texts.
Recessional hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing, #387

Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Mass Saturday (January 3) at 5 PM 
Mass Sunday (January 4) at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
Brass at all Masses except 7:30 

Ordinary of the Mass
(at 7:30 Mass): Gloria VIII, Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII
(at all other Masses): Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei from Mass of the Shepherds by Pietro Yon
(at ALL Masses): Mortem tuam and Dresden Amen
Alleluia: same as Mary, Mother of God, and First Friday (above)

All numbers given are in the Maroon hymnal.

Entrance hymn: O come, all ye faithful, #12 (verses 1, 2, 5, and 6)
Psalm 72: Lord, every nation on earth will adore you, music by yours truly
Offertory hymn: We three kings of Orient are, #51
Communion anthem: Tollite hostias, music by Camille Saint-Sa├źns
Meditation hymn: As with gladness men of old, #52
Recessional hymn: What star is this with beams so bright, #47

Best wishes to all for a happy and blessed New Year (and the rest of the Christmas Season)!
Peace,
BMP