Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PALM SUNDAY of the Lord's Passion

At all Masses this weekend except for the 7:30, we will have on hand our brass trio (Ed Lapierre, Gerry Heroux, and Doug Wood), and an additional voice, tenor Christopher Cate (he debuted with us last Christmas) joining soprano Elaine Previte, alto Kate Warrener, and yours truly on bass.

Much of the music is a repeat of last year's Palm Sunday.  Click here for that list, where you can find translations of the Latin pieces.


Entrance chant (Introit):
- at 7:30: Hosanna Filio David, chant, Mode VII
- all other Masses: Pueri Haebraeorum, musical setting by Franz Schubert, taken from his Six Palm Sunday Acclamations
Procession of the Palms (after the Gospel): All glory, laud, and honor, Maroon, #62
Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, setting by yours truly, based on the Mode I Vexilla Regis 
Kneel/Pause (during the Passion): Adoramus Te, Christe, music by Theodore Dubois, from his The Seven Last Words of Christ 
Offertory hymn: O sacred Head, sore wounded, Maroon, #75
- at 7:30: the basic chant from Mass XVIII
- all other Masses: setting by Franz Schubert, from his Six Palm Sunday Acclamations 
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world, music by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, set for the current edition of the Roman Missal in English
- NOTE: It's the setting we've sung throughout Lent
Amen: based on the Sanctus of Mass VIII
Agnus Dei:
- at 7:30: the basic chant from Mass XVIII
- all other Masses: Messa Populare "Laus Tibi Christe", music by Federico Caudana
Communion anthem: Surely he hath borne our griefs, music by G.F. Handel, from Messiah
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King, Worship, #497

I will post the music for the Sacred Triduum shortly after this weekend.