Sunday, April 3, 2016

III Easter (April 10, 2016)

Hopefully we won't get any more global warming (snow)!


The title, Christ the Lord is ris'n today, shows up four times in the Worship hymnal, accounting for two different texts, set to two tunes each.
One text is a paraphrase of the Easter sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes, which you heard in English on Easter Day and in Latin on the Octave, and appears at #452 and #461.  #461 is a more familiar tune to most parishes, and is the tune we are using this Sunday.  #452 is tune tune Surgit in Haec Dies, on which our Mass Ordinary for the Easter Season is based.
The other is a Charles Wesley text, which is normally set with an "alleluia" at the end of each line (in the form as in Jesus Christ is ris'n today, which we sang the last two Sundays).  The two tunes for this text are at #462 and #463.  The latter is scheduled for April 17, and is also used for the Ascension hymn Hail the day that sees him rise.


Entrance hymn: Rejoice, angelic choirs, rejoice, Worship, #455
Gloria: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi
Psalm 30: R./ I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me, Sam Schmitt
Alleluia: Owen Alstott, adapted from O Filii et Filiae, Mode II
Offertory hymn: Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Worship, #461
Liturgy of the Eucharist: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi, and adaptations thereof
Communion anthem: O Sacrum Convivium, Roberto Remondi
Post-Communion hymn: Regina Caeli, Worship #443
Recessional hymn: This joyful Eastertide, Worship, #449