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).


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")

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)

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)