Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Rest of Advent (including Immaculate Conception)

This week's musing, "Decoding a Hymn Revisited", another rendition of my explanation of hymn credits, including text, tune, and meter.  Click here to read it.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION!!!  Friday XII-7 (6 PM) and Saturday XII-8 (9 AM, 5 PM)

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVIII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
- Mass VIII (Gloria) (or recited)
- Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
- Amen adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Immaculate Mary (Worship hymnal, #708)
Psalm 96: R./ Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds (Worship hymnal, #1060)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Worship hymnal, #695)
Communion responsory: R./ Glorious things of thee are spoken, O Mary (BMP, adapted from Austria) (PDF)
- The tune "Austria" is the tune most familiarly associated with the hymn "Glorious things of thee are spoken", which we sang about three months or so ago.
Meditation hymn: Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Recessional hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)

Sunday II of Advent
Sunday, XII-9 (7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM)

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
- Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
- Amen adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Psalm 126: R./ The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy (Alfred Calabrese) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark! a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Music during Communion:
- Psalm 147: R./ Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) Comfort, Comfort, O my people (Worship hymnal, #370)
Meditation hymn: The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
Recessional hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Sunday III of Advent
Saturday, XII-15 (5 PM); Sunday, XII-16 (7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM)

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
- Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
- Amen adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: On Jordan's Bank (Maroon hymnal, #10)
Responsorial Psalm (Isaiah 12: 2-6): R./ Cry out with joy and gladness, for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel (Alstott)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns (Maroon hymnal, #11)
Music during Communion:
- Psalm 147: R./ Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God (BMP) (PDF)
- (11:15) Magnificat (Tone 8g/Ciro Grassi, alternating)
- - In this "Magnificat" setting, the versicles alternate between the Gregorian Psalm Tone 8g and a choral tone written by Ciro Grassi.  This tone was published in the Pius X Hymnal right around the time of Grassi's death in the early 1950's.  Alternating tones is a practice used in some churches even today, and I try to continue that practice when possible.
Meditation hymn: Hark! a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (Maroon hymnal, #9)
Recessional hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Maroon hymnal, #2)

Sunday IV of Advent
Saturday, XII-22 (5 PM); Sunday, XII-23 (7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM)

Ordinary of the Mass:
- Mass XVII (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
- Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
- Amen adapted from Sanctus VIII

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Comfort, Comfort, O my people (Worship hymnal, #370)
Psalm 80: R./ Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved (Evans) (PDF)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme" (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Tell out, my soul (Worship hymnal, #534)
Music during Communion:
- Psalm 19: R./ Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son; and his name shall be callèd Emmanuel (BMP, based on O Heiland Reiss) (PDF)
- (11:15) Alma Redemptoris Mater (Webbe, alt.)
Meditation hymn: Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming (Worship hymnal, #374)
Recessional hymn: O Come, Divine Messiah (Worship hymnal, #367)
- When I was at Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket through a good chunk of the 1990's, we sometimes sang this hymn in the original French, "Venez, Divin Messie".

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP