Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend, and about Adaptations

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About Adaptations in some Mass settings...

Two of our most familiar Latin settings that a number of you sing very well at Mass are the Laus Tibi Christe Mass by Federico Caudana (which we use during most of June and most of November, plus the Kyrie from that Mass in Lent) and the Cristo Risusciti Mass by Luigi Picchi (which we use during Paschaltide, after all, it's based on a tune written for Paschaltide).

At the time these two Masses were published (Cristo Risusciti was published in 1934, Laus Tibi Christe in 1963), there was no Memorial Acclamation in the Mass, and the Amen at the end of the Canon of the Mass (now known as the Eucharistic Prayer) was simply a single Amen (do do-re).

So, while the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are from the actual Mass setting by the aforementioned composers, I had taken the liberty of adapting the Memorial Acclamation (in English) and Amen triplex to fit the theme of the two Masses.

In the Laus Tibi Christe Mass, I used the When we eat this bread... acclamation, adapted to the opening passages of the Gloria from that Mass, and simply used the Amen triplex that concludes the Gloria to conclude the Eucharistic Prayer.

In the Cristo Risusciti Mass (which we are singing now), I used the We proclaim your death, O Lord... acclamation, adapted to the opening and closing passages of the Agnus Dei.  The Amen triplex is also adapted to the opening passage of the Agnus Dei, but in a much more festive way.  As this Mass setting is based on a 12th century Easter hymn tune (which is in our Worship hymnal, by the way, #452), this was an easy task for me.


Ordinary: Cristo Risusciti (Luigi Picchi) (Memorial and Amen are adapted)

The rest:

First Friday (Sacred Heart Community Mass)
Feast of SS. Philip and James
Friday, V-3, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)
Psalm 19: R./ Their message goes out to all the earth (BMP) (PDF)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (versicle of the day sung to Tone 2)
Offertory hymn: Thou art the way (Maroon hymnal, #361)
Communion responsory: Psalm 33 - R./ I am in the Father, and the Father in me, alleluia, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Worship hymnal, #449)

Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, V-4, at 5 PM; Sunday, V-5, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Jesus lives! Thy terrors now (Maroon hymnal, #88)
Psalm 30: R./ I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me (Adam Bartlett)
Alleluia O Filii et Filiae (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Worship hymnal, #449)
Communion music:
- (11:15): Omni Die Dic Mariae / Daily, Daily Sing to Mary (alternating English/Latin) (Trier, 1695)
- (all others): Psalm 19 - R./ O Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you, alleluia. (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Maroon hymnal, #97)
- NOTE: This is the Easter sequence, which we sang the previous two Sundays, with minimal alterations.
Recessional hymn: He is risen, he is risen (Maroon hymnal, #90)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!