Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sunday XXX

 MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: O that I had a thousand voices ("Mentzer") (Listen)
Psalm 30: R./ I love you, Lord, my strength (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Communion responsory: Ubi caritas (Mode VI)
Meditation hymn: O love that casts out fear ("Moseley") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 16, 2020

Sunday XXIX

 MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling ("Hyfrydol") (Listen)
- Same tune as "Alleluia! sing to Jesus!"
Psalm 96: R./ Give the Lord glory and honor (Sam Schmitt)
Offertory hymn: Crown him with many crowns ("Diademata") (Listen)
Communion responsory: How great is your Name, O Lord our God, through all the earth (R./ by Dom Anthony Gregory Murray, OSB, V./ by Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
- Now there's a collaboration: an English Benedictine and a French Jesuit!  Of course, Joseph Gelineau was probably the last known Jesuit who could write decent music.  After that was the infamous St. Louis Jesuits and their stuff that infiltrated and infested many a hymnal.
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord ("Artavia") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Sunday XXVIII

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Entrance hymn: We gather together ("Kremser") (Listen)
- NOTE: In the listen link, the hymn starts at about the 1:10 mark.
Psalm 23: R./ I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: My God, thy table now is spread ("Rockingham") (Listen)
- NOTE: This is the same tune as the more familiar "When I survey the wondrous cross"
Communion anthem: In heavenly love abiding ("Nyland")
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart ("Franconia") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above ("Salve Regina Caelitum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei: Heritage Mass (Owen Alstott)
Memorial Acclamation: We proclaim your death... from Holy Angels Mass (BMP)

ALLELUIA: Mode VI

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
Friday, X-2, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: Christ, the fair glory ("Coelites Plaudant") (Listen)
Psalm 91: R./ The Lord has put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways (Tone 8)
Offertory hymn: Hymn to St. Michael ("Madrid") (Listen)
- NOTE: The hymn in the listen link is different in text, but the melody is the same.
Communion responsory: Psalm 138, R./ In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord (Sam Schmitt)
Recessional: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro") (Listen)

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-3, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-4, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst Uns Erfreuen") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The accompaniment on this one was on the most part improvised by that church's then-organist/choirmaster, Mark Husey.  The church: St. Peter's, Columbia, South Carolina.
- NOTE 2: Some hymnals, like the maroon hymnal that was in our pews until the diocese called for removal of hymnals and missalettes due to the "pandemic", used the Latin title, "Vigiles et Sancti", for the tune.
Psalm 80: R./ The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Adam Bartlett)
Offertory hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
Communion music:
- (11:15): O Sacrum Convivium (O Sacred Banquet) (Roberto Remondi)
- (all others): The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Adam Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: O God of love, O King of peace ("Quebec") (Listen)
- NOTE 1: The tune is known in some hymnals as "Hesperus".  In others, "Quebec".  I prefer to use the name "Quebec".  That's because as a child, my mom would tell me to clean my room, saying that it looked like "the wreck of the Hesperus" (apparently a ship or something, I don't know, but nonetheless).
- NOTE 2: The author of the text, Henry Williams Baker, and the composer of the tune, Henry Baker, are two different people.
Recessional hymn: A mighty fortress is our God ("Ein' Feste Berg") (Listen)
- Some may be thinking, "Why are you using a hymn written by Luther?"  Yes, I get it, he defected from the One True Church.  But he did write this great hymn which can easily be adapted to our Catholic viewpoint.  It reflects the Church Militant, as applied certainly in these testing times.  This hymn's theology is really more Catholic than much of the modern dreck that infiltrates many a Catholic hymnal today.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP