Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sunday XVIII of the Year


I inserted "listen links" on all the hymns, even those hymns familiar to Sacred Heart, for the benefit of any visitors and those not exposed to Catholic repertoire. :)

Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Listen) (PDF)
- Yes, my own Gloria setting made it out to St. Michael's Church in Stillwater, Minnesota! :)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Owen Alstott

HYMNS, etc.
Entrance hymn: Alleluia! sing to Jesus! ("Hyfrydol") (Listen)
Psalm 145: R./ The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs (R./ Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB; V./ Pérè Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: Father, we thank thee who hast planted ("Rendez a Dieu") (Listen)
- The attributed composer, Louis Bourgeois, is also known for the very familiar "Old Hundredth", which is the tune used for "All people that on earth do dwell" and "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow".  Many of his tunes are part of the "Genevan Psalter", which dates back to the mid 1500's.
Music during Communion: 
- Responsory, Psalm 78: R./ You gave us bread from heaven, O Lord (BMP) (PDF)
- OR Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind ("Repton")
- - The latter is composed by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, who gave us the music to last Sunday's recessional hymn, "O praise ye the Lord".
Meditation hymn: Pange Lingua (Chant, Mode III) (vv. 1-3) (Listen)
- While this hymn is always appropriate at Communion, it's good to note that it is also the assigned Proper on Holy Thursday, at the Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist (which concludes the Mass on that day).
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th") (Listen)
- Same tune as "Rejoice, the Lord is King"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sunday XVII (and the forgotten Sunday XVI)

Sorry, folks.  Forgot all about posting last week's music here last week.  So, I'll post it at the end of this post for the sake of anyone who "missed me" last week (missed my posting, that is) and liked getting the particulars. ;)

One quick reminder when reading these lists:
If there are quotation marks containing the contents in parentheses, that's the "tune name".  If there are no quotation marks within the parentheses, it's the composer(s).


Gloria: if sung, Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF); otherwise said.
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Robert Twynham

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday XVII of the Year
Saturday, VII-25, and Sunday, VII-26

Entrance hymn: Christ for the world, we sing ("Italian Hymn") (Listen)
Psalm 119: Lord, I love your commands (Robert Batastini/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Offertory hymn: God, my King, thy might confessing ("Stuttgart") (Listen)
During Communion: Be thou my vision (Jean-Hubert Desrocquettes)
After Communion, hymn: O God, unseen yet ever near ("St. Flavian") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: O praise ye the Lord ("Laudate Dominum") (Listen)

LAST WEEKEND: Sunday XVI of the Year
(the forgotten list)
Saturday, VII-18, and Sunday, VII-19

Entrance hymn: Behold, a sower! from afar ("Weymouth")
Psalm 86: Lord, you are good and forgiving (BMP)
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor")
During Communion: Ps. 51, Accept a sacrifice of justice, oblations and burnt offerings, placed upon your altar, O Lord (BMP, based in part on Parce Domine, Mode I)
After Communion, hymn: O Salutaris Hostia (Anthony Werner)
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro")
- Odd note about the actual credit on this last hymn: The text is attributed to a lady known only as "Mrs. Vokes", written in 1816.  I researched the daylights out of this, and came up empty.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sunday XV


Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (Gloria), or said Gloria
A Community Mass (Richard Proulx) (Sanctus through Agnus Dei)

Alleluia: Robert Twynham

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Behold a sower! from afar ("Weymouth") (Listen)
Psalm 65: R./ The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest (Owen Alstott)
Offertory hymn: How firm a foundation ("Lyons") (Listen)
Communion responsory: Psalm 119, R./ He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him, says the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Come with us, O blessed Jesus ("Werde Munter") (Listen)
- Johann Sebastian Bach later took this tune and embellished the daylights out of it, the end result being the beloved anthem, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
Recessional hymn: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")

Prelude: improvised variations on "Werde Munter" (today's meditation hymn)
Postlude: improvisation based on two tunes: "Hanover" (O worship the King, which we've sung before) and "Lyons" (today's offertory hymn)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Three-Day Weekend


Gloria (if sung): Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (PDF) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus Dei: A Community Mass (Richard Proulx)

ALLELUIA: Robert Twynham
- Side Note: Robert Twynham was longtime music director at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, MD.

The rest (with some special notations on two of the First Friday hymns)...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
In Honor of Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest
Friday, VII-3, at 6 PM

Entrance hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")
Psalm 117: R./ Go out to all the world and tell the Good News (BMP, based on the Benediction chant Adoremus in Aeternum Sanctissimum Sacramentum) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Godhead here in hiding ("Adoro Te Devote"/Mode V)
- Probably the best translation (or at least one of the best translations) of the beloved "Adoro Te Devote".  The Latin was penned in the 13th century by St. Thomas Aquinas (another St. Thomas, "who wouldda thunk?").  The English text (which will be provided) was translated by a 19th century Jesuit, Gerard Manley Hopkins.  Pay close attention to verses 2 and 3 when you sing (or listen to) this on Friday.  Good reflection on the Gospel of the day (the "doubting Thomas").  The tune is the same as another hymn we've sung before, "Jesus, Son of Mary".
Communion responsory: Ye sons and daughters ("O Filii et Filiae"/Mode II)
- This hymn, used mainly during Paschaltide, and especially Low Sunday (the Second Sunday of Easter), tells the Thomas story even more directly than the reflective hymn at the Offertory.  I omitted the Easter verses on the music sheet, but included the five verses that relate to the Gospel.
Recessional hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name ("Grosser Gott")

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

Entrance hymn: God of our Fathers ("National Hymn")
- This was our recessional last week.
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jesus shall reign ("Duke Street")
Communion responsory: Psalm 34, R./ Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: All you who seek a comfort sure ("Kingsfold")
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee ("America")
- This tune is still used in England as "God Save the Queen".

Quod scripsi, scripsi!