Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Christ the King, Thanksgiving Day, and Enhanced Worship Guides

Some really cool news!  Starting with this weekend, the worship guides that have been inserted in the bulletin each Sunday and at the entrances on other days have now been enhanced!  

In addition to the readings and the text of the hymns and Psalms for Holy Mass, we have now included the music.  The sheets are 11"x17", same as the bulletin, and they fold, just like the bulletin.  Thus we now have a four-page worship booklet of sorts with the readings, hymns, Psalms, and Mass Ordinary, as well as the music thereof.

Is it legal?  It sure is.  We have an annual reprint license from which covers the works of many publishers.  While the bulk of the hymns are public domain, some are not.  Also, a good chunk of the Mass Ordinary (especially those in English), as well as about half the Psalm settings, are under copyright as well by publishers covered in the annual license.

One should also note that some of the Psalm settings, though not public domain, are free for parish use (including the ones I composed).  The readings for Mass are also copyrighted (by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, or "ICEL"), but are free for parish use.

That said, here are the music lists for this weekend (Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or for short, "Christ the King") and Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 9 AM in the Church).


ORDINARY OF THE MASS: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) (The Gloria is omitted on Thanksgiving Day)

ALLELUIA: from the hymn Christ is the King 

The rest...

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-21, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-22, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Lo, he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley") (Listen)
Psalm 23: R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Owen Alstott)
Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott") (Listen)
Communion (except 7:30): Laudate Dominum (Ps. 150) (Giuseppe Pitoni)
Tantum Ergo (Oreste Ravanello)
- NOTE: For those who attend Marian devotions regularly in May and October, it's the Tantum Ergo setting we usually sing.
To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-26, at 9 AM

We gather together ("Kremser")
Psalm 113: R./ Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor") (Listen) (hymn in listen link starts at the 1:35 mark)
Communion: Psalm 96, R./ Bring an offering and enter his courts; in his temple worship the Lord (Clifford Howell/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!