Friday, February 26, 2021

II Lent

Some circuits refer to this Second Sunday of Lent as "Transfiguration Sunday", as the Gospel (in all three years of the liturgical cycle, this year according to St. Mark) depicts the story of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
We sing the praise of him who died ("Breslau") (Listen)
Psalm 116: I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living  (Sam Schmitt)
- NOTE: The melody of the response is very similar to that of last week's Psalm response.
O wondrous type, O vision fair ("Wareham") (Listen)
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 45, Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead (BMP) (PDF)
- or Anthem: Fairest Lord Jesus ("Schönster Herr Jesu")
Let thy blood in mercy poured ("Jesu, Meine Zuversicht")
- NOTE: We sang this at Stations this past Friday.
There is a green hill far away ("Horsley") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP
 

Friday, February 19, 2021

I Lent

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:
Praise to the Holiest in the height ("Newman") (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant (Sam Schmitt) (PDF)
Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 91, R./ Upon his shoulders the Lord will shield you, and under his wings you will find refuge (BMP) (PDF)
- or Anthem: To you I lift my soul (Text: John Dunn, Tune: "Love Unknown", John Ireland)
When I survey the wondrous cross ("Rockingham")
Jesus, Name all names above ("St. Theoctistus") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Past, Present, and Future

Mea maxima culpa!  I forgot to post last weekend's hymnody (including First Friday).  So, here we go...

The Past (First Friday/St. Agatha and Sunday V)
The Present (Sunday VI)
The Future (Ash Wednesday and Stations of the Cross)

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS (up through this coming weekend, Sunday VI):

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

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary Time (BMP) (First Friday and Sunday V)
ALLELUIA "Adoremus in Aeternum" (BMP) (Sunday VI) (PDF)

The rest...

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of St. Agatha

Friday, II-5, at 6 PM

O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (traditional)
Psalm 31: Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit (BMP)
In the cross of Christ I glory ("Charlestown")
Pange lingua gloriosi (Mode III)
Jesu, the Virgin's Son ("Wareham")

Sunday V through the Year
Saturday, II-6, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-7, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Psalm 147: Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted (Sam Schmitt)
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high ("Deus Tuorum Militum")
Communion: Psalm 34: A power came out from him which healed them all (BMP)
Take my life and let it be ("Hollingside")
Jesus shall reign ("Duke Street")

Sunday VI through the Year
Saturday, II-13, at 5 PM; Sunday, II-14, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns Erfreuen")
Psalm 32: I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Tell out my soul ("Woodlands")
Communion: Psalm 78: They ate, and they were fully satisfied (BMP) (PDF)
I sought the Lord ("Artavia")
O praise ye the Lord ("Laudate Dominum")

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, II-17, at 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 7 PM

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:

Kyrie: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei XVIII
Memorial Acclamation: Save us, Savior of the world... (ICEL chant)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII

Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis" (BMP) (PDF)

The rest:

Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
Psalm 51: Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (C. Alexander Peloquin)
Our Father, we have wandered ("Passion Chorale")
- NOTE: same tune as "O sacred Head, surrounded"
Attende, Domine (Mode V)
During the Imposition of Ashes: Parce Domine (setting by BMP or Fr. Carlo Rossini, depending on singers' availability)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, January 29, 2021

Sunday IV

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
All people that on earth do dwell ("Old Hundredth") (Listen)
- NOTE: The organ part may include pieces of "The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune", an arrangement of the above hymn by Ralph Vaughan Williams composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II a long, long time ago.  I swear, she is to UK royalty as Betty White is to US comedy.  Anyhoo, the listen link given is to the complete arrangement by Vaughan Williams (who is about as much known as "RVW" as I am as "BMP" - tee hee!).
Psalm 95: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Owen Alstott)
Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart") (Listen)
- NOTE: yes, attributed to the great Mozart himself, though the Christian Science Hymnal attributes the tune to Schubert!
Communion music:
Responsory: Psalm 31: Let your face shine down upon your servant (BMP)
or Motet: Cantate Domino canticum novum (Vincent d'Indy)
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds ("St. Peter") (Listen)
Rejoice, the Lord is King ("Darwall's 148th") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sunday III

As you may have noticed last week, we switched to English Mass ordinary settings for this five week stretch, as we usually do during most of the season "through the year" (or as many call it, "Ordinary Time", which is really less ordinary than the phrase sounds).

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
O love, how deep, how broad, how high ("Deus Tuorum Militum") (Listen)
Psalm 25: R./ Teach me your ways, O Lord (Sam Schmitt) (Listen)
Christ is made the sure foundation ("Westminster Abbey") (Listen)
- NOTE: I love the organist's intro in this listen link! :)  However, that church's hymnal dumbed down the text. :(
Communion music:
- Responsory: Psalm 34, R./ Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (PDF)
- OR Anthem: In thee is gladness ("In der ist Freude", Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi)
God, deigning man to be ("Little Cornard") (Listen)
For all the saints ("Sine Nomine") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Sunday II through the Year (Domenica II per Annum)

Hymns are the same as last week, however, the Mass Ordinary, Psalm, Alleluia and Communion differ.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

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

ALLELUIA I for Ordinary TIme (BMP) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Psalm 40: Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion from Psalm 34: We have found the Messiah, the Christ (BMP) (PDF)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence ("Picardy") (organ accompaniment on verses 3 and 4 based in part on the famed arrangement by Gustav Holst)
Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

ORDINARY OF THE MASS:
Mass VIII OR Mass of the Shepherds (Yon) (depending on singer's availability)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Dresden Amen

ALLELUIA Divinum Mysterium (BMP, adapted from Mode V) (PDF)

Hymns, etc.:
On Jordan's bank ("Winchester New")
Responsory from Isaiah 12: You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB)
Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding ("Merton")
Communion from Psalm 29: All who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ, alleluia (BMP) (PDF)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence ("Picardy") (organ accompaniment on verses 3 and 4 based in part on the famed arrangement by Gustav Holst) (Listen) (Listen link is to the complete Holst arrangement.  Learned the tenor part at 11 years old and fell in love with the arrangement.  Very mysterious.)
Songs of thankfulness and praise ("Salzburg") (Listen)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP