All Souls (2016)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

 
Entrance Requiem: Introit (Fauré)
Kyrie Requiem: Kyrie (Fauré)
Psalm His goodness shall follow me (Chris O’Hara)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Requiem: Libera Me (Fauré)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missa pro Defunctis (chant)
Agnus Dei Missa pro Defunctis (chant)
Communion Requiem: Pie Jesu (Fauré)
Recessional Requiem: In Paradisum (Fauré)
 

A sung Mass for All Souls was a new departure for the Cathedral, and we were happy to rise to the opportunity with a choral setting of (parts of) the Requiem Mass. I wanted to leave the people’s proper sung role intact, which meant chant for the Sanctus in place of Fauré’s setting, and for other items not included in a Tridentine Requiem such as Fauré’s, including the Gospel Acclamation, and the Memorial Acclamation in the Eucharistic Prayer. The Introit and Kyrie, a single movement in Fauré’s setting, was conveniently divisible into two, which allowed it to sit comfortably with new (that is, post-Vatican II) Order of Mass. It would not have been so easy to pause between the Agnus Dei and Communion Antiphon (Lux aeterna), since the transition from one to the other is one of the most memorable and arresting moments in the Fauré. So we opted for chant here as well.

The very small congregation (it was, after all, a new venture that received hardly any publicity) meant that we more or less sang to ourselves, but musically it was a rewarding exercise. Our thanks go to Joseph Matthews, who accompanied in Anthony’s absence tonight as well as the previous evening. I hope we see more of him.

All Saints (2016)

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

 
Entrance Holy, holy, holy. Lord God almighty
Kyrie Kyrie Eleison (Hurd)
Gloria Missa Ubi Caritas
Psalm Ps 23 (David Saint)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Justorum Animae (R.R. Terry, 1865-1938)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Missa Ubi Caritas
Agnus Dei Missa Ubi Caritas
Communion Come to me (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)
Postcommunion O Quam Gloriosum (T.L. de Victoria, c. 1548-1611)
Recessional For all the saints

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 30 October 2016

 
Entrance O God beyond all praising (Michael Perry/Gustav Holst, arr Proulx)
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm Ps 144 (Martin Hall)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts O God, you search me and you know me (Bernadette Farrell)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion How good is the Lord to all (mcb)
Postcommunion God so loved the world (John Stainer, 1840-1901)
Recessional O praise our great and gracious Lord

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

 
Entrance Rejoice, the Lord is King
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm The Poor Called (mcb/Richard Proulx)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Restless is the heart (Bernadette Farrell)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion The cry of the poor (John Foley)
Postcommunion Adoremus in aeternum (adapted from Gregorio Allegri, c. 1582-1652)
Recessional Fight the good fight
 

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

 
Entrance Lord of all hopefulness
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm Ps 120 (Lee/Dean)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Bambelela
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion I lift up my eyes (David Ogden)
Postcommunion Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)
Recessional Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
 

The parable of the importunate widow today prompted the choice of Bambelela, a word meaning never give up in Zulu and Xhosa. We sang it in English too.

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

 
Entrance Your hands, O Lord, in days of old
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm Ps 97 (Peter Smedley)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic Alleluia (Fintan O’Carroll)
Preparation of the Gifts Si Iniquitates (Samuel Wesley, 1766-1837)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion Unless a grain of wheat (Bernadette Farrell)
Postcommunion He hath filled the hungry (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)
Recessional Thanks be to God (Stephen Dean)
 

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2016)

Sunday, 2 October 2016

 
Entrance O thou who camest from above
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer
Psalm O that today (Chris O’Hara)
Gospel Acclamation Celtic Alleluia (Fintan O’Carroll)
Preparation of the Gifts You are the Lord of all (Daniel Bath)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion One bread, one body (John Foley)
Postcommunion Jubilate Deo (Orlande de Lassus, 1532-1594)
Recessional All my hope on God is founded