Friday, November 15, 2019

Sunday XXXIII, Christ the King, and Thanksgiving Day

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (from the hymn Christ is the King)

Sunday XXXIII of the Year
Saturday, XI-16, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-17, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance hymn: Lo, he comes with clouds descending ("Helmsley")
Psalm 98: The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice (Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Jerusalem, my happy home ("Land of Rest")
Communion music:
- (11:15) Wake, awake, for night is flying ("Wachet Auf")
- (all others) Whatever you ask in your prayers, believe that you shall receive it, and it shall be granted unto you. (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote")
Recessional hymn: Soon may the last glad song arise ("Truro")
- same tune as Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Saturday, XI-23, at 5 PM; Sunday, XI-24, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
BRASS TRIO will be with us for all Masses except 7:30

Entrance hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King ("Darwall's 148th")
Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (BMP) (PDF - V/. 1-3)
Offertory hymn: Christ is the King ("Gelobt sei Gott")
Communion music:
- (7:30) The Lord will bless his people with peace (BMP) (PDF)
- (all others) Christus Vincit (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: We praise thee, King of Kings ("Dich K├Ânig Loben Wir") (Listen)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King ("Ich Glaub an Gott")

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, XI-28, at 9 AM

Entrance hymn: We gather together ("Krenser")
Psalm 113: Blessed be the Name of the Lord for ever (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Come, ye thankful people, come ("St. George's Windsor")
Communion responsory: Bring your offering and enter his courts; adore the Lord in his holy temple (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, November 8, 2019

Sunday XXXII at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (Vulpius)

Entrance hymn: God of our fathers ("National Hymn")
Psalm 17: R./ Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full (Fr. Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: O God, our help in ages past ("St. Anne")
Communion: Psalm 23
- (11:15) R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
- (all others) R./ The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: I vow to thee, my country ("Thaxted")
Recessional hymn: My country, 'tis of thee ("America", or, if you're on the other side of the Atlantic, "God Save the Queen")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Solemnity: All Saints
Friday, XI-1, at 9 AM and 7 PM

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (Vulpius)

Entrance hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")
Psalm 24: R./ Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face (Carroll/Gelineau)
Offertory hymn: By all your saints still striving ("St. Theodulph")
Communion responsory: Beatitudes, R./ Remember, Lord, thy servants, when thou dost take thy throne (BMP) (PDF)
Recessional hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns Erfreuen")

Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Saturday, XI-2, at 10 AM and 5 PM

Music at the 5 PM Mass provided by a men's quartet from St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland, RI

Mass Ordinary:
- (10 AM): Mass XVIII, pro defunctis (Sanctus, Agnus)
- (5 PM): Missa et Absolutio Pro Defunctis (Yon) (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus)
Memorial Acclamation (both Masses): Mortem tuam annuntiamus Domine (chant)
Amen (both Masses): Sanctus VIII adaptation

Alleluia: chant, Mode VI

Introit: Requiem Aeternam
- (chant setting at 10 AM; Yon setting at 5 PM)
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
Offertory:
- (10 AM) hymn - Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote")
- (5 PM) motet - Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Communion:
- (10 AM) Psalm 130, R./ Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine; cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es. (Graduale Simplex)
- (5 PM) hymn - Panis Angelicus (Lambillotte)
Recessional hymn:
- (10 AM) In Paradisum (Mode VII/VIII)
- (5 PM) For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

Sunday XXXI of the Year
Sunday, XI-3, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Mass Ordinary: Messa Popolare "Laus Tibi Christe" (Caudana) and adaptations thereof
Alleluia: Gelobt sei Gott (Vulpius)

Entrance hymn: Sing prise to God who reigns above ("Mit Freuden Zart")
Psalm 145: R./ I will praise your Name for ever, my King and my God (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Our Father, we have wandered ("Passion Chorale")
Communion:
- (11:15) Those who love and those who labor ("Domhnach Trionoide")
- (all others) Psalm 16, R./ Lord, you will show us the path of life (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te Devote")
Recessional hymn: For all the saints ("Sine Nomine")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sunday Triple-X at Sacred Heart

Ah yes, Sunday XXX, or "30" if you're using Arabic numerals, lol.

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven ("Lauda Anima")
Psalm 34: R./ The Lord hears the cry of the poor (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Fight the good fight ("Mendon")
Communion music:
- (11:15): Magnificat (Tone 8g; Ciro Grassi)
- (all others): Psalm 20, R./ We shall rejoice in your salvation (BMP) (PDF)
Meditation hymn: O Salutaris Hostia ("Duguet")
Recessional hymn: Go, make of all disciples ("Ellacombe")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sunday XXIX at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: To the Name of our salvation ("Oriel")
Psalm 121: R./ Our help is from the Lord who made heaven and earth (Fr. S. Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: God himself is with us ("Tysk") (omit verse 2)
Communion music:
- (11:15) Ave Maria (L. Perosi)
- (all others) Psalm 8, R./ How great is your Name, O Lord, our God, through all the earth (Murray/Gelineau)
Meditation hymn: At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
Recessional hynm: Christ for the world, we sing ("Italian Hymn")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sunday XXVIII at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart")
Psalm 98: R./ The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving pow'r (Fr. Weber, OSB) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")
Communion hymn: Lead kindly, light ("Sandon") (text by the newly-canonized St. John Henry Newman)
Meditation hymn: To Christ, the Prince of Peace ("Narenza")
Recessional hymn: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above ("Salve Regina Caelitum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Three-Day Weekend at Sacred Heart, and Devotions, Too!

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP) (omitted on Friday)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

Sacred Heart Community Mass (First Friday)
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
Friday, X-4, at 6 PM

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 16: R./ You are my inheritance, O Lord (BMP) (PDF) (verses 1, 2, and 4 in the .pdf)
Offertory: Cor dulce, Cor amabile
Communion: R./ Blessed are the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Bartlett)
Recessional: To Jesus' heart, all burning ("Cor Amoris")

Sunday XXVII of the Year
Saturday, X-5, at 5 PM; Sunday, X-6, at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Entrance: Jesus, Lover of my soul ("Aberystwyth")
Psalm 95: R./ If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Alstott)
Offertory: O God, our help in ages past ("St. Anne")
Communion:
- (11:15) Ave Verum (Perosi)
- (all others): R./ The Lord is good to all who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him (Bartlett)
Meditation: I sought the Lord ("Artavia")
Recessional: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")

Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary
All Tuesdays in October (X-1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) at 7 PM

Entrance: Immaculate Mary ("Lourdes Hymn")
- followed immediately by O Salutaris Hostia (Werner)
Rosary is recited
Litany of Loreto is recited
Tantum Ergo (Ravanello)
Adoremus in Aeternum (Mode V)
Recessional: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above ("Salve, Regina Caelitum")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Why, O Why???

Finally, I decided to break down and post something here that's not merely a music list.

This weekend, we sang hymns relating to angels.  One of them related particularly to St. Michael the Archangel.  Another related to Michael and his cohorts Raphael and Gabriel.  This was because this day (September 29 as I write this post) is also the feast of the Archangels SS. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (or in the Extraordinary Form, St. Michael the Archangel, or in the Anglican calendar, St. Michael and All Angels).

Our recessional hymn has seen its way into some (not many) Catholic hymnals.  That is Ye Holy Angels Bright, set to the tune "Darwall's 148th" (widely known with Rejoice, the Lord is King).

Our hymn after Communion (call it a meditation hymn, hymn of praise, hymn after Communion, whatever), was a nice little 2-verse hymn based on the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel (link to the text in the hymn author's own blog) sung to the tune "Madrid" (widely known with Come, Christians, Join to Sing).

The other two hymns, the entrance and offertory, came from obvious Catholic sources.  Yet I've not seen either one in any Catholic hymnal past or present.  We had to delve into the Hymnal 1940 to get these gems.  These beautiful texts should be in many Catholic hymnals.

The entrance hymn was Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels, which is a translation of Christe Sanctorum Decus Angelorum by Rabanus Maurus - yes, the same Rabanus Maurus that gave us Veni, Creator Spiritus, from which the familiar Come, Holy Ghost (that's Come, Holy Ghost and not that insipid One Spirit, One Church, which has infested many an OCP hymnal for the last two to three decades) is translated.  The tune is the very rousing Coelites Plaudant.

The offertory hymn was Hark, Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling authored by Fr. Frederick Faber, the Catholic priest who is most widely known for Faith of Our Fathers (not that goofy "A Living Faith" which has infested every GIA hymnal since the 1997 RitualSong) and There's a Wideness in God's Mercy, set to the tune "Pilgrims" by Henry Smart (who is best known for his tune "Regent Square", most commonly associated with the Christmas carol Angels from the Realms of Glory).

WHY, OH WHY are these two hymns of high quality in both text and tune not in any Catholic hymnals?  Instead we get One Spirit, One Church, A Living Faith, All Are Welcome, Here Me Is, Lord, Eagle's Claws, and One Fred, One Barney.  Enough said... for now!

(Side note regarding Father Faber: over a decade ago, when I was working for the iPadre, I chose both Faith of Our Fathers and There's a Wideness one Sunday when after Mass, a former organist of the neighboring Fall River diocese approached me and asked me, "Hey Brian, what's with all the Protestant hymns, Faith of Our Fathers?"  Yes, this was a Catholic organist who posed that question to me.  I tried my damnedest to keep a straight "professional" face, if there is such a thing, while explaining to her that Faith of Our Fathers was written by a Catholic priest.  I afterward slipped into my van and laughed my head off, sounding like the Joker in the 60's TV series version of Batman.)

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sunday XXVI at Sacred Heart

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Christ the fair glory ("Coelites Plaudant")
Psalm 146: R./ Praise the Lord, my soul (BMP) (PDF)
Offertory hymn: Hark, hark my soul ("Pilgrims")
Communion music:
- (11:15) O Sacrum Convivium (Remondi)
- (all others) R./ Remember your word to your servant, O Lord (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Hymn to St. Michael (Michael, Archangel blest) ("Madrid")
Recessional hymn: Ye holy angels bright ("Darwall's 148th")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Quarter-Hundredth Sunday of the Year

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

Ordinary:
Gloria: recited or Holy Angels Mass (BMP)
Sanctus through Agnus: A Community Mass (Proulx)

Alleluia: Dom A.G. Murray, OSB

The rest:
Entrance hymn: Sing praise to God who reigns above ("Mit Freuden Zart")
Psalm 113: R./ Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor (Fr. Weber, OSB)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised ("Day of Rest")
Communion music:
- (11:15): In heav'nly love abiding ("Nyland")
- (all others): (Psalm 119) R./ May my ways be firm in keeping your statutes (Bartlett)
Meditation hymn: Blest are the pure in heart ("Franconia")
Recessional hymn: O worship the King ("Hanover")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!
BMP