Friday, November 18, 2005

Advent I at the Cathedral

The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick
Harrisburg, PA

Advent I

Prelude: Pastorale on "Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying" -- Wayne Wold

Entrance: The Advent of Our King / ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)

Act of Penitence Form C (led by cantor)from "Advent Wreath Service" by John Schiavone

Psalm 80: Lord, Make Us Turn to You... -- Gelineau

Gospel Acc: Alleluia VII -- Berthier

Offertory: Creator of the Stars of Night / CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM

Offertory Anthem (9:30): "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come" -- Paul Manz

Sanctus: Mass XVIII

Acclamation and Amen: Corpus Christi Mass -- Proulx

Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII

Communion: My Soul in Stillness Waits

Recessional: City of God

Postlude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland -- Johann Pachelbel


Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of "Holy Darkness"? It's a modern song that our parish sings during Advent every year. I hate that song.

Brian Michael Page said...

I see it in the '06 Music Issue - #675.

I don't plan on programming that one anytime soon.


Anonymous said...

Thats good, but I can't expect that from my parish. Some people love that song, but since when is darkness holy? I mean, come on, ask yourself, who's the prince of darkness and who's the Prince of Light?

Brian Michael Page said...

I feel your pain, Andrew. I feel your pain.

Despite having a good supportive pastor, we still get requests for the big hits at funerals. I think you and the other readers know which ones I'm talking about. :-)

Two things tend to factor the push for such requests (OK - Be not a wuss, Beagle's things, Gentle woman, etc.), at least at my parish:
1) undertakers keep a very limited list of music that families can request from, and those requests get relayed to me
2) these hymns don't get played at any other Mass and this is the only way some people will get to hear them.

BTW - are you the same Andrew from the RPInet boards?


Anonymous said...

No, I am not. I'm not sure what RPInet is. - "On Turkey's Wings" since Thanksgiving is coming up!

Brian Michael Page said...

LOL "Turkey's Wings"!

RPInet is a message board by Resource Publications. Nick and I both post there. You get a little bit of "everybody" there if you know what I mean.


PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

well i see that his "source" or "inspiration" was St. John of the Cross, so I won't 100% write it off as schlock because I am not familiar with St. John of the Cross's writings/spirituality.

That being said, God is mentioned only once in the text..."God of Silence"? He sure wasn't too silent in the bible stories I remember growing up.... plus complaining to Arthur that whenever people talk to him it's always "sorry this and forgive me that and I'm not worthy..."