NOVEMBER 24, 2005 - THANKSGIVING DAY
Mass at 8:00 AM (Me, myself, and I)
Introit hymn: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR - Come, ye thankful people, come (Missalette, #35)
Responsorial Psalm: Alstott - Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever (Missalette, page 88)
Offertory hymn: DIX - For the beauty of the earth (Music Issue, #521)
Sanctus, Mysterium, Amen: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells
Lord's Prayer: most likely said, not sung (I'll leave it up to Father)
Agnus Dei: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells
Communion hymn: Peloquin - Faith, hope, and love (from "Lyric Liturgy")
Recessional hymn: NUN DANKET - Now thank we all our God (Missalette, #26)
NOTES ABOUT THE MUSIC:
The communion proper listed in the missalette is "O give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love is everlasting". This is actually the first of five verses based on Psalm 136 that go with the antiphon: Faith, hope, and love: let these endure among you, and the greatest of these is love. The piece comes from "Lyric Liturgy", a 1974 gem written by C. Alexander Peloquin.
NOVEMBER 27, 2005 - I ADVENT
Saturday Mass at 4:30 with cantor / Sunday Masses at 7:30, 9:00 (both me, myself, and I), and 10:30 with choir
All numbers below are in the Missalette.
Introit hymn: VENI, VENI, EMMANUEL - O come, O come, Emmanuel (#19)
Penitential Rite: parrot Father
Responsorial Psalm: Tone 2 - Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Alleluia: Chant Mode VI
Offertory hymn: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM - Creator of the stars of night (#35)
Sanctus: Mass XVIII (in Latin)
Mysterium Fidei: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: single Amen with slurred last syllable
Lord's Prayer: Sacramentary chant (in English)
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII (in Latin)
Communion hymn: SALVE REGINA/adapted by Schutte - Christ, circle 'round us (#37)
Recessional hymn: STUTTGART - Come, O long-expected Jesus (#20)
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
All the hymns today are pretty much seasonally based. One newer piece we're using is, believe it or not, by Dan Schutte. "Christ, circle 'round us" is by far one of his best pieces - wedding his phrasing of the "O" Antiphons with an adaptation of the beloved Mode V chant "Salve Regina".
Today is the beginning of: 1) Readings from Year B; 2) the new missalettes - these run from I Advent through V Lent; 3) the 2006 music issue; 4) use of the acclamation "Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine, et tuam resurrectionem confitemur, donec venias". This acclamation is one of three in the Latin Sacramentary. Though the bulk of the Latin and chant ordinaries will be used one Sunday a month still, we will use the Mortem Tuam straight through Holy Week.
Nick's music list for I Advent at St. Patrick's Cathedral is already posted (he's way ahead of me this week LOL).
FINALLY - MARK THIS DATE!
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 7:00 PM
The Choir of Holy Ghost Church will put on its first concert under my baton. Though mainly carols, there will be a few choral pieces as well, both in and out of season. Possibly some organ music too. Also featured will be some select instrumentalists from the Tiverton High School Band, assembled by our sacristan Nick Fleming, who is also a trumpeter. Music listing will come later on.