FEBRUARY 5, 2006 - SUNDAY V
All numbers are in the Music Issue
Introit: HYMN TO JOY - Praise the Lord, ye heav'ns, adore him (#553)
Penitential Rite: Parrot Father
Gloria: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells
Psalm: Alstott - Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted (missalette, page 56)
Offertory: NEW BRITAIN - Amazing Grace! how sweet the sound (#451)
Sanctus: Vermulst - People's Mass
Anamnesis: Jubilate Deo, 1974 - Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Lord's Prayer: Sacramentary - chant in English
Agnus: Vermulst - People's Mass
Communion: BICENTENNIAL - You satisfy the hungry heart (#337)
Recessional: ST. AGNES - Jesus, the very thought of you (#717)
NOTES ON TODAY'S MUSIC:
The Communion hymn choice was based on the first option of the Communion Proper in the Roman Missal - excerpt: He has filled the hungry with good things, and satisfied the thirsty.
The "driving out demons" theme in the day's Gospel led to my opting for Amazing Grace at the Offertory.
The recessional hymn, Jesus, the very thought of you (which really should be Jesus, the very thought of thee), is based on the Latin Jesu, Dulcis Memoria. The tune (ST. AGNES) is the same as that used in many hymnals for Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless. When I first learned the text, I was that 11-year-old tenor singing in Reuel Gifford's choir of men and boys at Holy Trinity Church (now closed) in Central Falls, RI. Of course, that goes back a good thirty years. The tune we sang with it was ST. BOTOLPH - a gorgeous hymn tune if you ask me.