Sunday, February 26, 2006

MUSIC for ASH WEDNESDAY and I LENT
at HOLY GHOST CHURCH

March 1, 2006
Ash Wednesday - 7 PM

Introit: IN BABILONE - There's a wideness in God's mercy (Music Issue, #423)
Responsorial Psalm: Peloquin - Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (from Songs of Israel, Volume 1)
Gospel Acclamation: Tone 2 - Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory.
Distribution of Ashes: Mode I - Parce, Domine (Missalette, #117)
Offertory: Mode V - Attende, Domine (Missalette, #97)
Sanctus: Mass XVIII (Latin)
Anamnesis: Jubilate Deo chant - Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: single Amen (slurred last syllable)
Lord's Prayer: Sacramentary chant - English
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII (Latin)
Communion: Gelineau - Blessed are they (Psalm 1)
Recessional: ST. FLAVIAN - Lord, who throughout these forty days (Missalette, #98)

March 5, 2006
I Lent - 4:30 (Sat.) / 7:30, 9, 10:30 (Sun.)

Introit: ST. ANNE - O God, our help in ages past (Music Issue, #457)
Penitential Rite: parrot the celebrant
Responsorial Psalm: Carroll/Gelineau - Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant
Gospel Acclamation: Tone 2 - Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory.
Offertory: ST. AGNES - Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless (Music Issue, #352)
Liturgy of the Eucharist Ordinary: same as Ash Wednesday
Communion: Mode V - Attende, Domine (Missalette, #97)
Recessional: ST. FLAVIAN - Lord, who throughout these forty days (Missalette, #98)

ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Lord, who throughout these forty days - While this hymn is merely functional in terms of Ash Wednesday (kicking off the season of Lent), the Gospel reading for the First Sunday is Jesus' trek to the desert for forty days and forty nights, fasting and praying.
Shepherd of Souls, refresh and bless - Gospel acclamation for Sunday uses the verse Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. The hymn reflects that in its second verse.
The Gloria is omitted on all Sundays of Lent. The Alleluia is replaced by the Gospel Acclamation Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory. No alleluias in any hymn texts either, for that matter. We will be chanting the Gospel Acclamation, Latin Sanctus, Anamnesis, Amen, English Lord's Prayer, and Latin Agnus Dei a capella throughout Lent and Holy Week, except for the Fourth Sunday (Laetare Sunday). On the Fourth Sunday, the chants (same settings) will be accompanied (except the Amen and Lord's Prayer).

Peace,
BMP

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, if you read the liturgical documents, the acclamation surrounding the verse before the gospel ("Praise to you, Lord Jesus, ..." etc.) is optional.

Brian Michael Page said...

yes, and you can also use the tract from the Roman Gradual in its place. But since the congregation at my parish is using missile-ettes, the use of the acclamation keeps the people from any further confusion.

I'd much rather be chanting the Tract on Lent I (pretty much the entire 91st (90th in LV or DR Bible) Psalm).

Peace,
BMP

Felipe Gasper said...

Heh...and "Qui habitat" is, if memory serves, the longest tract in the Gradual. :) Ah, if only I could do this.

I was just pointing out that the verse from the Lectionary can be chanted plainly, without the acclamation "sandwiching" it. Maybe you were aware of this; it seems to be something that's never occurred to most I've been in touch with.

Brian Michael Page said...

"Heh...and "Qui habitat" is, if memory serves, the longest tract in the Gradual. :) Ah, if only I could do this."

Runs a close race (lengthwise) with the "Deus Meus" of Palm Sunday. I knew of the Tract option in lieu of gospel verse, but may have become ignorant to the fact that the "acclamation" around it isn't needed. (Of course, the Tract never required an acclamation or antiphon either).

Peace,
BMP