Sunday, February 19, 2006

MUSIC for SUNDAY VIII at HOLY GHOST CHURCH

Yes, the last Sunday before Lent! So, our Offertory has some Alleluias in it. It's the last time we'll be able to do that until the Easter Vigil.

Saturday 4:30 / Sunday 7:30, 9, and 10:30

All numbers are in the Music Issue.
Introit: EIN' FESTE BERG - A mighty fortress is our God (#442, using the Luther/Hedge verses)
Penitential Rite: parrot the Celebrant
Gloria: Peloquin - Mass of the Bells (last time we can do that till Holy Thursday)
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm Tone 8G - The Lord is kind and merciful
Alleluia: Chant, Mode VI
Offertory: LAUDA ANIMA - Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (#565)
Sanctus, Mysterium, and Amen: all from Jubilate Deo (in Latin, except for Amen, which is Hebrew)
Lord's Prayer: chant in English
Agnus Dei: Jubilate Deo (in Latin)
Communion: Deiss - Grant to us, O Lord, a heart renewed
Recessional: ASH GROVE - Let all things now living (#544)

NOTES ON THE MUSIC:
My choice of the Introit hymn is inspired by the Introit found in the Gregorian Missal, whose verse roughly translates I love you, O my Lord, my strength, my fortress, my rock, my Liberator.
Other choices were based on suggestions in the NPM Planning Pages, and the CanticaNOVA Planning Pages.
Beginning Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday), the Ordinary of the Mass will be chanted a capella, with the exception of March 26 (IV Lent, or Laetare Sunday). This practice will continue through Holy Week.

+In Christ,
BMP

4 comments:

Andrew S. said...

Why 'A Mighty Fortress'?

Brian Michael Page said...

Got a Gregorian Missal or a Roman Gradual handy?

Introit verse (translation):
"I love you always, O Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer."

BMP

Andrew S. said...

Mighy Fortress was written by Luther. I don't think it should ever be sung by Catholics ever.

Brian Michael Page said...

Yeah, but IIRC, wasn't it written before the excommunication? I would think the text itself has better theology than any of Haugen's crap.

BMP