Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Easter Sunday at the Cathedral


Prelude: Toccata in Seven -- John Rutter

Entrance: Jesus Christ is Risen Today / EASTER HYMN

Kyrie: chant, arr. Proulx

Gloria: Melodic Gloria -- Chepponis (Peter Jones at 9:30)

Psalm 118: Gelineau

Sequence: as set in the Lutheran Book of Worship (see below...)

Gospel Acclamation: Salisbury Alleluia

At the Sprinkling: Alleluia Psalm from Easter Vigil (chant, Mode VI)

Offertory Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns / DIADEMATA

Offertory Anthem (9:30): Christ the Lord is Risen Again -- John Rutter

Sanctus/Mem. Acc. C/Amen: Community Mass

Agnus Dei: Proulx in F

This is the Feast / FESTIVAL CANTICLE
That Easter Day with Joy was Bright / PUER NOBIS
O Sons and Daughters / O FILII ET FILIAE
(may be omitted or cut short at 9:30 to allow for anthem)

Anthem: Hallelujah! -- Georg Friederich Handel

Recessional: Christ the Lord is Risen Today / LLANFAIR

Postlude: Toccata, from Symphony No. 5 -- Charles-Marie Widor

So why do I use the Sequence out of the LBW?? Because surprisingly, they use the same text as our Lectionary. The GIA hymnals and Collegeville Hymnal use the Scagnelli text, which is NOT the Lectionary text.


Anonymous said...

Okay, great organists: I was trying to explain organist the idea of free-composing to our organist -- You know, some kind of fanfare prior to each verse of our opening hymn for Easter morning, "Jesus Christ is Risen Today". Something besides playing through the last 8 bars. He freely admits he is not much of an improviser. Are there organ books that have these 8 or 16 measure things written in? Or is there a formula you follow -- i.e, start on the 7th, modulate a few times, then to V7, then into tonic and into the verse? Or is it like jazz -- you know it when you hear it?
Thanks for any advice I can give to my organist.

Brian Michael Page said...

Ready for a shock?
OCP's missalette uses the translation from the Roman Missal in the readings section.
Was shocked myself!


PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

If I don't have a pre-set fanfare introduction (i.e. Willcocks or Rutter arrangements, for example) I tend to improvise. I don't follow a formula, my fingers just do it. This tends to only be occuring at diocesan liturgies when I need to extend the hymn to account for the extra personnel in the procession, and the incensations.

Or occasionally I will use a modulation that is written out.

No number one "go-to" source, it's just stuff I've found over the years.

Two suggestions: 1) if it's not too late, attend the AGO in Chicago this summer. There are several workshops being offered on improvisation. 2) Attend the weeklong ImprovFest at Eastman.



Anonymous said...

Thank you for the advice! I'll pass it on. (And maybe buy him a book for an Easter gift.) CC