Sunday, August 6, 2006

Feast of the Transfiguration at Fatima Church

Procession: O Wondrous Type, (Winchester New)
Improvisation on "Tibi dixit cor meum"
Ordinary: Missa VIII
Gradual: Psalm 97
Offertory: O Thou That Tellest, Handel (Aria only)
Mysterium: Danish
Amen: Missa VIII (the opening phrase of the Sanctus)
Communion: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, J.S. Bach
Recit de Cornet, Couperin (parishes)
Recesional: Toccata Brevis, Daniel Gawthrop

Since the choir are officially on vacation still, we had an SATB schola today for the feast. I rather like the quartet sound on the Bach -- the result was a very intimate chorale rendering. Toccata Brevis is, as the name implies, short, but it's very splashy and fun for Transfiguration (or any other time, for that matter). There's a good spot to double back to make it more of a Toccata Longa (which I had to do), however for use with a long aisle and a slow verger (both of which we have).

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