Sunday, August 20, 2006


Saturday 4:30 / Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30

Introit: Love divine, all loves excelling (431/Hyfrydol)
Penitential Rite: parrot the celebrant
Gloria: Mass of the Bells (Peloquin)
Psalm: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (Proulx/Gelineau)
Alleluia: Mode VI (verse sung to tone 6F)
Offertory: I am the bread of life (339/Toolan)
Eucharist: Jubilate Deo
Lord's Prayer: chant, English
Communion: Ubi caritas est vera (424/Mode VI)
Recessional: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty (19/Nicaea)

Choir rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at 7 PM in the church. After rehearsal will be the first brief meeting of all cantors both present and interested-in-becoming.



Anonymous said...

I stumbled over/into your site last evening- interesting. Y'all are doing great work!

Not related to the above impressive summertime music list: Does anyone out there know about the recent "contemporary" adaptation of Fulda melody, "O sacrament most holy"? I knew it from the "old" Benzinger Catholic Hymnal, but was recently (relatively) surprised to see those melodic & rhythmic alterations that appear to have been made for more recent publications. I would assume that this is like "At that first Eucharist"'s tune (Unde et memores), which suffered from a similar "improvement." Anybody out there, please correct me if my assumption about the fate of Fulda is wrong, or needing adjustment.

Congratulations to all Motley Snarks, & thanks-

David Graf
Church of St. Pius X, Scarsdale, NY

Brian Michael Page said...

I'll be honest - I've never heard of any such musical alterations for FULDA MELODY. I know the tune itself, and the accompanying "O Sacrament Most Holy" text. Could you be a little more specific?

Anonymous said...

OK. Last line of refrain in key of F, "All praise & all thanksgiving" : In Benziger (I misspelled earlier) it reads C-F-A-G-F-D'(higher octave)---C'; in Paluch & OCP it's C-F-A-G-F-Bb---A. That's the main difference. I can't believe that someone would change the first to the second (I'm sure someone could "fix" the Star-Spangled Banner to make it more convenient for singing- right at "And the rocket's red glare"), but that's what appears to have happened. There are about 2 other minor rhythmic & melodic discrepancies, but I won't mention them here. Anyway, I had thought the Benziger was correct.

Hope I'm not wasting your time. Thanks- DG

Brian Michael Page said...

I always learned the second way (Bb-A, instead of D-C). Liturgical Press also uses Bb-A (well, key of G instead of F, so it would be C-B).


Anonymous said...

Brian, Thanks for response. At some point I'll visit a decent library & at least come up with older sources- it's really not a federal case. Have a great year! -David (P.S. Sorry if my comments fall into cattle category!)

Brian Michael Page said...

Cattle category?
BMP (scratching head like monkey here)