Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Red Mass and OT 27

Red Mass
annual event sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of Central PA

Most Rev. Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg, Celebrant
Most Rev. Charles Chaput, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Denver, Homilist

Procession of the Dignitaries (judges, justices, law professors): Trumpet Tune in D -- John Stanley

Entrance Hymn: Come Holy Ghost / LAMBILOTTE

Confiteor and Chanted Kyrie

Psalm: tone I

Salisbury Alleluia

Offertory: Prayer of St. Francis - Temple

Sanctus, etc.: Community Mass

Agnus Dei: Proulx in F

Communion: Gift of Finest Wheat / BICENTENNIAL

Recessional: God of Our Fathers / NATIONAL HYMN

Postlude: P & F in C -- Bach


OT 27

Prelude: Improvisation on "When Love is Found" -- Aaron David Miller

Entrance: O God beyond All Praising / THAXTED (descant R. Hobby)

Gloria: Carroll Andrews (Peter Jones at 11am)

Psalm 128: Guimont

Celtic Alleluia

Offertory Anthem (11am): For the Beauty of the Earth -- Rutter

Offertory Hymn: I Have Loved You

Sanctus: Vermulst Peoples Mass (alt. accomp by Proulx)
Acclamation C: Eugene Englert
Danish Amen

Agnus Dei: Isele in D

Communion: At That First Eucharist / UNDE ET MEMORES

Recessional: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling / HYFRYDOL

Postlude: O God beyond All Praising -- Cherwien


Gavin said...

Hi, I thought I'd let you know I opened a blog of my own that has a link to yours -

What exactly is a "red Mass"? There's a "blue Mass" over here for 9/11, but I've never heard of a red one. Also, I didn't know Proulx wrote an acc. to the People's Mass, I'm curious to look for that.

Brian Michael Page said...

A "Red Mass" is a Mass for those in the legal profession.

Thanks much for the link. I'll add you as well.

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

"Blue Mass" is a spoof of the Red Mass, which has its origins in England. It's a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, and the name comes from the red vestments of the clergy, and the red judicial robes worn in the UK. It's always held at the start of the judicial/legislative year.

Proulx did an entire arrangement of the Peoples Mass. It's in octavo form, published by World Library, #8685. If you have GIA hymnals, look at #456 in RitualSong, it's also published there. Very nice. It gives a more solid, traditional, "chorale" accompaniment to Vermulst's melody. Beware the troping in the Agnus Dei. He wrote tropes in the traditional/historical sense, and while they are lovely compared to some of the other "tropes" you see published, they are not approved for liturgical use.

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