Sunday, November 26, 2006


Holy Ghost Church, Tiverton, RI
I Advent - December 3, 2006

Year C of the Lectionary begins on this day.

O come, O come, Emmanuel (Mode I)
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul (Peloquin)
Alleluia (Page; adapted from Conditor Alme Siderum)
Creator of the stars of night (Mode IV)
People's Mass (Sanctus, Agnus)
Dying you destroyed our death (Page; adapted from Conditor Alme Siderum)
Single Amen (with slurred last syllable)
Lord's Prayer (chant/Snow)
Lord, let us see your kindness (Page)
O come, divine Messiah (Venez, Divin Messie)

A couple of really cool tidbits I want to share:
1. On Friday, December 8 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception), our offertory anthem will be sung by an eight-year-old. The eight-year-old daughter of one of our choir members has Schubert's Ave Maria NAILED - in B-flat (yes, she hits those high F's clean).
2. On Sunday, December 10 (II Advent), the television Mass for the diocese of Fall River will feature yours truly at the organ console. This is the same television Mass I took part in last spring. I was invited once again by Fr. Thomas Kocik, noted author of The Reform of the Reform?, who is celebrating Mass that weekend. BTW, I don't miss Mass at Holy Ghost over this. This Mass is actually being recorded this Saturday, December 2. More as this develops.



rhapsody said...

Very neat!

Any chance we'll catch either of these events on your podcast?

Brian Michael Page said...

The first item of note (8-yr-old Ave): yes. I have every intention of taking my old faithful recorder with me (albeit it's a low-bitrate one, which explains why music recorded at church is so scratchy).
The second item of note (TV): I may take the recorder with me. It's going to be really tight, as we're only allowed 25 minutes to get in an entire Mass. The last time I had asked someone to record it for me, the ball was dropped. Would have made for a cool videocast. Since it's a broadcast station (ABC affiliate), chance for copying (at least legally) would be slim and none.