Wednesday, August 15, 2007

FINALLY - THE LOOSE ENDS

Part 9 - Numbers 928-943

Yup - the loose ends. These are those Mass "Ordinary" pieces that got thrown in here with no mates. Just 16 of these. Here we go.

STUFF WE SING AT HOLY GHOST, AND WILL CONTINUE TO SING (2):
941 Danish Amen (Danish - DEE DE DEE!) / 943 Lord's Prayer (Chant)

STUFF WE HAVEN'T DONE AT HOLY GHOST BUT I WOULDN'T MIND INTRODUCING IN THE FUTURE (2):
935 Praise His Name (Joncas) (I'd use the alleluias, but I'd use the verse of the day instead of what's provided.)
942 Dresden Amen (Dresden - DEE DE DEE!)

STUFF I WON'T TOUCH WITH A 39-1/2 FOOT POLE (12):
928 Waters of Life (Dean) / 929 Streams of Living Water (Consiglio)
930 Agua de Vida (Cortez) / 931 Kyrie Litany of Praise (Hurd)
(On both of the last two mentioned is the use of needless bi-lingual texts.)
932 Glory to God (Jones) (The refrain contains an altered text - the one but very important factor keeping me from an otherwise excellent piece.)
933 Glory to God (Hylton) / 934 Gloria (Hurd) / 936 Oyenos, Senor (Hurd)
937 O God, Hear Us (Hurd) / 938 Santo (Hurd/Bridge)
939 Aclamacion Conmemorativa III (Hurd) / 940 Amen (Hurd/Bridge)

OK - here's the final tally, folks:
STUFF WE SING AT HOLY GHOST, AND WILL CONTINUE TO SING: 92 (14.3%)
STUFF WE HAVEN'T DONE AT HOLY GHOST BUT I WOULDN'T MIND INTRODUCING IN THE FUTURE: 118 (18.4%)
STUFF I WON'T TOUCH WITH A 39-1/2 FOOT POLE: 433 (67.3%)

Peace,
BMP

3 comments:

David said...

Isn't Hurd's gloria in a chant-like setting. Plus, I have to sit through Mass of creation every sunday. That would be an improvement for my parish.

Brian Michael Page said...

They scrapped his chant-style one for the 2008 issue. Figures, eh?

The one in question in this book is one of his bi-lingual English/Spanish ditties.
BMP

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Good call on the Praise His Name by Joncas. I used this as the Gospel Acc. during Easter season when I directed the contemporary choir at my last parish. Had set most of the Easter verses to his melody.

As written, it would make a good offertory, when Ps. 113 comes up (which it does in a few weeks.)

~nb