Ash Wednesday, 7 PM / February 6, 2008
Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, RI
On the most part a somewhat better lineup than what we had today. Again, the disclaimer stands - I DIDN'T PICK'EM!
These forty days of Lent, O Lord..."St. Flavian"
Yes, I shall arise...Deiss
- (still not my idea for the responsorial Psalm, though it's closer than what I've been getting)
Praise and honor to you...Masse
- (Pierre Masse is a former music director there. He's very good.)
Grant to us, O Lord...Deiss
Keep in mind...Deiss
Jesus, remember me...Taize
This is our accepted time..."Weimar" (I really like this tune!)
Wow - seems to be Lucien Deiss day at Blessed Sacrament. We should sell some Lucien Deiss t-shirts at the doors before and after Mass. Makes for a great fundraiser for the parish. (I'd rather be playing Deiss than all that crap that one's bound to get subjected to from such hymnals as Gory and Puke and Gather Apprehensive.)
After this, I'll be laid off till after Lent. The story from the "pastoral assistant" is that they don't use the organ during Lent. They use the piano instead (one of the school teachers plays). To me, that's a bit backwards. Why would you go into a solemn season such as Lent with an instrument that's far less solemn? I guess we should be thankful that it's not the guitar.