Sunday, April 20, 2008


Jeffrey Tucker rightly points out today's Introit: Cantate Domino.

I wonder how many musicians out there will do one of the following:
A) Cantate Domino in the chant setting (If you don't have a Liber or a Graduale, Jeffrey posted the music in chant notation in his post linked at the top)
B) Cantate Domino in a choral setting of some sort (I'm doing the d'Indy setting tonight at St. Leo's)
C) Cantate Domino sung to a Psalm Tone
D) Sing a new song to the Lord (tune: CANTATE DOMINO, aka ONSLOW SQUARE, by David G. Wilson - this one's not bad for something in 6/8)
E) Alleluia! Alleluia! Sing a new song to the Lord (the text by John Dunn - even better!)

OR these:
F) Sing a new song unto the Lord (the infamous Schutte setting that makes you want to pirouette about in your pew)
G) All the ends of the earth (as set to music by Haugen-d'Hass or Bob Dufford - both settings are hideous, IMO)
H) the so-called "other suitable song"

What did you play? Or what were you forced to endure? Inquiring snarks want to know! :)



The Layman said...

Well...Last night our Schola sang the chant from the Liber.

This morning our Chancel choir sang the David G. Wilson setting from the Gather Comprehensive-First Ed (#521). Not too bad...better than the Schutte, but's not chant

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Our Entrance Hymn was "All People That on Earth Do Dwell". Not the same psalm, but in the spirit thereof.

"All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice..."


Jason Pennington said...

Well, we were somwhat close: "O for a thousand tongues to sing" (AZMON). I was at the console this morning for this spendiferous Anglican feast!


Brian Michael Page said...

I played Extraordinary Form Low Mass this afternoon. The d'Indy Cantate was my Communion music - makeshift bass/soprano duet with the music director.

For an EF High Mass, either A or C would have been REQUIRED.

Motherhen said...

F) Sing a new song unto the Lord (the infamous Schutte setting that makes you want to pirouette about in your pew)<<

This is the one we sung, but to be honest, I don't mind it as much as a lot of others seem to.

I was actually suprised that Fr. B didn't have us sing Priestly People.

Anonymous said...

I know that my redemmer lives, and Faith of our Fathers was all we sung this weekend, Pro, and Re respectivally, the choir/cantors had the week off, so there was no one to lead the singing (from the choir loft), and our organist can't sing, so the other two were instrumental.

DominiSumus said...

At the one Mass I played we did the "other suitable song" because I messed up and thought it was the 6th Sunday of Easter.

Therefore I sang the psalm for the 6th Sunday.

Scelata said...

Choral prelude, the Pitoni "Cantate Domino followed by entrance hymn, ONSLOW SQUARE, "Sing a New Song."

Nobody even asked for the Schutte... they may have given up on me. ;oP

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)