Monday, February 8, 2010


Covering the next four weekends at three churches...


On the next three Saturdays, I'll be playing the 5:30 and 7:00 PM Masses at the Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton, MA. In addition, I'll be playing the 9:30 AM Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Providence, RI on Sunday, February 7, and the 8:00 and 10:00 AM Masses at St. Kevin's Church in Warwick, RI on Sundays February 14 and 21. Since I get to pick the hymns at all of these Masses, and the books are pretty much the same at all three churches (OCP), the hymn selections will stay the same at both churches.

Music for the Mass itself was selected by the powers that be at the Brockton chapel and at Warwick, while I got to pick the hymns (at Warwick, the choices were St. Louis Jesuits Mass and Massive Cremation - I picked the somewhat-but-not-by-much lesser of the two evils). At Providence, I got to pick it all, but I got an idea of what they know there, so I'm basing it accordingly.

I've filled in at the Brockton and Providence churches before and enjoyed both venues. Fr. Dan Sweet at St. Anthony's is excellent, as are the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement who staff Our Savior. I'm looking forward to going back there, albeit for the limited time.

Gloria: St. Louis Jesuits (Brockton) / recited (Providence)
- (The Jesuits Gloria is the only bullet I'm biting the entire three weeks)
Psalms and Alleluias from Respond and Acclaim
For Lent I at Warwick: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ (Tone 2)
Sanctus and Agnus from Heritage Mass (Brockton/Providence) / Creation (Warwick)
Memorial A and Amen: Danish (Brockton) / Heritage (Providence) / Creation (Warwick)

January 30, 2010 at Brockton (Anticipated Mass for Sunday IV)
Love divine, all loves excelling ("Hyfrydol")
Faith of our fathers, living still ("St. Catherine")
Ubi caritas (in Latin/Mode VI)
Holy God, we praise thy name ("Grosser Gott")

February 6, 2010 at Brockton (Anticipated Mass for Sunday V)
February 7, 2010 at Providence (Sunday V)
All the earth proclaim the Lord (Deiss)
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty ("Nicaea")
You satisfy the hungry heart ("Bicentennial")
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty ("Lobe den Herren")

February 13, 2010 at Brockton (Anticipated Mass for Sunday VI)
February 14, 2010 at Warwick (Sunday VI)
O God, our help in ages past ("St. Anne")
Crown him with many crowns ("Diademata")
You satisfy the hungry heart ("Bicentennial")
Now thank we all our God ("Nun Danket")

February 21, 2010 at Warwick (Lent I)
Again we keep this solemn fast ("Erhalt uns, Herr")
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless ("St. Agnes")
Attende, Domine (in Latin/Mode I)
Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")


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