Friday, September 30, 2011

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (First of the Month Edition)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 2, 2011
Sacred Heart, West Warwick, RI

Entrance hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)
Psalm 80: The vineyard of the Lord (Alstott; Respond and Acclaim)
Alleluia: Twynham (verse to Tone 6F)
Offertory hymn: O Jesus, I have promised (Day of Rest)
Sacramentary 2010 chants (Sanctus, Memorial, Agnus)
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Communion anthem: O sacrum convivium (Remondi)
Meditation hymn: Let thy blood in mercy poured (Luise)
Recessional hymn: Hosanna to the living Lord (Hosanna)
- (Hymnal has Hosanna in A-flat. However, I'll be using F at 7:30, G at the rest.)


Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm talking about the music, and ESPECIALLY in the presence of the Pope!

Opening of Berlin Papal Mass from Rocco Palmo on Vimeo.

Did someone from Berlin attend the infamous Los Ahn-ghe-leeze Religious Mis-edu-ma-cation Congress and bring back to Berlin what they learned in LA?

What the voices in the Holy Father's head must have been saying while and after listening to this garbage! Talk about "heilege schei├če!" And that look on his face just as this clip ends? Priceless. Can we say he's a bit "angepisst"?


Thursday, September 22, 2011

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (Saturday Creature Double Feature Edition)

Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

I'm sure many Southern New Englanders remember the Creature Double Feature that used to air on Saturday afternoons on Boston's WLVI-TV (Channel 56). Well, this Saturday's double feature consists of a funeral (10 AM) and an anticipated Sunday Mass (5 PM).

Funeral Mass - Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 10 AM

Requiem aeternam (Mode VI)
My shepherd is the Lord (J. Gelineau)
Alleluia (R. Twynham) (verse: tone 6F)
Mass XVIII (Sanctus/Agnus)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (from Jubilate Deo)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Lux aeterna (Mode VIII)
I believe that my Redeemer lives (H. St. Louis)
In Paradisum (Mode VII)

HYMNS, etc.
Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)
Ave Maria (Victoria/reduced for baritone and organ)
Jesus, Son of Mary (Adoro Te Devote)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 24/25, 2011
Sat. 5 PM / Sun. 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM

Remember your mercies, O Lord (R. Rice)
Alleluia (R. Twynham) (verse: tone 6F)
Sacramentary 2010 (Sanctus/Memorial/Agnus)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)

HYMNS, etc.
To the Name of our salvation (Oriel)
At the Name of Jesus (King's Weston)
Christus Factus Est (Cologne setting from Pius X Hymnal)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (Arlington)
Jesus, Name all names above (St. Theoctistus)


Monday, September 19, 2011


These were collected over the last few years - mainly from a couple of priests whose names I will not mention, but they are a couple of better priests that I've worked with over the years.

1. Here I Am, Lord. (Too late, they've already left!)
2. Be Not Afraid. (You should be... very afraid!)
3. Let us build the City of God (NO! God builds his City.)
4. Let There Be Peace on Earth (There never will be!)
5. I am the Bread of life (No, you're not! However, Jesus is!)
6. Wherever you go, I shall go (So, if I'm going to hell, are you still gonna go?)
7. Sing a new Church into being (I've got a better idea. How about we sing of the ONE TRUE Church?!)
8. What is this place? (It's called a Church, the House of God. And in it, we celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, where Jesus Christ has given himself up for us. Any more stupid questions?)

OK, so the last crack was mine. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011


Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 18, 2011
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

The Lord is near to those who call on him - Richard Rice
Alleluia - Robert Twynham (verse: tone 6F)
Amen - adapted from "Sanctus VIII"
Remainder of sung ordinary - Sacramentary 2010

HYMNS, etc.
Holy Father, great Creator - "Regent Square"
There's a wideness in God's mercy - "Beecher"
Magnificat - Tone 8G and Ciro Grassi
Let all mortal flesh keep silence - "Picardy"
Crown him with many crowns - "Diademata"


Friday, September 9, 2011

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (9-1-1 edition)

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 11, 2011
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Amen: adapted from Sanctus from Mass VIII
All others: Sacramentary 2010

Psalm 103: Richard Rice
Alleluia: Robert Twynham (verse: tone 6F)

Entrance hymn: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing / "Kremser"
Offertory hymn: My country, 'tis of thee / "America"
Communion anthem: In thee is gladness / "In Der Ist Freude"
Meditation hymn: I sought the Lord and afterward I knew / "Lacquiparle"
Recessional hymn: O beautiful for spacious skies / "Materna"


Friday, September 2, 2011

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS (Back to Normal Edition)

Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 4, 2011
Ordinary Form - Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Music for the Ordinary of the Mass: Sacramentary 2011
Bishop Tobin has given his flock permission to use the SUNG settings of the new translation of the Gloria, Sanctus, and Memorial Acclamation beginning 9/1/11. Nothing has changed in the Kyrie and Agnus Dei. All other sung parts must remain under the current translation until 11/26/11, as well as any RECITED texts.

Exception: Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)

Entrance: Christ is made the sure foundation / "Westminster Abbey"
Psalm 95: If today you hear his voice / Alstott (Respond and Acclaim)
Alleluia: Twynham (verse of the day, tone 6F)
Offertory: Faith of our fathers / "St. Catherine"
Communion: Ubi Caritas / Mode VI
Meditation: Salve Regina / Mode V
Recessional: God of our fathers / "National Hymn"