4.30.2012

SUNDAY V at HEARTS

Fifth Sunday of Easter - V-6-12
Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Entrance: W-449 VREUCHTEN - This joyful Eastertide
Gloria VIII
Psalm 22: Alstott - I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people
Alleluia: Mode II - from O Filii et Filiae (verse from Respond and Acclaim)
Offertory: W-452 SURGIT IN HAEC DIES - Christ the Lord is ris'n today
- (The tune here, also known by its German title, CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN, is the tune from which the Sanctus and Agnus Dei we're using for Eastertide, is based on.)
Sanctus and Agnus: Picchi - Missa 'Cristo Riscuciti'
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion: d'Indy - Cantate Domino canticum novum
Meditation: W-443 Mode VI - O Queen of heaven/Regina caeli
Recessional: W-446 TRURO - Christ is alive, let Christians sing

Peace,
BMP

FIRST FRIDAY at HEARTS

May 4, 2012 - 6 PM - Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Entrance: O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine
Psalm 2: Tone 8G - You are my Son, this day I have begotten you
Alleluia: Mode II - from O Filii et Filiae (verse of the day: Tone 2D)
Offertory: Mode VI - Concordi Laetitia
Sanctus and Agnus: Picchi - Missa 'Christo Riscuciti'
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion: Mode II - O filii et filiae
Recessional: To Jesus' Heart, all-burning

Peace,
BMP

MAY DEVOTIONS 2012

ALL Tuesdays at Sacred Heart during the month of May at 7 PM
Come spend some time with Mary, in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord!

Entrance hymn: W-708 LOURDES HYMN - Immaculate Mary
Exposition hymn: WAREHAM, altered - O Salutaris Hostia
Rosary/Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Benediction hymn: Rossini - Tantum Ergo
As Jesus enters the Tabernacle:
- (May 1, 8, 15, 22) W-443 Mode VI - Regina Caeli / (May 29) W-703 Mode V - Salve Regina
Recessional hymn: W-702 SALVE, REGINA CAELITUM - Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above

On the 15th, I will be away due a commitment involving my daughter Brittany.  Guest organist will be my predecessor and good friend, David Sylvester.

Peace,
BMP

4.24.2012

DOMINICA PASTOR BONUS at HEARTS

IV-29-12; Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Entrance hymn: SALZBURG - At the Lamb's high feast we sing (W-459)
Gloria VIII
Psalm 118: Alstott - The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone
Alleluia: O Filii et Filiae (verse of the day: tone 2)
Offertory hymn: DIADEMATA - Crown Him with many crowns (W-496)
Sanctus and Agnus: Picchi - Missa 'Christo Riscuciti'
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion anthem: Handel - He shall feed His flock/Come unto Him (from Messiah)
Meditation hymn: Mode VI - Regina Caeli (English/Latin) (W-443)
Recessional hymn: LLANFAIR - Christ the Lord is ris'n today, alleluia (W-463)

Peace,
BMP

4.19.2012

DOMINICA JUBILATE DEO IN PASCUA

That be Jubilate Deo as in Psalm LXVI (LXV), as opposed to Psalm C (IC or XCIX) in Eastertide, which be Sunday III in Paschal Time, which be this coming Sunday, which be IV-22-12.

Did you get all that?  Me neither!

Now that I'm done toying with your heads, here is the music list for this coming weekend at Sacred Heart Church:

Entrance: W-455 MIT FREUDEN ZART - Rejoice, angelic choirs, rejoice
Gloria VIII
Psalm 4: LeBlanc/Gelineau - Lord, let your face shine on us
Alleluia from O Filii et Filiae (verse from Respond and Acclaim)
Offertory: W-461 HEIL, UNS HEIL, ALLELUIA - Christ the Lord is ris'n today
- (This tune also appears under the title Victimae Paschali, as the hymn itself is a paraphrase of the Easter Sequence)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei: Picchi - Missa 'Cristo Riscuciti'
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion: Perosi - Ave Verum
Meditation: W-443 Mode VI - Regina Caeli (we do both the English and Latin versions - too short to do just one!)
Recessional: W-449 VREUCHTEN - This joyful Eastertide

Peace,
BMP

4.17.2012

FUNERAL THIS FRIDAY AT HEARTS

10 AM; Friday IV-20-12; Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

to Casket: Requiem aetarnam (Mode VI)
to Altar: The strife is o'er (Gelobt Sei Gott)
Psalm 23: My shepherd is the Lord (Gelineau)
Alleluia: from "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II/verse to Tone 2D)
Offertory: Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Sanctus XVIII
Memorial: Mortem tuam (from Jubilate Deo)
Amen: adapted from "Sanctus VIII"
Agnus XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
Communion: 1) Lux aeterna (Mode VIII); 2) Jesus, Son of Mary (Adoro Te)
Final Commendation: I believe that my Redeemer lives (St. Louis)
Recessional: In Paradisum (Mode VII/VIII)

Peace,
BMP

4.11.2012

BACK TO HEARTS!

Covering a funeral I played this morning and the Masses for this coming weekend, all at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Ah, yes!  After finishing a funeral in Warren yesterday where I bit four bullets but mixed in much of what we normally do at Sacred Heart, today I did a funeral at Sacred Heart, where we bite NO bullets, even with visiting clergy.

To the casket: Requiem aeternam (Mode VI)
To the altar: At the Lamb's high feast we sing ("Salzburg") (H-89)
Psalm 23: My Shepherd is the Lord, nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
Alleluia from "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II)
Offertory: Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Sanctus and Agnus XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Communion: Lux aeterna (Mode VIII); Jesus, Son of Mary ("Adoro Te") (H-223)
Final Commendation: I believe that my Redeemer Lives (H. St. Louis)
Recessional: In Paradisum (Mode VII/VIII)

Now for this Sunday - The Second Sunday of Easter, aka "Low Sunday", aka "Divine Mercy Sunday"

Entrance: H-88 Jesus lives, thy terrors now ("St. Albinus")
Gloria VIII
Psalm 118: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting (Alstott)
Alleluia from "O Filii et Filiae" (Mode II)
Offertory:H-91 The strife is o'er, the battle done (using different tune: "Gelobt sei Gott")
Sanctus and Agnus from "Missa Christo Riscuciti" (Picchi)
Memorial: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Communion: W-447 O sons and daughters ("O Filii et Filiae", starting w/v.4)
Meditation: H-97 Christians to the Paschal Victim ("Victimae Paschali Laudes")
- (Yes, the Sequence!)
Recessional: H-85 Jesus Christ is ris'n today ("Easter Hymn")

Peace,
BMP

4.08.2012

BULLETS TO BITE!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Got a call yesterday from the pastor of a church in Bristol County, asking if I could cover a funeral this Tuesday at 10:00.  I figured, "OK, could always use the money".  Not without a price.  The pastor there gave me the hymn list.  I have no clue whether these were family requests, stuff the pastor picked, or whatever, but it's definitely easy to tell that this funeral is NOT at my regular parish (as three of the four titles would definitely be banned at Sacred Heart).

Yeah - "Here I Am, Lord" (Pray that I don't go into "Here's a story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls"), "Eagle's Claws" (or Turkey's Wings, or Beagle's Things), "I Am the Bread of Life" (Let's hope I'm not.  Quoting my good friend Tony E., "He who eats MY flesh and drinks my blood will get really sick!"), and the hideous "How Great Thou Art" (which often amounts to "How Great I Am").

Well, this Mass will NOT go without a good share of what we normally do at Sacred Heart.  The list will go as follows (an asterisk (*) will depict those pieces picked by someone other than yours truly):

To the casket: the appointed proper antiphon "Requiem Aeternam" / Mode VI
* To the altar: Here Me Is, Lard
Psalm 23: My Shepherd Is the Lord
Alleluia: I'm debating right now.  I have it narrowed down to three: 1) O Filii et Filiae, 2) Mode VI, or 3) the Marier Alleluia we did during the Winter weeks of Ordinary Time
* Offertory: Beagle's Things
Sanctus XVIII
Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: debating between the Sanctus VIII adaptation, or the Marier Amen we started using last night.
Agnus Dei XVIII (Pro Defunctis)
Communion: 1) Lux Aeterna / Mode VIII, and * 2) I am (NOT) the Bread of Life (I have to keep reminding myself of that.  I hate to sing it as it is because I'm not a very good liar.)
Final Commendation: I believe that my Redeemer lives / H. St. Louis
* Recessional:  How Great Thou Art

I may never be called back there after this!
BMP

4.03.2012

ON A SECULAR NOTE: WITHOUT YOU

I'm reading this post on a Facebook page for Badfinger as I write this.  Apparently, some kid was going to sing the song Without You on American Idol, a show which I refer to as the name at left.  According to someone, whether it be someone on Idol or on the radio , it's Mariah Carey's Without You.

WRRRRRRRRONG!

Later, on a satellite radio station, Jimmy "Shoes" Iovine (one of five assistant engineers on Raspberries' fourth album, Starting Over) corrected the other guy by saying that it's Harry Nilsson's Without You.

WRRRRRRRRRONG AGAIN!

Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey made big hits with Without You, and both are beautifully done.  However, Without You belongs to neither of them.  It was written by the late Pete Ham and the late Tom Evans, both of Badfinger.  Yes - Badfinger did this tune long before either Harry or Carey.

Here's the proof.  Enjoy!
Peace,
BMP

4.02.2012

HOLY WEEK at HEARTS

Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI
Tuesday IV-3: Stations of the Cross with Holy Communion at 7 PM
Wednesday IV-4: Funeral Mass at 10 AM
Thursday IV-5: Holy Thursday Mass at 7 PM
Friday IV-6: Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 7 PM
Saturday IV-7: The Easter Vigil with Brass Trio at 7 PM
Sunday IV-8: Easter Sunday Masses at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM
- (Brass Trio at 9 and 11:15)

STATIONS OF THE CROSS with Holy Communion: Tuesday 7 PM
(Confessions will be heard from 6:00-6:45 PM)
Verses of the Stabat Mater in English, as written in The Way of the Cross (Liturgical Press): two verses to open up the service, two before the first station, one after each station (two after the seventh and fourteenth).
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion hymn: SWEET SACRAMENT - Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All (W-488)
Recessional hymn: CRUCIFER - Lift high the cross (W-704)

FUNERAL MASS: Wednesday 10 AM
Procession to the casket: Mode VI - Requiem Aeternam
Procession to the altar: Lift high the cross (W-704)
Psalm 130: Gelineau - I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word
Gospel Acc: BMP - Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Offertory: Victoria - Ave Maria
Sanctus XVIII
Memorial Acc: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion music:
- 1) Mode VIII - Lux Aeterna
- 2) SWEET SACRAMENT - Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all (W-488)
Final Commendation: St. Louis - I believe that my Redeemer lives
Recessional: Modes VII/VIII - In Paradisum (W-178)

HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord's Supper: Thursday 7 PM
Entrance hymn: CRUCIFER - Lift high the cross (W-704)
Kyrie: Caudana - Messa Laus Tibi Christe
Gloria: Proulx - Gloria Simplex
Psalm 116: BMP - Our blessing cup is a communion with the blood of Christ
Gospel Acc: BMP - Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Offertory hymn: UNDE ET MEMORES - At that first Eucharist before you died (W-733)
Sanctus XVIII
Memorial Acc: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion music:
- 1) 17th c., arr. Rossini - Ecce Panis Angelorum
- 2) Louvain, arr. Borucchia - Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice
Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist: Rossini - Pange Lingua

GOOD FRIDAY Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Friday 7 PM
Psalm 31: Rice - Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit
Gospel Acc: BMP - Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Pause during the Passion: Dubois - Adoramus Te, Christe
Music during the Veneration of the Cross:
- 1) Rossini - Parce Domine
- 2) Stainer - God so loved the world
- 3) Rossini - Jesu Salvator Noster
As the Cross is enthroned (after the Veneration): Christ Jesus Victor (from To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King)
Communion music:
- 1) PASSION CHORALE - O Sacred Head, sore wounded (H-75)
- 2) Perosi - Ave Verum
- 3) Rossini - Tantum Ergo (verses 5 and 6 of the Pange Lingua Gloriosi that we are using on Holy Thursday)
At the end of Communion: EVENTIDE - Abide with me, fast falls the eventide (H-467)

THE EASTER VIGIL: Saturday 7 PM
The Light of Christ (dialogue)
Exsultet: chanted by yours truly
Readings 1, 2, and 3 will be proclaimed.  The Psalms that follow each reading are Psalm 104 (Lord, send out your Spirit), Psalm 16 (You are my inheritance, O Lord), and Exodus 15 (Let us sing to the Lord), all from Respond and Acclaim (Alstott)
Gloria VIII
Alleluia: from Respond and Acclaim (Alstott, from O Filii et Filiae)
Litany of Saints: follow the missalette
Sprinkling (after the Renewal of Baptismal Promises): Montani - Vidi Aquam
Offertory hymn: PUER NOBIS - That Easter day with joy was bright (H-98)
Sanctus: Picchi - Messa Cristo Riscucito
Memorial Acc: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Agnus: Picchi - Messa Cristo Riscucito
Communion: Young - Festive Alleluia
Meditation hymn: Mode VI - Regina Caeli (W-443)
Recessional hymn: EASTER HYMN - Jesus Christ is risen today (H-85)

EASTER SUNDAY: Sunday 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15 AM
Brass Prelude (9:00 and 11:15): Handel - Thine be the glory
Entrance hymn: ELLACOMBE - The day of resurrection (H-96)
Gloria VIII
Psalm 118: Alstott - This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad
Alleluia: from Respond and Acclaim (Alstott, from O Filii et Filiae)
Sprinkling (after the Renewal of Baptismal Promises): Montani - Vidi Aquam
Offertory hymn: PUER NOBIS - That Easter day with joy was bright (H-98)
Sanctus: Picchi - Messa Cristo Riscucito
Memorial Acc: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Marier
Agnus: Picchi - Messa Cristo Riscucito
Communion: Young - Festive Alleluia
Meditation hymn: Mode VI - Regina Caeli (W-443)
Recessional hymn: EASTER HYMN - Jesus Christ is risen today (H-85)

Happy Holy Week!
Peace,
BMP