Friday, December 18, 2015

Rorate Sunday at Sacred Heart

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum! 
Let the heavens bring forth the Just One, and the clouds rain him down!
(NO!  Please don't sing that hideous ditty, Rain Down!)

That's the assigned Introit for this coming Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  I've actually heard it referred to as Rorate Sunday.  Why not?  We just had Gaudete Sunday, right?

Anyhoo, here is the music list for this Sunday:

Cantus ad introitus: O come, divine Messiah (Venez, Divin Messie)
Psalm 80: Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face, and we shall be saved (Royce Nickel)
Alleluia: Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV, adapted by BMP)
Cantus ad offertorium: The King shall come when morning dawns (St. Stephen)
Sanctus: XVIII
Memorial: Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei: XVIII
Cantus ad Communionem: Alma Redemptoris Mater (altered form of the tune Consolation by Samuel Webbe)
- NOTE: A more familiar form of the tune appears with the hymn Come, Ye Disconsolate.
Cantus post Communionem: Come, O long-expected Jesus (Stuttgart)
Cantus ad exitum: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Mode I)


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