Sunday, April 3, 2016

Music for III Easter at Sacred Heart

Hopefully we won't get any more snow!


Entrance hymn: Rejoice, angelic choirs, rejoice, "Mit Freuden Zart"
- Some hymnals use the name "Bohemian Brethren" for this tune.  Same thing.  I prefer "Mit Freuden Zart", because "Bohemian Brethren" reminds me to much of "Bohemian Rhapsody", and though I like most of Queen's songs (when I'm not in church), the "Rhapsody" is one of only two of their songs I cannot stand.  It's like coming to church and hearing "Eagle's Wings" for the 154,000,000th time.
Gloria: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi
Psalm 30: R./ I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me, Sam Schmitt
Alleluia: Owen Alstott, adapted from O Filii et Filiae, Mode II
Offertory hymn: Christ the Lord is ris'n today, "Heil uns Heil, Alleluia"
- While most hymnals name this tune "Victimae Paschali" or in full "Victimae Paschali Laudes", I think too much of the Mode I tune used for the Paschal sequence of the same name.  For a while, mainly the 1980's and 1990's, We Celebrate (before J.S. Paluch fully merged with World Library Publications) used the name "Heil uns Heil, Alleluia" for this very tune.  The text is actually a paraphrase of the "Victimae Paschali Laudes".  Further, this text is not to be confused with the more popular Charles Wesley text that is set with Alleluias to the tunes "Llanfair", "Gwalchmai", and (in some hymnals) "Easter Hymn" (the latest used in most hymnals with the Lyra Davidica hymn, Jesus Christ is ris'n today).
Liturgy of the Eucharist: Missa "Christo Risusciti", Luigi Picchi, and adaptations thereof
Communion anthem: O Sacrum Convivium, Roberto Remondi
Post-Communion hymn: Regina Caeli, Mode VI
Recessional hymn: This joyful Eastertide, "Vreuchten"

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

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