Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Advent IV and a Concert

On Sunday, December 18, at 2 PM, there is a Christmas concert, dubbed The Joyful Sounds of the Season, at St. Matthew Church in Cranston, RI.
St. Matthew's choir, along with some professionals, an orchestra, and yours truly at the organ, conducted by Kyle Jameson, will perform works of Rutter, Mozart, and Willcocks, as well as selections from Handel's Messiah.  If you're in the area, come and listen!  Admission is free!

But not before the Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, RI...


Ordinary: Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Amen based on Sanctus VIII
Psalm 24: R./ Let the Lord enter; he is King of glory (R./ Richard Proulx / V./ Joseph Gelineau, SJ)
Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV/BMP)

Prelude: improvisation on Es ist ein' Ros 
Elevations: improvisation on Rorate Caeli (Mode I)
Postlude: improvisation on Veni, Emmanuel (Mode I)

Hymns, etc.:
O come, O come, Emmanuel ("Veni, Emmanuel"/Mode I)
Joseph, be our guide and pattern ("Oriel")
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Samuel Webbe)
- Some may be familiar with the hymn Come, ye disconsolate.  The tune is the same, but with some minor alterations.
Lo! how a rose e'er blooming ("Es ist ein' ros")
O come, Divine Messiah ("Venez, Divin Messie")

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

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