Thursday, December 29, 2016

January 1, 2017: Mary, Mother of God

Falls on a Sunday this year!  Masses are the regular Sunday schedule (Saturday at 5 PM; Sunday at 7:30, 9, and 11:15 AM).  Brass and singers are off.  I will be leading the singing from the console this weekend.


Ordinary: Mass VIII (Gl); Mass XVIII (S, Ag); Mortem Tuam; Dresden Amen
Psalm 67: R./ May God bless us in his mercy (Owen Alstott)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Prelude: improvised variations on Forest Green
Elevations: hybrid improvisations on two Ave Maria settings (Mode I and Victoria)
Postlude: Hallelujah (from "Messiah"/Handel) (organ solo reduction)

Hymns, etc.:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night ("Winchester Old")
The first Nowell (trad. English)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (key of C for this basso profundo)
In the bleak midwinter ("Cranham")
Angels we have heard on high ("Gloria")

Side note: I was reading in a thread on one of the Facebook pages I frequent that some church (Catholic) used Angels we have heard on high in place of the Gloria.  Let me emphasize this: Angels we have heard on high is NOT the Gloria.  It is simply a Christmas carol with the line Gloria in excelsis Deo incorporated within.  It is perfectly appropriate as a hymn, but never in place of the Gloria or any Mass Ordinary.  Here endeth the rant.

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

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