Saturday, November 29, 2008

3rd Sunday of Advent

For Dec 14, 2008 which is the 3rd Sunday of Advent, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Gaudete in Domino
  4. Kyrie XVII b
  5. Gradual: Qui sedes, Domine
  6. Alleluia: Excita, Domine
  7. Credo IV
  8. Offertory: Benedixisti, Domine
  9. Offertory hymn: Creator Alme Siderum
  10. Sanctus XVII
  11. Agnus Dei XVII
  12. Communion hymn: Verbum Supernum
  13. Communion: Dicite: Pusillanimes
  14. Recession: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols in Kuala Lumpur

Prelude: Gloria (Vivaldi)
Anthems: A Christmas Round & Riu, riu, chiu
Congregational Opening Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City
1st Carol: Adam Lay YBounden (Ord)
1st Reading
2nd Carol: In the Bleak Midwinter
2nd Reading
Congregational Hymn: Angels We Have Heard on High
3rd Carol: Ett Nyfött Barn
3rd Reading
4th Carol: Stille Nacht
4th Reading
5th Carol: Mary’s Boy-Child
5th Reading
6th Carol: Mariä Wiegenlied
6th Reading
Congregational Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem
7th Carol: Bailero
7th Reading
8th Carol: The Coventry Carol
8th Reading
9th Carol: Still, still, still
9th Reading
Closing Congregational Hymn: O Come All Ye Faithful
Postlude: O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen)

Disclaimer: This is not meant to be an endorsement of the Presbyterian religion, but merely for the sake of exposure to quality sacred music.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Last Sunday after Pentecost

For Nov 23, 2008 which is the Last Sunday after Pentecost, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Dicit Dominus: Ego
  4. Kyrie XI (Orbis Factor)
  5. Gloria XI
  6. Gradual: Liberasti nos
  7. Alleluia: De profundis
  8. Credo III
  9. Offertory: De profundis
  10. Offertory hymn: O Maria, Virgo Pia
  11. Sanctus XI
  12. Agnus Dei XI
  13. Communion hymn: Ave Verum Corpus
  14. Communion: Amen dico vobis: quidquid
  15. Recession: Salve Regina (simple tone)
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What shall we name this?

From somewhere closer to home, we have some Filipino inmates asked (or forced?) to perform some kind of dance with a thousand arms, during a mass by Cardinal Vidal. Look at this video that I stumbled upon accidentally:

and the first thing that came to my mind was this:

Know why "Rock Masses" are such pathetic lame ideas when teenagers know they are better off going elsewhere for rock music? I guess the lesson here is.. if Catholics wants to imitate something, they'd better do a darn good job at imitating, else forget it because it will look like a cheap imitation at first sight.

Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Holy Saviour

For November 9, 2008 which is the Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour (a.k.a. the Basilica of St. John Lateran), being the mother and mistress of all churches throughout the world, by virtue of being the Bishop of Rome's cathedral, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Faith Of Our Fathers
  2. Introit: Terribilis
  3. Kyrie IV (Cunctipotens Genitor Deus)
  4. Gloria IV
  5. Gradual: Locus iste
  6. Alleluia: Adorabo ad templum
  7. Credo I
  8. Offertory: Domine Deus, in simplicitate
  9. Offertory Hymn: Tu Es Pastor & Magnificat
  10. Sanctus IV
  11. Agnus Dei IV
  12. Communion Hymn: Jesu Rex Admirabilis (G.P. da Palestrina)
  13. Communion: Domus mea
  14. Recession: Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation (J.M. Neale)
Click on the links to hear samples where available.