Saturday, April 30, 2011

Second Sunday after Easter

For May 8, 2011 which is the Second Sunday after Easter, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: At The Lamb's High Feast We Sing
  2. Vidi aquam
  3. Introit: Misericordia Domini
  4. Kyrie I
  5. Gloria I
  6. Alleluia: Cognoverunt discipuli
  7. Alleluia: Ego sum pastor bonus
  8. Credo III
  9. Offertory: Deus, Deus meus
  10. Offertory hymn: Regina Coeli (A. Lotti)
  11. Sanctus I
  12. Agnus Dei I
  13. Communion hymn: O Filii Et Filiae
  14. Communion: Ego sum pastor bonus
  15. Recession: The Strife Is O'er
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Friday, April 15, 2011

"ecclesiastical karaoke"

H/t to WDTPRS:

From CNA:

London, England, Apr 14, 2011 / 05:46 am (CNA).- A Grammy winning music director has delivered a stinging attack upon modern Church music. Joseph Cullen, choral director at the London Symphony Orchestra, says that since the 1960s there has been a “glaring lack of sympathy” for “worthy sacred music.”

Writing in the April 9 edition of the English weekly The Tablet, [?!?] he praised the music used during last year’s papal visit to the United Kingdom. But he added: “Sadly such excellence is untypical of the vast majority of our Catholic churches. There is a glaring lack of sympathy for the heritage which should be the bedrock of worthy sacred music in today’s Church.”


He writes, “Low-quality material in both inspiration and facility is commonplace. Hymns are set to popular music (for example, “My God Loves Me” to the tune of “Plaisir d’amour”) with little regard to the inappropriateness of the original and well-known words.”

He also criticized the practice of a lone cantor leading the singing in parishes. “The misuse of one booming voice behind a microphone, an ecclesiastical karaoke, seems to have killed off unified congregational singing.”


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paschal Vigil

For April 23, 2011 which is the Paschal Vigil, we are going to sing:
  1. Canticle: Cantemus Domino
  2. Canticle: Vinea facta est
  3. Canticle: Attende caelum
  4. Litany of the Saints (until "Omnes Sancti et Sanctae Dei, intercedite pro nobis")
  5. Canticle: Sicut cervus
  6. Litany of the Saints (cont. from "Propitius esto, parce nobis Domine")
  7. Kyrie I
  8. Gloria I
  9. Alleluia: Confitemini Domino
  10. Tract: Laudate Dominum
  11. Offertory hymn: Sicut Cervus (G.P. da Palestrina)
  12. Sanctus I
  13. Communion hymn: Adoramus Te (attr. to G.P. da Palestrina)
  14. Communion: Alleluia (repeat after the end of Laudate Dominum)
  15. Antiphon: Et valde mane
  16. Canticle: Benedictus Dominus (repeat Antiphon Et valde mane at the end)
  17. Recession: Thine Be The Glory (tune: Judas Maccabeus)
Click on the links to hear samples where available. NOTE: The Credo and Agnus Dei are not sung/said in the Paschal Vigil Mass.

Good Friday

For April 22, 2011 which is Good Friday, we are going to sing the following:
  1. Responsorium I: Domine audivi
  2. Responsorium II: Eripe me, Domine
  3. Responses to Ecce lignum Crucis in ascending tone: Venite adoremus (1) (2) (3)
  4. Improperia: Popule meus (during solemn adoration of the Cross)
  5. Antiphon: Crucem tuam (during solemn adoration of the Cross)
  6. Hymn: Crux fidelis (during solemn adoration of the Cross)
  7. Antiphon I: Adoramus te Christe (when the Blessed Sacrament is returned to the altar)
  8. Antiphon II: Per lignum (when the Blessed Sacrament is returned to the altar)
  9. Antiphon III: Salvator mundi, salva nos (when the Blessed Sacrament is returned to the altar)
  10. Communion: Psalm 21
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Maundy Thursday

For April 21, 2011 which is Maundy Thursday, we are going to sing:
  1. Introit: Nos autem gloriari
  2. Kyrie IV
  3. Gloria IV
  4. Gradual: Christus factus est
  5. Antiphon: Mandatum novum (antiphons 5-12 are sung only if feet washing rite takes place)
  6. Antiphon: Postquam surrexit Dominus
  7. Antiphon: Dominus Iesus
  8. Antiphon: Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes
  9. Antiphon: Si ego Dominus
  10. Antiphon: In hoc cognoscent omnes
  11. Antiphon: Maneant in vobis
  12. Antiphon: Ubi caritas
  13. Offertory: Dextera Domini
  14. Offertory hymn: Quis Sicut Te
  15. Sanctus IV
  16. Agnus Dei IV (end with "miserere nobis" instead of "dona nobis pacem")
  17. Communion: Dominus Iesus with Psalm 101: 2–3, 5, 18
During translation of the Most Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose:
  1. Hymn: Pange lingua gloriosi
During stripping of the altar:
  1. Antiphon: Diviserunt and Psalm 21 (Deus, Deus meus)
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

20th Anniversary of the death of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre : His true face

Santo subito!

Palm Sunday

For April 17, 2011 which is the 2nd Sunday in Passiontide (Palm Sunday), we are going to sing:
  1. Antiphon: Hosanna filio David (before blessing of palms)
  2. Antiphon: Pueri Hebraeorum, portantes (during distribution of blessed palms) followed by Psalm 23
  3. Antiphon: Pueri Hebraeorum, vestimenta (during distribution of blessed palms) followed by Psalm 46
  4. Antiphon: Cum angelis (during procession)
  5. Hymn to Christ the King: Gloria, laus (during procession)
  6. Responsory: Ingrediente Domino (on return to the church)
  7. Introit: Domine, ne longe facias
  8. Kyrie XVII A
  9. Gradual: Tenuisti manum
  10. Tract: Deus, Deus meus
  11. Credo IV
  12. Offertory: Improperium
  13. Offertory hymn: Adoramus Te, Christe (attr. to G.P. da Palestrina)
  14. Sanctus XVII
  15. Agnus Dei XVII
  16. Communion: Pater, si non potest followed by Ps 21: 2, 3, 5, 7, 15cd, 17ab, 17c–18,
    22, 23, 24, 28, 30c–31a, 31b–32

  17. Recession: To Jesus Christ, Our Sov'reign King
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Passion Sunday

For April 10, 2011 which is Passion Sunday (1st Sunday of Passiontide), we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: O Kind Creator
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Iudica me, Deus
  4. Kyrie XVII A
  5. Gradual: Eripe me, Domine
  6. Tract: Saepe expugnaverunt
  7. Credo IV
  8. Offertory: Confitebor tibi, Domine
  9. Offertory hymn: Vexilla Regis Prodeunt
  10. Sanctus XVII
  11. Agnus Dei XVII
  12. Communion: Hoc corpus with Ps 22: 1–2a, 2b–3a, 3b, 4ab, 4cd, 5ab, 5cd, 6ab
  13. Recession: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Click on the links to hear samples where available. NOTE: No Gloria Patri at the end of the Asperges and Introit!