Monthly Archives: December 2017

Music for Christmas Day, 25 December 2017

Music for the Mass of Christmas Day
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (BuxWV 223) (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)
Hymn at the Procession: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles, arr. David Willcocks, 1919-2015)
Missa O magnum mysterium (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Day: Puer natus est
Motet at the Offertory: O magnum mysterium (Victoria)
Motet at the Communion: Christe Redemptor omnium (Victoria)
Postlude: Gelobet seist deu, Jesu Christ (BWV 722) / Gelobet seist deu, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) / Von Himmel kam der Engel Shaar (BWV 607) / In dulci jubilo (BWV 608) / In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

The St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum

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Music for the Mass of Christmas Day
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles, arr. Willcocks)
Introit: Puer natus est (plainsong, mode vii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Gradual: Viderunt omnes (plainsong, mode v)
Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Tui sunt caeli (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks)
Communion: Viderunt omnes (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Communion: In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst, 1874-1934)
Hymn at the Retiring Procession: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks)
Organ music as above

The St. Mary’s Choir

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas, 24/25 December 2017

The recitation of the Rosary begins at 11:00 p.m.

Carols begin at 11:30 p.m.
Carol: On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
Carol: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es is ein’ Ros’ entsprungen)
Carol: Como estrella en claro cielo
Carol: In the Bleak Midwinter (Cranham)
Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Carl Rütti, b.1949)
Carol: Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
The Solemn Proclamation of Christmas
Hymn at the Procession: Adeste Fideles (John Francis Wade, arr. David Willcocks, 1919-2015)
Hymn at the Procession: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks)

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 12:00 a.m.)
Mass in G (Franz Schubert, 1979-1828)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Midnight: Dominus dixit
Motet at the Offertory: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Motet at the Communion: Hodie Christus natus est (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, 1562-1621)
Postlude: Gelobet seist deu, Jesu Christ (BWV 722) / Gelobet seist deu, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) / Von Himmel kam der Engel Shaar (BWV 607) / In dulci jubilo (BWV 608) / In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

Music for the Vigil of Christmas, 24 December 2017

Music for the Vigil of Christmas
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the procession: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni Emmanuel)
Missa Mi mi (Johannes Ockeghem, c.1410-1497)
Gregorian Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Rorate caeli
Motet at the Offertory: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Ockeghem)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel)
Introit: Rorate caeli (plainsong, mode i)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gradual: Prope est Dominus (plainsong, mode v)
Alleluia: Veni Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Offertory: Ave Maria (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)
Hymn at the Offertory: Creator of the Stars of Night (Conditor alme siderum)
Communion: Ecce virgo concipiet (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Communion: Rorate caeli (plainsong, mode i)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)

Guadalupe Festival 2017: Photos

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was celebrated with a special festival on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Sung Mass in Spanish at 1:15 p.m. was followed by a reception in the parish hall and finally the recitation of the Holy Rosary in the Church. Weather did not permit the outdoor procession through the streets…
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Joyful Anticipation: the O Antiphons

This week we begin Late Advent, when we focus ever more deeply on spiritual preparation for Christmas. We began on Friday evening with our choirs singing Advent Lessons and Carols, as we listened to the readings that tell of the coming of Christ on Christmas and the carols that tell us to watch and pray…
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New VIRTUS Coordinator

We are very happy to announce that we have a new coordinator for VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program. Mrs. Sheena Laughlin has very graciously accepted to volunteer for this important program. Sheena will be in charge of coordinating all VIRTUS-related issues. Please call her at (203) 838-6208 if you have questions, if you need…
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