Monthly Archives: March 2019

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, 31 March 2019

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Herzliebster Jesu (Op. 122, No. 2) (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Hymn at the Procession: My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown)
Missa Fa mi sol re la (Terrence B. Fay, b.1977)
Gregorian Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Lent: Laetare
Motet at the Offertory: Laudate Dominum (Francesco Bianciardi, c.1571-1607)
Motet at the Communion: Media vita (Henri Du Mont, 1610-1684)
Postlude: O Gott, du frommer Gott (Op. 122, No. 7) (Brahms)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown)
Introit: Laetare (plainsong, mode v)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gradual: Laetatus sum (plainsong, mode vii)
Tract: Qui confidunt (plainsong, mode viii)
Offertory: Laudate Dominum (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Offertory: God So Loved the World (John Stainer, 1840-1901)
Communion: Oportet te (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Communion: O, pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Marian antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Music for the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 March 2019

Monday, 25 March 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Feast of the Annunciation
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Improvisation
Missa Benedicta es caelorum Regina (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Gregorian Mass of the Annunciation: Vultum tuum
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Regina caelorum (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)
Motet at the Communion: Benedicta est caelorum Regina (Jean Mouton, c.1459-1522)
Postlude: Improvisation

Learn Your Faith/Aprenda Su Fe

My previous assignment as Spiritual Director and religion teacher at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport offered me many opportunities to discuss the Catholic faith with my fellow faculty members and my students, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. During one Lenten season one of my non-Catholic Christian students wanted to discuss a sermon she had heard…
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Music for the Third Sunday of Lent, 24 March 2019

Music for the Third Sunday of Lent
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)
Missa L'homme armé (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Gregorian Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent: Oculi mei
Motet at the Offertory: Ave regina caelorum (Gregor Aichinger, 1565-1628)
Motet at the Communion: In illo tempore, erat Dominus Jesus (Guerrero)

Music for the Third Sunday of Lent
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (St. Flavian)
Introit: Oculi mei (plainsong, mode vii)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gradual: Exsurge Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Tract: Ad te levavi oculos meos (plainsong, mode viii)
Offertory: Justitiae Domini (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: God of Mercy and Compassion (Au sang qu’un Dieu)
(after Pergolesi)
Communion: Passer invenit (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: Psalm 23 (from Requiem) (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Marian antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (plainsong, mode vi)