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Music for Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018

Music for Trinity Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Prelude in E-flat Major (BWV 552/1) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Processional Hymn: Ancient of Days (Albany)
Messa a cappella (Giovanni Rovetta, c.1596-1668)
Gregorian Mass of Trinity Sunday: Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas
Motet at the Offertory: Benedicta sit (Giaches de Wert, 1535-1596)
Motet at the Communion: O beata et benedicta (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Postlude: Fugue in E-flat Major (“St. Anne”) (BWV 552/2) (Bach)

Music for Trinity Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O God, Almighty Father (Gott Vater sei gepriesen)
Introit: Benedicta sit (plainsong, mode viii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Gradual: Benedictus es (plainsong, mode v)
Alleluia: Benedictus es (plainsong, mode viii)
Offertory: Benedictus sit (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Offertory: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
Communion: Benedicimus Deum (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Communion: Quicunque vult (The Athanasian Creed) (Tonus peregrinus)
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong, mode v)
Organ music as above

Music for the Ember Wednesday of Pentecost, 23 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Ember Wednesday of Pentecost
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gregorian Mass of the Ember Wednesday of Pentecost: Deus, dum egredereris
Motet at the Offertory: Veni Sancte Spiritus (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)

Music for Pentecost, 20 May 2018

Music for Pentecost (Whitsunday)
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Adagio sur le thème du “Veni creator” (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)
Hymn at the Procession: Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Berliner Messe (Arvo Pärt, b.1935)
Gregorian Mass of Pentecost: Spiritus Domini
Alleluias: Berliner Messe (Pärt)
Sequence: Berliner Messe (Pärt)
Credo: Berliner Messe (Pärt)
Motet at the Offertory: Veni Creator Spiritus (Gilles Binchois, c.1400-1460)
Motet at the Communion: Veni Sancte Spiritus (John Dunstaple, c.1390-1453)
Postlude: Veni Creator Spiritus (Carl Rütti, b.1949)

Music for Pentecost (Whitsunday)
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Introit: Spiritus Domini (plainsong, mode viii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Emitte Spiritum tuum (plainsong, mode iv)
Sequence: Veni Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode i)
Alleluia: Veni Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Confirma hoc Deus (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Communion: Factus est repente (plainsong, mode vii)
Motet at the Communion: O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Music for the Feast of St. Ubald, 16 May 2018

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Feast of St. Ubald
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Improvisation
Missa Jesu Redemptor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XIV)
Gregorian Mass of a Confessor Bishop: Statuit ei
Postlude: Prière du Christ montant vers son Père (from L’Ascension) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)

Music for the Sunday in Ascensiontide, 13 May 2018

Music for the Sunday in Ascensiontide
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père; Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel (from L’Ascension) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Hymn at the Procession: Eternal Monarch, King Most High (Gonfalon Royal)
Missa Jesu Redemptor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XIV)
Gregorian Mass of the Sunday in Ascensiontide: Exaudi Domine…alleluia
Motet at the Offertory: Non vos relinquam (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet at the Communion: Omnes gentes (Christopher Tye, c.1505-1572)
Hymn at the May Crowning: Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary (Omni die)

Music for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation
Hymn at the Procession: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Introit: Exaudi Domine…alleluia (plainsong, mode i)
Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gloria: Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Exivi a Patre (plainsong, mode vii)
Offertory: Ascendit Deus (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Offertory: Rise, Heart, Thy Lord Is Risen (from Five Mystical Songs) (Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958)
Communion: Pater, cum essem (plainsong, mode iv)
Motet at the Communion: If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père; Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel (Messiaen)

Music for Ascension Thursday, 10 May 2018

Music for Ascension Thursday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 12:10 p.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation
Introit: Viri Galilaei (plainsong, mode vii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Ascendit Deus (plainsong, mode iv)
Alleluia: Dominus in Sina (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Communion: Signa eos (plainsong, mode vii)
Marian Antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Improvisation

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Music for Ascension Thursday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 5:30 p.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation
Hymn at the Procession: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Missa Lux et origo (Mass I)
Gregorian Mass of Ascension Day: Viri Galilaei
Motet at the Offertory: Regina cæli à 3 (Gregor Aichinger, c.1565-1628)
Motet at the Communion: Ave verum corpus (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Postlude: Improvisation

The St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
The St. Gregory Student Schola
The St. John the Baptist Choristers

Music for First Vespers of the Ascension, 9 May 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Music for First Vespers of the Ascension
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
St. Patrick’s Chapel

Viri Galilaei & Psalm 109 (mode vii)
Cumque intuerentur & Psalm 110 (mode viii)
Elevatis manibus & Psalm 111 (mode iv)
Exaltate Regem regum & Psalm 112 (mode viii)
Videntibus illis & Psalm 116 (mode viii)
Hymn: Salutis humanae Sator (plainsong, mode iv)
Magnificat antiphon: Pater, manifestavi (mode vi)
Marian antiphon: Regina caeli (plainsong, mode vi)

Viri Galilæi

Music for the Vigil of the Ascension, 9 May 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Vigil of the Ascension
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Improvisation
Missa Regina cæli (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gregorian Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Easter: Vocem jucunditatis
Motet at the Offertory: Viri Galilaei (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Improvisation

Viri Galilæi
The St. Cecilia Student Schola

Music for Vespers of the Fifth Sunday after Easter, 6 May 2018

Sunday, 6 May 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Music for Vespers of the Fifth Sunday after Easter
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia & Psalms 109, 110, 111, 112, & 113 (mode vii)
Hymn: Ad regias Agni dapes (plainsong, mode viii)
Magnificat antiphon: Petite et accipietis (plainsong, mode viii)
O Salutaris Hostia (Werner)
Tantum ergo (French melody)
Adoremus in aeternum (plainsong, mode i)
Postlude: La Résurrection du Christ (from Livre du Saint-Sacrement) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)