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Music for Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008

Music for Easter Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Christ ist erstanden (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Missa Regina caeli (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gregorian Mass of Easter Sunday: Resurrexi
Motet at the Offertory: Terra tremuit (William Byrd, c.1543-1623)
Postlude: Improvisation on the Alleluia Pascha nostrum

Music for Easter Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Christ ist erstanden (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Sequence: Victimae Paschali laudes (plainchant, mode i)
Alleluia: Pascha nostrum (plainchant, mode vii)
At the Aspersion: Vidi aquam (plainchant, mode viii)
Hymn at the Offertory: At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (Salzburg)
Communion: Pascha nostrum (plainchant, mode vi)
Motet at the Communion: Haec dies (Ludovico da Viadana, 1564-1627)
Hymn at the Communion: This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

Music for the Easter Vigil, 22 March 2008

Music for the Easter Vigil (Missale Romanum of 1970, 8:00 p.m.)
The Exsultet (plainsong)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Confitemini Domino (plainsong, mode viii)
Litany of the Saints (plainsong)
At the Aspersion: Vidi aquam (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the Offertory: ¡Aleluya! ¡Cristo Jesús resucitó! (O filii et filiae)
Hymn at the Offertory: At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (Salzburg)
Communion: Pascha nostrum (plainsong, mode vi)
Motet at the Communion: Panis angelicus (César Franck, 1822-1890)
Motet at the Communion: Haec dies (Ludovico da Viadana, 1564-1627)
Hymn at the Communion: This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Postlude: Allegro maestoso from Sonata No. 4 (Op. 65) (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)

Music for Good Friday, 21 March 2008

Music for the Celebration of the Lord's Passion (Missale Romanum of 1970, 3:00 p.m.)
Gradual: Christus factus est (plainsong, mode v)
Antiphon: Crucem tuam (plainsong, mode iv)
The Reproaches (plainsong)
Hymn at the Procession: Crux fidelis (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: Adoramus Te, Christe (Theodore Dubois, 1837-1924)
Hymn at the Communion: O Sacred Head Surrounded (Passion Chorale)

Music for Holy Thursday, 20 March 2008

Music for the Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper (Missale Romanum of 1970, 7:00 p.m.)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Antiphons at the mandatum: Postquam surrexit Dominus etc.
Hymn at the Offertory: Ubi caritas (plainsong, mode vi)
Communion: Hoc corpus (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Communion: Panis angelicus (César Franck, 1822-1890)
Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Hymn at the Procession: Pange lingua gloriosi (plainsong, mode iii)

Music for Palm Sunday, 16 March 2008

Music for Palm Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Missa Aspice Domine (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Antiphons Hosanna filio David, etc.
Gregorian Mass of Palm Sunday: Domine, ne longe facias
Hymn at the Offertory: Vexilla regis (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: Vigilate et orate (Morales)

Music for Palm Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Antiphons Hosanna filio David, etc.
Motet at the Offertory: O Saviour of the World (John Goss, 1800-1880)
Communion: Pater, si non potest (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the Communion: Cross of Jesus (John Stainer, 1840-1901)

Music for Passion Sunday, 9 March 2008

Music for Passion Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of Passion Sunday: Judica me Deus
Motet at the Offertory: Adoramus te, Christe (Orlando di Lasso, c.1532-1594)
Motet at the Communion: O Crux benedicta (Cipriano de Rore, c.1516-1565)

Music for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae
Hymn at the Offertory: The Royal Banners Forward Go (Vexilla regis, plainsong, mode i)
Communion: Videns Dominus (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: God So Loved the World (John Stainer, 1840-1901)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2 March 2008

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Laetare
Mass for Four Voices (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Gregorian Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Lent: Laetare
Hymn at the Offertory: Quicumque certum quaeritis (plainsong, mode i)
Postlude: Improvisation on the Lenten Compline hymn Christe qui lux es et dies (after Robert White, c.1535-1574)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (Max Reger, 1873-1916)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Hymn at the Offertory: If Thou But Trust In God To Guide Thee (Wer nur den lieben Gott)
Communion: Lutum fecit (plainsong, mode vi)
Motet at the Communion: O Jesu Christe (Jacquet van Berchem, c.1505-c.1580)
Postlude: Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

On the use of the organ on Laetare Sunday
The fourth Sunday in Lent derives its Latin name from the first word of the Mass text, “Laetare Jerusalem” (Rejoice, O Jerusalem). It is a day of joy within the penitential season. The altars may be decorated with flowers, organ playing is permitted, and the priests may wear rose-colored vestments instead of purple. The reason for such display of joy is explained in a sermon by Pope Innocent III (1216): “On this Sunday, which marks the middle of Lent, a measure of consoling relaxation is provided, so that the faithful may not break down under the severe strain of Lenten fast but may continue to bear the restrictions with a refreshed and easier heart.” For further customs of the day, see here.

Music for the Third Sunday of Lent, 24 February 2008

Music for the Third Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent: Oculi mei
Motet at the Offertory: Parce Domine (Jacob Obrecht, c.1457-1505)
Motet at the Communion: Heu mihi Domine (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)

Music for the Third Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae
Motet at the Offertory: Hide Not Thou Thy Face From Us (Richard Farrant, c.1530-1580)
Communion: Qui biberit aquam (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Communion: Anima Christi (plainchant, mode i)

Newark Cathedral Recital Series
Organist David J. Hughes will offer a recital at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey, this Wednesday, February 27th, at 12:00 noon. On the program are Alain’s Danse funèbre pour honorer une mémoire héroïque, Messian’s Jésus accepte la souffrance, and Tournemire’s Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso. For more information, please visit www.cathedralbasilica.org.

Music for the Second Sunday of Lent, 17 February 2008

Music for the Second Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of the Second Sunday of Lent: Reminiscere
Motet at the Offertory: Ad te levavi oculos meos (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594) [Ps. 122, prima pars] Motet at the Communion: Miserere nostri, Domine (Palestrina) [Ps. 122, secunda pars]

Music for the Second Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae
Hymn at the Offertory: O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair! (Wareham)
Communion: Visionem (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: O Bone Jesu (Marc’Antonio Ingegneri, c.1547-1592; often attrib. Palestrina)

Music for the First Sunday of Lent, 10 February 2008

Music for the First Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of the First Sunday of Lent: Invocabit me
Hymn at the Offertory: Audi, benigne Conditor (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Communion: Derelinquat impius (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)

Music for the First Sunday of Lent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Motet at the Offertory: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (John Hilton the Elder, d.1608)
Communion: Scapulis suis (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Communion: O Lord, Incline Thine Ear (Attende Domine) (plainsong, mode v)