Category Archives: Music

Pages about the music program at St. Mary Church

Music for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year, 16 September 2007

Prelude: Mon âme cherce une fin paisible [My soul longeth to depart in peace] (Jean Langlais, 1907-1991)

Hymn at the Offertory: Our Father, We Have Wandered (Passion Chorale)

Communion: Dico vobis: gaudium (plainsong, mode v)

Motet at the Communion: Vox ultima crucis (William Henry Harris, 1883-1973)

Postlude: Cantilène [from Suite Bréve] (Langlais)

Music for the Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year, 9 September 2007

Prelude: Solemn Prelude In Memoriam [Op. 80, No. 3] (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)

Mass Ordinary: Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)

Hymn at the Offertory: Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels (Coelites plaudant)

Communion: Vovete, et reddite (plainsong, mode ii)

Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (Elgar)

Postlude: Fugue in E-Flat Major (St. Anne) [BWV 552] (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

Music for the Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year, 2 September 2007

Prelude: Improvisation on Old Hundredth

Mass Ordinary: Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)

Alleluia: Cantate Domino canticum novum (plainchant, mode i)

Motet at the Offertory: Jesu, Rex Admirabilis (G.P. da Palestrina, 1514-1594)

Communion: Domine, memorabor justitiae tuae (plainchant, mode viii)

Motet at the Communion: Laudate Nomen Domini (Christopher Tye, c1505-c1572)

Postlude: Carillon [Op. 75] (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)

St. Mary’s Choir & Schola

The summer is quickly waning, which means the St. Mary’s Choir will soon be back in full swing for the new choral season. We always warmly welcome new members who have a love of the sung prayer of the Church and who wish to join us in rendering the chants, motets, and hymns of the 11:00 High Mass. The ability to read music is helpful but not required; we will teach you what you need to know musically, linguistically, and liturgically! The time commitment is reasonable: the Chant Schola will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:30, and the full Choir from 7:30 to 9:15. Our first rehearsal of the season will be on Thursday, August 30th. For more information, please speak to David Hughes after any Mass, contact the Music Office at 866-5546 x115, or e-mail We hope you will join us!

Music for the Solemnity of the Assumption, 15 August 2007

Prelude: Versets on Ave Maris Stella: En taille à 5, Fugue à 4 (Nicolas de Grigny)

Mass Ordinary: Missa cum jubilo (Mass IX)

Alleluia: Assumpta est Maria (plainchant, mode v)

Offertory: Ave Maria (Jacques Arcadelt)

Communion: Beata viscera (plainchant, mode i)

Postlude: Versets on Ave Maris Stella: Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux (de Grigny)