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Music for Gaudete Sunday, 16 December 2007

Music for the Third Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Prelude: Kommst du nun, Jesu, von Himmel herunter, BWV 650 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Missa Brevis (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gregorian Mass of the Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete in Domino
Motet at the Offertory: Canite tuba (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Hymn at the Communion: Vox clara ecce intonat (plainsong, mode iii)
Postlude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (Bach)

Music for the Third Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:00 a.m.)
Gregorian Mass for Sundays of Advent & Lent (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Alleluia: Excita, Domine (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Conditor alme siderum (plainsong, mode iv)
Communion: Dicite: Pusillanimes (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn at the Communion: Hark, A Herald Voice is Sounding (Merton)
Organ music as above

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent, 9 December 2007

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.)
Gregorian Mass for Sundays of Advent & Lent (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gregorian Mass of the Second Sunday of Advent: Populus Sion
Motet at the Offertory: De caelo veniet (Jacob Handl, 1550-1591)
Motet at the Communion: Ierusalem surge (Giovanni Battista Martini, 1706-1784)

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe
(Missale Romanum of 1970, 1:00 p.m.)

Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Hymns at the Offertory: Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe; Immaculate Mary (Lourdes)
Communion: Ierusalem surge (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Communion: O Sanctissima

Advent Lessons & Carols
Please join us for a ceremony of Advent Lessons & Carols on Friday, December 14th, at 7:00 p.m. Anthems, chants, and carols of the season will be interspersed with nine readings from Holy Scripture prophesying the birth of Our Lord. Music will be sung by the St. Mary’s Choir (11:00 a.m. Mass) and the Coro Hispano de Santa María (1:00 p.m. Mass), joined by guest organist Isabelle Demers. For further information, please contact the music office: music@stmarynorwalk.net or 203-866-5546 x115.

Music for the First Sunday of Advent, 2 December 2007

Music for the First Sunday of Advent (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:00 a.m.) Mass for Four Voices (William Byrd, c.1543-1623) Gregorian Mass of the First Sunday of Advent: Ad te levavi Motet at the Offertory: Ad te levavi (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594) Motet at the Communion: Conditor alme siderum (Guillaume Dufay, c.1400-1474) Hymn of Thanksgiving:…
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Music for the Feast of Christ the King, 25 November 2007

Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Dignus est agnus

Mass Ordinary: Missa Octavi Toni (Orlando di Lassus, 1530-1594)

Alleluia: Potestas eius (plainsong, mode i)

Acclamation at the Offertory: Christus vincit (Ambrosian chant)

Communion: Sedebit Dominus Rex (plainsong, mode vi)

Motet at the Communion: Jesu, Rex admirabilis (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)

Postlude: Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso (from Les sept Parôles du Christ) (Charles Tournemire, 1870-1939)

Music for Thanksgiving Day, 22 November 2007, 9:00 a.m.

Prelude: Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ [BuxWV 224] (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)

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

Hymn at the Offertory: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (St. George's Windsor)

Communion: In the sight of the angels (plainsong, mode viii)

Postlude: Te Deum in A Minor [Op. 59, No. 12] (Max Reger, 1873-1916)

Music for the Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year, 18 November 2007

Prelude: Apparition de l’Eglise éternelle (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)

Alleluia: De profundis (plainsong, mode vii)

Hymn at the Offertory: Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth (Mit Freuden zart)

Communion: Amen dico vobis (plainsong, mode i)

Motet at the Communion: O Bone Jesu (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)

Postlude: Praeludium in F# Minor [BuxWV 146] (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)

Music for the Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year, 11 November 2007

Prelude: Prélude (from Messe basse pour tous les temps) (Gaston Litaize, 1909-1991)

Alleluia: Qui posuit (plainsong, mode iv)

Hymn at the Offertory: If There Be That Skills to Reckon (Lewes) (arr. Philip A. Prince)

Communion: Dominus regit me (plainsong, mode ii)

Organ meditation at the Communion: Communion (from Messe basse pour tous les temps) (Litaize)

Postlude: Prière d’action de grâces (from Messe basse pour tous les temps) (Litaize)

Music for the Thirty-First Sunday of the Year, 4 November 2007

Prelude: Short Prelude in G Minor [BWV 558] (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)

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

Alleluia: O quam bonus (plainsong, mode i)

Motet at the Offertory: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Communion: Notas mihi fecisti (plainsong, mode vii)

Hymn at the Communion: Ave verum corpus (plainsong, mode vi)

Postlude: Fugue in G Minor [BWV 542] (Bach)