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Music for the Third Sunday of Easter, 22 April 2007

Prelude: Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ (The Blessed Christ Is Ris'n Today) (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)

Hymn at the Offertory: This Is the Feast of Victory (Richard Hillert, b.1923)

Communion: Simon Ioannis (plainchant, mode vi) ["Simon, son of John, dost thou love Me more than these?" "Lord, Thou knowest all things; thou knowest, O Lord, that I love Thee, alleluia."]

Hymn at the Communion: Godhead Here in Hiding (Adoro te devote)

Postlude: Praeludium in C (BuxWV 137) (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)

Organ Recital on Divine Mercy Sunday, 15 April

Immediately following the Holy Hour for Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday afternoon, 15 April, at 3:00 p.m., Organist & Choirmaster David J. Hughes will offer a short recital of works for Eastertide. The recital will begin at 4:00 and end at 4:30. The concert is free and open to the public, and all are warmly invited to attend.

Music for Quasimodo Sunday, 15 April 2007

Prelude: Improvisation on the Introit Quasi modo geniti infantes

Introit: Quasimodo (plainchant, mode vi)

Alleluia: Post dies octo (plainchant, mode vii)

Offertory: O filii et filiae (Jean Tisserand, O.F.M., d. 1494)

Communion: Mitte manum tuam (plainchant, mode vi) ["Put in thy finger and know the place of the nails, alleluia: and be not faithless, but believing, alleluia, alleluia."]

Postlude: Maestoso in C Sharp Minor (from the Messe Solennelle, Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

Music for the Solemn Mass of Easter Day, 8 April 2007

Prelude: Christ ist erstanden (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)

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

Introit: Resurrexi (plainchant, mode i)

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 Solemn Easter Vigil, 7 April 2007

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

The Exsultet

Solemn Triple Paschal Alleluia (plainchant, mode viii)

Litaniae Sanctorum (plainchant)

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)

Hymn at the Communion: This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Charles Wood, 1866-1926)

Motet at the Communion: Haec Dies (Ludovico da Viadana, 1564-1627)

Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

Music for Good Friday, 6 April 2007

Gradual: Christus factus est (plainchant, mode v)

Adoration of the Cross: The Reproaches (plainchant)

Hymn at the Adoration of the Cross: Crux fidelis (plainchant, mode i)

Hymn at the Communion: O Sacred Head Surrounded (Passion Chorale)

Motet at the Communion: Adoramus Te, Christe (G.P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)

Music for Holy Thursday, 5 April 2007

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

At the Mandatum: Postquam surrexit Dominus a cena (plainchant, mode iv)

Hymn at the Mandatum: Donde hay caridad (Joaquín Madurga)

Offertory: Ubi caritas (plainchant, mode vi)

Communion: Hoc corpus (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Communion: Quae la lengua humana cante (Francisco Palazón)

Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (W.A. Mozart, 1756-1791)

Hymn at the Solemn Procession: Pange Lingua (plainchant, mode iii)

Music for Palm Sunday, 1 April 2007

Antiphon: Hosanna filio David (plainchant, mode vii)

Hymn at the Procession: All Glory, Laud, and Honour (St. Theodulph)

Offertory: Improperium exspectavit (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Offertory: The Royal Banners Forward Go (Vexilla Regis)

Communion: Pater, si non potest (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Communion: Ride on, Ride on in Majesty (The King's Majesty, Graham George, 1912-1993)

Music for Sunday, 25 March 2007

Offertory: Confitebor tibi (plainchant, mode i) ["I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live and observe Thy word; revive me according to Thy word, O Lord."]

Motet at the Offertory: Adoramus Te (Théodore Dubois, 1837-1924) ["We adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee: for by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world."]

Communion: Nemo te condemnavit (plainchant, mode viii) ["'Woman, hath no man condemned thee?' 'No man, Lord.' 'Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.'" (St. John 8:10-11)]

Hymn at the Communion: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham)

Music for the Dedication of the Chapel of St. Patrick, 24 March 2007

Prelude: When Great Saint Patrick Raised the Cross (Thomas C. Kelly)

Hymn at the Procession: Angularis Fundamentum (Regent Square)

Kyrie: Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII (for Ferias of Lent)

At the Blessing of the Chapel: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Sarum plainsong, mode ii)

Hymn at the Offertory: Qué Alegría Cuando Mi Dijeron (Ps. 122)

Hymn at the Offertory: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Newman)

Sanctus: Mass XVIII

Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII

Communion: Domus mea (proper Communion for the Dedication of a Church, mode v)

Hymn at the Communion: Qué Amable Es Tu Morada (Ps. 84)

Hymn at the Communion: Panis Angelicus (Louis Lambilotte)

At the Veneration of the First Class Relic of St. Patrick: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St. Patrick's Breastplate)