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Organ Recital on Laetare Sunday, 18 March 2007

A poster for the 6:00 p.m. recital by David J. Hughes, Organist & Choirmaster of St. Mary's, is available here. The program includes works for Lent by Buxtehude, Bach, Tournemire, and Messiaen.

The program will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by the beginning of Fr. Paul Check's Lenten Mission at St. Mary's. The schedule of talks for that week is available here in PDF format. Each evening will include a 30-minute spiritual conference on Our Lord's parables, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and time for private prayer. Both the recital and the evenings of recollection are without charge; everyone is most welcome!

For further information about the new St. Mary's Recital Series, please see here.

Music for Sunday, 18 March 2007

Prelude: Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Max Reger, 1873-1916)

Hymn at the Offertory: O Son of Justice (Jesu Dulcis Memoria)

Motet at the Offertory: Hide Not Thou Thy Face From Us (Richard Farrant, c.1530-1580) ["Hide not Thou Thy face from us, O Lord; and cast not off Thy servant in Thy displeasure. For we confess our sins unto Thee, and hide not our unrighteousness. For Thy mercy's sake deliver us from all our sins."]

Communion: Oportet te (plainchant, mode viii) ["My son, you should rejoice; for your brother who was dead has come back to life; he was lost and he has been found." (Lk. 15:32)]

Organ interlude: Vater unser in Himmelreich (J.S. Bach, 1865-1750)

Postlude: Improvisation on the Gradual Laetatus sum ["I was glad when they said unto me: let us go into the house of the Lord." (Ps. 121:1)]

Music for Sunday, 11 March 2007

Offertorium: Iustitiae Domini (plainchant, mode iv) ["The ordinances of the Lord are right, bringing joy to all hearts, sweeter than honey or the honeycomb. Therefore Thy servant will observe them."]

Hymn at the Offertory: The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni)

Communio: Passer invenit (plainchant, mode i) ["The sparrow has found herself a home, and the turtle dove a nest in which to lay her young: at Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God! Blessed are they who dwell in Thine house, they shall praise Thee forever and ever." (Ps. 83:4-5)]

Hymn at the Communion: Parce Domine (plainchant, mode i)

Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934) ["Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, which truly suffered and was immolated on the Cross for man; whose pierced side streamed with water and with blood. Be Thou to us a foretaste of heaven when we are in the agony of death. O clement, O loving, O sweet Jesus, Son of Mary."]