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Music for Holy Week 2019

April 14 | PALM SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with Blessing & Procession
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Mass XVII)
Palestrina: Pueri Hebræorum portantes
Victoria: Pueri Hebræorum vestimenta
Victoria: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Matthæum
Palestrina: Improperium
Victoria: O Domine Jesu Christe

April 17 | TENEBRÆ
7:00 p.m. Matins & Lauds of Maundy Thursday
Lassus: Lamentatio Jeremiæ
Lassus: Tenebræ responsories
Allegri: Miserere

April 18 | MAUNDY THURSDAY
7:00 p.m. Solemn Mass in Cœna Domini
Tournemire: Pater, in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum
Handl: Missa Adesto dolori meo
Pedro de Cristo: Tristis est anima mea
Lassus: In me transierunt
Byrd: Ave verum corpus
9:00 p.m. Vespers & Stripping of the Altars

April 19 | GOOD FRIDAY
8:00 a.m. Matins & Lauds of Good Friday
11:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross (Spanish)
12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross (English)
3:00 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified
Victoria: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
Victoria: Vere languores
Agazzari: Stabat Mater
King John IV: Crux fidelis
Wingham: Vexilla Regis
Victoria: Miserere
7:00 p.m. Procession of the Cristo Muerto & Burial with Compline
Sances: Stabat Mater
plainsong: Vexilla Regis more Hispano
Allegri: Miserere
Estevez: Y ¿cual hombre no llorara?

April 20 | HOLY SATURDAY
8:00 a.m. Matins & Lauds of Holy Saturday
7:00 p.m. The Great Paschal Vigil & First Mass of Easter
Binchois: Veni Creator Spiritus
Palestrina: Sicut cervus / Sitivit anima
Aichinger: Factus est repente / Confirma hoc
Mozart: Orgelsolomesse (K. 259)
Tallis: Jesu Salvator sæculi
Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum (i)
Widor: Final from Symphony No. 6

April 21 | EASTER SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of Easter Day
Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 625)
Léonin: Hæc dies
Pérotin: Alleluia. Pascha nostrum
Mozart: Orgelsolomesse (K. 259)
Byrd: Hæc dies
Byrd: Pascha nostrum
Widor: Final from Symphony No. 6

The music at these Masses & services is sponsored by the St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary’s Church.

Music for Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019

Music for Easter Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 625) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Hymn at the Procession: Hail Thee, Festival Day (Salve festa dies)
Orgelsolomesse (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Gregorian Mass of Easter Sunday: Resurrexi
Gradual: Haec dies (Léonin, fl. 1150)
Alleluia: Pascha nostrum (Pérotin, fl. 1200)
Motet at the Offertory: Haec dies (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet at the Communion: Pascha nostrum (Byrd)
Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 6 (Op. 42, No. 2) (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

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Music for Easter Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Jesus Christ Is Ris’n Today (Easter Hymn)
Introit: Resurrexi (plainsong, mode iv)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gradual: Haec dies (plainsong, mode ii)
Sequence: Victimæ Paschali laudes (plainchant, mode i)
Alleluia: Pascha nostrum (mode vii)
Offertory: Terra tremuit (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: The Strife Is O’er (Victory)
Communion: Pascha nostrum (plainsong, mode vi)
Hymn at the Communion: This Joyful Eastertide (Vruechten)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

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Music for the Solemn Easter Vigil, 20 April 2019

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Music for the Great Paschal Vigil and First Mass of Easter
The Exsultet
Canticle: Cantemus Domino (plainsong, mode viii)
Canticle: Vinea facta est (plainsong, mode viii)
Canticle: Attende caelum (plainsong, mode viii)
Canticle: Sicut cervus (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the aspersion: Rex sanctorum angelorum (Sarum plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at confirmation: Veni Creator Spiritus (Gilles Binchois, c.1400-1460)
Antiphon at confirmation: Confirma hoc, with Psalm 67 (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at confirmation: Sicut cervus / Sitivit anima mea (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Motet at confirmation: Factus est repente / Confirma hoc (Gregor Aichinger, 1565-1628)
Antiphon at confirmation: Ecce sic benedicetur (plainsong, mode vi)
The Litany of the Saints

Kyrie Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gloria: Orgelsolomesse (K. 259) (Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Alleluia: Confitemini Domino (plainsong, mode viii)
Tract: Laudate Dominum (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Offertory: Jesu Salvator saeculi (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Sanctus & Benedictus: Orgelsolomesse (Mozart)
Motet at the Communion: Dum transisset Sabbatum I (John Taverner, 1490-1545)
Antiphon of Vespers: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, with Psalm 116 (plainsong, mode vi)
Magnificat antiphon of Vespers: Vespere autem sabbati (plainsong, mode viii)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 6 (Op. 42, No. 2) (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

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Music for Matins & Lauds of Holy Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Music for Matins & Lauds of Holy Saturday

Matins: First Nocturn
Antiphon In pace in idipsum, with Psalm 4 (plainsong)
Antiphon Habitabit in tabernaculo, with Psalm 14 (plainsong)
Antiphon Caro mea requiescet, with Psalm 15 (plainsong)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (I) (plainsong)
Responsory: Sicut ovis ad occisionem (plainsong, mode iv)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (II) (plainsong)
Responsory: Jerusalem, surge (plainsong, mode v)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (III) (plainsong)
Responsory: Plange quasi virgo (plainsong, mode v)

Matins: Second Nocturn
Antiphon Elevamini, portæ æternales, with Psalm 23 (plainsong)
Antiphon Credo videre bona, with Psalm 26 (plainsong)
Antiphon Domine, abstraxisti, with Psalm 29 (plainsong)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (I)
Responsory: Recessit pastor noster (plainsong, mode vii)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (II)
Responsory: O vos omnes (plainsong, mode viii)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (III)
Responsory: Ecce quomodo moritur (plainsong, mode iv)

Matins: Third Nocturn
Antiphon Deus adjuvat me, with Psalm 53 (plainsong)
Antiphon In pace factus est, with Psalm 75 (plainsong)
Antiphon Factus sum sicut homo, with Psalm 87 (plainsong)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (I)
Responsory: Astiterunt reges terræ (plainsong, mode viii)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (II)
Responsory: Æestimatus sum (plainsong, mode iv)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (III)
Responsory: Sepulto Domino (plainsong, mode ii)

Lauds
Antiphon O mors, ero mors tua, with Psalm 50 (plainsong, mode iv)
Antiphon Plangent eum quasi unigenitum, with Psalm 91 (plainsong, mode iv)
Antiphon Attendite universi populi, with Psalm 63 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon A porta inferi, with the Canticle of Hezekiah (plainsong, mode ii)
Antiphon O vos omnes, with Psalm 150 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Mulieres sedentes, with the Benedictus (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory Christus factus est (plainsong, mode v)
Miserere mei (plainsong)

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Music for Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday, 19 April 2019
Music for Good Friday

The Commemoration of the Passion & Death of the Lord (3:00 p.m.)
Tract: Domine, audivi auditum (plainsong, mode ii)
Tract: Eripe me, Domine (plainsong, mode ii)
Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem (polyphonic turba setting by Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
The Reproaches (plainsong)
Motet at the Adoration of the Cross: Vere languores (Victoria)
Antiphon: Crucem tuam (plainsong, mode iv)
Motet at the Adoration of the Cross: Stabat Mater (Agostino Agazzari, 1578-1640)
Hymn at the Adoration of the Cross: Crux fidelis (plainsong)
Motet at the Adoration of the Cross: Crux fidelis (King John IV, 1604-1656)
Hymn at the Translation of the Sacrament: Vexilla Regis prodeunt (Thoomas Wingham, 1846-1893)

Vespers of Good Friday
Antiphon Calicem salutaris accipiam, with Psalm 115 (plainsong, mode ii)
Antiphon Cum his qui oderunt, with Psalm 119 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Eripe me, Domine, with Psalm 139 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Domine, clamavi ad te, with Psalm 140 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Considerabam ad dexteram, with Psalm 141 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Cum accepisset acetum, with the Magnificat (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory Christus factus est (plainsong, mode v)
Motet: Miserere mei (Victoria)

Procession of the Cristo Muerto & Burial with Compline (7:00 p.m.)
Prelude: Stabat Mater (Giovanni Felice Sances, c.1600-1679)
Antiphon: O Crux benedicta (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn: O Cruz fiel y venerable (Picardy)
Hymn: Vexilla Regis prodeunt (plainsong, more Hispano)

Psalm 4 (recto tono)
Psalm 90 (recto tono)
Psalm 113 (recto tono)
Nunc dimittis (plainsong, mode iii)
Responsory Christus factus est
Miserere mei 
(Gregorio Allegri, 1582-1652)
Y ¿cual hombre no llorara? (Juan Rodriguez Estevez, c.1700-c.1752)

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Music for Matins & Lauds of Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday, 19 April 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Music for Matins & Lauds of Good Friday

Matins: First Nocturn
Antiphon Astiterunt reges terræ, with Psalm 2 (plainsong)
Antiphon Diviserunt sibi, with Psalm 21 (plainsong)
Antiphon Insurrexerunt in me, with Psalm 26 (plainsong)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (I) (plainsong)
Responsory: Omnes amici mei (plainsong, mode viii)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (II) (plainsong)
Responsory: Velum templi (plainsong, mode ii)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (III) (plainsong)
Responsory: Vinea mea electa (plainsong, mode viii)

Matins: Second Nocturn
Antiphon Vim faciebant, with Psalm 37 (plainsong)
Antiphon Confundantur et revereantur, with Psalm 39 (plainsong)
Antiphon Alieni insurrexerunt, with Psalm 53 (plainsong)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (I)
Responsory: Tamquam ad latronem (plainsong, mode viii)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (II)
Responsory: Tenebræ factæ sunt (plainsong, mode vii)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (III)
Responsory: Animam meam dilectam (plainsong, mode viii)

Matins: Third Nocturn
Antiphon Ab insurgentibus in me, with Psalm 58 (plainsong)
Antiphon Longe fecisti, with Psalm 87 (plainsong)
Antiphon Captabunt in animam justi, with Psalm 93 (plainsong)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (I)
Responsory: Tradiderunt me in manus (plainsong, mode vi)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (II)
Responsory: Jesum tradidit impius (plainsong, mode viii)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews (III)
Responsory: Caligaverunt oculi mei (plainsong, mode v)

Lauds
Antiphon Proprio Filio suo, with Psalm 50 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Anxiatus est in me, with Psalm 142 (plainsong, mode iv)
Antiphon Ait latro ad latronem, with Psalm 84 (plainsong, mode i)
Antiphon Dum conturbata fuerit, with the Canticle of Habakkuk (plainsong, mode i)
Antiphon Memento mei, Domine Deus, with Psalm 147 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Posuerunt super caput ejus, with the Benedictus (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory Christus factus est (plainsong, mode v)
Miserere mei (plainsong)

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Music for Holy Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Music for the Mass of Maundy Thursday

At Mass
Missa Adesto dolori meo (Jacobus Handl, 1550-1591)
Motet at the Offertory: Tristis est anima mea (Pedro de Cristo, c.1550-1618)
Motet at the Communion: In me transierunt (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)

At the Procession
Hymn at the procession: Pange lingua gloriosi (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the procession: Jesu dulcis memoria (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the procession: Verbum supernum (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the procession: Sacris solemniis (plainsong, mode iv)
Motet at the procession: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd, 1540-1623)

At Vespers
Antiphon Calicem salutaris accipiam, with Psalm 115 (plainsong, mode ii)
Antiphon Cum his qui oderunt, with Psalm 119 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Eripe me, Domine, with Psalm 139 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Domine, clamavi ad te, with Psalm 140 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Considerabam ad dexteram, with Psalm 141 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Coentatibus autem, with the Magnificat (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory Christus factus est
Miserere mei (plainsong)

At the Stripping of the Altars
Antiphon Diviserunt sibi, with Psalm 21 (recto tono)

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Music for Tenebræ, 17 April 2019

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Music for Tenebrae
Matins & Lauds of Maundy Thursday

Matins: First Nocturn
Antiphon Zelus domus tuae, with Psalm 68 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Avertantur retrorsum, with Psalm 69 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Deus meus, eripe me, with Psalm 70 (plainsong, mode viii)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (I) (plainsong)
Responsory: In monte Oliveti (plainsong, mode viii)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (II) (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)
Responsory: Tristis est anima mea (plainsong, mode viii)
A reading from the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah (III) (Lassus)
Responsory: Ecce vidimus eum (plainsong, mode v)

Matins: Second Nocturn
Antiphon Liberavit Dominus, with Psalm 71 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Cogitaverunt impii, with Psalm 72 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon Exsurge, Domine, with Psalm 73 (plainsong, mode i)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (I)
Responsory: Amicus meus (Lassus)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (II)
Responsory: Judas mercator pessimus (Lassus)
Commentary of St. Augustine on the Psalms (III)
Responsory: Unus ex discipulis meis (Lassus)

Matins: Third Nocturn
Antiphon Dixi iniquis, with Psalm 74 (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon Terra tremuit, with Psalm 75 (plainsong, mode viii)
Antiphon In die tribulationis, with Psalm 76 (plainsong, mode vii)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (I)
Responsory: Eram quasi agnus innocens (Lassus)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (II)
Responsory: Una hora (Lassus)
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (III)
Responsory: Seniores populi (Lassus)

Lauds
Antiphon Justificeris, Domine, with Psalm 50 (plainsong)
Antiphon Dominus tamquam ovis, with Psalm 89 (plainsong)
Antiphon Contritum est cor meum, with Psalm 35 (plainsong)
Antiphon Exhortatus es, with Exodus 15 (plainsong)
Antiphon Oblatus est, with Psalm 146 (plainsong)
Antiphon Traditor autem, with the Benedictus (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory Christus factus est (plainsong, mode v)
Motet: Miserere mei (Gregorio Allegri, 1582-1652)

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Music for Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Music for Palm Sunday

At the Consecration and Reception of Palms
Asperges me (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon: Hosanna filio David (plainsong, mode vii)
Sanctus XVIII
Antiphon at the reception of palms: Pueri Hebraeorum portantes (mode i)
Antiphon at the reception of palms: Pueri Hebraeoum vestimenta (mode i)
Motet at the reception of palms: Pueri Hebraeorum portantes (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Motet at the reception of palms: Pueri Hebraeoum vestimenta (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)

At the Procession
Antiphon: Cum audisset populus (plainsong, mode v)
Hymn: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (Ellacombe)
Antiphon: Ante sex dies (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn: To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (Ich glaub an Gott)
Antiphon: Occurrunt turbae (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn: The Royal Banners Forward Go (Agincourt)
Antiphon: Cum Angelis et pueris (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn: Christus vincit (traditional melody)
Antiphon at the entrance into the church: Gloria, laus, et honor (plainsong, mode i)
Responsory: Ingrediente

At the Mass of the Passion
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Matthaeum (polyphonic turba settings by Victoria)
Motet at the Offertory: Improperium (Palestrina)
Motet at the Communion: O Domine Jesu Christe (Victoria)

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