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Music for Pentecost, 9 June 2019

Music for Pentecost (Whitsunday)
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Meditation on Ubi Caritas (Larry Visser, b.1962)
Hymn at the Procession: Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Messe de Sainte Hildegarde (St. Hildegard von Bingen, 1098-1179)
Gregorian Mass of Pentecost: Spiritus Domini
Motet at the Offertory: Spiritus Sanctus vivificans vita (Hildegard)
Motet at the Communion: O ignee Spiritus (Hildegard)
Postlude: Fanfare (Stephen Kemp, b.1947)

Music for Pentecost (Whitsunday)
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Come, Holy Ghost (Lambillotte)
Introit: Spiritus Domini (plainsong, mode viii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Emitte Spiritum tuum (plainsong, mode iv)
Sequence: Veni Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode i)
Alleluia: Veni Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Confirma hoc Deus (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Communion: Factus est repente (plainsong, mode vii)
Motet at the Communion: If ye love me (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Laura Richling, guest organist

Music for the Sunday in Ascensiontide, 2 June 2019

Music for the Sunday in Ascensiontide
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Prelude in D minor (Op. 105, No. 6) (Charles Villiers Stanford, 1852-1924)
Hymn at the Procession: Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious (Bryn Calfaria)
Missa Ascendens Christus (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Gregorian Mass of the Sunday in Ascensiontide: Exaudi Domine…alleluia
Motet at the Offertory: Ascendens Christus (Victoria)
Motet at the Communion: Omnes gentes (Christopher Tye, c.1505-1572)
Postlude: Improvisation

Music for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation
Hymn at the Procession: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Introit: Exaudi Domine…alleluia (plainsong, mode i)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Alleluia: Regnavit Dominus (plainsong, mode i)
Alleluia: Exivi a Patre (plainsong, mode vii)
Offertory: Ascendit Deus (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Offertory: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol)
Communion: Pater, cum essem (plainsong, mode iv)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Improvisation

Laura Intravia, guest organist

Music for Ascension Thursday, 30 May 2019

Music for Ascension Thursday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 12:10 p.m.)
Prelude: Improvisation
Introit: Viri Galilaei (plainsong, mode vii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Ascendit Deus (plainsong, mode iv)
Alleluia: Dominus in Sina (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Communion: Psallite Domino (plainsong, mode i)
Marian Antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Improvisation

Music for Ascension Thursday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 6:30 p.m.)
Prelude: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père (from L’Ascension) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Hymn at the Procession: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Missa Fons bonitatis (Mass II)
Gregorian Mass of Ascension Day: Viri Galilaei
Motet at the Offertory: Ascendit Deus (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet at the Offertory: Psallite Domine (Byrd)
Motet at the Communion: O Rex gloriae (Byrd)
Postlude: Transports de joie d’une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne (from L’Ascension) (Messiaen)

Music for the Vigil of the Ascension, 29 May 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Vigil of the Ascension
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Improvisation
Kyrie: Mass of Barcelona
Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gregorian Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Easter: Vocem jucunditatis
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Postlude: Improvisation

Viri Galilæi

Music for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, 26 May 2019

Music for the Fifth Sunday after Easter
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Saraband for the Morning of Easter (Herbert Howells, 1892-1983)
Hymn at the Procession: God of Our Fathers (National Hymn)
Missa Amar donna (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)
Gregorian Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Easter: Vocem jucunditatis
Motet at the Offertory: Regina caeli (c.1550-1603)
Motet at the Communion: Non turbetur (Giovanni Croce, c.1557-1609)
Postlude: Regina caeli (David Hughes, b. 1980)

Music for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Rejoice, Angelic Choirs (Mit Freuden zart)
Introit: Vocem jucunditatis (plainsong, mode iii)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Alleluia: Surrexit Christus (plainsong, mode i)
Alleluia: Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos (plainsong, mode viii)
Offertory: Benedicite gentes (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Offertory: Rise, Heart, Thy Lord Is Risen (from Five Mystical Songs) (Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958)
Communion: Spiritus Sanctus docebit vos (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Communion: Let All the World (from Five Mystical Songs) (Vaughan Williams)
Marian antiphon: Regina cæli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Music for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, 19 May 2019

Music for the Fourth Sunday after Easter
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Cathédrales (Op. 55, No. 3) (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)
Hymn at the Procession: Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Gaudeamus Pariter)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Gregorian Mass of the Fouth Sunday after Easter: Cantate Domino
Offertory: Jubilate Deo (plainsong, mode i, with verses)
Motet at the Communion: Regina caeli
Postlude: Toccata et Fugue de la Résurrection (Léonce de Saint-Martin, 1886-1954)

Music for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Now the Green Blade Rises (Noël Nouvelet)
Introit: Cantate Domino (plainsong, mode vi)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Alleluia: Dextera Domini (plainsong, mode iv)
Alleluia: Christus resurgens (plainsong, mode i)
Offertory: Jubilate Deo (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Offertory: Most Glorious Lord of Life (William H. Harris, 1883-1973)
Communion: Ego sum vitis vera (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Communion: Christ Rising Again (Thomas Tomkins, 1572-1656)
Marian antiphon: Regina caeli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above

Music for the Third Sunday after Easter, 12 May 2019

Music for the Third Sunday after Easter
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 649) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Hymn at the Procession: The Strife Is O'er (Victory)
Missa Im Maien (Jacobus Handl, 1550-1591)
Gregorian Mass of the Third Sunday after Easter: Jubilate Deo
Motet at the Offertory: Regina caeli (Orlande de Lassus, c.1532-1594)
Motet at the Communion: In resurrectione tua (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Postlude: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major (BWV 564) (Bach)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: At the Lamb's High Feast (Salzburg)
Introit: Misericordia Domini (plainsong, mode iv)
Missa Lux et origo (Vatican Gradual, Mass I)
Alleluia: Redemptionem misit Dominus (plainsong, mode ii)
Alleluia: Ego sum pastor bonus (plainsong, mode i)
Offertory: Deus, Deus meus (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Offertory: Sing ye to the Lord (Edward Bairstow, 1874-1946)
Communion: Ego sum pastor bonus (Heinrich Isaac, c.1450-1517)
Marian antiphon: Regina caeli (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above