Category Archives: Special Masses

Music for the Feast of the Assumption, 15 August 2019

Music for the Assumption of Our Lady
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 6:00 p.m.)
Prelude: Verset on Ave maris stella (Op. 18, No. 8) (Marcel Dupré, 1886-1971)
Hymn at the Procession: Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above (Salve Regina cœlitum)
Missa Assumpta est Maria (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gregorian Mass of the Assumption: Gaudeamus
Motet at the Offertory: Quae est ista (Palestrina)
Motet at the Communion: Vidi speciosam (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Postlude: Versets on Ave maris stella (Op. 18, Nos. 6, 7, 9) (Dupré)

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.

Full Schedule for Holy Week 2019

PALM SUNDAY (April 14): 8:00 AM: English Sung Mass. 9:30 AM: Solemn Traditional Latin Mass with Blessing and Procession. 11:30 AM: English Sung Mass (in Saint Patrick's Chapel). 1:15 PM: Spanish Sung Mass. HOLY MONDAY (April 15): 8:00 AM: Traditional Latin Mass. 11:30 AM: Confessions. 12:10 PM: English Mass. 3:00-9:00 PM: 'Reconciliation Monday.' Confessions will be heard at the following parishes: St. ALOYSIUS (New Canaan) - St. MATTHEW (Norwalk) - St. JOHN (Darien).

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Music for Candlemas, 2 February 2019

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Music for the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas)
(Missale Romanum of 1962)

Prelude: Adagio Cantabile from Symphony 4 (Op. 13, No. 4) (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

At the Blessing of Candles & Procession
At the blessing of candles: Lumen ad revelationem gentium (plainsong, mode viii), etc.
At the procession: Angularis fundamentum (Regent Square)
At the procession: Adorna thalamum (plainsong, mode vi)

At Mass
Missa Quarti toni (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Gregorian Mass of Candlemas: Suscepimus Deus
Hymn at the Offertory: Felix namque (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet at the Communion: Senex puerum portabat (Victoria)

Postlude: Carillon de Westminster (Op. 54, No. 6) (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

Tue. Jan. 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF GOD (Holy day of obligation) Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:00AM (English) 9:30AM (Solemn High Mass) 11:30AM (English) 1:15PM (Spanish) ******************** The Virgin Mary has many titles under which we honor her. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God commemorates the utterly unique, and unrepeatable,…
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