Music for All Saints’ Day, 1 November 2009

Music for the Feast of All Saints
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)

Prelude: Gaudeamus (Charles Tournemire, 1870-1939)
Missa Cunctipotens Genitor Deus (Vatican Gradual, Mass IV) [Children’s Scholas] Gloria: Mass for Four Voices (Thomas Tallis, c.1505-1585)
Gregorian Mass of All Saints’ Day: Gaudeamus
Motet at the Offertory: Justorum animae (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Motet at the Communion: O quam gloriosum (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Postlude: Toccata from Symphony No. 5 (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

Music for the Feast of All Saints
(Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:30 a.m.)

Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Processional Hymn: For All the Saints (Sine nomine)
Alleluia: Venite ad me (plainsong, mode viii)
Hymn at the Offertory: If There Be That Skills to Reckon (Lewes) (desc. Philip A. Prince)
Communion: Beati mundo corde (plainsong, mode ii)
Hymn at the Communion: Father, in Whom Thy Saints Are One (Jesu dulcis memoria)
Organ music as above

The St. Mary’s Children’s Schola and the Anchor Academy Schola Cantorum combine to sing for the 9:30 Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass this Sunday. These young choristers have been rehearsing for several months, learning the basics of singing and reading Gregorian chant, the foundation of all sacred music. The scholae will next sing for Mass on December 6th, the Second Sunday of Advent. For more information about the program of children’s musical formation at St. Mary’s, please contact David Hughes.

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