Monthly Archives: June 2017

Corpus Christi

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the feast that celebrates the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.  This is the feast that celebrates the “bodiness” of our Catholic faith: that because of the Incarnation of the Word of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the…
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Music for Vespers of Tuesday of the Third Week after Pentecost, 27 June 2017


Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Music for Vespers of Tuesday of the Third Week after Pentecost
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Qui habitas in caelis & Psalm 122 (mode viii)
Adjutorium nostrum & Psalm 123 (mode i)
In circuitu populi sui & Psalm 124 (mode i)
Magnificavit Dominus & Psalm 125 (mode vii)
Dominus aedificet & Psalm 126 (mode v)
Telluris alme Conditor (plainsong, mode i)
Magnificat antiphon: Exsultavit spiritus meus (mode v)
Postlude: Improvisation

Vespers will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by
a presentation in the parish hall by Peter Kwasniewski and John Lamont,
sponsored by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny.

Music for the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, 25 June 2017

197A3914 - Version 3Music for the External Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and First Mass of the Rev. Timothy Iannacone
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Glagolitic Mass: Organ solo (Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928)
Hymn at the Procession: Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Messe solennelle (Op. 36) (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)
Gregorian Mass of the Sacred Heart: Cogitationes
Credo: Berliner Messe (Arvo Pärt, b.1935)
Motet at the Offertory: Cantate Domino (Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643)
Motet at the Communion: Exsultate justi (Lodovico da Viadana, 1560-1627)
Hymn of Thanksgiving: Te Deum (plainsong, mode iv, with improvised verses in alternatim à la Pierre Cochereau)
Postlude: Toccata from Symphony No. 5 (Widor)

The St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
The St. Mary's Choir


Music for the Twelfth Sunday of the Year
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O God, Our Help In Ages Past (St. Anne)
Introit: Dominus fortitudo plebis suae (plainsong, mode ii)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Alleluia: In te Domine speravi (plainsong, mode iii)
Offertory: Perfice gressus meos (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven (Lauda anima)
Communion: Quod dico vobis in tenebris (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Communion: King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai)
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong, mode v)
Organ music as above

Music for Corpus Christi, 18 June 2017

Version 2

Sunday, 18 June 2017
10:00 a.m.
Music for the Feast of Corpus Christi (external solemnity)
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Le banquet céleste (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Hymn at the Procession: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)
Gregorian Mass of Corpus Christi: Cibavit eos
Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809)
Motet at the Offertory: Panis angelicus (César Franck, 1822-1890)
Motet at the Communion: O sacrum convivium (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Motet at the Communion: Ave verum corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Hymn at the Procession: Pange lingua, with versets of Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
Hymns at the Procession:
1. Pange lingua gloriosi (plainsong, mode iii)
2. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (Sweet Sacrament)
3. Godhead Here In Hiding (Adoro Te Devote)
4. Soul of My Saviour (Anima Christi)
5. O Jesus, We Adore Thee (Fulda melody)
6. Verbum supernum (plainsong, mode viii)
7. Cantemos al Amor (Ignacio Busca Sagastizábal)
8. Que la Lengua Humana Cante (Francisco Palazón)
Hymn at Benediction: O Salutaris (Hereford)
Hymn at Benediction: Tantum ergo (French melody)
Antiphon at Benediction: Adoremus in aeternum (plainsong, mode i)
Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

The St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum
The St. Mary’s Choir
Coro Hispano de Santa María
The St. Cecilia Student Schola
The St. Gregory Student Schola
The St. John the Baptist Choristers

Music for Trinity Sunday, 11 June 2017

Music for Trinity Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Prelude in E-flat Major (BWV 552/1) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Processional Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gregorian Mass of Trinity Sunday: Benedicta sit Sancta Trinitas
Motet at the Offertory: Benedictus sit (Guillaume Dufay, c.1397-1474)
Motet at the Communion: Benedicite Deum caeli (Dufay)
Postlude: Fugue in E-flat Major (“St. Anne”) (BWV 552/2) (Bach)

Music for Trinity Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O God, Almighty Father (Gott Vater sei gepriesen)
Introit: Benedicta sit (plainsong, mode viii)
Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, Mass VIII)
Alleluia: Benedictus es (plainsong, mode viii)
Offertory: Benedictus sit (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Offertory: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
Communion: Benedicimus Deum (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Communion: Quicunque vult (The Athanasian Creed) (Tonus peregrinus)
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong, mode v)
Organ music as above

Corpus Christi Sunday 2017

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI  (external solemnity) Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:00 AM Low Mass (English) 10:00 AM (note time change) Solemn Mass (Traditional Latin) Procession through the streets of Norwalk Benediction Parish Picnic (all are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch) (download flier) (Due to the procession and the unavailability of the Lower Church,…
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Trinity Sunday

This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  This is the only feast that celebrates doctrine, that is, that celebrates the Christian understanding of God.  Every Sunday is a feast of God, in thanksgiving for what He did for us in the person of his crucified Son who made eternal life possible…
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Pentecost is the last great feast in the Easter cycle of feasts: Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. I have heard about parishes that bake a special cake and walk around the church singing Happy Birthday to the Church. Obviously this is something we would never do at St. Mary’s, not only because it is a sentimental…
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