Category Archives: Music

Music for August 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.

Chanting and Spiritual Health: an essay by Charles Weaver
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa quarti toni (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (with single voice and lute)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—no livestream this week*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Assumption (external solemnity) with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa Dixit Maria (Hans Leo Hassler)
Surge, propera, amica mea (Johannes de Pinarol)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Music for July 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.

Chanting and Spiritual Health: an essay by Charles Weaver
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Chant Mass VI
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor (Ad organum faciendi, ca. 12th c.)
Gloria (Chant Mass IV, with organum)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Anonymous, 14th c.)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Messe du seizième ton (Henry Du Mont)
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (André Campra)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

“Chanting and Spiritual Health”: an essay

From Charles Weaver's recent guest post on Corpus Christi Watershed:

We find ourselves in a difficult time in which many cannot sing at church or cannot even attend church because of the pandemic. Even when we have choirs, we are often reduced in number, or limited by circumstances to monophony. Let us not be disheartened by this. Without denying the communal and public dimension of Christian worship, we have really only lost, for a time, the horizontal dimension of chant.

Read the whole thing on ccwatershed.org.

Music for June 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sung Masses (livestreamed from the church with distribution of Communion to follow outside—reservations required)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor (Ad organum faciendi, ca. 12th c.)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Anonymous, 14th c.)
Laus Trinitatis (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
Duo Seraphim (Alvise Balbi, c.1570–c.1625)
O virgo splendens (Llibre Vermell, 14th c.)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

In accordance with Phase II of our Diocese's restoration of public worship, we will resume celebrating Mass inside the church on Saturday, June 13. Reservations are still required; go here for more information. Masses will also continue to be livestreamed for those at home.
Corpus Christi Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Mass in A (Samuel Webbe)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Chant Mass III
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Chant Mass V
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Music for May 2020

A gradual return to the public celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Bridgeport will begin on May 21, 2020.

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa di Guami (arr. Terrence B. Fay, after Gioseffo Giuseppe Guami, 1542–1611)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Benedicite gentes (contrafactum, Josquin des Prez)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sung Masses (livestreamed from the church with distribution of Communion to follow outside—reservations required)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa Regina caeli (Richard Dobbins)
Serve bone et fidelis (Orlande de Lassus)
Sicut rosa (Lassus)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sung Masses (livestreamed from the church with distribution of Communion to follow outside—reservations required)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Sancti mei (Orlande de Lassus)
Tres sunt qui testimonium dant in coelo (Richard Dering)
Qui vult venire post me (Lassus)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Music for April 2020

As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the public celebration of all weekday and Sunday Masses in the Diocese of Bridgeport is suspended. The suspension has been extended until May 20.

While we pray for an end to the Coronavirus outbreak, St. Mary's will be streaming Masses online.

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Palm Sunday: April 5, 2020

9:30 a.m. Mass (livestream only—view recording)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
This is our first sung Mass since the public celebration of Mass was suspended.
Gregorian Mass of the Palms: Hosanna Filio David
Sanctus (Chant Mass XVIII)
Gregorian Mass of the Passion: Domine, ne longe facias
Chant Mass XVII
Exaudi Domine vocem meam (Josquin des Prez)

Maundy Thursday: April 9, 2020

7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper (livestream only—view recording)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Gregorian Mass of Holy Thursday: Nos autem gloriari oportet
Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor (Ad organum faciendi, ca. 12th c.)
Gloria (Chant Mass IV)
Sanctus (Anonymous, 14th c.)
Agnus Dei (Anonymous, 14th c.)

Good Friday: April 10, 2020

3:00 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified (livestream only—view recording)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum

Holy Saturday: April 11, 2020

7:00 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter (livestream only—view recording)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Mass in A (Samuel Webbe)
Sicut cervus (Johannes Ockeghem)
Sitivit anima mea (Ockeghem)

Easter Sunday: April 12, 2020

9:30 a.m. Mass (livestream only—view recording)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Mass in A (Samuel Webbe)
Haec dies (Léonin)
Maria stabat ad monumentum (Giovanni Battista Riccio)

Sunday, April 19, 2020

9:30 a.m. Mass (livestream only)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Chant Mass I
Currebant duo simul (Giovanni Battista Riccio)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Messa facilissima a due voci pari (Guglielmo Mattioli)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Music for March 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Missa St. Crucis (Joseph Rheinberger)
Scapulis suis (Giovanni Battista Casali)
Media vita (Henry Du Mont)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
Hide not thou thy face (Richard Farrant)
Behold the Lamb of God (Paul Bouman)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Missa Iste sanctus (Francisco Guerrero)
Miserere mei (Philippe de Monte)
Aspice Domine (William Byrd)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
We saw his glory (Erhard Mauersberger)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (C. H. H. Parry)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Missa a 5 (Agostino Agazzari)
Stella caeli (Walter Lambe)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Thomas Tallis)
Attende, Domine (chant responsory)

As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the public celebration of all weekday and Sunday Masses in the Diocese of Bridgeport is suspended.

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli: A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Music for February 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Sunday, February 2, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas)

Lumen gentium/Nunc dimittis (Marco da Gagliano)
Adorna thalamum (Orlande de Lassus)
Missa quarti toni (Tomás Luís de Victoria)
Hæc Deum cæli (Jacob Obrecht)
Senex puerum portabat (Victoria)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
The Presentation of the Lord
Chant Mass IX, Cum jubilo
Virgin-born, we bow before thee (Claude Goudimel)
Polorum Regina (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Septuagesima Sunday

Missa Simile est regnum caelorum (Alonso Lobo)
Simile est regnum caelorum (Francisco Guerrero)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Chant Mass XI, Orbis factor

Sunday, February 16, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Sexagesima Sunday
Missa Saeculorum amen (Francisco Guerrero)
Circumdederunt me (Cristóbal de Morales)
Dicit Dominus (Henricus Isaac)
Ave Regina caelorum (Alonso Lobo)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Chant Mass XI, Orbis factor
Thee will I love, my God and King (Armstrong Gibbs)
Richard de Castre's Prayer to Jesus (R. R. Terry)

Friday, February 21, 2020

7:00 p.m. Special Concert Event:
17th-century Italian Passion Oratorio performed by the Academy of Sacred Drama

Sunday, February 23, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Quinquagesima Sunday
Mass in G (Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei)
Ave Regina caelorum (Orlande de Lassus)
Manducaverunt (Ludovico Balbi)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Chant Mass XI, Orbis factor
Jesu, the very thought of thee (S. S. Wesley)
Ave Regina caelorum (Georges Guiraud)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00 p.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Ash Wednesday
Missa Ferialis (Anonymous, 18th-c. Granada)
Immutemur (José Maurício Nunes García)
Inter vestibulum (Diego de las Muelas)
Exaltabo (Giovanni Croce)
Miserere mei (William Byrd)

Music for January 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
The Octave Day of Christmas
Chant Mass II, Kyrie fons bonitatis (Graduale Romanum)
Mirabile mysterium (Jacobus Handl)
O admirabile commercium (Johannes Regis)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
The Holy Name of Jesus
Mass for Three Voices (William Byrd)
O Jesu mi dulcissime (Felice Anerio)
O bone Jesu (Claudio Monteverdi)

Monday, January 6, 2020

6:00 p.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Feast of the Epiphany
Mass for Five Voices (William Byrd)
Reges Tharsis (William Byrd)
Vidimus stellam (William Byrd)

Sunday, January 12, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
Feast of the Holy Family

Missa Sancta et immaculata (Francisco Guerrero)
Unam petii (William Byrd)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Tomás Luís de Victoria)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

10:15 a.m. (after 9:00 a.m. Mass)
Piano recital by Heitor Caballero (with talk on retirement planning) - Parish Center

Sunday, January 19, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Missa quarti toni (Tomás Luís de Victoria)
Dicit Dominus (Heinrich Isaac)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Francisco Guerrero)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Chant Mass VIII: Missa de Angelis
The Call (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (St. Mary's Schola Cantorum)
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Missa Il me suffit (Orlande de Lassus)
Dextera Domini (Lassus)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Ercole Bernabei)

11:30 a.m. Sung Mass (St. Mary's Choir)
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Chant Mass VIII: Missa de Angelis
What God ordains is always good (Johann Pachelbel)