Category Archives: Music

Music for the Solemn Easter Vigil, 7 April 2007

Mass Ordinary: Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, VIII)

The Exsultet

Solemn Triple Paschal Alleluia (plainchant, mode viii)

Litaniae Sanctorum (plainchant)

At the Aspersion: Vidi Aquam (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Offertory: At The Lamb's High Feast We Sing (Salzburg)

Communion: Pascha nostrum (plainchant, mode vi)

Hymn at the Communion: This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Charles Wood, 1866-1926)

Motet at the Communion: Haec Dies (Ludovico da Viadana, 1564-1627)

Postlude: Final from Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

Music for Good Friday, 6 April 2007

Gradual: Christus factus est (plainchant, mode v)

Adoration of the Cross: The Reproaches (plainchant)

Hymn at the Adoration of the Cross: Crux fidelis (plainchant, mode i)

Hymn at the Communion: O Sacred Head Surrounded (Passion Chorale)

Motet at the Communion: Adoramus Te, Christe (G.P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)

Music for Holy Thursday, 5 April 2007

Mass Ordinary: Missa de Angelis (Vatican Gradual, VIII)

At the Mandatum: Postquam surrexit Dominus a cena (plainchant, mode iv)

Hymn at the Mandatum: Donde hay caridad (Joaquín Madurga)

Offertory: Ubi caritas (plainchant, mode vi)

Communion: Hoc corpus (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Communion: Quae la lengua humana cante (Francisco Palazón)

Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (W.A. Mozart, 1756-1791)

Hymn at the Solemn Procession: Pange Lingua (plainchant, mode iii)

Music for Palm Sunday, 1 April 2007

Antiphon: Hosanna filio David (plainchant, mode vii)

Hymn at the Procession: All Glory, Laud, and Honour (St. Theodulph)

Offertory: Improperium exspectavit (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Offertory: The Royal Banners Forward Go (Vexilla Regis)

Communion: Pater, si non potest (plainchant, mode viii)

Hymn at the Communion: Ride on, Ride on in Majesty (The King's Majesty, Graham George, 1912-1993)

Music for Sunday, 25 March 2007

Offertory: Confitebor tibi (plainchant, mode i) ["I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live and observe Thy word; revive me according to Thy word, O Lord."]

Motet at the Offertory: Adoramus Te (Théodore Dubois, 1837-1924) ["We adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee: for by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world."]

Communion: Nemo te condemnavit (plainchant, mode viii) ["'Woman, hath no man condemned thee?' 'No man, Lord.' 'Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.'" (St. John 8:10-11)]

Hymn at the Communion: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham)

Music for the Dedication of the Chapel of St. Patrick, 24 March 2007

Prelude: When Great Saint Patrick Raised the Cross (Thomas C. Kelly)

Hymn at the Procession: Angularis Fundamentum (Regent Square)

Kyrie: Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII (for Ferias of Lent)

At the Blessing of the Chapel: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Sarum plainsong, mode ii)

Hymn at the Offertory: Qué Alegría Cuando Mi Dijeron (Ps. 122)

Hymn at the Offertory: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Newman)

Sanctus: Mass XVIII

Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII

Communion: Domus mea (proper Communion for the Dedication of a Church, mode v)

Hymn at the Communion: Qué Amable Es Tu Morada (Ps. 84)

Hymn at the Communion: Panis Angelicus (Louis Lambilotte)

At the Veneration of the First Class Relic of St. Patrick: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St. Patrick's Breastplate)

Organ Recital on Laetare Sunday, 18 March 2007

A poster for the 6:00 p.m. recital by David J. Hughes, Organist & Choirmaster of St. Mary's, is available here. The program includes works for Lent by Buxtehude, Bach, Tournemire, and Messiaen.

The program will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by the beginning of Fr. Paul Check's Lenten Mission at St. Mary's. The schedule of talks for that week is available here in PDF format. Each evening will include a 30-minute spiritual conference on Our Lord's parables, Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and time for private prayer. Both the recital and the evenings of recollection are without charge; everyone is most welcome!

For further information about the new St. Mary's Recital Series, please see here.

Music for Sunday, 18 March 2007

Prelude: Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Max Reger, 1873-1916)

Hymn at the Offertory: O Son of Justice (Jesu Dulcis Memoria)

Motet at the Offertory: Hide Not Thou Thy Face From Us (Richard Farrant, c.1530-1580) ["Hide not Thou Thy face from us, O Lord; and cast not off Thy servant in Thy displeasure. For we confess our sins unto Thee, and hide not our unrighteousness. For Thy mercy's sake deliver us from all our sins."]

Communion: Oportet te (plainchant, mode viii) ["My son, you should rejoice; for your brother who was dead has come back to life; he was lost and he has been found." (Lk. 15:32)]

Organ interlude: Vater unser in Himmelreich (J.S. Bach, 1865-1750)

Postlude: Improvisation on the Gradual Laetatus sum ["I was glad when they said unto me: let us go into the house of the Lord." (Ps. 121:1)]

Music for Sunday, 11 March 2007

Offertorium: Iustitiae Domini (plainchant, mode iv) ["The ordinances of the Lord are right, bringing joy to all hearts, sweeter than honey or the honeycomb. Therefore Thy servant will observe them."]

Hymn at the Offertory: The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni)

Communio: Passer invenit (plainchant, mode i) ["The sparrow has found herself a home, and the turtle dove a nest in which to lay her young: at Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God! Blessed are they who dwell in Thine house, they shall praise Thee forever and ever." (Ps. 83:4-5)]

Hymn at the Communion: Parce Domine (plainchant, mode i)

Motet at the Communion: Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934) ["Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, which truly suffered and was immolated on the Cross for man; whose pierced side streamed with water and with blood. Be Thou to us a foretaste of heaven when we are in the agony of death. O clement, O loving, O sweet Jesus, Son of Mary."]