Category Archives: Special Masses

Music for Ash Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Music for Ash Wednesday
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 12:10 p.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Forty Days and Forty Nights (Heinlein)
Missa pro Feriis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVIII)
Antiphon at the imposition of ashes: Immutemur (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the imposition of ashes & Offertory: Attende Domine (plainsong, mode v)
Communion: Qui meditabitur (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Retiring Procession: Have Mercy, Lord, on Us (Southwell)

Music for Ash Wednesday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 5:30 p.m.)
Messa à Quattro in Canone (Alessandro Scarlatti, 1660-1725)
Antiphon at the blessing of ashes: Exaudi nos, Domine (plainsong, mode vii)
Antiphon at the imposition of ashes: Immutemur (plainsong, mode i)
Antiphon at the imposition of ashes: Juxta vestibulum (plainsong, mode iv)
Motet at the imposition of ashes: Emendemus in melius (plainsong, mode ii)
Gregorian Mass of Ash Wednesday: Misereris omnium
Motet at the Offertory: Exaltabo te Domine (Scarlatti)
Motet at the Communion: Miserere mei (Scarlatti)

Music for a Votive Mass of Our Lady and Dedication of Marian Triptych, 7 February 2018

Music for a Votive Mass of Our Lady
and Dedication of the Triptych of Our Lady of Norwalk

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Missale Romanum of 1962
Prelude: Improvisation
Hymn at the Procession: Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star (Stella)
Introit: Salve sancta Parens (plainsong, mode ii)
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II (Mantova) (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gradual: Benedicta et venerabilis es (plainsong, mode iv] Tract: Gaude Maria Virgo (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Ave Maria (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Offertory: Ave maris stella (Giammateo Asola, 1532-1609)
Communion: Beata viscera (plainsong, mode i, with verses)
Motet at the Communion: Ave Maria (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Postlude: Versets on Ave Maris stella (Op. 18, Nos. 6-9) (Marcel Dupré, 1886-1971)

The St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
The St. Mary's Choir
The St. Cecilia Student Schola
Viri Galilæi

Music for Candlemas, 2 February 2018

Friday, 2 February 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas)
(Missale Romanum of 1962)

Prelude: La Vierge et l'Enfant; Desseins eternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)

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
Messe cum jubilo (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)
Gregorian Mass of Candlemas: Suscepimus Deus
Hymn at the Offertory: Ave Regina caelorum (Leonel Power, 1370-1445)
Motet at the Communion: Quem terra, pontus, aethera (William Byrd, 1540-1623)

Postlude: Fantaisie-Improvisation sur l’Ave maris stella (Charles Tournemire, 1870-1939)

St. Mary's Schola Cantorum

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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