Music for Ascension Thursday, 21 May 2009

Music for Ascension Thursday (Missale Romanum of 1970, 8:00 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.)
Prelude: Prière du Christ montant vers son Père [Prayer of Christ ascending to His Father] (from L’Ascension) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Alleluia: Dominus in Sina (plainsong, mode viii)
Communion: Signa eos (plainsong, mode vii)
Postlude: Fantasia in G Major (BWV 572) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)

Music for Ascension Thursday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 5:30 p.m.)
Missa ‘Alleluia’ (Jean Mouton, c.1459-1522)
Gregorian Mass of Ascension Day: Viri Galilaei
Motet at the Offertory: Ascendens Christus in altum (G.P. da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Motet at the Communion: Non vos relinquam orphanos (William Byrd, c.1543-1623)
Organ music as above

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