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

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