Music for Septuagesima Sunday, 8 February 2009

Music for Septuagesima Sunday (Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Nun lob mein Seel’ den Herren (BuxWV 213) (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)
Kyrie: Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI) [Children’s Scholas] Sanctus: Missa simplex (Vactican Gradual, Mass XVIII) [Children’s Scholas] Agnus Dei: Missa Brevis (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1525-1594)
Gregorian Mass of Septuagesima: Circumdederunt me
Motet at the Offertory: Jesu dulcis memoria (Palestrina) [Children’s Scholas] Motet at the Communion: Circumdederunt me (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Postlude: Præludium in G Minor (BuxWV 148) (Buxtehude)

Music for the Fifth Sunday of the Year (Missale Romanum of 1970, 11:30 a.m.)
Alleluia: Laudate Dominum (plainsong, mode ii)
Motet at the Offertory: Jesu, the very thought of Thee (Edward Bairstow, 1874-1946)
Communion: Multitudo languentium (plainsong, mode ii)
Organ music as above

The St. Mary’s Children’s Schola and the Anchor Academy Schola Cantorum combine to sing for the 9:30 Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass this Sunday. These young choristers have been rehearsing for several months, learning the basics of singing and reading Gregorian chant, the foundation of all sacred music. The scholae will next sing for Mass on March 8th, the Second Sunday in Lent. For more information about the program of children’s musical formation at St. Mary’s, please contact David Hughes.

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