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."]

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