Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Prelude: Ich Ruf Zu Dir (JSB, Orgelbuechlein)
Entrance: Let All Mortal Flesh (Picardy)
Offertory: Humbly We Adore Thee (Adoro te Devote)
Communion: Qui Manducat
Jesus My Lord, My God, My All
Choir: Jesus My Lord (J.S.Bach)
Closing: Panis Angelicus (only for Masses without Procession)
Postlude: Christe, do Lamm Gottes (JSB, Orgelbuechlein, only for Masses without Procession)
Exposition: O Salutaris
Procession: Joyful, Joyful (Ode to Joy. We did this last year. I'm not quite sure why. I should remember to change it for next year.)

4 comments:

a2sciteach said...

Can there be a different Gloria than the one sang last week? I know it's in the new "little" hymnal thingy so you must really like it, but why? Is there some special significance to having cantor then chorus? (Sorry I'm not familiar with the music lingo :)

Mara Joy said...

Fr. G explained it at at least one of the Masses-we are just learning a new Gloria since some people complain because we do the same ones too often.

There is no special significance to alternating with choir and congregation, other than it is permitted and since the parts that the congregation sing are all similar, it is easy for them to learn. Contrast this to Gloria's where the congregation repeatedly sings "Glory to God..." as a "refrain"...this is actually NOT allowed since it "breaks up" the Gloria as a single, flowing text.

Since you asked, I have no particular attachment to this Gloria other than the fact that the melody which the choir sings is based on that of the melody of the Latin Jubilate Deo Gloria which is a "minimum repertoire" which "all Catholics" are supposed to be able to sing, (according to Pope Paul VI,) and therefore, I will not deny that in the next few months the goal is to teach the people of St. P this Gloria (along with other parts of the Jubilate Deo Mass.)

I and/or Fr. G would be very willing to sit down and talk about any of this with anyone who wished to discuss it further in person.

(for those who have no idea what I am talking about-this Gloria was composed at St. Meinrad and based off the Jubilate Deo one.)

Cantor said...

Mara wrote:
Contrast this to Gloria's where the congregation repeatedly sings "Glory to God..." as a "refrain"...this is actually NOT allowed since it "breaks up" the Gloria as a single, flowing text.

Well...SttL explicitly condones it. I guess if we split hairs, SttL doesn’t have authority to permit anything that the actual force-of-law documents nix, either by implication or expressly.

Gavin said...

You are referring to the Mass of Bells Gloria, correct? I don't recall how that's laid out, but I do remember liking it.

I don't really see a responsorial Gloria as banned. However, I DO refuse to use them out of personal preference :P I just find it so ridiculous - "The church documents say you have to sing this text, so why don't you sing half a sentence of it over and over?"

I do particularly love alternatim singing, if that's what a2 is describing. It makes everything so much easier on the congregation, I even got 8th grade boys to sing the Latin Gloria with it!