Thursday, September 11, 2008

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Prelude: O Mensch, Bewein Dein Sunde Gross (or whatever it's called. the "best instrumental piece ever written by JSB)
Entrance: "Let Us Glory in the Cross" (English to Gloria Patri tone, 10:30 am Mass)
Alleluia, Alleluia (Hymn to Joy; other Masses)
Gifts: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (this is the "do-do-re-mi" one; can't remember the tune name. Not sure how many people will know this...we'll try it.)
Communion: Per Signum Crucis (chant)
Pange Lingua (chant, all the verses in Latin)
If time: Glory Be to Jesus (Viva Viva Jesu) 10:30
NO "closing hymn"
instead: either Widor Toccata (if I can play it well in 48 hours...unlikely) or Vierne last 2 pages of Carillon


Anonymous said...


as in like the Dove of the Holy Spirit...;) The music came together wonderfully and helped elevate the mind to God as it should.

The last piece was particularly a nice. The end piece was doubly courteous as it allowed those wishing to leave,to do so, while at the same time it facilitated silent thanksgiving prayers for those wishing to stay by covering the the conversations. Thank you.


Mara Joy said...


Thank you.

and for those organists wondering, I DID successfully pull of Widors 5th Symphony Toccata. (I cut out a good chunk of it, only played the first 4 pages and then cut to the last...someday I really will learn the whole thing!)

I think I will write a post about that now.