Monday, March 17, 2008

Music of NYC Papal Mass

~via Papa Ratzinger Forum

Yankee Stadium
Celebration of the Eucharist, April 20, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music/ Mass Conductor
New York Archdiocesan Festival Chorale
Cathedral of St. Patrick Choir
Ulster County Vicariate Choir, Michael Sweeney, Director of Music
Donald Dumler, Organist
John Des Marias, Cantor
Joe Simmons, Psalmist

Entrance of concelebrants

Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace

Entrance of the Holy Father

Hymnus Pontificius – Charles Gounod, arr. Alberico Vitalini

Dixit from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music for Mass

Jesus is Risen/ Cristo Jesús Resucitó – arr. John Rutter

Tu es Petrus – Dom Lorenzo Perosi

Kyrie, from Litany of the Saints - adapt. Richard Proulx

Gloria, from Missa O Magnum Mysterium – Tomás Luis da Victoria

Psalm – Dr. Jennifer Pascual

Alleluia (VICTORY) - arr. Wm. Glenn Osborne

Credo III

Trilingual Intercessions – Michael Hay, orch. Wm. Glenn Osborne

How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place – Johannes Brahms

Sanctus from German Mass – Franz Schubert, adapt. Richard Proulx

Christ Has Died/ Amen - Franz Schubert, adapt. Richard Proulx

Agnus Dei from Missa O Magnum Mysterium – Tomás Luis da Victoria

Panis Angelicus – Cesár Franck, Marcello Giordani, Tenor, Metropolitan Opera

Sicut Cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Ave Verum – Alexandre Guilmant, orch. Deborah Jamini

Amén. El Cuerpo de Cristo - John Schiavonne, orch. Carl MaultsBy

Let Us Break Bread Together – arr. Carl MaultsBy

This is the Feast – Richard Hillert, arr. Richard Kidd

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee/ Jubilosos te Adoramos – from Hymn to Joy Fantasy – Bruce Saylor

Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Ludwig van Beethoven
IV. Presto


Tom in Vegas said...

My biggest problem with the music is that it seems to be Missa Papae Potpourri. They cannibalize one part of this Mass and that part from another until they have a complete Mass. Why can't they choose something by Palestrina or Victoria and be done with it? They can also choose a more contemporary Mass, just be sure it venerates the ceremony.

Argent said...

Ha! That's quite funny, Tom....Missa Papae Potpourri. I'll have to remember that.

I think we have here in a larger forum what happens in ordinary parishes. Either there's a rejection of anything older than 1967, or an equally disastrous desire to please everyone. So you'll have a chant Sanctus mixed in with "Here I am, Lord". How many generations now have grown up with the Haugen/Haas/St. Louis Jesuit mess that they think that is traditional?

Just so long as people's lips are moving and you hear sound coming out of people's mouths...hey, that's active participation...which is the mentality with the Washington, DC Mass mess....

Anonymous said...

From a religious perspective it is very odd to have the 9th Symphony since this is decidedly a secular work.

William Mahrt said...

What I miss in this program is any substantive use of Gregorian chant; the council said that Gregorian chant should have pride of place in the Roman rite, and Pope Benedict has expressed his preference for this. But there is not a single piece of a proper of the Mass in Gregorian chant. Especially the gradual (responsorial psalm) and alleluia are the epitome of Gregorian chant. Given the long time it takes for communion at such masses, surely a Gregorian comnion with a few psalm verses could have been incorporated. I appreciate the incorporation of several pieces of classical polyphony, but the Beethoven ninth is over the top.

Aristotle said...
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Anonymous said...

Come on folks... This is pretty good music. Quit whining, or we could have a reprise of the Washington DC repertoire!

usk said...

Was the Beethoven live or pre-recorded? It takes a huge orchestra and chorus and I saw neither. Whatever, I loved it.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunate choice for postlude in the form of Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Ludwig van Beethoven
IV. Presto. Regardless of its spiritual meaning, it was officially adopted by the EU as the official anthem in 1985. I don’t think the Head of the Vatican State, was too impressed by this clear diplomatic protocol gaffe. I don’t think anyone would propose the anthem of, let’s say, China to greet the Pope.