Saturday, December 06, 2008

Music for Second Sunday of Advent

At the Ordinary Form of the Mass:

Prelude: None, the organ is subdued this season.
Processional Hymn until Father reaches the altar: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
Introit: Populus Sion, Anglican Gradual (Father censes the altar)
Kyrie: Chant
Collect: Recto tono
God of power and mercy,
open our hearts in welcome.
Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy,
so that we may share his wisdom
and become one with him when he comes in glory,
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Psalm: Chabanel Psalm
Alleluia Verse: Psalm Tone
Offertory Hymn: Prepare the Way, O Zion (silence during the censing of the altar)
Sanctus: Chant
Memorial Acclamation: Recto tono "Dying you destroyed our death..."
Great Amen: Chant
Agnus Dei: Chant
Communion Hymns: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence; O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (Jesu, dulcedo cordiam)
Post-communion prayer: Recto tono
Recessional Hymn: On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's Cry
Postlude: None

The text for Comfort, Comfort Ye My People in the hymnal has a mangled translation so we're using the one out of the Episcopalian hymnal. Prepare the Way of Zion is not in the Worship III hymnal, which is a pity, so that's also been reprinted for the worship bulletin. One of the reasons why we pay the LicenSing service. I'm trying to stay away from O Come, O Come, Emmanuel this year so as to acquaint the congregation with other Advent hymns. I had hoped to add the Offertory Verse proper to the Mass this season, but I need to proceed with a little more caution. I am very relieved to be done away with the Andrews Glory to God and look forward to replacing it with something altogether different, preferrably with the new Mass translation text. There's an embargo on the English settings at Music Sacra.

At the Extraordinary Form of the Mass: Low Mass

Prelude: Creator alme siderum
Processional Hymn: Prepare the Way, O Zion
Communion Hymn: Rorate Cœli desuper
Recessional Hymn: City of God, Jerusalem (tune: Purpose)

3 comments:

DimBulb said...

From the Music Sacra link: The following policy is reproduced below with the permission of ICEL regarding the usage and dissemination of ICEL texts over the Internet:

So, apparently you need to have ICEL's permission to even use their guideline for permission?

They have a stranglehold on their stranglehold.

Argent said...

"stranglehold on their stranglehold..."

Is that like cutting off your nose to spite your face?

Mark in Spokane said...

Great idea to introduce the congregation to a wider selection of Advent hymns. Advent is second only to Easter week to me -- I think it is a wonderful liturgical season, and it is a shame that a fuller selection of Advent hymns aren't more widely used.

Thanks for helping to correct that problem!

Cheers!