Music Ministry News and Announcements

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Ordinary Form

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Propers: SEP

Entrance Hymn: SMH 411 All Glory Be to God on High (ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH SEI EHR)

Responsorial Psalm/Alleluia: attached

Offertory Hymn: SMH 540 God We Praise You *based on Te Deum laudamus (NETTLETON) 

Communion Hymn: SMH 689 O Worship the King (HANOVER)

Recessional Hymn: SMH 520 Faith of Our Fathers (ST. CATHERINE)


Extraordinary Form

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Asperges me

Entrance Hymn: SMH 411 All Glory Be to God on High (ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH SEI EHR)

Ordinary: de Angelis (VIII)

Propers: attached

Communion hymns ad libitum: Dona nobis pacem and Te Deum laudamus, plus something Marian a capella

Recessional Hymn: SMH 418 All People that on Earth Do Dwell (OLD HUNDREDTH)

 

Guide to Music in the Masses

A number of people have asked me or other singers about where to find the Sanctus that we sing at Sunday Mass.  At the Ordinary Form Masses with English homilies (4:30 Saturday, 9:00 Sunday), the Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy) and Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Glory to God) are taken from Fr. Webber's Mass in Honor of St. Thomas More, which is printed on a pew card. 
 
At the Extraordinary Form Mass (1:00 Sunday), we usually sing the whole Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) from Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII in the Kyriale Romanum). This begins at page 105 in the St. Michael Hymnal (the blue book). We also generally sing Credo III, which is at page 213.
 
For the Ordinary Form, we use the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) from Missa de Angelis (Mass VIII) as well. These are numbers 107 and 108, respectively.
There are exceptions to these selections. For example, we will probably use Mass XVIII for all Sunday Masses during Advent and Lent (which we've done for many, many years). We also sometimes sing Mass IX (Missa Cum Jubilo) for Marian feasts, and Mass I (Lux et Origo) during Easter.
 
Whichever ordinary we use, I try to put the first number that we are using that day on the board. So, if Missa de Angelis is being used for the whole Mass and the day requires the Gloria, you will see 105 on the hymn board to the liturgical south (right) of the sanctuary. There isn't enough room to put all four numbers up there, but just know that they are always in sequence (105, 106, 107, 108). If we are singing the Credo (Creed), I usually remember to put that number up there, too.
 
There is also some confusion about what those "funny notes" are on the page for the ancient settings. They are neumes. The ancient Mass settings are typeset in Gregorian chant notation. If someone wants to see them notated in modern Italian notation, here is a good resource: https://media.musicasacra.com/.../chantsofchurch_modern.pdf . Mass VIII is on page 53. Credo III is on page 59.