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The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. (A/C) Dominus illuminatio mea [Graduale Romanum, p.288]
    2. (A/C) Dominus illuminatio mea [Gregorian Missal, p.470]
    3. Dominus illuminatio mea (Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Christian Erbach)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. (A/C) The Lord is my light [Simple English Propers, p.220 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. The Lord is my light [Simple Choral Gradual, p.165 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. The Lord is my light [Lumen Christi Missal, p.938 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. (A/C) Lord, You Are My Light [tune: Hyfrydol] from Introit Hymns 45 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (A) Propitius esto [Graduale Romanum, p.288]
    2. (A) Propitius esto [Gregorian Missal, p.471]
    3. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Chabanel Psalmody
    5. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Deus, qui sedes super thronum [Graduale Romanum, p.289]
    2. Deus, qui sedes super thronum [Gregorian Missal, p.474]
    3. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Illumina oculos meos [Graduale Romanum, p.290]
    2. Illumina oculos meos [Gregorian Missal, p.475]
    3. Illumina oculos meos (Johann Feldmayr, Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Ivo de Vento)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Enlighten my eyes [Simple English Propers, p.222 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Give light to my eyes [Simple Choral Gradual, p.166 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Give light to my eyes [Lumen Christi Missal, p.921 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. (A/C) Dominus firmamentum meum [Graduale Romanum, p.290]
    2. (A/C) Dominus firmamentum meum [Gregorian Missal, p.476]
    3. (A/C) Dominus firmamentum meum [Communio, p.69 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. (A/C) The Lord is my support [Simple English Propers, p.223 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. (A/C) The Lord is my stronghold [Choral Communio, p.120 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. I can rely on the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.167 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. God is love [Simple Choral Gradual, p.168 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. (A/C) The Lord is my support [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    2. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    3. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)
    5. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    6. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    7. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    8. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)
    9. Modal Mass (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)

Other liturgical music


  • All Praise to Thee, For Thou, O King Divine (CH #547, EH #366)
  • Come, You Sinners, Poor and Needy (WIII #756)
  • Faith of Our Fathers (WIII #571, ICEL #186, HPSC #152, CH #634, PMB #149, CBW #603, AH #603, CHB #183, SMH #294, EH #393, VII #208)
  • Father of Mercy, God of Consolation (HPSC #155, ICEL #333, CH #409, CHB #216, EH #238)
  • Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted (WIII #558, HPSC #156, CH #374, PMB #121, CBW #676, AH #515, CHB #116, SMH #295, EH #195, VII #322)
  • God Is Love (CD #917, CBW #573, SMH #308)
  • How Firm A Foundation (CH #452, ICEL #193, WIII #585, HH #290, SMH #349, EH #564)
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (CH #581, HPSC #203, WIII #525, SMH #386, EH #281, VII #224)
  • Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth (CH #617, WIII #438, HH #99, EH #522)
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (WIII #686, ICEL #197, CH #633, PMB #763, CBW #642)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #420)
  • O My Soul, Bless God the Father (HPSC #255, CH #459)
  • Praise to the Lord (WIII #547, ICEL #245, HPSC #284, CH #592, PMB #122, CBW #653, AH #612, CHB #110, SMH #498, EH #279, VII #205)
  • Rejoice, My Soul, and Bless the Lord (HPSC #286)
  • The God of Abraham Praise (WIII #537, ICEL #239, HPSC #320, EH #285)
  • The Living God My Shepherd Is (WIII #612, CD #831, CBW #690)
  • The Voice of God Goes Out through All the Earth (WIII #358, HPSC #336, CBW #639, HH #24)
  • To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King (CD #850, HPSC #336, WIII #497, CH #546, PMB #98, CBW #548, AH #480, SMH #580, VII #220)
  • Wondrous Love That Cannot Falter (CD #886)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Almighty and Everlsating God (Orlando Gibbons) [GIA Publications]
  • Magnificat brevis (Gary Penkala)
  • Miserere mei Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • O Grant Me Wisdom (Gary Penkala)
  • O Send Forth Thy Light (Elizabeth Lademan)
  • The Lord Is My Light (Horatio Parker) [G. Schirmer]
  • The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (Eugene Englert) [GIA Publications]
  • The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (Heinrich Schütz) [Belwin Mills]
  • The Mighty God (Benedetto Marcello) [Concordia Publishing House]
  • The Spirit of the Lord (Edward Elgar, Everett Titcomb)

Organ Music

  • Allegretto (Samuel Wesley)
  • Andante in D (Henry Stephen Cutler)
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 3 - Concordia 97-5702]
  • Cantilena (Josef Rheinberger)
  • Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Faith of Our Fathers (Jack C. Goode) [Organist's Companion, October 1983]
  • Faith of Our Fathers (Burton Isaac)
  • Fantasy on Battle Hymn of the Republic (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, October 1987]
  • Foundation: Harmonization and Variations (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 2001]
  • Fugal Fantasy on Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Roland Diggle) [G. Schirmer]
  • Hambleton Suite (Tim Knight)
  • How Firm a Foundation (Edward Broughton) [Organist, September 1981]
  • How Firm a Foundation (George Lachenauer) [Organist's Companion, May 1995]
  • Hymn to Joy (Wilbur Held) [Organist's Companion, August 1982]
  • Intonation and Canzona in d minor (Michael Starke)
  • Introduction and Processional for the Wedding Day (Gilbert Martin) [The Sacred Organ Folio - Lorenz Publ Co]
  • Jesu meine Freude (J.G. Walther)
  • Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Lobe den Herren (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Lobe den Herren (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Lobe den Herren (J.G. Walther) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Anthologia pro organo IV - Schott Frères]
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Partita on Hymn to Joy (Charles Callahan) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Partita on Lobe den Herren (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Postlude on Hymn to Joy (Gordon Young) [Seven Chorale Preludes]
  • Praise to the Lord (Calvin Hampton) [Organist's Companion, October 1986]
  • Praise to the Lord (Paul Manz) [Five Improvisations for Wedding and General Use - Morning Star Music Publ 10-850]
  • Praise to the Lord (Friederich Zipp) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright, Charles Ore)
  • Prelude on Foundation (Edward Broughton)
  • Prelude on Hymn to Joy (Michael Burkhardt) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Prelude on Leoni (Richard Proulx)
  • Prelude on Mit freuden zart (William Ross, Charles Ore)
  • Prelude on Rendez a Dieu (Michael Bayer)
  • Prelude on Saint Catherine (James F. Konkel) [Organist's Companion, September 1992]
  • Processional (Martin Shaw)
  • Processional on Hymn to Joy (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, August 1986]
  • Reflection on Saint Catherine (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, October 1984]
  • Rendez à Dieu (Robert J. Powell) [Eleven Chorale Preludes on Hymn Tunes - Flammer]
  • Saint Catherine (David S. Harris) [Ten Hymn Preludes in Trio Style - Belwin-Mills]
  • Toccata on Lobe den Herren (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Variations on a Theme by Beethoven (Joseph Lowe) [Organist's Companion, June 1985]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

Various tools are extremely useful to the musician responsible for planning liturgical music. During the summer Sundays in Ordinary Time we will explore these tools. The more of these you own or have access to, the easier and more complete will be your planning.

The tools we will look at individually in the coming weeks include:
  1. Liturgical Calendar
  2. Roman Missal
  3. General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM)
  4. Lectionary
  5. New American Bible (NAB)
  6. Graduale Romanum
  7. Graduale simplex
  8. Simple English Propers
  9. Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts
  10. Hymnal or worship aid used in your parish
  11. Lumen Christi Series
  12. CanticaNOVA Publications' Liturgical Planning Pages
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