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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Ecce Deus adiuvat me [Graduale Romanum, p.307]
    2. Ecce Deus adiuvat me [Gregorian Missal, p.503]
    3. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Behold, God is my helper [Simple English Propers, p.253 (Adam Bartlett)]
    5. God himself is my help [Simple Choral Gradual, p.189 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. See, I have God for my help [Lumen Christi Missal, p.940 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. It Is the Lord Who Keeps My Life [tune: Melcombe] from Introit Hymns 52 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (A/C) Domine Dominus noster [Graduale Romanum, p.308]
    2. (A/C) Domine Dominus noster [Gregorian Missal, p.504]
    3. Domine, Dominus noster (Orlando di Lasso)
    4. O Lord our governor (Capel Bond)
    5. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. Chabanel Psalmody
    7. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Eripe me de inimicis meis [Graduale Romanum, p.308]
    2. Eripe me de inimicis meis [Gregorian Missal, p.506]
    3. Eripe me, Domine (Johann Michael Haydn, Orlando di Lasso)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda [Graduale Romanum, p.309]
    2. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda [Gregorian Missal, p.507]
    3. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Alessandro Scarlatti)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. The ordinances of the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.254 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. The precepts of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.190 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Choose one Offertory Antiphon from any of those suggested in #144-157 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.945-949 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. (A/B) Acceptabis sacrificium [Graduale Romanum, p.309]
    2. (A/B) Acceptabis sacrificium [Gregorian Missal, p.507]
    3. (A/B) Acceptabis sacrificium [Communio, p.1 (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/B) You will accept a sacrifice [Simple English Propers, p.255 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. (A/B) Thou shalt accept a sacrifice [Choral Communio, p.140 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. The Lord keeps in our minds [Simple Choral Gradual, p.191 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. I stand at the door and knock [Simple Choral Gradual, p.192 (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/B) You will accept a sacrifice [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

Hymns

  • All Glory Be to God on High (CD #909, HPSC #104, WIII #527, SMH #199)
  • All Hail, Adored Trinity (PMB #110, ICEL #90, AH #462, SMH #201)
  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201, SMH #202, EH #278, VII #204)
  • Before the Lord We Bow (HPSC #120)
  • Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (WIII #759, ICEL #217, HPSC #143, CH #626, CHB #211, EH #137)
  • Glory, Love and Praise (CD #896)
  • God, Omnipotent Eternal (WIII #563)
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (WIII #524, ICEL #134, HPSC #180, CBW #631, PMB #127, AH #461, CH #568, CHB #222, SMH #345, EH #273, VII #217)
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (WIII #485, ICEL #94, HPSC #185, CBW #634, CH #306, AH #460, CHB #96, SMH #343, EH #266, VII #209)
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (PMB #118, WIII #512, ICEL #233, HH #193, CH #566, CHB #225, SMH #363, EH #301)
  • Jesus, Lead the Way (WIII #611, EH #425)
  • Lord, As the Grain (CD #892)
  • O How Glorious, Full of Wonder (HPSC #243)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (WIII #530, HPSC #279, ICEL #242, CBW #650, PMB #123, AH #611, CHB #258, CH #513, SMH #495, EH #282, VII #216)
  • Sing Praise to Our Creator (PMB #112, AH #500, SMH #524)
  • The Kingdom of God (WIII #615, CH #550)
  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (WIII #595, ICEL #52, PMB #54, AH #613, CH #535, CHB #268, SMH #575, EH #304)
  • When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (WIII #614, CH #647)
  • When the King Shall Come Again (WIII #355)
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

  • Faith, Hope and Love (Alexander Peloquin) [GIA Publications]
  • Give Ear, O Lord, unto My Prayer (Healey Willan) [Concordia]
  • He That Shall Endure to the End from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (John Rutter) [Oxford]
  • In the Time of Trouble (John Blow) [Oxford]
  • Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Miserere mei Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • Remember Your Love for Me, O God (Eugene Englert)
  • Let All with Sweet Accord (Benjamin Rogers)

Organ Music

  • All Glory Be to God on High (J.S. Bach) [Wedding Music, Part II - Concordia 97-1370]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (J.S. Bach) [Parish Organist, Book 8 - Concordia 97-1404]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for Pentecost & Trinity Sunday - Morning Star Music Publ 10-500]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 1 - Concordia 97-5019]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Johann Pachelbel) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (Andreas Armsdorf) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.C. Bach) [Organist's Companion, June 1980]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (Georg Böhm) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.P. Kirnberger) [Organist's Companion, October 1982]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (F.W. Marpurg) [Twenty-one Chorale Preludes - Augsburg] [Organist's Companion, July 1998]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (Johann Pachelbel) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, August 1982]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (David Polley) [Organist's Companion, May 1989]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.C.H. Rinck) [Organist's Companion, July 1992]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (G.P. Telemann) [Organist's Companion, July 1995]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (A.N. Vetter) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.G. Walther) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, October 1984]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh; (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • Bicinium on All Glory Be to God on High (J.P. Sweelinck) [Consoliere VII-2 - World Library Publ]
  • Chorale Prelude on Holy, Holy, Holy (Beatrice Miller) [Organist's Companion, May 1993]
  • Concert Variations on Old Hundredth (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
  • Fanfare on Lauda anima (Robert Hughes) [Organist, January 1982]
  • Five Versets on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere IV-4]
  • Grosser Gott wir loben dich (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI – Peters 245]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Johann Pachelebl) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Heinrich Fleischer) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Wilbur Held) [Hymn Preludes for the Pentecost Season - Concordia 97-5517]
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for Pentecost & Trinity Sunday - Morning Star Music Publ 10-500]
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Hugh Livingston) [Organist, May 1981]
  • Hymn Prelude on In Babilone (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Hymn Prelude on Nicæa (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Intonation on Old Hundredth (Jan Bender) [Organist's Companion, April 1984]
  • O Holy Spirit, Enter In (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)
  • Old Hundred (Dudley Buck) [Organist's Companion, May 1996]
  • Overture and March (John Marsh)
  • Partita on Nicæa (Charles Callahan) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Partita on Nicæa (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, May 1996]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (David Gell) [Organist's Companion, March 2001]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Dennis Johnson) [Organist's Companion, June 1987]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, July 1997]
  • Postlude and Chorale on Grosser Gott (Michael Sullivan) [Organist's Companion, May 1991]
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (J.L. Adam) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • Prelude on Allein Gott in der Höh (David Schack) [Organist's Companion, August 1985]
  • Prelude on God of Grace (Paul Manz)
  • Prelude on Grosser Gott (Michael Sullivan)
  • Prelude on In Babilone (Paul Manz, Wilbur Held, Raymond Haan)
  • Prelude on Lauda anima (Robert Hughes, J.L. Adam)
  • Prelude on Old Hundredth (Paul Manz, Jan Bender)
  • Prelude on Old Hundredth (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
  • Prelude on Saint Denio (Harold Rohlig)
  • Prelude on Samanthra (Rev. Brian K. Muzas) from Three Hymn Tune Preludes
  • Prelude – Opus 50, No.5" (Arthur Foote)
  • Postlude on In Babilone (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Sonata (Don Ignazio Cirri)
  • Three Pieces for Chamadron (Michael Starke)
  • Toccata on Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Kevin Norris) [H.W. Gray]
  • Toccata on Old Hundredth (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Variations on In Babilone (Raymond Haan) [Flammer]
  • Variations on Nicæa (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Variations on Old Hundredth (Dorothy Sheets) [Organist's Companion, March 2000]
  • Variations on Old Hundredth (John Knowles Paine)
  • Verset and Postlude on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere VII-3 - World Library Publ]
  • Voluntary on the Doxology: Old Hundredth (Henry Purcell)

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.

-- Graduale Romanum --

The Graduale Romanum is the Church's official book for the choir. The General Instruction on the Roman Missal (2002) indicates this book as a primary source for the processional music at Mass (Entrance, Offertory, Communion) and for the chants after the First Reading and before the Gospel. Every Proper chant for the year, both Sundays and weekdays, is contained in this volume.

CNP's version is the 1979 hard-cover reprint from Abbaye Saint-Pierre (Solesmes), the official volume for the Roman Rite.

Contents (918 pages):

  • Proprium de tempore [Proper of the Seasons]
    Tempus adventus [Advent]
    Tempus nativitatis [Christmastide]
    Tempus quadragesimæ [Lent]
    Sacrum Triduum paschale [Sacred Paschal Triduum]
    Tempus paschale [Eastertide]
    Tempus per annum [Ordinary Time]
    Solemnitates Domini [Solemnities of the Lord during Ordinary Time]
    Each Mass Proper has these chants:
    1. Introit (Entrance Antiphon)
    2. Graduale (Psalm after First Reading)
    3. Alleluia or Tractus (preceding Gospel)
    4. Offertorium (Offertory Antiphon)
    5. Communio (Communion Antiphon)
  • Communia [Commons] (e.g. Dedication of a Church, BVM, Martyrs)
  • Proprium de sanctis [Proper of the Saints] (Mass Propers arranged by calendar date —e.g. November 1 – All Saints)
  • Missæ ritualis [Ritual Masses] (e.g. Marriage, Religious Profession)
  • Missæ ad diversa [Various Masses] (e.g. For Vocations, For Christian Unity)
  • Missæ votivæ [Votive Masses] (e.g. Sacred Heart, Holy Eucharist)
  • Liturgia defunctorum [Rituals and Mass for the Dead]
  • The Kyriale
    • Music for Sprinkling Rite
    • 18 full Mass settings (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
    • 6 Credos
    • Extra individual Mass movements
  • Music for chanting the entire Mass
  • Tones for the Gloria Patri
  • Tones for the Alleluia endings during Eastertide
  • Appendix (with Litany of the Saints, Te Deum, various hymns, )
  • Mass Propers for the Benedictine Order
  • Indices

All the texts in the Graduale Romanum, including the titles and rubrics, are in Latin, the official liturgical language of the Roman Rite. All music is in neums (chant notation). A textbook on singing Gregorian chant, A Plain and Easy Introduction to Gregorian Chant, is available from CNP.

As an exclusive feature, when you order a copy of the Graduale Romanum from CNP you also get our handy Guide to the Graduale Romanum. This booklet leads the uninitiated musician/liturgist through the complexities of the book's format and Latin titles and rubrics.

The Graduale Romanum is definitely a choir book, not meant for congregation.

The Solesmes edition of the Graduale Romanum has a hard back, navy blue cover and is printed on quality ivory paper in black ink. Each serious schola member would be proud to purchase and own this volume, making the financial impact of outfitting a chant choir negligible on the parish. Gregorian chant is due "pride of place" in our liturgy, and this official choir book makes the "'duty" beautiful!

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