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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam [Graduale Romanum, p.326]
    2. Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam [Gregorian Missal, p.531]
    3. Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam (Giovanni Gabrieli, Cristóbal de Morales, Josef Ignaz Schnabel, Paolo Tarditi)
    4. Bow down thine ear (John Wall Callcott)
    5. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. Incline your ear to me [Simple English Propers, p.283 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. Listen, Lord, and answer me [Simple Choral Gradual, p.209 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Turn your ear, O Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.942 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. Incline Your Ear, O Lord [tune: Rhosymedre] from Introit Hymns 58 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Bonum est confidere in Domino: et psallere [Graduale Romanum, p.327]
    2. Bonum est confidere in Domino: et psallere [Gregorian Missal, p.533]
    3. Bonum est confidere (Ascanio Trombetti)
    4. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. (A) Tu es Petrus [Graduale Romanum, p.576]
    2. (A) Tu es Petrus [Gregorian Missal, p.643]
    3. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Expectans exspectavi [Graduale Romanum, p.328]
    2. Expectans exspectavi [Gregorian Missal, p.535]
    3. Expectans expectavi (Orlando di Lasso)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. With expectation I have waited [Simple English Propers, p.284 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. I waited, I waited for the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.210 (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. De fructu operum tuorum [Graduale Romanum, p.383]
    2. De fructu operum tuorum [Gregorian Missal, p.536]
    3. De fructu operum tuorum [Communio, p.42 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Qui manducat carnem meam [Graduale Romanum, p.383]
    5. Qui manducat carnem meam [Gregorian Missal, p.423]
    6. Qui manducat carnem meam [Communio, p.213 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Qui manducat carnem meam (Jacob Handl, Claudio Merulo)
    8. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    9. The earth will be satisfied [Simple English Propers, p.285 (Adam Bartlett)]
    10. With the fruit of your work [Choral Communio, p.158 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    11. He who eats my flesh [Choral Communio, p.90 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    12. Lord, the earth is filled [Simple Choral Gradual, p.211 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    13. The Lord says: the man who eats [Simple Choral Gradual, p.212 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    14. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    15. You bring forth bread from the land [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 Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (WIII #494, ICEL #102, HH #285, PMB #99, CH #521, CHB #199, SMH #204, EH #355, VII #225)
  • 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)
  • Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (HPSC #112, ICEL #130, WIII #737, CBW #536, AH #601, PMB #663, CH #504, CHB #112, SMH #213, EH #347, VII #277)
  • Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WIII #617, HPSC #128, ICEL #183, CBW #542, CH #485, AH #561, CHB #209, SMH #255, EH #384, VII #306)
  • Christians, Lift up Your Hearts (WIII #538)
  • Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (WIII #616, CH #487)
  • Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (ICEL #184)
  • 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)
  • For All the Saints (WIII #705, ICEL #189, HPSC #157, AH #590, HH #287, CBW #617, PMB #187, CH #336, CHB #166, SMH #297, EH #126, VII #263)
  • For the Beauty of the Earth (WIII #557, ICEL #225, HPSC #158, HH #163, CBW #624, PMB #125, CH #562, SMH #298, EH #296, VII #207)
  • Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (WIII #627, HPSC #160, CBW #550, CH #641, CD #895, CBW #550)
  • Hail, Redeemer, King Most Blest! (CH #337)
  • He Comes to Us as One Unknown (WIII #573)
  • 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)
  • Let All the World with Songs Rejoice (CH #338, ICEL #195, HH #299, SMH #395)
  • Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor (CD #893, CH #545, CHB #121, VII #301)
  • Lord, You Gave the Great Commission (WIII #470, HPSC #597, CH #639)
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (ICEL #152, WIII #588, AH #470, CH #454, CHB #242, SMH #409, EH #479, VII #276)
  • Only-begotten Word of God Eternal (HPSC #273, CH #495, WIII #666, EH #228)
  • Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens, Adore Him (WIII #529, ICEL #243, HPSC #282, PMB #662, CBW #656, CH #573, CHB #259)
  • Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (WIII #528, ICEL #246, HPSC #301, HH #203, SMH #527, VII #219)
  • The Church's One Foundation (WIII #618, ICEL #202, HPSC #312, CBW #604, HH #282, AH #560, PMB #150, CH #489, CHB #187, SMH #552, EH #396)
  • The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King (HPSC #317, ICEL #203, HH #300, CH #343, SMH #556, EH #132)
  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (WIII #595, ICEL #52, PMB #54, AH #613, CH #535, CHB #268, SMH #575, EH #304)
  • We Gather Together (PMB #234, WIII #760, HPSC #344, CH #558, SMH #596, EH #315)
  • With All My Powers of Heart and Tongue (HPSC #352)
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (HPSC #359, WIII #707, AH #416, HH #275, PMB #71, CH #578, CHB #275, SMH #617, EH #599)
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

  • Adoramus te (Claudio Monteverdi)
  • Bow Down Thine Ear (G.P. da Palestrina, G.F. Handel, César Franck)
  • City of God (Paul Langston) [Howard Publications]
  • For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter)
  • From All That Dwell (Colin Brumby)
  • He Watching Over Israel from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • I Waited for the Lord from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • O Depth of Wealth (Daniel Pinkham) [E.C. Schirmer]
  • O Grant Me Wisdom (Gary Penkala)
  • Psalm 138 (J.P. Sweelinck)
  • Simon, Son of John (Michael Starke)
  • Sing unto the Lord (François Couperin)
  • Sing unto the Lord (Christopher Tye) [Oxford]
  • Sound the Trumpet (Henry Purcell)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)
  • Tu es Petrus (G.P. da Palestrina, Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Fauré, Cristobal Morales, Claudio Monteverdi, Hans Leo Hassler)
  • Upon This Rock (John Ness Beck) [G. Schirmer]

Organ Music

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Heinrich Fleischer) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Alleluya (William Faulkes) [A Victorian Organ Album - Oxford]
  • Canzona alla francese (Giuseppi Guami)
  • Chorale Fantasie on Lasst uns erfreuen (Flor Peeters) [Novello]
  • Chorale Prelude on Holy, Holy, Holy (Beatrice Miller) [Organist's Companion, May 1993]
  • Chorale Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen (R. Evan Copley) [H.W. Gray]
  • Dix (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, September 1996]
  • Duet and Trio on Hyfrydol [Organist's Companion, August 1982]
  • Fanfare on Austrian Hymn (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Fantasy on the Hymn Tune Sine nomine (Edward G. Mead) [Flammer]
  • Festive Prelude on Coronation (Janet Correll) [Organist's Companion, March 1991]
  • For All the Saints (G. Winston Cassler) [This Is the Victory - Augsburg 11-9497]
  • For All the Saints (Hugo Gehrke) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • For All the Saints (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 2 - Concordia 97-5385]
  • For the Beauty of the Earth (Dennis R. Johnson) [Organist's Companion, May 2001]
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Hugh Livingston) [Organist, May 1981]
  • Hyfrydol (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, November 1999]
  • 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]
  • Introduction, Voluntary & Fugue (James Nares)
  • Intonation and Canzona in d minor (Michael Starke)
  • Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes (Paul Manz)
  • Lasst uns erfreuen (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, May 2001]
  • Partita on Dix (Dennis Janzer) [Organist's Companion, October 1986]
  • Partita on Nicæa (Charles Callahan) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Partita on Nicæa (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, May 1996]
  • Pastoral (César Franck)
  • Postlude on In Babilone (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Postlude on Lasst uns erfreuen (J.S. Bach)
  • Prelude on Aurelia (Charles Ore)
  • Prelude on Aurelia (James Pethel) [Consoliere V-2]
  • Prelude on Coronation (Edward Mead) [Three Preludes]
  • Prelude on Hyfrydol (Iteke Prins) [Organist's Companion, March 2002]
  • Prelude on Hyfrydol (Ralph Vaughan Williams) [Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes - Galaxy Music Corp]
  • Prelude on Hyfrydol (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
  • Prelude on In Babilone (Paul Manz, Wilbur Held, Raymond Haan)
  • Prelude on Kremser (Wilbur Held, Dennis Johnson, Michael Sullivan, Murray Bradshaw)
  • Prelude on Lasst uns erfreuen (Russell Schulz-Widmar) [Organist's Companion, June 1980]
  • Prelude on Mit freuden zart (William Ross, Charles Ore)
  • Prelude on Saint Denio (Harold Rohlig)
  • Procession (Russell Schulz-Widmar) [Organist's Companion, August 1980]
  • Rendez à Dieu (Robert J. Powell) [Eleven Chorale Preludes on Hymn Tunes - Flammer]
  • Rigaudon (André Campra)
  • The Church's One Foundation (Paul Bunjes) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • The Church's One Foundation (James Mansfield) [Organist, July 1982]
  • The Church's One Foundation (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 3 - Concordia 97-5702]
  • Toccata and Variation on Hyfrydol (Gordon Young) [American Organ Music, Vol 2 - Sacred Music Press]
  • Toccata secondo tono (Giusepppi Guami)
  • Tu es petra (Henri Mulet)
  • Variations on Austria (John Knowles Paine)
  • Variations on In Babilone (Raymond Haan) [Flammer]
  • Variations on Lasst uns erfreuen (Thomas Bohlert) [Organist's Companion, June 1988]
  • Variations on Nicæa (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Vater unser in Himmelreich (Georg Böhm)
  • Variations on Aurelia (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, September 1994]
  • Vigiles et sancti (Mahlon Balderston) [Organist's Companion, March 1997]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (John Diercks) [Six Sacred Compositions for Organ - Abingdon APM-255]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Wilbur Held) [Hymn Preludes for the Autumn Festivals - Concordia 97-5360]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 1 - Concordia 97-5019]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (David Schack) [Nine Chorale Preludes - Concordia 97-5045]

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.

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