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The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. (A) In nomine Domini [Graduale Romanum, p.155]
    2. (A) In nomine Domini [Gregorian Missal, p.556]
    3. In nomine Jesu (Jacob Handl) [GIA Publications]
    4. In nomine Jesu (Ferdinand di Lasso, Jacob Handl, Chris Mueller)
    5. At the name of the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.308 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. O Lord, you had just cause [Simple Choral Gradual, p.229 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. At the Name of Jesus (Jacob Gallus, Jean Langlais, Healey Willan)
    8. On Earth, in Heaven, Down Below [tune: Saint Catherine] from Introit Hymns #63 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (A) Christus factus est [Graduale Romanum, p.148]
    2. (A) Christus factus est [Gregorian Missal, p.282]
    3. Christus factus est (Felice Anerio, Giovanni Matteo Asola, Anton Bruckner, Pompeo Cannicciari, João de Deus Castro Lobo, Francesco Durante, Johann Ernst Eberlin, Hernando Franco, Fabio Fresi, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Jacob Handl, Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, MacNeil Robinson, G.P. da Palestrina, Martín de Villanueva)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Paratum cor meum [Graduale Romanum, p.344]
    2. Paratum cor meum [Gregorian Missal, p.558]
    3. Paratum cor meum (André Campra, Ascanio Trombetti)
    4. O God, My Heart Prepared Is (John Alcock Jr.)
  • Offertory:
    1. Super flumina Babylon [Graduale Romanum, p.345]
    2. Super flumina Babylon [Gregorian Missal, p.559]
    3. Super flumina Babylon (Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Claude Goudimel, Orlando di Lasso, G.P. da Palestrina, Jeffrey Quick, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
    4. Upon the rivers of Babylon [Simple English Propers, p.310 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    5. Remembering you, O Zion [Simple Choral Gradual, p.230 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. By the Waters of Babylon (Bach, Boyce, Gounod, Noble, Wills)
    7. When As We Sat in Babylon (William Parsons)
  • Communion:
    1. Memento verbi tui [Graduale Romanum, p.346]
    2. Memento verbi tui [Gregorian Missal, p.560]
    3. Be mindful of your word to your servant [Simple English Propers, p.312 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    4. O Lord, remember the words you spoke [Simple Choral Gradual, p.231 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    5. This is how we know what love is [Simple Choral Gradual, p.232 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. Communion Psalms for the Liturgical Seasons (Gary Penkala) [See Psalms for Lent]
  • 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)
  • At That First Eucharist (WIII #733, CH #366, HPSC #217, CBW #605)
  • At the Name of Jesus (WIII #499, ICEL #104, HPSC #116, CBW #538, HH #137, AH #602, CH #538, CHB #207, SMH #225, EH #356)
  • Christ Is the King (WIII #500, CH #540, HH #286, CBW #546, EH #543)
  • Creator of the Stars of Night (AH #309, CBW #539, CH #174, HH #4, HPSC #147, ICEL #3, PMB #5, WIII #368, EH #6)
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns (AH #481, CBW #549, CH #525, HPSC #145, ICEL #106, PMB #96, WIII #496, CHB #141, SMH #272, EH #352)
  • Firmly I Believe and Truly (ICEL #92, CBW #533, CH #505, SMH #296)
  • He Comes to Us As One Unknown (WIII #573)
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (ICEL #156, WIII #610, CHB #223, EH #455)
  • Look, O Look, the Sight Is Glorious (WIII #468, EH #105)
  • Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace (WIII #602, CH #612)
  • Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (WIII #630, CH #606)
  • O Christ, Our Hope (ICEL #107, HH #269, CH #509, SMH #435)
  • O Christ, the Great Foundation (WIII #618, CH #488)
  • O Cross of Christ (PMB #46, HH #91, CH #254, AH #361, CBW #483)
  • O for A Heart to Praise My God (WIII #591, EH #414)
  • O God, beyond All Praising (WIII #579, HH #199, SMH #444)
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past (HPSC #241, WIII #579, ICEL #237, CBW #640, CH #457, PMB #128, HH #169, AH #624, CHB #249, SMH #446, EH #289)
  • O How Glorious, Full of Wonder (HPSC #243)
  • Our Father, We Have Wandered (WIII #755, HPSC #274, ICEL #255, CH #401)
  • The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (WIII #464, ICEL #105, HH #303, CH #516, CHB #90, SMH #561, EH #106)
  • To You I Lift My Soul (HPSC #337)
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (ICEL #63, WIII #433, CH #263, PMB #53, CBW #489, CHB #72, SMH #609/10, EH #337)
  • When Morning Gilds the Skies (AH #614, CH #428, HH #207, ICEL #170, CHB #272, SMH #611, EH #367)
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, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • At the Name of Jesus (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Blest Are They Whose Spirits Long (G.F. Handel/arr. Hal Hopson)
  • Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Fauré)
  • Christ Hath Humbled Himself (Healey Willan) [Concordia]
  • Christus factus est (Felice Anerio, Anton Bruckner, Francesco Durante, MacNeil Robinson, G.P. da Palestrina)
  • God of Mercy (Claudio Monteverdi)
  • I Lift Up My Soul (Eugene Englert) [Augsburg]
  • In nomine Jesu (Jacob Handl) [GIA Publications]
  • Lead Me in Ways of Truth (Adrian Willaert) [Ricordi]
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (J.S. Bach) [chorale setting]
  • Lord of Life (Michelangelo Grancini) [GIA Publications]
  • Non nobis Domine (William Byrd)
  • Song of Christ's Glory (Alan Smith)
  • Teach Me Now, O Lord (Marcello / Grotenhuis) [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • Thank Ye the Lord (Heinrich Schütz)
  • We Should Glory (Rev. Thomas Buffer)

Organ Music

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Heinrich Fleischer) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Andante tranquillo (G.P. Telemann)
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (J.C. Bach) [Organist's Companion, February 1983]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Neumeister Collection - Yale University Press]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (Georg Böhm) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, January 1996]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (G.F. Kauffmann) [Organist's Companion, February 1984]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (F.W. Marpurg) [Twenty-one Chorale Preludes - Augsburg] [Organist's Companion, January 1991]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (Johann Pachelbel) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (Max Reger) [Thirty Short Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (Samuel Scheidt) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Butresses from Gothic Suite" (Gordon Young)
  • Chorale Prelude (Healey Willan)
  • Chorale Prelude on Diademata (James Pethel) [The Sacred Organ Folio - Lorenz Publ Co]
  • Chorale Prelude on the Tune Saint Peter (T. Tertius Noble) [Arthur P. Schmidt Co]
  • Conditor alme siderum (Mahlon Balderston) [Organist's Companion, November 1994]
  • Creator alme siderum (Philip Krekel) [Organist's Companion, December 1983]
  • Creator alme siderum (N.J. Lemmens)
  • Creator alme siderum (Hermann Schroeder)
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns (Robert Crane) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns (Wilbur Held) [Hymn Preludes for the Pentecost Season - Concordia 97-5517]
  • Dear Maker of the Starry Skies (Robert Hebble) [For the Masses - The Sacred Music Press]
  • Fantasia on Saint Anne; (Alfred Fedak) [Selah Publ Co]
  • Festive Prelude on Coronation (Janet Correll) [Organist's Companion, March 1991]
  • Four Advent Chorales for Flute & Harpsichord or Organ (Stephen McManus) see Lob sei den allmächtigen Gott / Creator alme siderum
  • Herr Jesus Christ, der hochstes Gut (J.L. Krebs)
  • Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (J.S. Bach)
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Paul Bouman) [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • Hymn Prelude on Diademata (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Hymnus: Creator alme siderum (Nicolas Jacques Lemmens)
  • Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (J.S. Bach)
  • Lob sei dem Allmächtigen Gott (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein]
  • Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious (Paul Manz) [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Heinrich Fleischer) [Wedding Music, Part II - Concordia 97-1370]
  • Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (George T. Miles) [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • Partita on Gelobt sei Gott (Theodore Ripper) [Organist's Companion, April 1987]
  • Partita on Saint Anne (Paul Manz) [Concordia 97-5307]
  • Partita on Saint Magnus (Dennis R. Johnson) [Organist's Companion, March 1993]
  • Prelude in d minor; (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Prelude on Coronation (Edward Mead) [Three Preludes]
  • Prelude on Diademata from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Robertson)
  • Prelude on Gelobt sei Gott (Paul Manz) from Ten Chorale Improvisations, Set V [Morning Star Music Publishers]
  • Prelude on In Babilone (Paul Manz, Wilbur Held, Raymond Haan)
  • Prelude on King's Weston (David N. Johnson) [Augsburg]
  • Prelude on Rockingham (C. Hubert H. Parry)
  • Prelude on Saint Anne (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, June 1983]
  • Reverie on Saint Peter (Eric Thiman) [Preludes and Voluntaries - G. Schirmer]
  • Ricercare (Bernardo Pasquini)
  • Rigaudon (André Campra)
  • The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (Wayne Barlow) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Toccata in e minor (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Toccata on Gelobet sei Gott (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, April 1986]
  • Toccata on Saint Anne (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Toccata-Prelude on Saint Anne (Garth Edmundson) [J. Fischer & Bros]
  • Trio Sonata in E-flat (J.S. Bach)
  • Variations on King's Weston (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, June 1985]
  • Variations on Saint Anne (James Konkel) [Organist's Companion, January 2001]
  • Was Gott tut das ist Wohlgetan (Johann Pachelbel)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

Catholic church music programs in the United States have strayed far from the ideal that is outlined for the Entrance Song in the rubrics of the Sacramentary (Roman Missal). Paragraph 48 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal reads: "The singing at this time is done either alternately by the choir and the people or in a similar way by the cantor and the people, or entirely by the people, or by the choir alone. [The antiphon and psalm of the Roman Gradual or the Simple Gradual be used...]." While most parishes opt for a standard hymn at the entrance, the rubrical preference for a psalm with antiphon may still be accommodated today. Ideally, we should be singing chant Propers from the official books. If this is not possible, however, there are many published responsorial psalm settings and it should be easy to find a version that matches the entrance psalm specified for each Sunday.

Here is today's specific entrance psalm, and some information about it:

Psalm 119

The regular structure of this psalm is apparent in its twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each. The psalm is an acrostic, with each stanza headed by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and each verse in the stanza beginning with that letter. It might be titled, "The Word of God," as every one of the psalm's 176 verses mentions the Word of God, using terms like way, law, decrees, precepts, statutes, commands, ordinances, words. As this psalm is used for three entrance songs during Fall Ordinary Time, here we will examine the second group of seven stanzas only.

  • Stanza 8: The mercy of God dwells with those who keep his words.
  • Stanza 9: The law of the Lord triumphs over affliction.
  • Stanza 10: Comfort comes to those who acknowledge God's decrees.
  • Stanza 11: Persecution and suffering will end when life comes through the Lord's statutes.
  • Stanza 12: The word of the Lord is eternal.
  • Stanza 13: Contentment and truth are the fruit of meditating on God's law.
  • Stanza 14: The Lord guides the footsteps of those who fulfill his statutes.
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