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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Respice in me [Graduale Romanum, p.284]
    2. Respice in me [Gregorian Missal, p.465]
    3. Respice in me (Mariano Garau)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Look upon me and have mercy [Simple English Propers, p.214 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. Turn to me and have mercy on me [Lumen Christi Missal, p.938 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. O look at me and be merciful [Simple Choral Gradual, p.161 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Lord, Turn Your Face toward Me [tune: Saint Michael] from Introit Hymns #44 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (A) Esto mihi [Graduale Romanum, p.301]
    2. (A) Esto mihi [Gregorian Missal, p.493]
    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 iudex iustus [Graduale Romanum, p.286]
    2. Deus iudex iustus [Gregorian Missal, p.467]
    3. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Sperent in te [Graduale Romanum, p.286]
    2. Sperent in te [Gregorian Missal, p.468]
    3. Sperent in te (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Franz Xaver Witt)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Let those who know your name [Simple English Propers, p.215 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. For he has not forgotten the cry of the poor [Simple Choral Gradual, p.162 (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. Ego clamavi [Graduale Romanum, p.287]
    2. Ego clamavi [Gregorian Missal, p.469]
    3. Ego clamavi [Communio, p.84 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Amen dico vobis: Quidquid [Graduale Romanum, p.368]
    5. Amen dico vobis: Quidquid [Gregorian Missal, p.596]
    6. Amen dico vobis: Quidquid [Communio, p.3 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    8. I have called out [Simple English Propers, p.216 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    9. Amen I say to you [Simple English Propers, p.218 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    10. I have cried out [Choral Communio, p.118 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    11. I call upon you, God [Simple Choral Gradual, p.163 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    12. I tell you solemnly [Simple Choral Gradual, p.164 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    13. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    14. Incline your ear and hear my words 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


  • 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)
  • Christ Is the King (WIII #500, CH #540, HH #286, CBW #546, EH #543)
  • Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (CD #889, WIII #731)
  • 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, 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 Our Fortress and Our Rock (WIII #575)
  • How Firm A Foundation (CH #452, ICEL #193, WIII #585, HH #290, SMH #349, EH #564)
  • I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light (WIII #510)
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (CH #581, HPSC #203, WIII #525, SMH #386, EH #281, VII #224)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #420)
  • O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (WIII #605, ICEL #139, HH #249, CH #510, SMH #450, EH #485)
  • O Sun of Justice (WIII #424, HPSC #264, HH #71)
  • 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)
  • The Living God My Shepherd Is (WIII #612, CD #831, CBW #690)
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

  • In te Domine speravi (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Arista]
  • Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Samuel Wesley)
  • Lead Me, Lord (Samuel Wesley)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (arr. Richard Proulx)
  • O Grant Me Wisdom (Gary Penkala)
  • O Lord, Increase My Faith (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (J.S. Bach)
  • Three Sacred Rounds (Colin Brumby)

Organ Music

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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 Foundation (Edward Broughton)
  • Prelude on Hymn to Joy (Michael Burkhardt) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • 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]
  • 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

Broaden your horizons with some reading and study. Why not explore the structure and rubrics of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, which Pope Benedict has brought into prominence with his Motu proprio Summorum pontificum. Resource links can be found here.

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