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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. (B/C) Omnia quæ fecisti nobis, Domine [Graduale Romanum, p.342]
    2. (B/C) Omnia quæ fecisti nobis, Domine [Gregorian Missal, p.557]
    3. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. (B/C) All that you have inflicted upon us [Simple English Propers, p.309 (Adam Bartlett)]
    5. O Lord, you had just cause [Simple Choral Gradual, p.229 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. (B/C) Lord, We Have Deserved [tune: Aberystwyth] from Introit Hymns 64 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (B/C) Oculi omnium in te sperant [Graduale Romanum, p.343]
    2. (B/C) Oculi omnium in te sperant [Gregorian Missal, p.414]
    3. Oculi omnium in te sperant, Domine (William Byrd, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Heinrich Schütz, Charles Wood)
    4. The Eyes of All Wait on Thee (George J. Elvey)
    5. The Eyes of All Wait upon Thee (Orlando Gibbons)
    6. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    7. Chabanel Psalmody
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Paratum cor meum, Deus [Graduale Romanum, p.344]
    2. Paratum cor meum, Deus [Gregorian Missal, p.558]
    3. Paratum cor meum (André Campra)
    4. O God, My Heart Is Fully Bent (Thomas Clark)
    5. O God, My Heart Prepared Is (John Alcock Jr.)
    6. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Super flumina Babylonis [Graduale Romanum, p.345]
    2. Super flumina Babylonis [Gregorian Missal, p.559]
    3. Super flumina Babylonis (Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Upon the rivers of Babylon [Simple English Propers, p.310 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. By the rivers of Babylon [Simple Choral Gradual, p.230 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
  • Communion:
    1. Memento verbi tui servo tuo [Graduale Romanum, p.346]
    2. Memento verbi tui servo tuo [Gregorian Missal, p.560]
    3. Memento verbi tui servo tuo [Communio, p.145 (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. Be mindful of your word to your servant [Simple English Propers, p.312 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Be mindful of your word [Choral Communio, p.169 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. O Lord, remember the words [Simple Choral Gradual, p.231 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. This is how we know what love is [Simple Choral Gradual, p.232 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
  • 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

  • Canticle of the Three Children (A. Gregory Murray)
  • Lord, I Love Your Commands (Robert Hutmacher) [GIA Publications]
  • Psalm 25 (Christopher Bord)
  • Psalm 63 (A. Gregory Murray)
  • You Will Not Be Strangers (Alex Hill)

Hymns

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (WIII #494, ICEL #102, HH #285, PMB #99, CH #521, CHB #199, SMH #204, EH #355)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (WIII #472, HPSC #133, CBW #517, PMB #93, HH #140, AH #440, CH #498, CHB #92, SMH #266, EH #376)
  • God Has Spoken By His Prophets (WIII #516, CH #652)
  • Help Us Accept Each Other (WIII #656)
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (ICEL #156, WIII #610, CHB #223, EH #455)
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (PMB #118, WIII #512, ICEL #233, HH #193, CH #566, CHB #225, SMH #363, EH #301)
  • Jesus' Prayer for the Church (ICEL #323)
  • O Be Joyful in the Lord (HPSC #234, CD #905)
  • O Christ Our True and Only Light (CH #456, ICEL #214)
  • O God of Loveliness (PMB #136, ICEL #96, AH #608)
  • Thanks Be to You, O God (PMB #141)
  • Thy Love, O God, Has All Mankind Created (CD #914, WIII #638])
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, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

Organ Music

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Heinrich Fleischer) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Chaconne in G (André Campra/Penkala) for vioin or flute and continuo
  • Chorale Prelude on the Tune Saint Peter (T. Tertius Noble) [Arthur P. Schmidt Co]
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Ronald Arnatt) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Wilbur Held) [Hymn Preludes for the Pentecost Season - Concordia 97-5517]
  • Concert Variations on Old Hundredth (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
  • Dies sind die heiligen zehn Gebot (J.S. Bach)
  • Elévation (Marcel Dupré)
  • Fanfare Fugue in C Major (J.S. Bach)
  • Fantasia in d minor (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Festal Voluntary (Flor Peeters)
  • Festive Prelude on Coronation (Janet Correll) [Organist's Companion, March 1991]
  • Five Versets on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere IV-4]
  • 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]
  • How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Paul Bouman) [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • Hymn Prelude on Down Ampney (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Hymn Prelude on Melita (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Consoliere VII-2 - World Library Publ]
  • Immortal, Invisible (Harold Rohlig) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Intonation on Old Hundredth (Jan Bender) [Organist's Companion, April 1984]
  • Introduction and Toccata in G (William Walond)
  • Lobe den Herren (Max Reger)
  • Meditation on Kyrie de Angelis (Glenn Caluda)
  • Old Hundred (Dudley Buck) [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]
  • Pastorale (Louis Vierne)
  • Prelude and Fugue in d minor (J.S. Bach)
  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation (César Franck)
  • Prelude on Coronation (Edward Mead) [Three Preludes]
  • Prelude on Old Hundredth (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
  • Reverie on Saint Peter (Eric Thiman) [Preludes and Voluntaries - G. Schirmer]
  • Toccata on Old Hundredth (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Triptych for Organ (Piet Post)
  • Variations on King's Weston (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, June 1985]
  • Variations on Old Hundredth (Dorothy Sheets) [Organist's Companion, March 2000]
  • 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

During Ordinary Time in Year B we will highlight passages from the new General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM) that pertain to music during the liturgy. The GIRM contains rubrics and instructions (some of them new) for the celebration of the Mass. The first section below is a direct quote from the English translation of the document. The second section is a commentary on the passage.

The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass (GIRM #147) — Liturgy of the Eucharist

… The people, for their part, should associate themselves with the Priest in faith and in silence, as well as by means of their interventions as prescribed in the course of the Eucharistic Prayer: namely, the responses in the Preface dialogue, the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), the acclamation after the Consecration, the acclamation Amen after the concluding doxology, as well as other acclamations approved by the Conference of Bishops with the recognitio of the Holy See.

Commentary: Music directors often go to great lengths in programming a grand processional, a perfect Gloria, an introspective Offertory anthem and a rousing Closing Song. How many music directors offer to work with the celebrant to learn music for the Eucharistic Prayer, the central liturgical prayer? There is music right in the Roman Missal for each of the four main Eucharistic Prayers. Other music, even more simple, can certainly be used to great effect. Please note: this music must be a cappella (without any accompaniment); this rubric [see GIRM #32] sets the Priest's prayer in high relief so everyone may listen with due attention. Organ (and guitars too) must be silent. This is not an operatic recitative.

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