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The Fifth Sunday of Lent (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Iudica me Deus [Graduale Romanum, p.120]
    2. Iudica me Deus [Gregorian Missal, p.265]
    3. Iudica me Deus (Andrea Gabrieli)
    4. Judica me Deus (G. Gorczycki) [GIA Publications]
    5. Deus meus eripe [Graduale simplex, p.108]
    6. Vindicate me, O God [Simple English Propers, p.83 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. Give me justice, O God [Simple Choral Gradual, p.64 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Give Judgment, Lord My Savior [tune: Passion Chorale] from Introit Hymns #19 (Christoph Tietze)
    9. Lenten Introits for Choir and Congregation (Richard Rice)
    10. Mass Propers for Lent (Gary Penkala)
    11. Give me justice, O God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.922 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    12. Give me justice, O God [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.24 / Mode 4 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Eripe me, Domine [Graduale Romanum, p.121]
    2. Eripe me, Domine [Gregorian Missal, p.266] 
    3. Ad defensionem meam [Graduale simplex, p.109]
    4. Sæpe expugnaverunt [Graduale simplex, p.110]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
    7. Common Psalms for Schools & Parishes (Thomas Cosley)
  • Tract (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Sæpe expugnaverunt [Graduale Romanum, p.122]
    2. Sæpe expugnaverunt [Gregorian Missal, p.268]
    3. Amen, amen, dico vobis [Graduale simplex, p.111]
    4. Saepe expugnaverunt [Graduale simplex, p.112]
  • Offertory:
    1. Confitebor tibi [Graduale Romanum, p.123]
    2. Confitebor tibi [Gregorian Missal, p.269] 
    3. Iudica causam meam [Graduale simplex, p.112]
    4. I will praise you, O Lord [Simple English Propers, p.84 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    5. By your word revive me [Simple Choral Gradual, p.65 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. Mass Propers for Lent (Gary Penkala)
    7. I will praise you, O Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.922 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. (B) Qui mihi ministrat [Graduale Romanum, p.484]
    2. (B) Qui mihi ministrat [Gregorian Missal, p.270]
    3. Pater, si non potest [Graduale simplex, p.112]
    4. (B) Qui mihi ministrat [Communio, p.218 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    5. When the Lord saw the sisters of Lazarus [Simple English Propers, p.86 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. He who lives and believes [Simple Choral Gradual, p.66 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Woman, has no one condemned you [Simple English Propers, p.87 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    8. I tell you solemnly [Simple Choral Gradual, p.67 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Mass Propers for Lent (Gary Penkala)
    10. (B) If a man would serve me [Choral Communio, p.40 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    11. Everyone who lives and believes in me [Lumen Christi Missal, p.922 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    12. Has no one condemned you, woman? [Lumen Christi Missal, p.923 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    13. Whoever serves me must follow me [Lumen Christi Missal, p.923 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    14. Unless a grain of wheat [Lumen Christi Missal, p.923 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    15. (B) Wherever I am [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    16. Everyone who lives and believes in me [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.25 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    17. Has no one condemned you, woman? [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.25 / Mode 8 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    18. Amen, amen I say to you [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.25 / Mode 5 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Mass XVII (Adventus et Quadragesimæ)
    2. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    3. Missa Deus Genitor alme (Harry McMurray)
    4. Wondrous Love: A Mass for Lent (J. William Greene)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended? (AH #402, CHB #59, SMH #195, EH #71, VII #346)
  • Behold the Royal Cross on High (HH #88)
  • Eternal Lord of Love (HH #79)
  • God of All Mercy (HPSC #168)
  • Grant to Us, O Lord (PMB #147, CH #465)
  • I Lift My Eyes to You, O Lord (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244, LCH #151)
  • Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth (CH #617, WIII #438, HH #99, EH #522)
  • My Song Is Love Unknown (CH #258, HH #90, WIII #439, CHB #65, SMH #421, LCH #47)
  • O Cross of Christ (PMB #46, HH #91, CH #254, AH #361, CBW #483)
  • O God, beyond All Praising(WIII #579, HH #199, SMH #444, LCH #89)
  • O Sacred Head Surrounded (AH #403, CBW #491, CH #259, HH #93, HPSC #248, ICEL #57, PMB #50, WIII #434, CHB #67, SMH #464, EH #75, VII #245, LCH #49)
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.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
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

  • Agnus Dei from Missa secunda (Hans Leo Hassler)
  • Ah, Holy Jesus (Stephen DeCesare)
  • Ave Regina cælorum (Peter Latona)
  • Be Merciful, O Lord from Ostinato Psalm Responses (Rev. James Chepponis) [WLP]
  • Caligaverunt oculi mei (Victoria / Angelini)
  • Create in Me a Clean Heart (J.A. Freylinghausen) [Augsburg]
  • Create in Me, O Lord (Johannes Brahms)
  • Crucifixus (J.S. Bach, F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart)
  • De profundis (W.A. Mozart)
  • Give Judgment for Me, O Lord (Colin Brumby)
  • I Am the Resurrection (Thomas Morley) [Concordia]
  • I Am the Resurrection (Heinrich Schütz) [Peters]
  • In monte Oliveti (Anton Bruckner, Giovanni Croce, José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, Marco Antonio Ingegneri, Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Battista Martini, Juozas Naujalis, Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Jeffrey Quick, Franz Schubert, Mikolaj Zielenski)
  • Judge and Defend My Cause, O Lord (John Smith)
  • Judica me Deus (G. Gorczycki) [GIA Publications]
  • Just Judge of Heav'n, Against My Foes (Charles William Hempel)
  • Miserere mei Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • Nine Tenebræ Responsories, Book I (Colin Brumby)
  • Nine Tenebræ Responsories, Book II (Colin Brumby)
  • Nine Tenebræ Responsories, Book III (Colin Brumby)
  • O Crux ave (Rev. David Friel)
  • O Crux spes unica (T.L. da Vittoria)
  • O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me (Carrie Nixon)
  • O My People (Colin Brumby)
  • On Your Cross (Sr. Edith Scholl)
  • Processional Psalm for Lent (Richard Proulx) [GIA Publications]
  • Richte mich, Gott (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Stabat Mater from Two Three-part Motets (Colin Brumby)
  • Tristis est anima mea (Martini / Angelini)
  • Vexilla Regis prodeunt (Gregorian chant) Proper Vesper Hymn for Lent V [Liber usualis, p.575]
  • Wash Me, O Lord God (G.B. Pergolesi)
  • We Should Glory in the Cross (Rev. Thomas Buffer)
  • When Jesus Wept (William Billings)

Organ Music

Rubrics indicate that the organ remain silent during Lent, except on Laetare Sunday or on other solemnities or festive days or at any time to accompany singing. Hence organ preludes and postludes should not be played (except on Laetare Sunday). Music for non-liturgical services might be chosen from the following:

  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen; (Johannes Brahms) from 11 Chorale Preludes
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen (J.G. Walther & D. Buxtehude) from 80 Chorale Preludes [C.F. Peters #4448]
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen (F.W. Zachau) from The Church Organist's Golden Treasury, Vol.2 [Oliver Ditson Co.]
  • O Haupt voll blut und wunden (Moritz Brosig)
  • O Haupt voll blut und wunden (Adolph Hesse)
  • O Haupt voll blut und wunden (F.W. Marpurg) from 21 Chorale Preludes [Augsburg]
  • O Haupt voll blut und wunden (Max Reger) from 30 Kleine Choralvorspiele [C.F. Peters #3980]
  • O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbuchlein
  • O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (Johann Pachelbel) from 80 Chorale Preludes [C.F. Peters #4448]
  • O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year
  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded (John Hebden Schaffner)
  • Passion Chorale (Jan Bender)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The idea of a grain of wheat planted in the earth shows in a dramatic way the glory that may come from suffering. A related countertheme may also be developed — in the Extraordinary Form, today is called "Passion Sunday." There are remnants of that title in the prayers and preface of the Mass, even in the Ordinary Form. Music may begin a shift today, looking toward the sufferings of Christ.

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