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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Venite, adoremus [Graduale Romanum, p.271]
    2. Venite, adoremus [Gregorian Missal, p.446]
    3. Venite, adoremus (Johann Kaspar Aiblinger)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Come, let us worship God [Simple English Propers, p.196 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. Come, let us worship the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.145 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. O come, let us worship (Thurlow Weed)
    8. O come, let us worship God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.937 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. Bow Down before the Lord [tune: Darwall's 148th] from Introit Hymns #40 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (B/C) Tollite hostias [Graduale Romanum, p.272]
    2. (B/C) Tollite hostias [Gregorian Missal, p.448]
    3. (B/C) Tollite hostias (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    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. Laudate Dominum [Graduale Romanum, p.273]
    2. Laudate Dominum [Gregorian Missal, p.449]
    3. Laudate Dominum (Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giovanni Paolo Cima, Martin Francisco de Cruzelaegui, L. B. Est, Hans Leo Hassler, G.F. Handel, Orlando di Lasso, Caludio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Lorenzo Perosi, Johann Baptist Schiedermayr, Jan Pieters Sweelinck, Georg Philipp Telemann, Tom´s Luis de Victoria, Antonio Vivaldi, Jan Dismas Zelenka)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. O all ye nations of the Lord (John Mundy)
    6. O praise the Lord (Adrian Batten, Edward John Hopkins)
    7. Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles (William Byrd)
  • Offertory:
    1. Perfice gressus [Graduale Romanum, p.273]
    2. Perfice gressus [Gregorian Missal, p.450]
    3. Perfice gressus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Franz Xavier Witt)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Render secure my footsteps [Simple English Propers, p.197 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. Display your great love [Simple Choral Gradual, p.146 (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. (C) Introibo ad altare Dei [Graduale Romanum, p.274]
    2. (C) Introibo ad altare Dei [Gregorian Missal, p.451]
    3. (C) Introibo ad altare Dei [Communio, p.125 (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. A multitude with diseases [Simple English Propers, p.199 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. I will go in to the altar of God [Choral Communio, p.107 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. Give praise to the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.147 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Happy are the sorrowing [Simple Choral Gradual, p.148 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • 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


  • A Multitude Comes from the East and the West (WIII #688)
  • All My Hope on God Is Founded (CD #923, CHB #200, CBW #667)
  • 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)
  • Come, Follow Me (HPSC #134)
  • Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (WIII #569, CD #899, CH #532, SMH #270)
  • God, Whose Almighty Word (WIII #486, HH #190, CH #308)
  • Great God of Mercy (WIII #746)
  • 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)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244)
  • New Songs of Celebration (WIII #533, CBW #659)
  • O Christ, the Healer (WIII #747, CH #406)
  • O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (WIII #605, ICEL #139, HH #249, CH #510, SMH #450, EH #485)
  • O Praise Ye the Lord (HPSC #259, CBW #649, WIII #539, ICEL #238, CD #906, CHB #253)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (WIII #530, HPSC #279, ICEL #242, CBW #650, PMB #123, AH #611, CHB #258, 513)
  • 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)
  • Thy Love, O God, Has All Mankind Created (CD #914, WIII #638])
  • With All My Powers of Heart and Tongue (HPSC #352)
  • Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (WIII #750)
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

  • Duo seraphim; (Richard Dering) [Oxford]
  • Gloria from Mass in D (Antonin Dvorak)
  • Green Fields (arr. Virgil Thomson)
  • He Watching over Israel from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Humbly I Adore Thee (J. David Hart)
  • In spiritu humilitatis (Calvert Shenk)
  • In the Year That King Uzziah Died (David McK Williams) [H.W. Gray]
  • Jubilate Deo (Jacques Berthier/Taize Community) [GIA Publications]
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (J.S. Bach)
  • Psalm 138 (J.P. Sweelinck) [Brodt Music]
  • Sanctus (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
  • Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Christopher Bord)
  • There Is a Balm (arr. William Dawson)
  • Three Sacred Rounds (Colin Brumby)
  • Whom Shall I Send? (Jean Berger) [Augsburg]

Organ Music

  • Andante sostenuto" (Hermann Schroeder)
  • Chorale Prelude on Holy, Holy, Holy (Beatrice Miller) [Organist's Companion, May 1993]
  • Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Ronald Arnatt) Parish Organist, Vol XI
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Wilbur Held) Preludes for the Pentecost Season
  • Come, Thou Almighty King (Healey Willan) [Parish Organist, Book 8 - Concordia 97-1404]
  • Elevation (François Couperin)
  • Fanfare on Lauda anima (Robert Hughes) [Organist, January 1982]
  •  selections from Fifty Devotional Pieces (Dom Paul Benoit)
  • Fugue No.3 (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Herzliebster Jesu (J.S Bach, H. Walcha, J. Brahms, Charles Ore, Wilbur Held, Carl Schalk)
  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Hugh Livingston) [Organist, May 1981]
  • Hymn Prelude on Down Ampney (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Hymn Prelude on Nicæa (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension & Pentecost - Flammer]
  • Immortal, Invisible (Harold Rohlig) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Italian Hymn (Robin Dinda) [Organist's Companion, June 1987]
  • Italian Hymn (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, May 1998]
  • Italian Hymn (David Schack) [Organist's Companion, October 1981]
  • Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (J.S. Bach)
  • Lift High the Cross (Paul Manz) [Improvisations on Great Hymns of Faith - Morning Star Music Publ 10-839]
  • Lift High the Cross (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 3 - Concordia 97-5702]
  • Lift High the Cross (Lani Smith) [Organist, September 1982]
  • 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]
  • Partita on Lobe den Herren (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Partita on Nicæa (Charles Callahan) [Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Partita on Nicæa (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, May 1996]
  • Pastorale on Trinity (Richard Proulx)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (J.L. Adam) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • 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 in a (J.S. Bach)
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright)
  • Prelude on Rendez a Dieu (Michael Bayer) from Parish Organist, Vol XII
  • Processional (Martin Shaw)
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Donald Busarow) [Concordia 97-5442]
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, April 1985]
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Charles Ore) from Eleven Compositions, Set IV
  • Thema met variaties (Hendrik Andriessen)
  • Tiento from Suite medievale (Jean Langlais)
  • Toccata on Lobe den Herren (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Variations on Nicæa (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 1999 - McAfee Music Corp]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The theme of holiness can be suggested by singing a choral setting of the Sanctus as today's anthem. Choose one that the choir knows and loves, or teach a new one from a Classical Mass setting. Chant settings can also be very effective. See Booklet of Chant, Volume 4 for several options.

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