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Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (C)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Deus in loco sancto tuo [Graduale Romanum, p.310]
    2. Deus in loco sancto tuo [Gregorian Missal, p.202]
    3. Iacob autem genuit Ioseph [Graduale simplex, p.70]
    4. Mass Propers for Christmastide (Gary Penkala)
    5. God is in his holy dwelling [Simple English Propers, p.32 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem [Simple Choral Gradual, p.26 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. God is in his holy place [Lumen Christi Missal, p.911 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. The shepherds went in haste [Lumen Christi Missal, p.912 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. The shepherds went in haste [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.10, Mode 5 / OCP]
    10. The shepherds went in haste [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.75-77 / Ignatius Press]
    11. The shepherds went in haste [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.22, with Psalm 128[127] / Liturgical Press]
    12. God is in his holy place [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #161, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    13. The shepherds went in haste [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #162, with Psalm 128 / Illuminare Publications]
    14. Joseph is the husband of Mary [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.17, with Psalm 128 / Liturgical Press]
    15. Joseph arose [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.17, with Psalm 128 / Liturgical Press]
    16. Our God Dwells in His Holy Place [tune: Forest Green] from Introit Hymns #9 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Unam petii [Graduale Romanum, p.358]
    2. Unam petii [Gregorian Missal, p.204]
    3. Unam petii (Giovanni Francesco Anerio, William Byrd)
    4. One Thing Have I Desired of the Lord (George Alexander Macfarren)
    5. Quam dilecta [Graduale simplex, p.71]
    6. Quam dilecta (André Campra, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georg Valentin Röder)
    7. I long for the courts of the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.18, with Psalm 84 / Liturgical Press]
    8. Chabanel Psalmody
    9. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
    10. Wie lieblich (Friedrich Kiel)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Gaudete iusti [Graduale Romanum, p.430]
    2. Gaudete iusti [Gregorian Missal, p.205]
    3. Exsultate iusti in Domino (Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Ludovico da Viadana)
    4. Let All the Just (John Wall Callcott)
    5. Rejoice in the Lord, O Ye Righteous (George J. Elvey)
    6. Unam petii [Graduale simplex, p.71]
    7. Unam petii (Giovanni Francesco Anerio, William Byrd)
    8. One Thing Have I Desired of the Lord (George Alexander Macfarren)
    9. Dominus illuminatio mea [Graduale simplex, p.72]
    10. Dominus illuminatio mea (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
    11. Alleluia, One thing I ask of the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.18/19, with Psalm 27 / Liturgical Press]
  • Offertory:
    1. In te speravi, Domine [Graduale Romanum, p.322]
    2. In te speravi, Domine [Gregorian Missal, p.205]
    3. In te speravi, Domine (Dietrich Buxtehude, Robert Führer, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Alessandro Grandi, Hans Leo Hassler, Josquin des Prez, Francisco Valls)
    4. Erant parentes Iesu [Graduale simplex, p.73]
    5. Mass Propers for Christmastide (Gary Penkala)
    6. In you have I put my trust [Simple English Propers, p.33 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. My life is in your hands [Simple Choral Gradual, p.27 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. I trust in you, O Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.912 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. In you, O LOrd, I have placed my hope [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.78-80 / Ignatius Press]
    10. I trust in you, O Lord [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #163, with Psalm 31 / Illuminare Publications]
    11. The things that were said of Jesus [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.20, with Psalm 40 / Liturgical Press]
  • Communion:
    1. (B/C) Fili, quid fecisti [Graduale Romanum, p.51]
    2. (B/C) Fili, quid fecisti [Gregorian Missal, p.206]
    3. Fili, quid fecisti [Communio, p.100 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Fili, quid fecisti (Tielman Susato)
    5. Maria autem [Graduale simplex, p.74]
    6. Mass Propers for Christmastide (Gary Penkala)
    7. (B/C) My son, why have you treated us so? [Simple English Propers, p.35 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    8. (B/C) My son, why have you treated us so? [Choral Communio, p.20 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    9. Our God has appeared on earth [Simple Choral Gradual, p.28 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    10. Our God has appeared on earth [Lumen Christi Missal, p.912 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. (B/C) Did you not know [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    12. Our God has appeared on earth [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.11, Mode 2 / OCP]
    13. Our God has appeared on earth [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.81-83 / Ignatius Press]
    14. Our God has appeared on earth [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.23, with Psalm 46d[45] / Liturgical Press]
    15. Our God has appeared on earth [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #164, with Psalm 98 / Illuminare Publications]
    16. Mary treasured all these words [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.21, with Psalm 78 / Liturgical Press]
  • 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

Hymns

  • A Child My Choice (CH #223)
  • All My Heart This Night Rejoices (CH #228, ICEL #14, CHB #14, EH #32)
  • All Who Keep the Faith of Jesus (CH #321, HPSC #108, SMH #207)
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (AH #323, CBW #463, CH #219, HPSC #113, PMB #34, WIII #376, CHB #15, SMH #222, EH #42, LCH #18)
  • Away in a Manger (AH #336, CH #227, PMB #35, WIII #378, CHB #16, SMH #233/4, EH #43, LCH #25/6)
  • O Come, Little Children (PMB #32, CH #197, SMH #439)
  • O God in Heaven (HPSC #239)
  • Once in Royal David's City (ICEL #27, PMB #21, WIII #402, AH #328, HPSC #270, CBW #473, CHB #30, CH #212, SMH #482, EH #236, VII #336, LCH #31)
  • Our God Dwells in His Holy Place [tune: Forest Green] from Introit Hymns #9 (Christoph Tietze)
  • The Snow Lay on the Ground (SMH #569, EH #41)
  • Within the Quiet of a Home (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
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

Organ Music

  • Angels We Have Heard on High (Ronald Arnatt) [Preludes for Hymns in Worship Supplement I]
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 2 - Concordia 97-5385]
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 4 - Concordia 97-6013]
  • Communion from Messe basse (Camil van Hulse)
  • Gloria for the Flutes (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, December 1980]
  • In dulci jubilo from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • Jesu, meine Freude (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Paul Manz) from Improvisations on Classic Chorales [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-843]
  • Jesus, Priceless Treasure (Max Reger) from Opus 67
  • Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (George Lachenauer) [Organist's Companion, November 1998]
  • Offertory (Richard Purvis) [An American Organ Mass - Flammer]
  • Pastorale on Ebeling (Gordon Young) [Ten Christmas Organ Voluntaries - Presser]
  • Pastorale on Venite adoremus (Edward Beals) [Organist's Companion, November 2000]
  • Still, Still, Still (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set II - Morning Star Music Publ 10-101]
  • Stille Nacht from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna Robertson)
  • Variations on Away in a Manger (Janet Correll) [Organist's Companion, November 1988]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

A Family Choir made up of the members of the children's choirs (and their "non-choral" parents) and the members of the adult choir (and their "non-choral" children) is a perfect choice to sing today. Keep the music very simple so all can participate.

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