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The Third Sunday of Advent — Gaudete (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

Other liturgical music


  • Come, Rejoice in God Our King [tune: Gaudeamus pariter] from Introit Hymns #3 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (ICEL #4, HPSC #183, CBW #453, CH #176, CHB #4, SMH #556, VII #227)
  • Hark, the Glad Sound! (ICEL #5, CHB #5, CH #177, SMH #557, EH #7)
  • O Be Glad, My Soul, Rejoice [Magnificat] (HPSC #233)
  • On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry (AH #303, CBW #443, CH #182, HH #14, HPSC #271, ICEL #9, WIII #356, CHB #9, SMH #699, EH #10, VII #229, LCH #7)
  • So Lately Sprung from Glory (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (HPSC #311, CD #846, CBW #638, CHB #264, WIII #534)
  • The Voice of God Goes Out through All the Earth (WIII #358, HPSC #336, CBW #639, HH #24)
  • When the King Shall Come Again (WIII #355)
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.
SEC = Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Behold! God Is My Salvation (Jean Berger, Leo Sowerby)
  • Confortamini (Orlando di Lasso) [Concordia]
  • Ecce Deus from Canticles II (Ned Rorem) [Boosey & Hawkes]
  • Emmanuel: An Advent Processional (Gary Penkala)
  • Gaudete in Domino (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.334] Proper Introit for Advent III -- origin of the name Gaudete Sunday
  • Lift Up Your Heads (Rev. Brian Muzas)
  • Magnificat (Jacques Berthier / Taizé Community) see Worship III #553
  • Magnificat (Gregorian chant, tone 6) from ICEL Resource Collection #115
  • Matin Responsory (adapted from Palestrina) from Carols for Choirs II [Oxford]
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (Andrew Motyka)
  • Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Henry Purcell) [E.C. Shirmer]
  • Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Healey Willan) [Concordia]
  • Rejoice in the Lord Alway (John Redford) [Novello]
  • Say to Them That Are of A Fearful Heart (Everett Titcomb) [Carl Fisher]
  • Song of Isaiah (Richard Proulx) [AMSI]
  • Surely It Is God Who Saves Me (Alec Wyton) [Hinshaw]
  • The Great 'O' Antiphons (Gregorian chant) from Booklet of Chant, Volume 1
  • The Promise of Advent (J. William Greene)
  • The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me (Edward Elgar) [Novello]
  • This Is the Record of John (Gibbons / Domet)
  • Veni Jesu (Luigi Cherubini)

Organ Music

  • Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Johannes Brahms)
  • Four Advent Chorales for Flute and Harpsichord [or Organ] (Stephen McManus)
  • Four Preludes on Chant Hymns (Mark Siebert)
  • Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele (Georg Böhm)
  • Fuga sopra Magnificat (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246]
  • Gottes Sohn ist kommen (J.S. Bach)
  • Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn (J.G. Walther) from 80 Chorale Preludes, Peters
  • Little Fantasy on O Come Emmanuel (Glenn Caluda)
  • Magnificat du deuxieme ton (Nicolas Lebegue)
  • Making Music to Thy Name, Volume 1 (Gary Penkala) simplified hymn tunes for Advent
  • Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (J.G. Walther) [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford]
  • Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein (J.S. Bach, Matthias Weckmann)
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury III - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland; (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Anthologia pro organo II - Schott Frères] [Joyce Jones Christmas Collection - Bradley Publ]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (G.F. Kauffmann) [Organist's Companion, December 1980]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Johann Pachelbel) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury III - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, November 2000]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (A.N. Vetter) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (F.W. Zachau) [Organist's Companion, December 1984 & November 1990]
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel from Three Preludes for the Christmas Cycle (Robert Farrell)
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set I - Morning Star Music Publ 10-100]
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Beatrice Limmer) [Organist's Companion, November 1996]
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Frank Speller) [Three Organ Settings for Advent - Concordia]
  • Oh Come, Emmanuel (Wilbur Held) [A Nativity Suite - Concordia 97-4461]
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (Wilbur Held) [Six Carol Settings - Concordia]
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (David N. Johnson) [Augsburg]
  • Ostinato on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Alec Wyton) [Preludes, Fanfares & a March for the Liturgical Year - Flammer]
  • Prelude on Old 124th (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ, Set II - Peters]
  • Veni Emmanuel (Calvin Hampton) [Organist's Companion, December 1982]
  • Veni Emmanuel (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, November 2001]
  • Veni Emmanuel (David Schack) [Organist's Companion, December 1987]
  • Veni Emmanuel from Two Chant Processionals (Kevin Waters SJ)

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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