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First Mass at Midnight of the Nativity of Our Lord (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Dominus díxit ad me [Liber Usualis p.392]
    2. Dominus díxit ad me [Graduale Romanum p.27-28]
    3. Dominus díxit ad me [Gregorian Missal p.189]
    4. Dominus díxit ad me (chant)
    5. Dominus díxit ad me by various composers
  • Gradual:
    1. Tecum princípium [Liber usualis, p.393]
    2. Tecum princípium [Graduale Romanum p.28-29]
    3. Tecum princípium [Gregorian Missal p.190-191]
    4. Tecum princípium (chant)
    5. Tecum princípium by various composers
  • Alleluia:
    1. Dominus díxit ad me [Liber usualis, p.361]
    2. Dominus díxit ad me [Graduale Romanum p.25-26]
    3. Dominus díxit ad me [Gregorian Missal p.187]
    4. Dominus díxit ad me (chant)
  • Offertory:
    1. Laeténtur caéli [Liber usualis, p.394-395]
    2. Laeténtur caéli [Graduale Romanum p.29]
    3. Laeténtur caéli [Gregorian Missal p.192]
    4. Laeténtur caéli (chant)
    5. Laeténtur caéli by various composers
  • Communion:
    1. In splendóribus sanctórum [Liber usualis, p.395]
    2. In splendóribus sanctórum [Graduale Romanum p.30]
    3. In splendóribus sanctórum [Gregorian Missal p.193]
    4. In splendóribus sanctórum (chant)
    5. Revelábitur glória Dómini by various composers
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass VIII (De angelis) [Liber usualis, p.37-40]
    2. Mass VIII (De angelis) [Graduale Romanum, p.28-31 in back of book]
    3. Mass II (Kyrie fons bonitatis) [Liber usualis, p.37-40]
    4. Mass II (Kyrie fons bonitatis) [Graduale Romanum, p.8-11 in back of book]
    5. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    6. Mass VIII (De angelis)
    7. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    8. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    9. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)

Other liturgical music


  • A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (HH #42, HPSC #99, WIII #384, LCH #24)
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (AH #323, CBW #463, CH #219, HPSC #113, PMB #34, WIII #376, CHB #15, SMH #434, EH #42, LCH #18)
  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (HPSC #126, EH #25, SMH #459)
  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (AH #325, CBW #462, CH #222, HPSC #182, ICEL #20, PMB #37, WIII #387, CHB #21, SMH #558, EH #27, VII #230, LCH #15)
  • I Proclaim the Lord's Decree [tune: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland] from Introit Hymns #6 (Christoph Tietze)
  • In the Bleak Mid-winter (CH #193, CHB #23, SMH #582, EH #44)
  • It Came upon the Midnight Clear (PMB #30,WIII #400, AH #335, CH #195, CHB #25, SMH #586, EH #19, LCH #22)
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (AH #322, CBW #458, CH #225, HPSC #235, ICEL #23, PMB #25, WIII #392, CHB #13, SMH #650, EH #12, VII #231, LCH #14)
  • On Christmas Night (ICEL #26, CHB #29)
  • Tell Me, Shepherd (CD #805)
  • The Living Light of Heaven (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • The Lord Announced His Just Decree [tune: Forest Green] from Introit Hymns #89 (Christoph Tietze)
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (AH #332, CH #199, ICEL #28, WIII #382, CHB #40, SMH #833, EH #13)
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

Organ Music

  • Adeste fidelis (David Schack) [Organist's Companion, December 1982]
  • Adeste fidelis with Variations (Thomas Adams) [Organist's Companion, November 1992]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-500]
  • 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]
  • Berceuse: It Came upon a Midnight Clear (Mary Gifford) [Organist's Companion, November 1998]
  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (F.W. Marpurg) [Twenty-one Chorale Preludes - Augsburg]
  • Chorale Prelude on Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Bill Cain) [Organist's Companion, November 2001]
  • Concerto for Organ & Strings (Michael J. Starke)
  • Fanfare on Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Alec Wyton) [Preludes, Fanfares & a March for the Liturgical Year - Flammer]
  • Fanfare on Mendelssohn (Gordon Young) [Ten Christmas Organ Voluntaries - Presser]
  • Fanfare on Mendelssohn (Martin Setchell)
  • Fanfare-Toccata on Mendelssohnfor Organ and Brass (J. William Greene) [Choral Web]
  • Festive Processionals for Organ & Brass (Calvert Shenk)
  • Gloria in excelsis Deo (Max Reger)
  • Gloria for the Flutes (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, December 1980]
  • In dulci jubilo from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (Sigvart Hofland) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Prelude & Postlude on Jesu Redemptor omnium (Jonathan Hellerman)
  • Prelude on This Endris Nyght (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ, Set II - Peters]
  • Postlude from Messe basse (Camil van Hulse)
  • Postlude on Adeste fidelis (Gordon Young) [Ten Christmas Organ Voluntaries - Presser]
  • Puer natus in Bethlehem (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Puer natus in Bethlehem (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Joyce Jones Christmas Collection - Bradley Publ]
  • Puer natus in Bethlehem (G.F. Kauffmann) [Organist's Companion, November 1991]
  • Stille Nacht from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna Robertson)
  • To Shepherds As They Watched by Night (Charles Ore) from Eleven Compositions, Set I
  • Variations on Adeste fidelis (Raynor Taylor) [A Century of Amercian Organ Music, Bk 1]
  • Variations on The Echo Carol (Stephen Rohde) [Organist's Companion, November 1988]
  • Vom Himmel kam der Engel schaar (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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