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Good Friday: The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Responsorium post I Lectionem Tract 2.:
    1. Dómine audívi audítum túum [Liber Usualis p.695-696]
    2. Dómine audívi audítum túum [Graduale Romanum p.219-221]
    3. Laetáre Jerúsalem. p. 3 (chant)
  • Responsorium post I Lectionem Tract 2.:
    1. Eripe me Dómine ab hómine málo [Liber usualis, p.697-699]
    2. Eripe me Dómine ab hómine málo [Graduale Romanum p.221-224]
    3. Eripe me Dómine ab hómine málo p. 6-7 (chant)
  • De Solemni S. Crucis Adoratione:
    1. Ecce lígnum Crúcis [Liber usualis, p.704]
    2. Ecce lígnum Crúcis [Graduale Romanum p.225-226]
    3. Ecce lígnum Crúcis p. 25 (chant)
  • Improperia:
    1. Pópule méus, quid féci tíbi? [Liber usualis, p.704-705]
    2. Pópule méus, quid féci tíbi? [Graduale Romanum p.140-141]
    3. Pópule méus, quid féci tíbi? p. 25-26 (chant)
  • Improperia continued.:
    1. Quia edúxi te [Liber usualis, p.705]
    2. Quia edúxi te [Graduale Romanum p.227]
    3. Quia edúxi te [Gregorian Missal p.312-313]
    4. Quia edúxi te p. 27 (chant)
    5. Quia edúxi te by various composers
  • Improperia continued.:
    1. Quid ultra débui fácere tíbi [Liber usualis, p.706]
    2. Quid ultra débui fácere tíbi [Graduale Romanum p.227-228]
    3. Quid ultra débui fácere tíbi [Gregorian Missal p.313]
    4. Quid ultra débui fácere tíbi p. 28 (chant)
    5. Quid ultra débui fácere tíbi by various composers
  • Improperia continued.:
    1. Ego propter te flagellávi [Liber usualis, p.706-708]
    2. Ego propter te flagellávi [Graduale Romanum p.228-231]
    3. Ego propter te flagellávi [Gregorian Missal p.314-317]
    4. Ego propter te flagellávi p. 29-32 (chant)
  • Antiphon:
    1. Crúcem túam adorámus [Liber usualis, p.708-709]
    2. Crúcem túam adorámus [Graduale Romanum p.231-232]
    3. Crúcem túam adorámus p. 32-33 (chant)
    4. Crúcem túam adorámus by various composers
  • Hymn:
    1. Pange, língua, gloriósi [Liber usualis, p.709-712]
    2. Pange, língua, gloriósi [Graduale Romanum p.232-235]
    3. Pange, língua, gloriósi [Gregorian Missal p.318-321]
    4. Pange, língua, gloriósi p. 35-40 (chant)


  • Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended? (AH #402, CHB #59, SMH #409, EH #71, VII #346)
  • Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed (ICEL #54)
  • Jesu, Joy and Treasure (HPSC #198, ICEL #198)
  • 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 #635, LCH #47)
  • O Sacred Head Surrounded (AH #403, CBW #491, CH #259, HH #93, HPSC #248, ICEL #57, PMB #50, WIII #434, CHB #67, SMH #679, EH #75, VII #245, LCH #49)
  • Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (AH #404, CBW #583, CH #364, HPSC #298, ICEL #145, WIII #437, CHB #69, EH #66, VII #274/5)
  • The Regal Dark Mysterious Cross (HH #92)
  • Throned upon the Awe-full Tree (ICEL #62)
  • To Mock Your Reign (CH #261)
  • Were You There? (PMB #51, ICEL #61, WIII #436, CBW #493, CH #262, SMH #824, EH #80)
  • What Wondrous Love Is This? (CD #822, WIII #600, HH #95, PMB #157, ICEL #164, CH #530, HH #95, SMH #828, LCH #50)
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

  • Adoramus te, Christe (Gregor Aichinger, Giovanni Matteo Asola, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Francesco Gasparini, Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Battista Martini, Claudio Merulo, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Giacomo Antonio Perti, Giuseppe Pitoni, Francesco Rosselli, Vincenzo Ruffo, Ludovico da Viadana, Mikolaj Zielenski)
  • Adoramus te (Robert Boulware)
  • Ah, Holy Jesus (Stephen DeCesare)
  • Ah, Holy Jesus (arr. William Matthis)
  • Ave Regina cælorum (Peter Latona)
  • Ave verum corpus (William Byrd, Giacomo Carissimi, Mariano Garau, Charles Giffen, Michael J. Oczko, Josquin des Prez, Josef Rheinberger)
  • Caligaverunt oculi mei (Tomás Luis de Victoria / ed. Andrea Angelini)
  • Christus factus est (Felice Anerio, Giovanni Matteo Asola, Anton Bruckner, Francesco Durante, G.P. da Palestrina)
  • Christus factus est (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.653]
  • Crucifixus (Glenn Wonacott)
  • Crucifixus (Antonio Lotti)
  • Crux fidelis (Gregorian chant) Proper Hymn for Adoration of the Holy Cross [Liber usualis, p.709]
  • Ecce lignum Crucis – Crux fidelis (Adrian Willaert)
  • Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani (Richard Clark)
  • Exaudi Domine (Thomas Ravenscroft) four-part canon
  • Faithful Cross (Raymond Clark)
  • In manus tuas (Thomas Tallis)
  • Just Judge of Heav'n, Against My Foes (Charles William Hempel)
  • Lo, We Have Seen Him (Marco Antonio Ingegneri)
  • My Song Is Love Unknown (John Bacchus Dykes)
  • Ne reminiscaris Domine (Tim Attride)
  • O Come and Mourn (arr. Carol Traupman-Carr)
  • O Crux ave (Fr. David Friel)
  • O crux spes unica (Antoine Brumel, Cristóbal de Morales, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francisco Valls, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • O vos omnes (Giovanni Matteo Asola, Henrique Carlos Correa, Giovanni Croce, Mariano Garau, Carlo Gesualdo, Jacquet de Mantua, Jacob Obrecht, Hieronymus Praetorius, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • On Your Cross (Sr. Edith Scholl, OCSO)
  • Parce Domine from Simple Latin Motets (Colin Brumby)
  • Per signum crucis (Francesco Durante, Francisco Guerrero)
  • Priusquam gallus cantet (Colin Brumby)
  • Psalm 43 (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Salvator mundi (Tallis / Kenney)
  • Seven Last Words of Christ (Gary Penkala)
  • Signum crucis mirabile (Cristóbal de Morales)
  • Stabat Mater (Jonathan Kregor)
  • Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs (Karl Heinrich Graun, Antonio Lotti, Leonardo Leo)
  • Tristis est anima mea (Martini / Angelini)
  • Tristis est anima mea (Giovanni Croce, Philipp Dulichius, Carlo Gesualdo, Johann Michael Haydn, Marco Antonio Ingegneri, Johann Kuhnau, Orlando di Lasso, Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Jeffrey Quick)
  • Vere languores nostros (Antonio Lotti, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • Vere languores (Mark Siebert)
  • We Should Glory in the Cross (Rev. Thomas Buffer)
  • Were You There? (arr. Alice Parker)
  • Wondrous Love (arr. Douglas Wagner)

Organ Music

The organ is silent today.

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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