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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Exsúltet gáudio páter Jústi [Liber Usualis p.470]
    2. Exsúltet gáudio páter Jústi [Graduale Romanum p.59-60]
    3. Exsúltet gáudio páter Jústi (chant)
  • Gradual:
    1. Unam pétii [Liber usualis, p.471]
    2. Unam pétii [Graduale Romanum p.60-61]
    3. Unam pétii (chant)
    4. Unam pétii by various composers
  • Alleluia:
    1. Vere tu es Rex abscónditus [Liber usualis, p.472]
    2. Vere tu es Rex abscónditus [Graduale Romanum p.61]
    3. Vere tu es Rex abscónditus (chant)
  • Offertory:
    1. Tulérunt Jésum paréntes éjus [Liber usualis, p.472]
    2. Tulérunt Jésum paréntes éjus [Graduale Romanum p.63]
    3. Tulérunt Jésum paréntes éjus (chant)
  • Communion:
    1. Descéndit Jésus cum éis [Liber usualis, p.473]
    2. Descéndit Jésus cum éis [Graduale Romanum p.63]
    3. Descéndit Jésus cum éis (chant)
  • 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. Mass IV "Cunctipotens Genitor Deus" [Liber usualis, p.25-28]
    6. Mass IV "Cunctipotens Genitor Deus" [Graduale Romanum, p.15-18 in back of book]
    7. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    8. Mass VIII De angelis
    9. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    10. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    11. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)

Other liturgical music


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Away in a Manger (AH #336, CH #227, PMB #35, WIII #378, CHB #16, SMH #447/8, EH #43, LCH #25/6)
  • O Come, Little Children (PMB #32, CH #197, SMH #649)
  • 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 #702, 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 (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.
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

  • 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]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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