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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Devéntre mátris [Liber Usualis p.1499-1500]
    2. Devéntre mátris [Graduale Romanum p.523-524]
    3. Devéntre mátris [Gregorian Missal p. 631]
  • Gradual:
    1. Priúsquam te formárem in útero [Liber usualis, p.1500-1501]
    2. Priúsquam te formárem in útero [Graduale Romanum p.524]
    3. Priúsquam te formárem in útero [Gregorian Missal p. 632]
    4. Priúsquam te formárem in útero by Johann Michael Haydn
  • Alleluia:
    1. Tu, púer, prophéta [Liber usualis, p.1501]
    2. Tu, púer, prophéta [Graduale Romanum p.524-525]
    3. Tu, púer, prophéta [Gregorian Missal p. 633]
    4. Tu, púer, prophéta by Nobuaki Izawa
  • Offertory:
    1. Justus ut pálma [Liber usualis, p.1193]
    2. Justus ut pálma [Graduale Romanum p.41 in back of book]
    3. Justus ut pálma [Gregorian Missal p.633-634]
  • Communion:
    1. Tu, púer [Liber usualis, p.1502]
    2. Tu, púer [Graduale Romanum p.525]
    3. Tu, púer [Gregorian Missal p.635]
    4. Tu, púer by Nobuaki Izawa
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis" [Liber usualis, p.19-22]
    2. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne" [Liber usualis, p.40-43]
    3. Mass XI "Orbis factor" [Liber usualis, p.46-48]
    4. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis" [Graduale Romanum, p.8-11* in back of book]
    5. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne" [Graduale Romanum, p.11-14* in back of book]
    6. Mass XI "Orbis factor" [Graduale Romanum, p.38-41* in back of book]
    7. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis"
    8. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne"
    9. Mass XI "Orbis factor"

Other liturgical music


  • Around the Throne a Glorious Band (CH #335, HH #301, ICEL #178, WIII #719, EH #120, LCH #155)
  • Blessed Be the God of Israel (CBW #77)
  • By All Your Saints Still Striving (WIII #706, HH #284)
  • Canticle of Zachary/Zechariah (WIII #6, CBW #77, CH #421, PMB #223, PMB #754, CH #421, SMH #465)
  • Christ Is the King (WIII #500, CH #540, HH #286, CBW #546, EH #543)
  • Hail, Redeemer, King Most Blest! (CH #337)
  • Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (ICEL #4, HPSC #183, CBW #453, CH #176, CHB #4, SMH #556, VII #227)
  • Herald of the Joyful Tidings from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • O Christ, the World's Salvation (Dennis DiPaolo)
  • O Prophet John, O Man of God (HH #264)
  • 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)
  • The Great Forerunner of the Morn (WIII #697, ICEL #209, HH #263, HPSC #323, LCH #144)
  • When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized (CBW #480)
  • When John Baptized by Jordan's River (HH #61, WIII #412)
  • Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim (CD #911, CH #519, HPSC #357)
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (HPSC #359, WIII #707, AH #416, HH #275, PMB #71, CH #578, CHB #275, SMH #838, EH #599, LCH #118)
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

  • Agnus Dei (Palestrina, Victoria, Lotti, Hassler, Mozart, Haydn, Bruckner, Kodaly)
  • Beatus vir / Psalm 112 (Moritz Brosig, Claudio Monteverdi, W.A. Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Benedictus (George Whitefield Chadwick, Josquin des Prez, Edward Elgar, Padre Martini, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Franz Schubert, Charles Villiers Stanford, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • Blessed Be the Lord (Eugene Englert)
  • Christ the Glory (Lallouette) [GIA Publications]
  • Complete Thy Work, O Lord (Calvert Shenk)
  • Domine Deus, Agnus Dei from Gloria in D (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Herr, auf dich traue ich (Heinrich Schütz)
  • His Name Is John (Peter Naylor) [Novello]
  • Jesu dulcis memoria (Juan Francés de Iribarren, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Carlo Rossini, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
  • Jesus, Sun of Life, My Splendor (G.F. Handel)
  • In Thee, O Lord, Do I Put My Trust (Camil van Hulse) [H.W. Gray]
  • Lamb of God (Johannes Somary / Adrian Batten)
  • Lord of Life and King of Glory (Grancini) [GIA Publications]
  • Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me Out and Known Me (Healey Willan) [Flammer]
  • O Lord, Thou Hast Me Tried and Known (Joseph Key)
  • O Splendor of God's Glory Bright (John Reese)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)
  • The Glory of the Father (Egil Hovland) [Walton Music]
  • This Is the Record of John (Gibbons/Domet)
  • Ut queant laxis / proper hymn for Vespers (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.1504]

Organ Music

  • All Glory Be to God on High (J.S. Bach) [Parish Organist, Book 8 - Concordia 97-1404]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 1 - Concordia 97-5019]
  • All Glory Be to God on High (Johann Pachelbel) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Allegro maestoso (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Allegro vivo e maestoso (Dom Paul Benoit) from Esquisses liturgiques [J. Fischer & Bros.]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (David Polley) [Organist's Companion, May 1989]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.C.H. Rinck) [Organist's Companion, July 1992]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (G.P. Telemann) [Organist's Companion, July 1995]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (A.N. Vetter) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (J.G. Walther) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, October 1984]
  • Allein Gott in der Höh (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • Alleluya (William Faulkes) [A Victorian Organ Album - Oxford]
  • Chorale Fantasie on Lasst uns erfreuen" (Flor Peeters) [Novello
  • Chorale Prelude (Healey Willan)
  • Chorale Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen (R. Evan Copley) [H.W. Gray]
  • Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245]
  • Fanfare (Jean Mouret)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g minor (J.S. Bach)
  • Fantasia super Valet will ich der geben (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246]
  • Fantasy on the tune Azmon (James Pethel) [Consoliere VII-3 - World Library Publ]
  • Foundation: Harmonization and Variations (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, May 2001]
  • How Firm a Foundation (George Lachenauer) [Organist's Companion, May 1995]
  • Jesu dulcis memoria (Sr. Teresine Fonder) [Twenty-six Miniatures]
  • Lasst uns erfreuen (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, May 2001]
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • O for A Thousand Tongues (Paul Manz) [Improvisations on Hymns of Praise - Morning Star Music Publ 10-750]
  • Partita on Gelobt sei Gott (Theodore Ripper) [Organist's Companion, April 1987]
  • Postlude on Lasst uns erfreuen (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Prelude on Azmon (Robert Hobby) [Three Hymns of Praise, Set 6 - Morning Star Music Publ]
  • Prelude on Lasst uns erfreuen; (Russell Schulz-Widmar) [Organist's Companion, June 1980]
  • Psalm XIX (Benedetto Marcello)
  • Toccata on Gelobet sei Gott (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, April 1986]
  • Toccata on Ut queant laxis from Four Preludes on Chant Hymns (Mark Siebert)
  • Valet will ich der geben (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury III - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Valet will ich der geben (G.F. Kaufmann) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Valet will ich der geben (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Variations on Lasst uns erfreuen (Thomas Bohlert) [Organist's Companion, June 1988]
  • Vigiles et sancti (Mahlon Balderston) [Organist's Companion, March 1997]
  • Ye Sons and Daughters of the King (Camil van Hulse) [Seven Preludes on Hymns for Easter - Concordia 97-1390]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 1 - Concordia 97-5019]
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (David Schack) [Nine Chorale Preludes - Concordia 97-5045]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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