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Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Justus ut pálma florébit [Liber Usualis p.1204]
    2. Justus ut pálma florébit [Graduale Romanum p.45-46 in back of book]
    3. Justus ut pálma florébit [Gregorian Missal p.615-616]
    4. Justus ut pálma florébit by various composers
  • Gradual:
    1. Dómine, praevenísti éum [Liber usualis, p.1362-1363]
    2. Dómine, praevenísti éum [Graduale Romanum p.48-49 in back of book]
    3. Dómine, praevenísti éum [Gregorian Missal p. 616-617]
    4. Dómine, praevenísti éum by William Byrd
  • Tract:
    1. Beátus vir [Liber usualis, p.1134]
    2. Beátus vir [Graduale Romanum p.8 in back of book]
    3. Beátus vir [Gregorian Missal p. 617-618]
  • Paschal Alleluia 1:
    1. Amávit éum [Liber usualis, p.1191-1192]
    2. Amávit éum [Graduale Romanum p.39 in back of book]
    3. Amávit éum by anonymous
  • Paschal Alleluia 2:
    1. Jústus germinábit [Liber usualis, p.1192]
    2. Jústus germinábit [Graduale Romanum p.40 in back of book]
  • Offertory:
    1. Veritas méa [Liber usualis, p.1203]
    2. Veritas méa [Graduale Romanum p.44 in back of book]
    3. Veritas méa [Gregorian Missal p.619]
    4. Veritas méa by various composers
  • Communion:
    1. Joseph fíli Dávid [Liber usualis, p.1404]
    2. Joseph fíli Dávid [Graduale Romanum p.458]
    3. Joseph fíli Dávid [Gregorian Missal p.620]
    4. Joseph fíli Dávid by Michael Hermesdorff
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis" [Liber usualis, p.19-22]
    2. Mass VIII "De Angelis" [Liber usualis, p.37-40]
    3. Mass XV "Dominator Deus" [Liber usualis, p.56-59]
    4. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis" [Graduale Romanum, p.8-11* in back of book]
    5. Mass VIII "De Angelis" [Graduale Romanum, p.28-31* in back of book]
    6. Mass XV "Dominator Deus" [Graduale Romanum, p.51-53* in back of book]
    7. Mass II "Kyrie fons bonitatis"
    8. Mass VIII "De Angelis"
    9. Mass XV "Dominator Deus"

Other liturgical music


  • By All Your Saints Still Striving (WIII #706, HH #284)
  • Come Now, Praise the Humble Saint (WIII #694)
  • Did You See the Eyes of Jesus (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • For All the Saints (WIII #705, ICEL #189, HPSC #157, AH #590, HH #287, CBW #617, PMB #187, CH #336, CHB #166, SMH #523, EH #126, VII #263, LCH #153)
  • Hail, Holy Joseph, Hail (CHB #171)
  • Hail, Saint Joseph, Spouse of Mary
  • How Can I Keep from Singing
  • Joseph, Be Our Guide and Pattern (WIII #693)
  • O Blessed Saint Joseph (SMH #646)
  • O Joseph, Mighty Patron
  • O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be (CHB #169, EH #589)
  • Saint Joseph Was A Quiet Man (SMH #736)
  • Those Who Love and Those Who Labor (WIII #632, CH #481)
  • We Praise You, Father, for That Man (HH #261)
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

  • Beatus vir qui timet (Ruggiero Giovannelli, Orlando di Lasso, Claudio Monteverdi, W.A. Mozart, Giorgio Pacchioni, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • Euge serve bone (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, José de Torres, Orazio Vecchi)
  • How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair (Colin Brumby)
  • How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place from A German Requiem (Johannes Brahms)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
  • Jesus, Sun of Life, My Splendor (G.F. Handel)
  • Joseph, du Sohn David, SWV 323 (Heinrich Schütz)
  • O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings (Thomas Tompkins, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Weelkes)
  • O Jesus, My Savior (André Campra, arr. Raymond Clark)
  • Quam dilecta (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  • Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Andreas Hammerschmidt, Josef Rheinberger, Heinrich Schütz)

Organ Music

  • Beatitudes (Stephen McManus)
  • Fantasy on the Hymn Tune Sine nomine (Edward G. Mead) [Flammer]
  • For All the Saints (G. Winston Cassler) [This Is the Victory - Augsburg 11-9497]
  • For All the Saints (Hugo Gehrke) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • For All the Saints (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 2 - Concordia 97-5385]
  • Music for A Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • Prelude on Aurelia (James Pethel) [Consoliere V-2]
  • Versets on Aurelia (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, September 1994]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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