Transfiguration Sunday Music?
  • Kathy
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    ......and, go!
  • St Louis, Waterloo Ontario.

    Introit: Of you my heart has spoken + Ps 27 vv. (Bartlett)
    Procession: O raise your eyes on high (MORNING SONG)
    Gloria etc: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
    Responsorial Psalm: The Lord is King (Somerville)
    Alleluia: (Isele)
    Offertory: O Light Of Light, Love Given Birth (JESU DULCIS MEMORIA)
    Communion: When Christ is revealed (SGC, Rice)
  • I played at St Basil's Chapel at Houston's UST this morning, so the music was 'seemple baht nice', and limited to what is available in Worship IV (which provides a paltry grand total of two actual Transfiguration hymns). Helping out were four members of the chapel choir (which is technically on summer recess).

    Organ Voluntary -Praeludium, in G-Major (BWV 546) - J.S. Bach
    For the Ordinary - the Belmont Mass
    At the Entrance - Hymn: 'Jesus shall reign' - Duke Street
    Psalm - Improvised chant responsory and verses - Osborn
    Alleluya - Improvised chant for the verse - Osborn
    At the Offertory - Hymn: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here' - Swabia, with Osborn descant
    At the Communion - Anthem: 'O wondrous type! O vision fair' - St Basil (a canon written by me for the choir to sing)
    At the Dismissal - Hymn: 'Alleluya, sing to Jesus' - Hyfrydol
    Organ Voluntary - Toccata on Hyfrydol - Improvisation

    (The people at St Basil's always sing very well and enjoy doing so. Too, one never hears a complaint about new hymns or anything else.)

    Since I was away from Walsingham this morning (and next Sunday, too) I can't say what was offered there - but can say with confidence that it was good.
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    Oh, and I'll pass this on to you all - for yet another astonishingly mindless excuse for a priest not to sing the mass... we had a new priest celebrate this morning. When I asked him if he would be singing the mass he replied rather sturdily: 'no, I won't sing any prayers and things like that - when they are sung people can't understand them'. I thought 'how stupid', but I replied 'Oh! I see'. And (I was pleased to observe) Fr Janovich, who was standing by and always sings everything, cast his eyes to the ceiling.
  • CharlesW
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    I'm getting leery of "trans" anything, but for Transfiguration, I can go along happily.

    At Holy Ghost Knoxville, TN we did:
    Entrance: "Transform Us" (Picardy)
    Ordinary: ICEL Chant
    Propers: R. Rice
    Psalm: "The Lord Is King..." H. Hamilton Smith
    Offertory: Hymn Anthem: "Be Thou My Vision" arr. Richard Shephard
    While the choir received: Selections from the Montreal Organ Book
    Communion: "'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here" (Swabia)
    Recessional: "To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King" (Ich Glaub An Gott)
    Postlude: Suite du Premier Ton, Grave, Jacques Boyvin

    And a good time was had by all. Donuts, brownies, fruit and coffee were served in the dining hall after mass.
  • No "O NATA LUX" - Tallis or chant?
    Thanked by 1M. Jackson Osborn
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
    Posts: 1,730
    With a start I remembered Transfiguration is not in the American Gradual yet, so Gloria et Honore was in Latin at the Vigil Mass and 8:00 was the Burgess & Palmer Gloria et divitiae. The go-to choir anthems for Lent II around here are Christus Jesus splendor (Luca Marenzio) and Quicumque Christum quaeritis (Orlando di Lasso) but I've been looking forward to trying Guerrero & Phillips sometime. But today we bade our associate priest farewell with Siyahamba, a suitable hands-free piece to rehearse outside waiting for the previous Mass to finish ;-) and a reminder to me as well as the choir of how much more eye contact we could still be making.
  • CGM
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    ENGLISH MASSES:
    Processional Hymn: Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here (Swabia)
    Mass Ordinary: Schubert, Deutsche Messe (rev. Proulx ed., except for my adaptation of the Gloria)
    Psalm: Proulx antiphon w/ Meinrad verse-tone
    Alleluia: everyone's favorite Mode VI
    Offertory I: Weber proper chant (in English) with verses
    Offertory II: Kontakion and Troparion (in English) for the Transfiguration, from unknown Eastern-rite sources
    Communion I: Weber proper chant (in English) with verses
    Communion II: O nata lux, Tallis (in Latin), arr. SSAB
    Recessional Hymn: O God, Beyond All Praising (Thaxted)
    Postlude: Pachelbel, Toccata in F-major

    SPANISH MASS:
    Processional Hymn: ¡Corazón Santo! Te quiero amar (couldn't find any Transfiguration hymns in Spanish)
    Mass Ordinary: Jubilate Deo Mass in Spanish (arr. Rev. Matthew Spencer, marello.org)
    Psalm: Gregorian Mode VIII tone
    Alleluia: everyone's favorite Mode VI
    Offertory I: Graduale proper chant (in Latin)
    Offertory II: Kontakion and Troparion (in Spanish) for the Transfiguration, from unknown Eastern-rite sources
    Communion I: Graduale proper chant (in Latin) with verses
    Communion II: O nata lux, Tallis (in Latin), arr. SSAB
    Postlude: Pachelbel, Toccata in F-major
    Thanked by 1rich_enough
  • SalieriSalieri
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    Prelude: Improvisation
    Introit Hymn: My heart declared -- Christoph Tietze (Duke Street)
    Kyrie and Gloria: Mass VIII
    Responsorial Psalm: Mode viii
    Alleluia: Verse from Rom. Grad., mode v -- Healey Willan
    Offertory: Weber, setting ii
    Hymn: Pani w ofierze
    Sanctus: More Ambrosiano
    Acclamation: Missal C
    Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Teresa -- Willan
    Communion: Weber, setting i
    Hymn: Kłaniam się tobie
    Hymn: O Wondrous Type (Wareham)
    Interlude: Prelude in A-flat Major, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I -- JSB
    Parish Antiphon: Maryjo Królowo Polski
    Postlude: Ballo dalla Bataglia -- Bernardo Storace
  • Salieri -
    How does one pronounce the Polish 'l' with a slash through it - and what is it called?
  • 4pm Saturday Anticipated OF/NO — Rite of Marriage within Mass
    Prelude: Pachelbel Canon in D
    Introit: Weber
    Hymn: God We Praise You (Nettleton)
    Sprinkling Rite: I will pour clean water (Weber)
    Gloria VIII
    Responsorial Psalm: Mode VII
    Alleluia: Mode VI triple
    Offertory: Weber
    Sanctus XVIII
    Memorial Acclamation C (ICEL)
    Lord's Prayer (ICEL-USA)
    Agnus Dei XVIII
    Communion: Ubi caritas, Mode VI
    Presentation of Flowers to Our Lady: Ave Maria, Mode I
    Recessional: O God Beyond All Praising (Thaxted)

    7:30am Solemn High EF/TL
    Asperges I
    Gregorian proper of the day
    Mass VIII (incl. Ite VIII); Credo III
    Salve Regina, tonus simplex

    9:00am OF/NO
    Hymn: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Swabia)
    SEP Proper (Int-Off-Com)
    Gregorian Proper (Com)
    Kyrie XVI
    Gloria Simplex (Proulx)
    Responsorial Psalm: Mode III
    Alleluia: Mode VII triple
    Offertory Motet: Mt 11:29b (Haller)
    Sanctus XVIII
    Memorial Acclamation C (ICEL)
    Pater Noster
    Agnus Dei XVIII
    Communion Motet: Ps 8:2 (Brosig)
    Hymn: The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (Morning Song)
  • CGM
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    The "Polish 'l' with a slash through it" is pronounced as a "w". For instance, our late, great pope's name was Karol Wojtyła, whose last name is pronounced

    voy-TEE-wuh

    [I don't know the character's name, though.]
  • Liam
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    Thanked by 1Salieri
  • Fr Janovich, who was standing by and always sings everything, cast his eyes to the ceiling.

    R/. Deo gratias.
    Thanked by 1M. Jackson Osborn
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Fantasia, Krieger
    Praise the Lord Ye Heavens AUSTRIA (if a hymn is sung)
    Introit (Kelly or GR)
    Kyrie/Gloria VIII
    Psalm/Alleluia LCM
    Offertory LCM
    Christ whose Glory Fills the Skies DIX
    Sanctus VIII
    Agnus Dei in F Minor, Webbe
    Communion GR & LCM
    Ave Verum, Webbe
    He Shall Feed His Flock, Handel
    HGWPTN GROSSER GOTT
    Prelude in F, Krieger
  • ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, DAYTON, OHIO
    Introit and verses, St. Meinrad Entrance Antiphon
    'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
    Gloria Simplex
    Psalm: The Lord is King, H. Hamilton Smith
    Gospel: Chant Mode VI
    Offertory: Beautiful Savior
    Communion: St. Meinrad antiphon and congregational refrain with verses
    All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • ronkrisman
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    How fortunate you all are!

    The praise band at the parish where I presided began with "God of Wonders," by Third Day. Things went downhill from there.

    Nothing was memorable. I only found out the name of the first selection because I remembered the word "galaxy" was in the chorus, so Google helped me out.

    The band was superb, by the way, but they were the only ones singing (and drumming). Sad!
  • CharlesW
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    The band was superb, by the way, but they were the only ones singing (and drumming). Sad!


    There's a message in there somewhere. Let those who have ears left, hear.
  • donr
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    Our Lady of Grace - Maricopa, AZ 8 Am Mass

    Entrance Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
    Entrance Antiphon - In a resplendent Cloud - Fr. Weber (Ignatius Pew Missal Propers)
    Kyrie - ICEL
    Gloria - ICEL
    Responsorial Psalm - R&A
    Gospel Accl - R&A
    Offertory Antiphon - You Crowned Him with Glory and Honor - R. Rice Choral Missal
    Sanctus - ICEL
    Mem Accl - When we Eat This Bread - ICEL
    Lamb of God - ICEL
    Communio Chant - Visonem Quam Videstis
    Communion Antiphon - When Christ Appears - Fr. Weber (Ignatius Pew Missal Propers)
    Communion Hymn - 'Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here - SWABIA
    Comm Meditation - Salve Regina
    Recessional - Rejoice the Lord is King
  • Kathy
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    Matthew,

    Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies is such a marvelous hymn!
    Thanked by 1M. Jackson Osborn
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Did you pick DIX?
  • canadashcanadash
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    I was at home visiting my home parish. The last hymn was "Light for our eyes." It was very sad. It made me thankful for my current parish. Your programs are inspiring.

    Thanked by 1CharlesW
  • CharlesW
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    I was at home visiting my home parish. The last hymn was "Light for our eyes." It was very sad. It made me thankful for my current parish. Your programs are inspiring.


    I have to agree. All of these are better than what is heard in many if not most U.S. parishes.
    Thanked by 1canadash
  • Went to Solemn High Mass at SPN Oratory Holy Family Church. Nothing but chanted propers and beautiful organ. Beautiful.
  • redsox1
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    Prelude: Dialogue from Mass for the Parishes-Couperin
    Opening: Transform Us PICARDY
    Congregational Gloria-Lee
    Psalm: Proulx/Guimont
    Gospel Acc.: Alleluia Mode VI
    Prep.: Tis Good, Lord, To Be Here SWABIA
    Euch. Acc.: Community Mass- Proulx
    Communion: This Is the Feast of Victory FESTIVAL CANTICLE
    Closing: Rejoice, the Lord Is King DARWALL'S 148TH
    Postlude: Allegro Maestoso from Sonata II-Mendelssohn
  • Kathy
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    Matthew, I doubt it. I like DIX for other things but I don't hear an optimal match. But I probably picked the text and am pleased it's there.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    MJO: I see that CGM and Liam got to it first, and they are correct. I sometimes tell people that you pronounce it the way Ełmer Fudd would.
    Thanked by 1M. Jackson Osborn
  • Prelude: Clavier-Büchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Nr. 1 (BWV 994)
    Entrance Antiphon: Simple English Propers
    Hymn at the Procession: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (ST. DENIO)
    Gloria: Heritage Mass
    Responsorial Psalm: WLP
    Gospel Acclamation: WLP
    Hymn at the Offertory: How Good, Lord, To Be Here (SWABIA)
    Offertory Antiphon: Simple English Propers
    Sanctus: Revised People's Mass (Vermulst)
    Memorial Acclamation: Roman Missal (ICEL Chant A)
    Amen: ICEL Chant
    Agnus Dei: Missa XVIII
    Communion Antiphon: Simple English Propers
    Hymn at Communion: God's Holy Mountain We Ascend
    Recessional: Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him
    Postlude: Clavier-Büchlein vor Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Nr. 26 (BWV 924a)