Responsorial psalm for anniversary of the dedication of a church?
  • princehalprincehal
    Posts: 49
    This weekend we're celebrating the anniversary of our church dedication. My lumen christi missal and graduals, however, have nothing for such a day. :(

    this thread helped me find the propers. So, thanks for that.

    However I can't seem to find anyone else who has asked for or offered an arrangement of the responsorial psalm (which is "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts" if google is to be believed?)

    Does anyone know a decent arrangement of this responsorial psalm?

    Thanks!
  • There is one in Gather, but I don't recall if it is by the NAMELESS one or not. I don't know if you'll think it "decent" or not.

    I love this psalm, and get to pray it every Friday during the little hours.

    Thanked by 1princehal
  • chonakchonak
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    Per Daily Roman Missal, p. 2042, there are five options for the RP for the Common of the Dedication of a Church [ = Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church ]:

    1 Chr 29: 10, 11, 12 "We praise your glorious name, O mighty God."

    Ps 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9 "The Lord of Hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob."
    [see Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent]

    Ps 84: 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11 "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!"
    [see Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year II]

    Ps 95: 1-2, 3-5, 6-7 "Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus!"
    [ see Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year II]

    Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4ab, 8-9 "Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord"
    [see the First Sunday of Advent, Year A; omit the verses not needed]

    At least the last option will be easy to find set to music.

    There are some responsorial psalm projects listed here:
    https://musicasacra.com/music/english-propers/
    that is, collections by Aristotle Esguerra, Arlene Oost-Zinner, and Brian Michael Page.

    and also several composers contributing to the "Chabanel Psalms" project.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen smvanroode
  • smvanroodesmvanroode
    Posts: 844
    In the Lumen Christi Missal, look at page 782 (November 9) and 972 (Commons of the Dedication of a Chruch).